Once again excellence within the Construction Industry was recognised at the annual Jersey Construction Council Awards held at the Royal Jersey Showground on Saturday night.
Amongst the winners was the very public and hugely environmental project The Puffins who won the Grant Thornton Project of the Year up to £2m. This award follows on from The Puffins winning at the recent International Trusts Organisation in Dundee.
Also this year the award for the Star of the Future was jointly won by Jack Brown from Camerons and Brooke Slatter of ROK as the judges felt they were both worthy winners and could not split the award.
Hosted by ITV presenter, Jess Dunsdon, guests were entertained by comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw, magic was performed by Paul Martin and the evening ended with entertainment by local band Inside Job.
Martin Holmes, Chairman of the Jersey Construction Council welcomed distinguished guests and in his address to the industry stated that the resilience of the industry has again been tested this year following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with the turmoil of disrupted global supply chains and spiralling costs. This has had a significant impact on both live projects, with programme delays and margin erosion, and on future projects where tender returns are exceeding Client budgets, causing projects to be stalled or cancelled, not helped by the supply chain being unable to offer any surety regarding future price escalation.
He stated that whilst the industry is currently busy, it must not be complacent if it is to maintain a strong and sustainable local industry and In this environment the Jersey Construction Council’s position as a trusted collective voice of the industry will remain vital..
Steve Jewell, Chair of the Construction Awards Sub-Committee stated that he was delighted that new organisations had entered the awards this year with an up and coming business, Phoenix Construction winning both the Health & Safety Award and Business of the Year with over 10 Employees. Also it was great to see another new winner with Bellpumps winning the Innovation Award for their new business model.
As always, the Brick Foundation was a key beneficiary of the awards night, with a raffle that raised over £5,000 enabling the sub-committee to identify a further worthy project to commence in the near future.
The 11 awards presented at the gala dinner highlighted the extensive range of experience and talent and shows that construction is a key local industry and continues to plan for the future, whilst recognising young achievers and innovative ideas that will be crucial in the development of the islands built environment.
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Full list of winners –
Highlands College/Skills Jersey Star of the Future Award
Jack Brown – Camerons
Brooke Slatter – ROK
Sancus Industry Achiver of the Year Awards
Ian Marett – Morris Architects
Jersey Develoment Company Health & Safety Award
JE Sustainabilty Award
Ronez Quarry Extension
Le Masurier Best Use of Innovation Award
Bellpumps – Innovative Business Model
Islands Insurance Business of the Year Under 10 Employees
Normans/Hadley Steel Framing Business of the Year Over 10 Employees
Grant Thornton Project of the Year up to £2m
Ferryspeed Project of the Year between £2m-£10m
Ronez Project of the Year Over £5m
Le Clos Mourant
JeCC Lifetime Achiever