On Wednesday 6 June, the winners of the Consultancy and Engineering Awards 2018 were announced at a gala awards ceremony at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London. Organised by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), the annual event celebrates the best that the industry as to offer, recognising remarkable companies, industry projects and initiatives, as well as exceptional individuals and the next generation of sector leaders.
The judging panel, made up of eminent individuals from across the industry and chaired by Sir Terry Morgan, chairman of Crossrail, had the difficult task of choosing the winners.
In addition to the previously advertised awards, the Diamond Award celebrated the "best of the best" on the night, and two honorary Ambassador Awards were bestowed to Baroness Brown of Cambridge and Mike Brown MVO, commissioner of Transport for London. In response to an extremely competitive process, the judging panel also chose five highly commended companies and individuals.
ACE chief executive, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE said: "Once again I had the huge pleasure of welcoming the industry for our gala event and awards ceremony. As in previous years, the winners were of exceptional quality – truly the best of the best. I am proud to have shared the stage with them and delighted that the awards continue to highlight what makes our industry great."
The 2018 Consultancy and Engineering Award winners are:
Best UK Business Performance – SME
Highly commended: Geo-Environmental Services
Winner: Dougall Baillie Associates
Best UK Business Performance – Mid-size
Best UK Business Performance – Large
Winner: Turner & Townsend
Emerging Professional of the Year
Highly commended: Najwa Jawahar, WSP
Winner: Rhys Coombs, Stantec
Apprentice of the Year
Highly commended: Amelia Flood, Arup
Winner: Charlotte Jones, AECOM
Learning and Development Initiative of the Year
Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year
Highly commended: Arcadis
Social Impact Champion of the Year
Winner: IMC Worldwide
Technology Champion of the Year
Highly commended: Crofton
Charlotte Jones, AECOM
Baroness Brown of Cambridge
Commissioner Mike Brown MVO, Transport for London