Event | Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2016

chirs morris presenting award

On Friday 1st July, Atlas Cloud proudly sponsored the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2016. This year’s theme was “Swinging from the Rooftops” and of course featured a purple colour scheme.

Held at Royal Armories in Leeds, over 460 construction professionals were welcomed with a glass of bubbly and a performance from a live swing band. A total of 15 awards were up for grabs, each specific to the different qualities which make up the construction industry.


The night started with BBC Look North’s Danni Hewson giving us her view on the industry and a positive message for life after Brexit. Danni also introduced this year’s “selfie competition” which flooded Twitter with table’s individual selfies, here’s some of our favourites:

Of course, Atlas joined in with the selfie-taking:

Throughout the awards, the hashtag “#ceyh2016” was trending! Make sure to check it out on Twitter for even more selfies.


Following up from Danni’s talk was Dr Andrew Mooney from Yorkshire Kidney Research Fund who is a local charity aiming to improve the lives of those living with kidney disease. Dr Andrew Mooney covered everything that is needed to know about kidney disease and how it affects those who are diagnosed.

The charity relies solely on donations to support their activities and with kidney research in the UK currently underfunded, they deliberately keep their overhead low.

Those who attended the awards donated a generous £3,241.19 to YKRF.


As headline sponsors our chief technology officer, Chris Morris, presented the benefits of hosted applications and cloud computing for businesses.

During the presentation Chris discussed how Atlas Cloud can deliver hosted desktops/applications and our specialisation in graphical applications for the construction industry.

Each product mentioned is relevant to improving productivity and mobility within construction. If you’re interested in how Atlas Cloud could benefit your organisation, contact us today.


The awards then began with the first certificate and trophies being awarded to the Young Achiever category.

Once these awards were received the other category winners were then revealed:

Young Achiever of the year- Ged Ayres from Arup

BIM Project of the Year- East Riding of Yorkshire Council submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Integration & Collaborative working- Huddersfield Royal Infirmary submitted by Interserve Construction

Client of the year- TPP nominated by ISG

Achiever of the year- John Gittins, Interserve

Health & Safety award- bMJV M1 Jn 39-42 Smart Motorway submitted by BAM Nuttall Morgan Sindall Joint Venture

Heritage award- Half-Moon Reservoir De-Silting Works submitted by Ebsford Environmental Ltd

Innovation awards- ARC T-Barrier submitted by Arc Building Solutions

Leadership & people development- Costain- M1 Smart Motorway J28-31

Project of the year (infrastructure)- Great Yorkshire Way submitted by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Project of the year (building)- Factory 2050 submitted by Interserve Construction Limited

Sustainability award- Lovell Partnerships

SME of the Year- CGL

Value award- National Mayor Projects Framework West Yorkshire Smart Motorways Team, submitted by Bam Morgan Sindall


Well done to all those nominated and awarded! The purpose of the night was to highlight and reward those who are working to improve and enhance the construction industry within the Yorkshire area, which was definitely achieved.

We’d also like to say a massive thank you to the Constructing Excellence team who spent 6 months planning this year’s event.

We’re looking forward to next year’s event!

Here’s a summary of events either coming up or that we’ve hosted in the past. Or why not check out this cycling charity event we attended?

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