On the evening of Wednesday 7 June 2017, Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) announced the 2017 Consultancy and Engineering Award winners at a gala in London, attended by business leaders from across the industry.
Recognising remarkable companies, industry initiatives, as well as exceptional individuals, the awards celebrate the best of the UK’s consultancy and engineering profession during this time of political and market fluctuations.
In addition to traditional business progress categories, the awards showcase triumphs in categories reflecting challenges faced by our industry, with winners selected by an esteemed judging panel for their respective areas of prowess.
On the winners and the awards gala, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, chief executive of ACE said: "This year we had extraordinary projects, companies and individual entries into the Consultancy and Engineering Awards 2017. This year's winners are true exemplars of what makes our industry great, raising the bar for the rest of the industry."
"Tonight was an exceptional evening, where various industry sectors came together to celebrate those who lead our industry towards success amidst both political and market fluctuations."
Chair of the judging panel, and chairman of Crossrail, Sir Terry Morgan said: "I was honoured to have chaired this year’s Consultancy and Engineering Awards. I hope that those not in the running this year look towards how they can be on the stage as a winner next year."
With the rising popularity of the Consultancy and Engineering Awards, the process this year was highly competitive. In several categories judges were challenged to select just one winner, resulting in five Highly Commended in addition to the eleven category winners for the 2017 Consultancy and Engineering Awards.
The Consultancy and Engineering Award Winners of 2017 are:
Best UK Business Performance, SME:
Winner: IMC Worldwide
Highly Commended: GESL
Best UK Business Performance, Large Firm:
Highly Commended: BWB
Apprentice of the Year:
Winner: Jordan Laraway – Arup
Young Professional of the Year:
Winner: Ben Freedman - MLM
Highly Commended: Tahira Newaz - MWH
Winner: IMC Worldwide for Rural Access
Highly Commended: Hoare Lea for the RNLI slipway lifeboat station at Porthdinllaen.
Inclusion and Diversity Champion of the Year:
Winner: Max Fordham
Sustainability Champion of the Year:
Winner: Mott MacDonald
Technology Champion of the Year (sponsored by Deltek):
Training Initiative of the Year:
Winner: Troup Bywaters + Anders
Highly Commended: BWB for Management Insights Programme
Winner: Ben Freedman, MLM
Winner: Professor Roger Flanagan, Reading University