Our Sponsors

Construction relies on teamwork, the awards are no different - this is our team

Our sponsors help us to make the London and South East Constructing Excellence Awards a reality, you can find out more about each of them and the categories they sponsor below:

Headline Sponsor and Project of the Year

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. With a portfolio valued at €62 bn as at 31 December 2017, of which 88% in retail, 7% in offices and 6% in convention & exhibition venues, the Group owns and operates 102 shopping centres, of which 56 are flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Its centres welcome 1.2 billion visits per year. Present in 2 continents and in 13 countries, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events, and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers.

With the support of its 3,700 professionals and an unparalleled track-record and know-how, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is ideally positioned to generate superior value and develop world-class projects. The Group has the largest development pipeline in the industry, worth €13 bn. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield distinguishes itself by its Better Places 2030 agenda, that sets its ambition to create better places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris (Euronext ticker: URW). A secondary listing has been established in Australia through Chess Depositary Interests. The Group benefits from an A rating from both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, and from an A2 rating from Moody’s. 

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Apprenticeship Initiative 

CoTrain, a Shared Apprenticeship Scheme, makes it easier for contractors to employ apprentices. Established in response to industry demand, this innovative collaboration shares a commitment to long-term employment and training enabling local companies to invest in developing local talent before it’s too late.

CoTrain recruits and employs candidates, then places them with one company for a minimum of 4-6 months, then another, and another until the apprentice gains the required experience to qualify. Contractors are provided with a risk free mechanism to meet local training obligations and gain from an injection of energy from talented young people when workload peaks.


Knauf UK is part of the Knauf Group, one of the largest independent building materials groups in the world, employing around 22,000 staff in over 50 countries. As one of the leading suppliers of lightweight building materials in the UK, Knauf is committed to continuous product innovation and provides a full range of products and systems for walls, floors, ceilings and facades. See page 4 for details.

Client of the Year

Willmott Dixon is a privately owned contracting and fit-out company. Being a large company means they have the scale to create a huge and lasting positive impact on our society. This is not only done through what they build and maintain – it is achieved through the fantastic efforts of all their people who make a major contribution to enhancing their local communities.

They achieve very positive impacts on the industry and the wider community and provide a great example to others. In 2017 they won the Sunday Times ’GivingSomethingBack’ award for our focus on strengthening the fabric of society.

 As the company grows, they are invested in working as ‘one team’ to ensure they continually deliver exceptional projects to their customers

Digital Construction 

Clearbox delivers a simple,  scalable integrated single source of information across an asset’s  lifecycle – from conception to operation. They are not just another  software company… they have come from the construction industry, have  lived your problems and wanted to find a solution to ease your pain.

Clearbox  delivers a powerful information environment, with the processes and  visualisation tools required to gather, enrich and manage project  information across the entire asset lifecycle. Information is secure but  available in context, anywhere, anytime and across a variety of  devices.
Their solutions are easy to use, require minimal training, will save you and your business time and money, and will go on to extend your project knowledge across your entire portfolio.

G4C Future Leader

Tarmac,  a CRH company, is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and  construction solutions business. Tarmac combines the knowledge and  expertise of two of the construction industry’s most iconic brands:  Tarmac, the pioneers of the modern road and Blue Circle, the company  that patented Portland Cement.

The company’s innovative products  and solutions not only safely deliver the infrastructure needed to grow  the UK economy today but also help to create a more sustainable built  environment for the country’s long term future. Tarmac has contributed  to some of the UK’s biggest construction projects, including The  Sainsbury Laboratory, Wembley Stadium, Heathrow Terminal 5, Blackpool  Sea Defences, The Shard and London 2012.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing 

CLOCS brings  the construction logistics industry together to revolutionise the  management of work related road risk (WRRR) and ensure a road safety  culture is embedded across the industry. Working together we are helping  to protect pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other road users  who share the roads with construction vehicles.

CLOCS is the national  common standard for construction logistics. Implemented by construction  clients through contracts, the CLOCS Standard provides a framework  enabling the management of road safety that can be adhered to in a  consistent way.


The SIG360 Technical Centre is a  service proposition dedicated to taking cost and complexity out of  construction through SIG’s impartial product selection of thermal and  acoustic insulation solutions, supported by free a U Value and SAP  service.

SIG360 saves time and effort getting to grips with the  regulations; providing a full package of specification and technical  support services, backed up by reliable deliveries through SIG’s  unrivalled, nationwide distribution network. At the heart of all this  activity is a focus on the investigation and development of new products  and services.

Integration & Collaborative Working

Waterloo Air Products plc has over 100 years’ experience in ventilation system design, engineering and manufacture. With a collaborative approach to projects, Waterloo delivers the most suitable air terminal devices to fulfil the air flow requirements of even the most complex buildings.  By introducing innovative new products and continuously sharing technical and commercial knowledge with customers, Waterloo remains the UK’s leading manufacturer of air terminal devices.

Visit Waterloo's new companion website focussed purely on design at

Judging day 

Fladgate LLP is a UK Top 100 law firm located in central London. Their skills base covers a broad spectrum of legal services, in particular construction and engineering, PFI/PPP, real estate and corporate.  Specialist construction lawyers deal with a wide range of projects including infrastructure, commercial and retail, residential, hotel and leisure, oil and gas, nuclear power, renewable energy, waste, facilities management, schools and hospitals.

The dedicated BIM team advises on all legal issues associated with the incorporation of the Model; both Legal 500 and Chambers directories recommend the construction team as leaders in their field.


LHC is a leading provider of free-to-use framework agreements used by local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies to procure works, products and services for the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of social housing and public buildings.

The LHC team offers independent technical advice, procurement expertise and customer support from set up, research, documentation and procurement to supply chain management.

LHC offers dedicated framework arrangements for the most popular building products and services, inclusive of pvc-u, aluminum and timber windows and doors, roofing and asbestos works and services, as well as frameworks for energy efficiency and refurbishment, off-site construction of new homes and school maintenance and extensions.

Outstanding Customer Satisfaction 

Willmott Dixon is a family run, privately owned company that is one of the biggest in the construction and property sectors with a turnover of over one billion pounds.

Being a responsible business underpins everything they do; since 2012 they have been carbon neutral and were the only company from the industry to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2014.

Willmott Dixon prides itself on leaving a lasting legacy and invests in putting the customers’ needs at the heart of all their projects. The business employs over 3,500 people dedicated to meeting the ambitions and visions of its customers.

People Development 

Cheesmur Building Contractors  are a multi-award winning SME contractor based in Sussex and  specialising in educational, residential and commercial construction,  building maintenance and refurbishment, facilities management services  and heritage building restoration.

Specialist services provided cover  partnering, design and build projects, and sustainable construction,  including Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

Fully recognising the  contribution made by it’s award-winning team, Cheesmur delivers  projects with a collaborative and proactive ethos engendered in the  company mission statement to deliver “traditional values in a changing  world”. This is achieved through the continuing development and  resulting achievements and contributions from its employees.

Preservation and Rejuvenation 

For almost 20 years, RIFT has been working to ensure people and businesses get the most from their money. From handling tax refunds and Self Assessment returns for individual clients to making innovation pay for companies through R&D Tax Credits, we're a sharp pair of eyes and a safe pair of hands for hundreds of businesses and thousands of people.

“RIFT's foundations are deeply planted in the construction industry. As a company, we strive to champion innovation, sustainability and outstanding customer service in everything we do. These are all core values of Constructing Excellence, so we're thrilled to be sponsoring the 2018 Constructing Excellence Awards.” - Sarah Collins, Head of Research & Development, RIFT Group.

SME of the Year 

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction; the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership. They have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and have been doing that since 1834. Their members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.

As well as the different grades for individual membership (eg Chartered Fellow/Member, Applicant or student), the CIOB can also offer Chartered status for businesses, under the Chartered Building Company or Chartered Building Consultancy (CBC) scheme.


Temple Group Limited is a leading environment, planning and sustainability consultancy in the UK. Temple’s experienced professionals deliver specialist advice to infrastructure and development clients on the most challenging and complex projects to the very niche.

Established in 1997, Temple has grown rapidly in recent years and together with its sister company, The Ecology Consultancy, is now one of the UK’s 25 largest environmental consultancies.


Artelia is a global project management and engineering consultancy, employing over 3,350 people in 39 countries. A large consultancy offering individuality and the freedom to make decisions based around their clients’ best interests, not external shareholders. Their aim is to bring out the best in an organisation; to improve the performance of people, assets and operations.

They know from asking clients directly that great service is not just about imparting technical knowledge. Clients expect responsiveness, to be listened to and have their needs fully understood; they expect best practice to be combined with new ideas to anticipate and solve problems. Artelia are determined to provide a different and better service and they call it their ‘Consciously Unique’ approach.

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