Building Communities in the East Midlands Awards 2016

Friday 12th February 2016
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 BCEMA 16 will 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 on site priced at £85+vat for a double room inc breakfast. Single rooms £75+vat. Guests need to call the in house reservations team quoting BCEMA and the date of the event in order to benefit from the agreed rates. The venue can be contacted at or by calling 0871 222 4195.


The twelve award categories include:

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 are sponsored by PPG / Johnstones Paints.

The glass awards are sponsored by H20 Nationwide.

The judges for BCEMA 16 are 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

Entertainment at the end of the evening will be provided by the multi-talented Peter Jones with a fantastic 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.