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CN shortlisted for five journalism awards

Construction News has been shortlisted for Magazine of the Year at the 2017 International Building Press awards.

In total, CN has been shortlisted for five awards, with its journalists up for the Best Scoop, Construction Writer, New Journalist and Feature Writer awards.

Infrastructure reporter Jack Simpson is shortlisted for Scoop of the Year for his work on HS2’s phase 2b development partner contract award.

Following HS2’s award of the £170m development partner deal to CH2M, Jack wrote a series of articles which eventually led to tougher bidding rules being put in place on the £55.7bn project.

CN exclusively revealed that the role of HS2’s former chief of staff Christopher Reynolds had formed a crucial part of the investigation.

CH2M’s bid was eventually withdrawn, with the contract going to Bechtel, following HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins’ appearance at a select committee hearing.

Jack is also shortlisted as Construction / Infrastructure Writer of the Year, an award previously won in 2015 by Daniel Kemp and 2014 by Tom Fitzpatrick.

Lucy Alderson has been shortlisted as ‘New’ Journalist of the Year.

Among Lucy’s entries is her work on CN’s mental health campaign Mind Matters, which has also seen CN shortlisted for Mind’s Publication of the Year, as well as CN’s special issue on women in construction in March.

Daniel Kemp is up for Feature Writer of the Year, including for his digital special reports on stadiums and the Olympics 2012 legacy – five years on. 

CN is shortlisted as Magazine of the Year against Property Week and Inside Housing.

Last year, CN was named IBP Digital Service of the Year (pictured).

The IBP Annual National Journalism Awards winners for 2017 will be announced at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday 30 November.

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