As part of the groups entrepreneurial spirit The CDA have set out to sponsor a series of awards for the young, up and coming members of the local construction community to show case the very best in the area.
This year we received a record number of candidate entries, so the quality and competition has been very high indeed. We would like to thank all the nominees and congratulate the winners. The Event raised over £2400
2016 AWARD WINNERS
1. PEARL CAVANEY – WINNER YOUNG DESIGNER
Pearl has enrolled on the A level Product Design program after leaving school in 2014. She has produced an exceptional design portfolio with some excellent design ideas which she hopes to produce. Her ability to analyse questions and research extensively benefits her course of study and she is currently one of the Colleges Student Ambassadors. Pearl continues to show dedication and commitment to her future which will hopefully see her gain excellent grades and take up her place at Nottingham Trent University for furniture Design.
2. BOBBY BOLTON – WINNER YOUNG CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL
Bobby has been part of a Lend Lease’s company graduate programme since the summer of 2014, where he graduated from Loughborough University with a 2:1 honours degree in Construction Engineering Management. Bobby produced an innovative tool for measuring materials, delivered as part of a complicated procurement process. He is proactive, outside of his job description, taking on additional responsibilities and teaching younger members of the team to enhance their knowledge and ability. “Bobby is one of the most impressive graduates I have reviewed” Alan Bates (Lendlease Executive General Manager for Construction in London).
3. LUCY ANDERSON – WINNER YOUNG CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENTALIST
Lucy is currently between her second and third year at Sheffield Hallam University, where she is studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. Lucy was “Highly Commended‟ as a Higher Education Student of the Year, at the 2016 Generation for Change Constructing Excellence Awards, in March this year. “Lucy has shown interest in a broad range of subjects and understands the importance of a holistic view of environmental issues and solutions. Not only that, but her academic achievement has been exceptionally high in some modules, where she achieved some of the highest marks we have ever awarded.” Suzanne Leckie, Principal Lecturer (Department of the Natural and Built Environment, Sheffield Hallam University).
4. FRANCHESCA HURN – WINNER YOUNG APPRENTICE IN CONSTRUCTION
Frankie initially attended College to study catering. After she finished her studies she embarked on a 12 week course with the Prince’s Trust. Frankie was considered an outstanding student whilst at Accrington & Rossendale College and she has won the BATJIC (Building & Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council) Apprentice of the year 2016 award, for her outstanding achievements and dedication to the trade.
Frankie has been selected to attend the Prince’s Foundation Heritage course for 2016 where she will embark on a 9 month course culminating at Dumfries House (Prince Charles’ Scottish residence) to live and work, learning Heritage skills.
5. JAMES EASTHAM – WINNER OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
James is employed as a trainee health and safety advisor for Eric Wright Construction. After leaving school he was successful in gaining a placement as a joinery apprentice. In 2013 James was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and was told that he required a kidney transplant and as a consequence could not continue in a manual job. James has dealt with his illness in a positive way and has continued to seek new opportunities. James is a keen construction ambassador who attends careers events with both the CITB and within the local community. James is also working with the Eric Wright Learning Foundation which provides training for youths aged 14-16 wanting to progress into an apprenticeship in construction.