Building Communities Awards 2019

Date: Friday 15th February 2019
Time: 6:15pm for a prompt 7:00pm start
Venue: Athena, Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QD
Call: 01246 395610

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Event Host & Celebrity Guest:

Presenting the Building Communities Awards 2019 is the TV personality, actor, presenter, vocalist and professional speaker Des Coleman.

Celebrating 25 years in Film Theatre and Television, Des is a busy man who never stops. You can see him presenting the weather on ITV Central and touring the country as Sammy Davis Jr in The Rat Pack.

He continues to hosts corporate shows and award ceremonies across the UK and you can also booked Des as a singer for your private party or special occasion.


Overnight Accommodation:

We arranged a discount rate with the Encore Ramada but unfortunately all 113 rooms have now been allocated.

As of 5th Feb 2019 there is still availability at the Mercure ( is a 4 minute walk away from the venue.


The twelve award categories:

▸ Housing Provider of the Year

▸ Tenant Participation *NEW*

▸ Employee Development *NEW*

▸ Apprentice of the Year

▸ Community Impact *NEW*

▸ Social Housing New Build

▸ Environmental Responsibility *NEW*

▸ Collaborative Working

▸ Project of the Year

▸ Distributor of the Year *NEW*

▸ Innovative Product *NEW*

▸ Contractor of the Year


The 2019 sponsors are

J Tomlinson
Baydale Control Systems
European Asbestos Services
ADEY Professional Heating Solutions
Marlowe Fire & Security
Grafton Merchanting GB
Sustainable Building Services (UK)
Avonside Group
Dodd Group
Matthews & Tannert
T&S Heating
DMW Environmental Safety
Hodgson Sayers
Robert Woodhead
Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation
Kier Group
Second Element
United Living

The 2019 judges are:

Julie Walters - Midlands Area Manager - National Federation of Builders
Steve Hale - Consultant/Director - SMH Housing Consultancy Ltd
Jenny Osbourne - Chief Executive - TPAS
Ian Bates - Sector Forum and Representation Manager – East Midlands Chamber
Pieter Eksteen - Business Training Programmes Manager - East Midlands Chamber