JeCC launch the 2019 Awards
The launch of the 2019 Jersey Construction Awards took place within the Catering Restaurant at Highlands College on Tuesday 30 April.
Presentations by Senator Lyndon Farnham, the Minister gave an overview on the current state of the industry and its importance to the economy of the Island and also by Phil McLaughlin, Director of LCV Interiors who was the successful recipient of the 2018 Business of the Year Under 10 Employees who explained the impact to their business since entering and winning this award.
Daren Malorey, Chairman of the 2019 JeCC Awards announced that the gala dinner this year will take place on Saturday 19 October at the Royal Jersey Showground a new venue for 2019 that will enable more people to attend.
The awards, now in their 15th year, are seen as one of the most prestigious and enjoyable awards events in the business calendar. Following the success of the 2018 Awards, the JeCC will once again be looking for nominations in a variety of categories that include small businesses, individual achievements, innovative processes and projects ranging from anything under £1m to larger projects of over £5m.
The awards sub-committee encourages entries from smaller businesses and Phil McLauglin, Director of LCV Interiors spoke at the launch about the benefits of having entered and won the Business of the Year Under 10 Employees in 2018. Phil said that since winning the award it has not only given them more confidence in the work they undertake but has also enabled them to work with architects and contractors that they probably would not have had the opportunity to do without having had the recognition at last year’s awards.
With a significant amount of construction taking place within the Island at the present time, the JeCC will also be looking to recognise a business who has embraced sustainability and innovative processes either on a project or within their own workplace.
Daren Malorey, Chairman of the 2019 awards sub-committee said “The current economic climate sees the industry confident in the short-term future however this resilience does not come without some challenges. We geared up to deliver a new hospital, only to be stood down at the 11thhour and as yet, have no insight as to what will happen next.
New legislation, like the proposed parental leave laws are going to be a challenge for our industry. Whilst supportive and having the best intentions, small businesses cannot sustain this level of financial and organisational uncertainty and if passed as proposed, this could have a disastrous effect on our industry.
Despite these challenges there are many positives and these awards are an opportunity to showcase the excellence of the industry over the past 12 months”.
This year’s judging panel will include Graeme Smith, CEO of Jersey Business, who will continue as Chairman. He will be supported by Professor Ed Sallis OBE, Mike Liston OBE, Sarah Gordon, Senior Building Control Surveyor & Tammy Fage, Director HSI Inspectorate.
Closing date for Nominations is Friday 24 May and all information about the awards can be found on the JeCC website, www.jerseyconstruction.org.
A copy of the Nomination Form can be found by clicking here
The gala dinner will be taking place on Saturday 19 October at the Royal Jersey Showground, Trinity
Generous sponsorship for the event has been secured and the following organisations have agreed to support the 2019 awards –
Comprop – Business of the Year Over 10 Employees Award
Jersey Electricity – Sustainability Award
Grant Thornton - Business of the Year under 10 Employees Award
Highlands College/Skills Jersey – Star of the Future Award
Granite Products - Industry Achiever of the Year Award
Jersey Development Company – Health & Safety Award
Dimplex – Best Use of Innovation Award
Islands Insurance - Project of the Year under £1m
Paul Davis Freight – Project of the Year between £1-£5m Award
Ronez – Project of the Year over £5m Award