The judging process.
The judging process for the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards is taken very seriously. Our judges have a passion for the principles and themes of these construction awards and demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and vision. We hold our judges to the highest standards of fairness, accuracy and integrity.
We have two rounds of judging:
Throughout the judging process we make every effort to avoid conflicts of interest and we assign at least four judges to each entry.
The judging day is hosted by Fladgate who kindly provide us with a suite of offices in which to run our interviews.
We have 14 categories with the potential for around 80 presentation teams to be involved on one day. We will have six judging panels comprised of at least four judges who will review two or three categories. It’s always a very busy day. Details of participants in the judging panels will be published later in the year.
Finalists are allocated a 20 minute slot during the course of the day to convince the judges that their project/organisation/individual is really special. They are invited to give a 10 minute presentation and prepare to spend a further 10 minutes responding to questions.
Download Judging Panels.pdf
Information supplied to or by the judges, or discussed between the judges and entrants, can be treated in complete confidence if requested.
Clive Fuller - Preconstruction Director, Willmott Dixon
Clive Fuller is a Preconstruction Director at Willmott Dixon Construction. As an integral part of their national preconstruction strategic team, Clive is passionate about the development and integration of innovation into their business. He has recently taken responsibility for legacy into his team, believing that social value, local investment and skills development are central to business success, not only at delivery but also preconstruction stage.
Ron Edmondson - Chairman, Waterloo Air Products plc.
Ron has a history with Constructing Excellence and its precursor organisations all the way back to the Lathan report. He is currently a Collaborative Working Champion. He has wide experience in a number of European manufacturers of building products and has been a director of Waterloo for over 30 years.
Andrew Orriss - Head of Business Development, SIG Insulation
Andrew has a broad experience of issues relating to zero carbon, offsite construction and sustainable building.
Andrew currently manages the Business Development for SIG Insulation with a number of responsibilities; one of which is the SIG360 Technical Centre. Prior to joining the SIG team Andrew was the Managing Director for a leading Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) manufacturing and installation business based in Coventry.
This venture followed many years in the Insulation industry starting as a technical representative, but ultimately resulting in Andrew being appointed as Sales and Marketing Director for Jablite Ltd (formerly known as Vencel Resil Ltd.
Phillip Baker - Past President, APS
Philip Baker is a designer by training and has been heavily involved in CDM since 1995. Philip is a Past President of the Association for Project Safety and a Certified Fellow and is Chair of the Institution of Structural Engineers Health and safety Panel and Chair of the London North West Group of Working Well Together. Philip has been involved in a wide range of projects as CDM-C and Principal Designer and has advised the full range of duty holders on how they can discharge their duties effectively. Philip has kept close tabs on the development of the revisions to CDM2015 and speaks widely on the subject and the problem of occupational disease in the industry and is particularly focussed on prevention through design. Amongst his current commissions Philip is the CDM Compliance Manager working for London Underground on the Northern Line Extension.
Richard Clarke – Commercial Director, O’Donovan Waste Disposal
Richard Clarke is Commercial Director of O'Donovan Waste Disposal where his remit includes operational management, procurement, overseeing HR and leading specialist projects. Richard successfully headed the development of the multi-million pound O'Donovan Alperton Lane Depot from the acquisition of the site, the construction phase through to the site becoming operational. His role involves collaborative working and leadership of the team alongside ensuring company acquiescence in environmental, construction and logistics projects. Richard regularly contributes to industry events and is a member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Chartered Institute for Waste Management.
Steve Hayman - Director, Cheesmur Building Contractors
Steve is MRICS and MCIOB qualified and has delivered high quality construction in the UK and overseas. This includes many award winning projects and in 2009 he and business partner Terry Nitman brought their extensive experience to the fore when they took on a failing business. Since then they have developed a successful team which has overturned the deficit and continues to deliver steady and controlled growth and profitability.
David Ferroussat - Infrastructure Procurement Director, Heathrow
David is responsible for all works and services relating to Heathrow’s Infrastructure assets including runways, taxiways, car parks, roads, utilities and all construction related consultancy services. Driving the ethos of the Intelligent Client, he ensures that the assets built and operated exceed aspirations for making every journey better for passengers. David also sits on the Constructing Excellence Members Steering Group as a client representative.
Jenny Stafford – Sustainability Consultant, Temple Group
Jenny Stafford is sustainability consultant responsible for projects in Temple’s Strategy, Sustainability and Planning teams. In recent years she has worked on the environmental assessment of some of the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects. She also leads BREEAM Communities assessments for major and smaller sites drawing on her previous experience in regeneration and master planning. Jenny has a particular interest in the value associated with ensuring sustainability in infrastructure and the built environment, for example through resource efficiency and in reducing project risk.
Helen Patel Chartered Building Companies/Consultancies Manager, CIOB
Helen has a background in Risk Management with responsibility for managing Risk strategies across EMEA and more recently completed a PGCE leading to teaching in Further Education.
As the manager to the Chartered Building Companies/Consultancies scheme, Helen drives the Institute’s Chartered company membership growth and retention strategies. With CIOB at the heart of professional construction careers, they do set high standards for the industry and the CBC scheme is a kite mark of quality and excellence, building professionalism and integrity in the industry.
Graeme Forbes - CEO, Clearbox
Graeme is the CEO of Clearbox. His background is in the delivery of design and build projects in Pharma and other Hi-tech industries where he ran a specialist business for many years.
Graeme has been focused on applying technology driven solutions to the delivery of projects since the early 2000s and it is this background that led him to venture out and focus entirely on developing specialist technology for the AEC space.
The result is Clearbox, a solutions provider which is driven to achieve ROI for customers by enabling the efficient and effective management of their projects through a collaborative environment that gathers, analyses and delivers context sensitive information wherever they are and whenever they need it.
Charles Mills – Head of Stations Renewals & Enhancements, LU
Charles is a Head of Stations Renewals & Enhancements at LU where he manages a large and diverse portfolio of works at all stages of the project lifecycle. Charles has been leading major construction projects and business change initiatives in the rail sector since 1997. His early career was spent in project management, principally in oil & gas construction in the Middle and Far East. Charles promotes the application of integrated solutions to complex technical and organisational issues. He is an advocate of collaborative working for driving value generation throughout the supply chain and within client organisations.
David Weare - Partner, Fladgate
David has over 20 years’ construction law experience, in private practice and as an in-house legal adviser to Trafalgar House Construction Ltd.
He specialises in complex project work, litigation, arbitration, adjudication and various forms of ADR. David acts for employers, contractors, professionals and funds in the UK and further afield. He has particular experience in the Middle East, having been a resident construction lawyer in Abu Dhabi for a number of years.
Paul Chandler – Head of Marketing, Knauf UK
Paul Chandler is the Head of Marketing for Knauf UK/Ireland and has been building a Knauf Marketing team fit for the future; who are tasked with introducing waves of innovative new products and systems into the lightweight construction market.
Paul has been a Property Developer in the past, but is relatively new to the Construction sector. Paul has spent the majority of his career in various senior marketing positions in the fast-moving consumer-focussed toy industry. Paul’s role prior to Knauf was held at Disney.
Kevin Payne – Residential Projects Director, Westfield Europe Ltd
Kevin has a background in residential development having worked in the sector since 2005 with Berkeley Homes, Mount Anvil and currently Westfield Europe Ltd.
Kevin is now a senior manager working on the delivery of the residential pipeline, continuing Westfield’s philosophy of creating extraordinary places and experiences that connect and enrich communities.
Lee Wilson – Area Director, Galliford Try
Lee has 26 years of construction industry experience covering a wide range of market sectors and procurement routes. He began his career as a Quantity Surveyor progressing through Commercial Management to his current position as Area Director. Based in Guildford, Lee is responsible for the day to day operations of an £80m business unit which focuses predominately on frameworks within the public sector. Lee’s business has an established track record in delighting its customers by delivering high quality buildings in an efficient and sustainable manner.
Jonathan Rickard - Head of Land and Planning, Radian
Jonathan is a chartered architect with more than 25 years’ experience in private practice and more recently in housing. As Head of Land and Planning, he is responsible for ensuring best value is integrated into the 600 homes built by Radian each year. His role also focuses on the effective procurement and value for money in both capital outlay and whole life costings. Jonathan works closely with the Zero Carbon Hub, is non-executive Director of SECBE, is past chair of the RIBA in Hampshire and sits on the RIBA housing group.
Hannah White - Freight & Fleet Programme Manager, Transport for London
Hannah White is a Programme Manager at Transport for London (TfL) responsible for the development and delivery of freight-related safety, environmental and construction logistics projects and programmes. She has over nine years experience in planning and delivering a wide range of transport policies and projects in the Capital. She leads TfL’s work to improve the management of work related road safety through supply chains and raise commercial vehicle operating standards, including the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) project, Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and TfL’s Safer Trucks programme to improve the design of heavy goods vehicles.
Matthew Powell – Asset Strategy Manager, East Sussex CC
Matthew has over 30 years of experience providing property services with in the public sector. Working with a wide range of public sector clients delivering property spaces for services within the South East. Either through design lead or project managing an integrated design team to deliver a built asset solution on behalf of the local authority. He is passionate about enhancing the supply chain through sustainability and building management processes to enable local supplies to deliver enhanced efficiencies in the public sector.
Barry Hembling – Partner, Fladgate
Barry helps clients carry out successful construction projects. With over 18 years in-house and private practice experience, Barry acts for clients in the construction, development, and leisure sectors amongst others. Barry offers legal support, both contentious and non-contentious, throughout a project’s lifecycle from initial contract advice and negotiations, advice on live projects and dispute avoidance. Barry also advises a variety of lenders on the construction aspects of development finance transactions in the UK market. Regarded as a strong practitioner and incisive adviser by impressed sources, he has a reputation for commercial acumen, building long-term global client relationships and offers cost effective commercial solutions that minimise risks and facilitate project teams meet their completion dates and budgets.
Ben Pritchard – Consultant,Invennt Ltd
Ben is a consultant at Invennt Ltd and a G4C national board member. Through helping organisations embrace the use and understanding of data, technology and improving their procurement and commercial delivery organisation, Ben supports organisations to create value through construction. His drive to want to see the industry improve has led him to be part of the G4C national board, is a past co-chair of the organisation and leads on behalf of G4C within constructing excellences Nuclear, procurement and data task groups.
Colin Briggs – Head of Quality Surveying, Historic Royal Palaces
Colin is a chartered quantity surveyor responsible for procurement of conservation building repairs, refurbishments and new build at six palaces. For the last ten years he has been leading on the introduction of collaborative working under the JCT Constructing Excellence form of contract to this part of the industry in order to achieve overarching objectives of value for money in the use of charitable funds and managing risk, whilst paying a fair price for works that allow the businesses of suppliers to be sustainable.
John Anderson – Head of Logistics, South,Tarmac
John has 25 years experience in the construction industry during which time he has held several
senior operational and supply chain positions throughout the UK.
He joined Tarmac in 2015 and is responsible for delivery of the company's logistics strategy,
alongside an operational focus on construction materials and solutions supply to wide range of
infrastructure projects, including some of the most prestigious projects in the country.
Emily Jones – Health, Safety and Security Manager, Land Securities
A qualified Civil Engineer, Emily has worked in various roles within a large infrastructure company before joining Land Securities as Health, Safety and Security Manager. She is responsible for the health, safety and security of retail development projects as well as ensuring compliance throughout the company portfolio and driving customer improvement groups across the construction sector.
In recent years, she has played an active role as a member of the Health in Construction Leadership Group, with a drive to work with others in the construction industry to achieve a cultural shift in the way we manage health.
Kris Atkins – Principal Environmental Consultant, Sustainable Direction Limited
Kris Atkins joined Sustainable Direction in November 2016 in the role of Principal Environmental Consultant. Kris has over 10 years’ experience of environmental management in the construction, utilities and civil engineering industry, working for construction Contractor organisations as well as a large energy developer and as a consultant in Environmental Impact Assessment. Kris’ primary experience is in managing corporate and site environmental risk, developing and maintaining environmental management systems, and supporting business in realising opportunities from improved sustainability performance.
Angus McAlpine – Business Development Executive, Progressclaim.com
Angus McAlpine joined Progressclaim.com in January as their Business Development Executive.
Starting his career as a member of the Works Staff for Sir Robert McAlpine, Angus gained two invaluable years in terms of learning opportunities and experience. He has since completed his NEBOSH, received a Post Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying and spent two years training as a Quantity Surveyor for Gleeds.
Angus was delighted to join Progressclaim.com, providing cloud software for managing the application for payment, valuation and certification process. He sees the business as a forward-thinking innovator for construction, with a software platform which he expects will become industry standard.
Phil Birch – Sustainable Development Manager, John Lewis Partnership
Phil is the Sustainable Development Manager of the John Lewis Partnership (JLP). He is a Chartered engineer and Chartered environmentalist and has a background in appraising the costs vs. benefits of sustainable development. His role at JLP is to reduce the environmental impact of JLP’s built environment whilst increasing social benefit and obtaining long term economic value. Phil manages JLP’s Responsible Development Framework (RDF). The RDF is JLP’s vehicle for driving the responsible design and delivery of building projects (from new construction through to refurbishment activities).