The 2014 awards were successfully hosted by George Clarke who provide support and encouragement to the young award with winners.


Drinks Reception 

CALICO & Twin Valley Homes



SIKA – Golf Day

Maghull Developments – Overnight ladies spa retreat

Maghull Developments – Men’s golf 4 ball

Booth King Partnership – Wine Voucher

REC Asbestos – Hamper

J&J Ormerods – Hamper

Home Survey Reports – Hamper



Ratcliffe Groves Partnership- Young designer in construction

B&E BOYS- Young apprentice in construction

Poole Dick Associates- Young construction professional

James Robertshaw-Young construction environmentalist

Short CGI- Overcoming adversity in construction

D&M Creative-   Overall Winner


Personal Protection Equipment

Raydar Safety LTD


Details of the winners:


Martin Clegg – Young Designer of the Year

” I feel very proud and privileged to receive such an award. I’m proud to become a cabinet maker in the future.”

Martin enrolled on a furniture production programme after leaving school in  2010. Currently studying on the HND in Furniture Design and Make programme at Burnley College UCLAN, Martin wishes to pursue a career as a Furniture Maker/Designer. Martin has represented his college in the North West hear of “Skill Build” the largest multi-trade competition in the country for construction trainees and apprentices, gaining third place in the North West heat in the furniture making section.

Additional Information

His lecturer stated that “creatively Martins work epitomises that design is not just about thinking, but collaboration and the ability to transform and develop ideas into functional and asthetically pleaseing pieces of work”.


Sam Wilson- Young Construction Proffessional

“The CDA Awards are a great opportunity for young people to make a mark in the world. I am so ever thankful for all the efforts of everybody involved to make this awards evening happen! Thank you.”

Having completed his HNC studies, Samuel is currently studying part time for a BSc in Architecture having progressed in just three years from “Print Room Manager” to secured a position as an Architectural Technologist with the Radcliffe Groves Partnership. Sam’s progression is down to his enthusiasm for the profession, his energy and willingness to learn.   Sam’s great discipline is his ability to produce clinical well-presented drawings.

Additional Information

This summer Sam will be joining three of his colleagues on a cycle, run and canoe challenge to raise money for a charity close to him. Heart action medical research.  Sam is a keen cyclist and is known to cycle the twenty miles from home to arrive at the office come rain or shine.  


Ben Cooper- Young Construction Environmentalist

“I was glad to receive such recognition for the time I have invested over the past few years and I hope that I continue to progress further in this way.”

Ben has been employed at Chris Bowker Limited, Electrical Engineering Services since August 2006. Having completed his apprenticeship with the company, Ben works within the Estimating and Design team and has enrolled on a BSc part time Foundation Degree in Building Services Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire at their Burnley campus. Ben is aiming to follow this degree on with a Bachelor’s Degree at the Preston campus.

Additional Information

Ben has recently volunteered to be part of the company’s BIM (Building Information Modelling) implementation team and will take an active role in the development of the company’s first BIM project. 


Kyle Catterall- Young Apprentice

“I am extremely proud to have received this award. It’s nice to see my hard work is being recognised and is paying off.”

Kyle is a third year, Apprentice Painter & Decorator at Twin Valley Homes (Part of the Together Housing Group). Kyle has overcome many personal challenges over the years however since joining Twin Valley Homes in 2011 Kyle has gone from strength to strength, wining numerous awards and accolades including first place both in 2012 and 2013 at the Regional Junior Skill Build Awards, Apprentice of the Year for Accrington and Rossendale College in 2013 and second in the Country at the recent Painter and Decorating Association awards.

Additional Information

An ambassador to other young people, Kyle has talked about his life journey at a National Housing Federation and other apprenticeship events to inspire and encourage others.


Daniel Atkinson- Overcoming Adversity

“I am overly chuffed to receive my award and then to get the 2nd just made my year. I appreciate the help from my employers and tutors, and this motivational  boost will help me exceed in my career. Thanks to Calico, CDA, George Clarke, Tim Haworth, Martin Grerston and Eric Conway.”

Daniel is an apprentice joiner employed by Constructing the Future (CtF), a shared initiative managed by Calico Enterprise and supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Daniel is working towards his level 2 joinery apprenticeship and attends Preston College.

At just 19, Daniel has had a battled difficulties throughout much of his teenage life, having a difficult family background with no parental support to rely and despite having left school with no formal qualifications, he has come through benefits dependency and crime to become a mature and more rounded young man.

Additional Information

Daniel was recently featured in an article promoting his apprenticeship in Conlon Construction’s in house newsletter.