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Building the Future Awards celebrates youth in construction

What a glorious night! The Building the Future Awards were held on the evening of the 17th of November, to celebrate the achievements of young people in construction. These winners and runner-ups will be the cornerstone of Birmingham’s construction industry for years to come, so the city is the real winner!

South & City College Birmingham were a proud co-sponsor of the awards, with our Principal Mike Hopkins attending to make a speech and SCCB apprenticeship staff presenting an award. It was a pleasure to be among such bright young people, fantastic educators and familiar industry faces, with many of our long-term employer collaborators coming to support the event including HS2 and WMCA.

The Building the Future Awards took place in The Holte Suite at Aston Villa FC. The evening ran through 14 award categories covering such qualities as leadership, innovation, sustainability and more.

Big names in Birmingham industry were nominated for employer awards, such as GMI Construction Group, Doocey Group and BAM UK all being nominated for the Employer of the Year. The official Charity Partner of the night was MOBIE, the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education.

And the awards were…

  • Apprentice/Trainee of the Year
  • Role Model of the Year
  • Outstanding Site Operative of the Year
  • Young Architect of the Year
  • Young Engineer of the Year
  • Young Project Manager of the Year
  • Young Construction Professional of the Year
  • Rising Star in the Industry
  • Digital Professional of The Year
  • Young Entrepreneur in Construction
  • Outstanding Achievement/ Against All Odds
  • Excellence in training and education
  • Innovative Company of the Year
  • Best Employer of The Year

Congratulations to everyone nominated! May the young people keep building on this success so that we have plenty more potential winners in 2024.

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