The Building Communities Awards

Friday 24th February 2017
6:15pm for a prompt 7:15pm start
Venue: East Midlands Conference Centre
More info: 01623 729 945

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Event host:

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 awards will again be hosted by Mark Dennison, mid-morning BBC Radio Nottingham presenter and stadium announcer for Nottingham Forest FC

You can follow Mark on Twitter @markdennison


Overnight Accommodation:

We have arranged a limited availability of discounted hotel rooms at the Orchard Hotel which is adjacent to the venue. Details TBC.


The twelve award categories:

Collaborative Working Award
Contractor of the Year Award
Corporate Responsibility Award
Team of the Year Award
Innovation Award
Health & Safety Award
Project of the Year Award
Sustainability & Renewable Technologies Award
Tenant of the Year Award
Training Award
Apprentice of the Year Award - Ages 16 - 24
Apprentice of the Year Award - Ages 25 & over

The brochures for BCEMA 16 were sponsored by PPG / Johnstones Paints.

The glass awards were sponsored by H20 Nationwide.

2017 judges are TBC. The judges for BCEMA 16 were as below:

Melvyn Lunn  - Vice Chair of the NFA
Jean Mountain -  President of East Midlands Chamber, Derbyshire, Notts and Leicestershire
Mark Jermy - Senior Partner Halsall Lloyd Partnership
Kate Newbolt - TPAS Consultancy Manager
Elaine Elkington  -  Consultancy in Change Management

For 2017, we are pleased to announce the return of the fantastic Pete Jones. In 2016, Pete put on a brilliant show involving singing, keyboards and saxophone, covering various hits across the decades.

At the age of 15 months, Peter was diagnosed with bilateral Retino Blastoma, a rapidly developing cancer that develops in the cells of the retina. Consequently he lost his sight and has been blind ever since.

In 2004, Pete appeared on the very first X Factor show with long term friend Emma as "2togo", reaching the final as one of the last 9 acts. Famously Simon Cowell advised Pete to ditch Emma but Pete loyally refused. They were voted off in week 3 and shortly afterwards began the X Factor finalists live arena tour, which was a highlight for Pete.

In 2001 they had appeared in the final of the BBC show “Star for a Night” presented by Jane McDonald. One of the judges was Nigel Martin-Smith the creator of Take That.