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. 

For more information, please visit

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.

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 ’Giving Something Back’ 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

Conservation and Regeneration

Sponsorship available call Tina on 0118 9207 204

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

Innovative Future Leaders Programme (IFLP) equips future leaders within your company and across the built environment sector with the expertise, connections, confidence and practice to successfully drive innovation. It is a 12-month programme with a series launch event, quarterly 2-day residential workshops and a showcase event. The team is led by Sarah Winckless MBE – exceptional facilitator of leadership development programmes in Government and private sector – with expert sessions delivered by world-leading innovators in tech companies, motorsport, construction, consultancy, retail, procurement, utilities, policy, government and more.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing  

VolkerWessels UK is a leading multidisciplinary contractor that delivers innovative engineering solutions across the civil engineering and construction sectors including rail, highways, airport, marine, energy, water, and environmental infrastructure.

The company employs over 2,800 staff across the country and brings together best practice through five business units: VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerRail, VolkerStevin, VolkerHighways and VolkerLaser. These business units each have a long and successful heritage built on delivering quality and bespoke projects as well as providing specialist skills, plant and equipment. Their success is founded on their ability to deliver in challenging environments and regularly winning repeat business from established clients.

Collaboration is also at the heart of what they do as we share best practice and draw on the specialist skills of each business unit to deliver a truly integrated service to their clients. By utilising the specialist skills of each business unit within VolkerWessels UK, they are able to provide development to ensure their staff provide unrivalled resources and expertise to their clients.


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 continue our sponsorship of the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards.”  Julie Barry, Head of Business Development for RIFT R&D.

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.


As the UK’s busiest and only hub airport, Heathrow is a cornerstone of the country’s economy and one of Britain’s major gateways to the rest of the world. Heathrow served over 80 million passengers in 2018 and is one of the UK’s largest single-site workplaces with 76,000 people working in 400 businesses located across airport.

On 25 June 2018, Parliament formally backed Heathrow expansion, with MPs voting in support of the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS). The ANPS sets out Government policy for new airport infrastructure including support for a new north west runway at Heathrow. Expansion will create up to 180,000 jobs across the country, and deliver up to £187 billion in economic benefits

Outstanding Customer Satisfaction

SCF is a joint venture between Devon County Council and Hampshire County Council. It draws on the authorities’ collective strengths and experience of running construction frameworks to provide an efficient and modern construction procurement vehicle for the benefit of all public authorities in the South of England.

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 its 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.

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.


Mulalley is a private (family) owned business with a turnover in excess of £150 million per annum. Mulalley is part of the Sherrygreen Group of Companies. Mulalley commenced trading in 1972 and was set up by the O'Malley family. Their primary business is construction and construction-related activities including: New Housing and Development, New Social and Education projects, Major Refurbishment, Estate and Area Regeneration, Decent Homes/Planned Maintenance & Reactive Maintenance.

Mulalley has established a reputation in the industry as a leader in the industry who is at the forefront of innovation and quality. They are continually growing and adapting to the market and the needs of their clients and offer a range of services. From new build to regeneration or planned maintenance to reactive maintenance – they are focussed on building long-lasting partnerships with clients and delivering a service that meets their needs.


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.

Upcoming Events

Online Construction Networking Breakfast - Cambridge Oxford Corridor and Oxford - Sep
16 September 2020
More about this event

Recent Blog Posts

Sustainability SECBE Awards 2020 finalist - HS2 area south enabling works
17 June 2020
sponsored by Mulalley
Read More