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Final call for construction's Young Achievers

The application deadline is fast approaching for Construction Youth Trust’s 5th annual awards scheme The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme 2016.

The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers scheme is a great opportunity for exceptional young professionals under 30 working in construction and the built environment to be commended and celebrated for their achievements.

There are five categories to enter:

Construction Delivery Design, Planning and Architecture Engineering Project Management Surveying

One of the category winners is chosen as Overall Winner...

skyline challenge

Skyline Challenge 2015

Yesterday teams from across the construction industry raced up 37 floors of the Heron Tower to help young people to reach new heights.

The Heron Tower stands at 755ft tall, the tallest building in the City of London, and proved to be a real challenge even for even the most experienced climbers! The beautiful weather provided perfect conditions for a breathtaking panoramic view over London, and the after-event celebrations with cocktails from Kampai Cocktails certainly went down well.

You can see all the photos from the event here -

Huge thanks and congratulations to...

Tickets on sale for our Christmas Concert

Our Christmas Concert will be kicking off the festive season again on Thursday 3rd December. Tickets sell out quickly to this much loved black tie event so book your place while you can.

There will be a champagne reception, a three-course supper and, new for this year, gospel music from the Reapers Choir. You can get a sneak preview of what they sound like here.

When: Thursday 3rd December from 6:30pm

Where: Carpenters' Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2JJ

Tickets are £115 or £1100 for a table of 10.

To book your tickets...

Skyline Challenge

Spaces still available for Skyline Challenge!

On 27th September the Heron Tower, one London's most iconic buildings, will host Skyline Challenge!

Construction Youth Trust challenges you to climb the Heron Tower, one of London’s most iconic buildings, on 27th September to raise money to help young people build brighter futures.

The Heron Tower stands at 755ft tall, the tallest building in the City of London, and will provide a real challenge even for the most experienced climbers! Now in its second year, the Skyline Challenge London raises funds to help vulnerable young people into employment and training in...

Tour De Bellway

Bellway staff across the UK raise £16,000!

On your marks! Get set...This Friday sees teams a cross the UK fundraising for the Trust the Bell-way!

On the 3rd of July 1987 a historic journey took place which saw 2 men become the first hot air balloon travellers to cross the Atlantic. 28 years to the day later, Bellway Homes employees are attempting a historic journey of their own, inspired by last year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Enthusiastic employees will cycle on static bikes with the ultimate goal of travelling 900 miles, the distance of a journey visiting every divisional Bellway office starting in Scotland and...

Over £2,000 raised for the Trust at the North West Regional Construction Awards

On June 4th, construction professionals from the North West and all over the country celebrated the 9th annual North West Regional Construction Awards which took place at The Palace Hotel, Manchester. The event was organised by the North West hub for Construction Excellence, the Centre for Construction Innovation and the School of Built Environment at the University of Salford and highlighted the achievements of the region’s best and most innovative projects, organisations and individuals.

Sponsored by Ventrix, Kier Construction, the Northern Edge, Laing O’Rourke and...

22nd Christmas Concert brings festive fundraising success!

The Trust is very pleased to have recently raised over £8000 through an auction and raffle at its 22nd Annual Christmas Concert at Carpenters’ Hall in London.

Over 160 guests enjoyed an evening of festive entertainment from the Royal College of Music Junior Department and a three course meal by candlelight.

The 16 piece choir performed songs by Gabrieli, Chilcott and Thomas Hewitt Jones, and ended their performance by inviting guests to all stand and sing We Three Kings.

Andy Wates, newly appointed Chairman of Trustees, spoke about our achievements of...

SUSHISAMBA Skyline Challenge London event helps young people in construction industry reach new heights

The SUSHI SAMBA Skyline Challenge London event was organised in aid of the Trust by RBS and Trust staff, raising funds to help vulnerable young people build brighter futures.

During the event the 70 participants, in teams of 4, ran up 37 floors of the Heron Tower using a panoramic staircase. The Heron Tower stands at 755ft tall, the tallest building in the City of London, and provided a real challenge even for experienced climbers! Great panoramic views and an after- event celebration with refreshments provided by SUSHISAMBA were definitely worth the climb.

The winning...

Help us to help young people reach new heights in construction!

This breathtaking event in aid of the Trust, is being organised and supported by RBS and will raise funds to help vulnerable young people build brighter futures.

During Skyline Challenge London event up to 200 people, in teams of 4, will take their turn to run up 39 floors of the Heron Tower using a panoramic staircase. The Heron Tower stands at 755ft tall, the tallest building in the City of London, and will no doubt present a real challenge even for experienced climbers! Great panoramic views and after-event celebration are definitively worth the climb. The winning team with the...

New look for our fundraising Christmas Concert

The Trust recently held its 21st Annual Christmas Concert at Carpenters’ Hall in London. Over 150 guests enjoyed an evening of entertainment from the Royal College of Music Junior Department and a three course meal by candlelight.

The format of the night was completely different to previous years with the choir from the RCM performing pieces by Jan Sandstom, Biebl, Darke and a world premiere from ex RCM student John Batchelor around the room throughout dinner, accompanied by members of the orchestra.

Rod Bennion, Chairman of Trustees spoke about our achievements of...

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