Building Communities Awards 2017

Date: Friday 24th February 2017
Time: 6:15pm for a prompt 7:15pm start
Venue: East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ
Call: 01623 859786

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Event Host & Celebrity Guest:

Our celebrity guest for 2017 is TV Personality and West End Star, 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+VAT for a double room and £75+VAT 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

Nationwide Windows & Doors

Evening Brochures: Lift & Engineering Services Ltd

Drinks Reception: Jewson.

Tables: Metro Rod Ltd

Breakfast butties at midnight: Robert Woodhead Ltd

Entertainment: JWL

Glass Awards: Lakehouse plc.

On the judging panel for the Building communities Awards 2017:

Mark Jermy - Senior Partner Halsall Lloyd Partnership
Kate Newbolt - TPAS Consultancy Manager
Elaine Elkington  -  Consultancy in Change Management
Geoff Poyzer - President of East Midlands Chamber and Managing Director of North Midland Construction PLC - Highways
Melvyn Lunn -Chair of Berneslai Homes, Vice chair of Nat Fed of ALMOs, Board member of Derwent Living, Accountant

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.