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

Book now! 2016 Menu (2017 TBC)

Event Host & Celebrity Guest:

Our celebrity guest for 2017 is Britain's most loved astrologer, Russell Grant! Russell will be helping with the charity auctions and raffle for Dementia UK.
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


Overnight Accommodation:

We have arranged a limited availability of discounted hotel rooms at the Orchard Hotel which is adjacent to the venue which are priced at £85 for a double room and £75 for single occupancy, both including breakfast. Guests should call the hotel directly on 0115 876 0900 quoting the name of the event and the date to get the special rate. First come, first served.


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

Other Sponsors:

HEADLINE SPONSOR: Nationwide Windows & Doors.

Evening Brochures: Lift & Engineering Services Ltd.

Drinks Reception: Jewson.

Tables: Metro Rod Ltd.

Sausage, bacon and egg butties will be served at midnight (sponsor TBC)

Entertainment: JWL.

Glass Awards: Lakehouse plc.

On the judging panel for the Building communities Awards 2017 so far:

Mark Jermy - Senior Partner Halsall Lloyd Partnership
Kate Newbolt - TPAS Consultancy Manager
Elaine Elkington  -  Consultancy in Change Management

More judges to be confirmed soon.

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.