Nominations open for East Midlands FBE Awards 2017
Nominations are now being invited for the annual East Midlands fbe Awards which recognise and reward the teams behind some of the best construction projects in the region.
Returning for a second year is the Best Rising Star category, which will shine the light on the construction and development sector's most promising young professionals.
Entries for the awards are expected from across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
The categories include Regeneration, Residential, and Non-Residential developments, along with Rising Star of the Year. The winners of the first three categories will automatically form the shortlist for the Overall East Midlands Scheme & Team Award.
Free to enter, the awards will be presented at an event run by the East Midlands fbe (Forum for the Built Environment) on 12th October 2017 at the City Rooms in Leicester.
Around 150 professionals from the construction, development and property sector in the region are expected to attend the ceremony, which last year sold out in advance.
"The East Midlands fbe Chairman's Dinner & Awards night is a popular date on the calendar of the region's construction sector," said Eddie Mewies, regional chairman of the East Midlands fbe and MD of M-EC Consulting Development Engineers.
"The awards are the chance to recognise and celebrate some of the region's top projects, as well as the teams who are behind them. We are pleased that once again we will have a category for the Best Rising Star, so that we can shine a light on those young people who are showing outstanding achievements in their field and celebrate the next generation of leaders and influencers in the East Midlands construction sector."
As well as entries now being open, sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event.
Details about the awards and entry forms, as well as sponsorship opportunities and tickets for the awards ceremony, are available from http://www.fbeonline.co.uk/east-midlands/events/fbe-east-midlands-chairmans-dinner-and-awards-2017.htm or by contacting Mary Daw on 07883 033552.
The deadline for award nominations is Friday 1st September 2017.
Last year's overall winner was the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, a building unique in the UK in its design and focus on 'green chemistry', which was nominated by Morgan Sindall.
The fbe is a national organisation, with branches across the UK and is the longest established networking group for the property, development and construction industries.
As well as running the annual awards scheme, the East Midlands branch also organises a number of social and other events. The East Midlands branch covers Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.