The inclusion of Birmingham City Council as a headline sponsor is a significant milestone for the Building The Future Awards 2023, reflecting the council’s recognition of the importance of rewarding and empowering young professionals in the construction industry. The partnership highlights the shared vision of the awards and Birmingham City Council to promote excellence and drive the industry forward by celebrating exceptional talent. This partnership not only exemplifies the importance of nurturing and celebrating young talent but also highlights the industry’s commitment to their professional growth and mental well-being.
Behind the scenes, industry experts Zoe Bennett and Errol Lawson, the masterminds behind the Building The Future Awards, recognise not only the outstanding achievements but also the mental health challenges faced by young professionals working in demanding construction industry roles. Through their dedication to creating a supportive and inspiring platform, they aim to foster an industry culture that prioritises well-being, providing the necessary support to nurture the talent of tomorrow.
Nominations for the Building The Future Awards 2023 are now open to individuals within and beyond the construction industry, inviting everyone to participate in this transformative celebration of young professionals’ achievements. From Apprentice/Trainee of the Year to Role Model of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year, and other categories, the awards showcase the exceptional skills, dedication, and passion that young talents bring to the construction realm. The inaugural awards event promises to be a memorable gathering, uniting influential industry professionals, educators, government officials, and stakeholders in a shared purpose: to honour the extraordinary contributions of young individuals under the age of 35 within the construction field.
Errol Lawson said, “This is your chance to shine a spotlight on the remarkable talent that often goes unnoticed. Whether it’s an apprentice who has shown exceptional skills and dedication, a young architect who has redefined the possibilities of design, or a rising star who has overcome adversity, we want to hear their stories and celebrate their achievements. By taking a few minutes to submit a nomination, you have the power to make a difference and give these outstanding individuals the recognition they deserve. Help us showcase the incredible talent within our industry and inspire the next generation of construction leaders.”
To nominate deserving candidates, individuals can visit the official Building The Future Awards website and complete a simple nomination form. The nomination period extends until 31st July, affording ample time for nominations and ensuring that deserving individuals receive the recognition they truly deserve. This extraordinary partnership with Birmingham City Council helps pave the way for a bright future, where the construction industry continues to thrive with the support and empowerment of its rising stars.
Set against the backdrop of an illustrious venue, the Building The Future Awards 2023 will take centre stage at Aston Villa FC, Holte Suite on Friday, 17th November. Birmingham City Council is a prominent local authority driving economic growth in the region, demonstrating its steadfast commitment to the construction sector. This significant announcement emphasises the importance of empowering and acknowledging talented individuals, ensuring the continuous growth and success of the sector for years to come.
Zoe Bennett added, “It was great that Errol Lawson and I were interviewed on BBC Radio WM recently by Merisha Stevenson where we spoke about nominations being open at Building The Future Awards for young people aged 18-35 in the construction industry. Our collaboration with Birmingham City Council as headline sponsors solidifies our commitment to supporting the construction sector and fostering the growth of future industry leaders. If you have a friend or colleague in the construction industry that is under 35, nominate them for an award.”
Zoe Bennett is the founder of the prestigious MBCC Awards, renowned for recognising excellence across all sectors. Errol Lawson is the founder of Emerge Leadership UK CIC, an esteemed organisation providing leadership and personal development training. Together, they bring their expertise and passion to create opportunities for the next generation of construction professionals.