All of the CENE 2014 award winnersEntries for the highly sought after Constructing Excellence in the North East awards are set to close on Friday (February 20).


The awards, which celebrate the great and good of the North East construction industry, are seen as one of the highlights of the construction calendar in our region and will take place on Friday May 8 at the Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel


There are 13 categories for individuals or companies to enter which includes awards for integration and collaborative working, leadership and people development, sustainability, SMEs, innovation, value, health and safety, heritage as well as young achiever, achiever, client and project of the year.


This year there is also a new addition to the usual awards line up, with an award that will recognise a project that has used Building Information Modelling (BIM) to dramatically improve the design, delivery and operation of its built assets.


Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East, said: “Our awards celebrate everything the North East construction has achieved over the past 12 months and to reflect that, this year we are introducing a new award which will focus on the use of BIM technology in projects.


“We are keen to recognise those who are taking a leap into new markets to make their projects as successful as they can possibly be- whether that be an SME or larger organisation.”


The winner of each category will go on to compete in the National Constructing Excellence Awards, held in London in the Autumn. Last year, four of the North East winners were recognised nationally in categories including young achiever of the year and integration & collaborative working.


Last year’s integration & collaborative working award winner, the Catalyst Research and Office Laboratory, won both the regional and national award for their category because judges were so impressed with how the team worked together to achieve common goals that went far beyond the commercial aspects of the project.


Ian Storer, Director of Corepeople Recruitment, headline sponsor of the awards for the fifth year running, said: “These awards have built up a reputation as one of the must-attend events in the North East construction sector. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the industry and with a number of big projects having happened in the past year, the standard looks set to be higher than ever.”


Entries for the awards close at 5.00pm on Friday February 20. To find out more about the categories, or to download an application form, visit


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