The prestigious Consultancy and Engineering Awards, organised by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), return as an online ceremony on 16 September.

The event celebrates the outstanding people, teams and projects from the world of consultancy, engineering and the built environment, in a new, virtual format.

For businesses coming out of a difficult year, the Awards provide an opportunity to shine in front of peers, as well as the chance to stand out as an industry leader.

Reflecting ACE’s broad membership base, a wide range of themes are covered – business performance, the future of consultancy, Net Zero, inclusive employers, emerging professionals and apprentices – and offer a chance for all companies, no matter how niche, to become a winner.

A new one-off award recognising the best response to the pandemic is included. Shortlisted companies will have successfully transitioned to working from home, supported their people throughout extremely difficult circumstances, and demonstrated their credentials as a socially responsible business.

This year there are 10 awards and a simplified entry process which will be open until Sunday 4 July 2021 at 6.00pm. Entrants to last year’s awards have already been contacted to arrange for their entries to be transferred into this year’s competition.

Our thanks to headline sponsors Bentley Systems and Griffiths & Armour for their support for this free-to-attend digital event.

2021 Award categories. Find out more and enter now below:

  • 1. Best UK Consultancy (micro)  Read more
  • 2. Best UK Consultancy (small and medium)  Read more
  • 3. Best UK Consultancy (large)  Read more
  • 4. Future of Consultancy – Best use of Digital (sponsored by WSP in the UK) – Read more
  • 5. Future of Consultancy – Client Advisor of the Year – Read more
  • 6. Net Zero Advisor of the Year (sponsored by Arcadis Read more
  • 7. Inclusive Employer of the Year  Read more
  • 8. Emerging Professional of the Year Read more
  • 9. Apprentice of the Year Read more
  • 10. Best pandemic response Read more
  • Entry Criteria and Rules Read more

Judging Panel 2021

Roger Bailey


Chief Technical Officer

Marzia Bolpagni


BIM Advisor

Claire Clifford

Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)

Director of People, Skills and Culture

Gareth Drought

Tony Gee

HR Director

Dr Steve Fish

Lancaster University

Faculty Director of Partnerships and Business Engagement

Jo Field

Women in Transport


Ollie Folayan

AFBE-UK Scotland


Jane Grant


Director of Learning and Development

Fergus Harradence


Deputy Director of Construction

Emma-Jane Houghton

UK’s new hospital programme

Commercial Director

Charlotte Jones


Consultant, Transportation

Rebecca King


Head of Learning and Development

Ron Lang

Construction Innovation Hub

Impact Director

Louise Lawrence


Head of Discipline Intelligent Transport

Guy Lawson



Kimberly Murphy


Apprenticeship and Skills Manager

David Philp

Construction Innovation Hub

Impact Director

Mike Pitts

Innovate UK

Deputy Challenge Director

Colin Proctor

Scottish Futures Trust

Director, Construction Industry and delivery

Sam Reeson

Mott MacDonald

Senior Town Planner

Gabriel Staples

Pearson PLC

Construction Portfolio Manager

Sheena Sood

Beale & Company


Andy Walker

Infrastructure Intelligence

Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

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Flyer - Consultancy & Engineering Awards 2021

June 2021

Explore the ten award categories for this year's online awards.


C&E 2021 Awards


Virtual awards ceremony, Online

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Chetna Gorasia

Chetna Gorasia

Events and Groups Executive

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