The Winners of the Construction News Workforce Awards Have Been Crowned

In a prestigious ceremony held at Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday 8 November 2022, organisations from across the construction industry were honoured across 18 categories in a night of recognition.

The awards celebrate the people striving to make construction a more inclusive industry, as well the businesses doing outstanding work to improve the construction industrys reputation and employment practices.

Following a rigorous judging process conducted by HR, equality and diversity and organisational development leaders from inside and outside the industry, the winners were crowned and we are immensely proud that they included our teams, details as follows:

CSR Initiative of the Year: EcoPark South (pictured) received this award for their work in creating a lasting legacy for the local community through added social value. The project has delivered 9.14M of social value since starting work in March 2021, including raising 15,000 supporting local charities and reaching around 300 local students through visits and STEM projects to inspire the next generation.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Leader of the Year: Alpa Kapsi, Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at our HS2 Old Oak Common Station project received this award. It aims to recognise an individual who strives to foster a more equal, diverse and inclusive workplace, through equal workplace opportunities and inclusive leadership.

Apprenticeship Initiative of the Year: VINCI Construction UK received this award in recognition for their approach to apprenticeships. Mapping the skills needed for future projects across apprenticeship standards ensures that all opportunities to align roles with apprenticeships are identified. The team ensures that all apprentices gain independence and are respected in their roles whilst benefitting from ongoing and personalised support.

Huge congratulations to all of our winners and we are immensely proud of Yusuf Sheikh and Niah Abrams who were finalists in the Apprentice of the Year category, and the Taylor Woodrow Graduate programme which was also a finalist in the Graduate Programme of the Year category.

Amazing achievements all around!