Awards Criteria and Rules

 

Rules of Entry:

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    1. Entry is open to ACE member companies only in categories 1 -3 and must be a fully paid member at the time of entry. Categories 4 – 5 are open to any individual working in the built and natural environment, and 6 – 10 are open to any organisation working in the natural and built environment.
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    • Entrants must stay within the word counts stated in each section of the entry criteria.
    • Up to five images or diagrams may be included to support each entry. Entrants should ensure that the material provided is suitable for black and white photocopying, as judges will make their assessment on the basis of b/w copies. Entries must not exceed the maximum number of supporting images or diagram specified and must be minimum 300 DPI.
    • The judges have absolute discretion and without recourse against them to reject any entry which does not comply with the requirements of the rules.
    • The judges’ decision is final and binding and no discussion or correspondence regarding the decision will be entered into.
    • By making an entry, the entrant assigns to ACE the right to publish the entry. Without seeking further permission, ACE may publish the entire entry or an edited version, at all times honouring
      confidentiality of specified information, and assign their publication rights to a third party.

 

Categories

  1. Best UK business performance – Large firm (over 1000 staff):
    This award is made to an ACE member firm that is judged to have achieved the most impressive overall business performance during 2016.
  2. Best UK business performance – Medium Firm (251 to 1000 staff):
    This award is made to an ACE member firm that is judged to have achieved the most impressive overall business performance during 2016.
  3. Best UK business performance – Small firm (less than 250 staff):
    This award is made to an ACE member firm that is judged to have achieved the most impressive overall business performance internationally during 2016.
  4. Emerging Professional of the year award:
    This award will recognise and reward a talented young professional individual working in consultancy or engineering in the natural and built environment, who has played a significant role in the design, delivery, maintenance or management of a project or projects throughout 2017.
  5. Apprentice of the year award:
    This award is open to an apprentice who has shown outstanding progress and commitment to their own personal development, and their progression on a recognised learning scheme with an organisation working in the built and natural environment and have made a positive difference to that company.
  6. Learning & Development Initiative of the year award 
    This award is open to an organisation working in the natural and built environment to reward their investment in training and commitment to the continual development of their workforce. The training initiative entered must have a clear aim and positive, measurable outcomes and demonstrable impact on staff and clients.
  7. Diversity & Inclusion champion of the year:
    This award recognises an organisation working in the natural and built environment that has diversity and inclusion at the heart of its business and values and embraces the benefits of a truly diverse workforce. The judges will look for a clear narrative that demonstrates why the D&I strategy was implemented and how it is linked to a broader business strategy. Using metrics, employee/customer feedback and case studies as supporting evidence to demonstrate the corporate ethos.
  8. Social Impact champion of the year:
    This award will be for an organisation working in the natural and built environment which shows the most leadership and greatest consistency of environmental sustainability that makes a positive impact in its own business practices and in projects delivered. Possibly (but not a must) showing collaboration between two or more industry partners to represent an outstanding relationship that resulted in the added value to a project, their workforce or a customer – benefiting the community.
  9. Technology champion of the year:
    This award is extremely wide-ranging and is being given to acknowledge outstanding achievement in technology applied to an organisation working in the build and natural environment. It will recognise exceptional achievement by a company, and that achievement could encompass a major contract or the opening up of a new market within the consultancy and engineering sector, outstanding financial success or other notable achievements.
  10. Diamond Award:
    This award will be presented on the evening to the individual or company who the Consultancy and Engineering Awards judging panel has identified as the ‘winner of winners’ for demonstrating significant outstanding achievement and making a valued contribution to the built and natural environment.

 

What Peers Are Saying About the Consultancy and Engineering Awards

 
  • "Fantastically proud to have our achievements recognised"

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  • "Really happy to have won up against a great bunch of young engineers, it shows the talent we have in the profession"

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  • "Its recognition from our fellow professionals and colleagues"

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  • "Shortlisted for three ACE Awards, winning two and scooping the Diamond Award was totally unexpected and a honour. For BWB to be recognised by our peers at such a high-profile and prestigious awards ceremony was undoubtedly the highlight of my career in consultancy!"

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