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20 JAN 2023


We report from our awards ceremony which took place on 19 January. Explore the people, projects and companies that came out on top.

Celebrating industry excellence, the postponed Consultancy and Engineering Awards 2022 took place at a gala ceremony at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square on Thursday 19 January 2023. 

Highlighting the best people, projects and businesses from the world of consulting, engineering and the built environment, ACE’s prestigious awards returned as an in-person ceremony for the first time since 2019. 

Expertly hosted by Katie Prescott of The Times, the evening ceremony brought together more than 280 colleagues from member firms, clients and other stakeholders. View the full gallery of photos from the evening, including all the winners, on our website. 

Commenting on the 2022 Awards, Stephen Marcos Jones, CEO of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) said: “We’re thrilled to have brought the industry together, in-person, to celebrate achievement after a challenging period. The quality of the entries across the board demonstrated that our sector is in good health, and the companies driving it really are best in class.” 

“A huge congratulations to all the worthy winners on the night and the highly commended entries. You can all be proud of your achievements, and we look forward to welcoming you once again for our 2023 edition, details of which will be shared soon.” 

“A special thank you to headline sponsor BECG for their support and to category supporters Mott MacDonald and WSP for helping to make the night happen.” 

ACE member Mott MacDonald was the big winner on the night, shortlisted six times, they won two awards for their company – Best International Project for their work on the BIM Pathfinder project with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Best Transport Project for their work for Crossrail on the Elizabeth Line. In addition, Caroline Reeson was named Emerging Professional the Year.  

Best digital project was awarded to WSP for their work creating immersive virtual designs at Old Oak Common for HS2, best social value project to AECOM for their work on the Northumberland Line, and Best Net Zero project to Waterman Group for their materials passport approach. Meanwhile, Ramboll was named Inclusive Employer of the Year and Apprentice of the Year went to Hannah Mehr of Arup. 

There were also Best Consultancy Awards for Lewis Hubbard Engineering (micro), Narro (small and medium) and BWB Consulting (large). 

Arup, Costain, DT Global, Mott MacDonald, RYBKA, Super Structures Associates, and WSP were highly commended for entries across the categories. 

See how the ceremony unfolded on Twitter.

View the full winners and shortlisted entries below from the Consultancy and Engineering Awards 2022 below: 

Best UK Consultancy (micro): 
🏆 Winner: Lewis Hubbard Engineering. 
✔️ Highly commended: Super Structures Associates Ltd. 
Shortlisted: CC Hydrodynamics and Rail Power Solutions. 

Best UK Consultancy (small and medium): 
🏆 Winner: Narro. 
✔️ Highly commended: RYBKA. 
Shortlisted: Dougall Baillie Associates & Harley Haddow. 

Best UK Consultancy (large): 
🏆 Winner: BWB Consulting Ltd. 
✔️ Highly commended: Costain. 
Shortlisted: Buro Happold, Pick Everard & WSP. 
Best Digital Project: 
🏆 Winner: WSP. 
✔️ Highly commended: Mott MacDonald.  
Shortlisted: AECOM, Amey & Royal HaskoningDHV. 

Best Transport Project: 
🏆 Winner: Mott MacDonald. 
✔️ Highly commended: DT Global. 
Shortlisted: Amey & Waterman Group. 

Best Social Value Project  (sponsored by WSP): 
🏆 Winner: AECOM. 
Shortlisted: Atkins, Buro Happold, Costain & Mott MacDonald. 

Best Net Zero Project 
🏆 Winner: Waterman Group. 
✔️ Highly commended: WSP. 
Shortlisted: Mott MacDonald & Ramboll. 

Best International Project: 
🏆 Winner: Mott MacDonald. 
✔️ Highly commended: DT Global. 

Inclusive Employer of the Year (sponsored byBuilding Inclusivity): 
🏆 Winner: Ramboll 
Shortlisted: AECOM, Costain & WSP. 

Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Mott MacDonald) 
🏆 Winner: Hannah Mehr (Arup). 
✔️ Highly commended: Callum Kantounas (WSP). 
Shortlisted: William Hoare (Mott MacDonald), Aaron Oakes (Stantec), Conor O'Loughlin (Ramboll), and Matthew Turner (WSP). 

Emerging Professional of the Year 
🏆 Winner: Caroline Reeson (Mott MacDonald). 
✔️ Highly commended: Lindsay Borthwick (Arup). 
Shortlisted: Peter Goff (Buro Happold), Kieran Ronnie (AECOM), Ryan David Simmonette (Amey) and Lowri Swygart (WSP).