2016 Awards

YOUNG BUILDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

2016 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Chloe MacDonald was chosen as the winner of the 14 to 18 year old age category  and Chidi Nnebe as the winner of the 18 to 24 year old category

Chloe, Angela, Chidi
The 2016 Winners pictured with Youthbuild UK President, Baroness Smith of Basildon

The 17th Young Builder of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements of young people, who despite having to overcome a range of barriers have succeeded in training for and or gaining employment in the construction industry. The winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony, held at the House of Commons, on Wednesday 19th October 2016.

2016 Finalists

The 2016 Finalists, pictured on the House of Commons Terrace

The Awards were presented by Lord Bird of Nottinghill (John Bird, founder of the Big Issue) who gave a highly entertaining and informative address, stating that he transformed himself “from being part of the problem of society into being part of the solution” and that he couldn’t believe that he was now a member of the House of Lords!

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

14 to 18 year olds still in education or training (including apprentices)

Chloe

 

 

Winner – Chloe MacDonald  – Action for Children and Baxter & Gillespie, Glasgow

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Runner Up – Marc Lambert  – Action for Children and Carter Ceilings, Glasgow

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

 

Commended – Jack Metcalfe – Farnborough College and Barratt Homes, Aldershot and Harry Knox – Barnardo’s – The Hub, London

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Commended –  Luke WilsonAction for Children and DV McColl, Glasgow and Sophie Tomkins – St Edmond’s Society, Norwich

 

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Nicole Kirk of Action for Children, Glasgow, received a special award to support their ongoing work in giving opportunities to disaffected/disadvantaged young people to train for the construction industry, including this years 14 to 18 year old category winner Chloe MacDonald, runner up Marc Lambert and finalist Luke Wilson.

 

18 to 24 year olds in employment or training

Chidi

 

 

Winner – Chidi Nnebe  – Durkan, London

 

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Runner Up – Jennifer Danaher – Balfour Beatty, London

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Highly Commended – James Eastham – Eric Wright Construction, Preston

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Highly CommendedJustin Phillips – Morgan Sindall, Suffolk

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Highly CommendedPablo Morgan – Notting Hill Housing CTI, London 

 

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Commended – Billy Welch – Costain, London and Alex Zacharewicz –  Cyfle Building Skills, South West Wales

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Commended – Charlie Walsh -Hobson & Porter, Hull and Daniel Stonebridge – Notting Hill Housing CTI, London

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Commended – Gary McGeown – JW Joinery, Scarborough and Jordan Ball – Construction Design Centre, Sheffield

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

 

Commended – Kamila Laton – Balfour Beatty, London and Sam Jones – Coleman & Co, Birmingham

 

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

 

Commended – Walid Durani – Farnborough College, Aldershot and Thomas Barber – Kier, Rickmansworth

 

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

 

Youthbuild UK President, Baroness Smith of Basildon, welcomed the guests at the 2016 Awards Ceromony, attended by over 140 people, including politicians, senior figures from the construction industry, colleges, training organisations, finalists and their families.

 

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Rebecca Russell, the Runner Up of the 2015 Young Builder of the Year Awards told the assembled guests how her success last year had given her the confidence to set and achieve goals in her career.

 

 

Many thanks to our sponsors, who addressed the audience before presenting prizes: –

Nicola Sinclair of B&CE Charitable Trust and Neil Carroll of Toolstation

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Adam Crossley of Skanska, Ian Davis of NHBC and Alasdair Reisner of CECA

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Guests enjoying the Awards Ceremony

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

 

 The 2016 Finalists ended their day with a trip on the London Eye, sponsored by CECA.

The YBUK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2016, House of Commons, Westminster, London. 19th October 2016

Many thanks to all the applicants and their supporting organisations / employers.

Once again we have an excellent panel of Judges made up of senior figures from the construction industry, for information about them, please go to the 2016 Judges page.

The 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards are sponsored by NHBC, Skanska, Toolstation, B&CE Charitable Trust and CECA, please see Sponsors page.

Celebrating Young Peoples’ Success