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Winners revealed at CN Talent Awards 2018

BMV JV, Costain, Laing O’Rourke and Willmott Dixon were among the big winners at last night’s CN Talent Awards.

More than 400 guests packed out the Park Plaza London Riverbank hotel to see individuals and companies recognised for their excellence in training, recruitment, wellbeing and development.

Costain won the CSR Initiative prize for its Rehabilitation Scheme and saw David Smith named Diversity & Inclusion Leader of the Year, while BMV JV – comprising Bam Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and VolkerFitzpatrick – went home with the Best Place to Work and Diversity & Inclusion Initiative gongs.

Laing O’Rourke’s Silvana Martin was named Health & Wellbeing Leader of the Year, with Willmott Dixon’s Sally Cleaver crowned HR Star of the Year.

Other exceptional winners included Aecom, Hull City Council, Keepmoat, Lendlease, Mott MacDonald, Network Rail and Troup Bywaters + Ander.

Construction News editor Tom Fitzpatrick said: “We are proud to recognise the people and businesses striving to improve the construction industry’s reputation and support for its workers.

“From promoting better health, to making the industry more diverse and welcoming of all people, our winners are setting the bar for others to follow.

“This industry needs to improve its performance on issues including diversity, the gender pay gap and mental and occupational health, while attracting future generations to consider careers in construction.

“Congratulations to our winners tonight, who have shown they are leading the way.”

CN Talent Awards 2018 winners

  • Apprentice of the Year: Chloe Harper, Keepmoat Homes
  • Apprenticeship Initiative of the Year: Education & Skills Funding Agency, in partnership with Aecom The Capital Apprenticeship Academy
  • Best Place to Work: BMV JV
  • CSR Initiative of the Year: Costain, Rehabilitation Scheme
  • Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year: BMV JV, BMV Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Diversity & Inclusion Leader of the Year: David Smith, Costain
  • Excellence in Learning & Development: Troup Bywaters + Anders, Three Pillars Business Strategy
  • Graduate Initiative of the Year: Network Rail with Mott MacDonald, Fast Trackers
  • Graduate of the Year: Colleen Liston, Lendlease Construction Europe
  • Health & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year: Southland Holdings, Protect My Family
  • Health & Wellbeing Leader of the Year: Silvana Martin, Laing O’Rourke
  • HR Star of the Year: Sally Cleaver, Willmott Dixon
  • Inspire Me Award: Manjeeta Pathak, Redrow Homes 
  • Mentor of the Year: Richard Robinson, Mott MacDonald
  • Project Team of the Year: Hull City Council, Community Frontage Improvement Scheme 

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