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Prize guys

ALEXANDER Owens, director of Glasgow-based Grainger Building Services, has been made a fellow of the Institute of Roofing. Mr Owens is the first person to progress through all five levels of membership of the institute.

TWELVE Laing managers have successfully completed a course in design- and-build management at the University of Northumbria.

BOVIS Europe commercial manager Christine Godfrey is the 1997 winner of the J R Whiting Award. The annual cash and travel prize is awarded to the contractor's most promising graduate.

BUCKNALL Austin manager Gavin Bennett has gained the highest marks in this year's accredited Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors examinations, beating off 500 rivals worldwide.

BALFOUR Beatty Construction area managing surveyor James Watson proved best candidate in the Chartered Institute of Building's membership exam-inations this year.

HILLS Electrical's mechanical and electrical arm, Hills Environmental, has won the M&E contractor of the year award.

MANSFIELD-based East Midlands Plastering has won an Investors in People title during its 10th anniversary year.

CENTRAL Drilling, of Leigh, Greater Manchester has been awarded ISO 9002 quality assurance status.