Talented young professionals triumph at The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme

Exceptional young people who have overcome barriers in their life to achieve a great start in their career were honored last week at our awards evening supported by HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

Exceptional young people who have overcome barriers in their life to achieve a great start in their career were honored last week at our awards evening supported by HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

All the shortlisted candidates joined over 200 senior industry figures and HRH The Duke of Gloucester at the awards evening on Thursday at the Underglobe, where the winners were announced.

It was an opportunity for exceptional young professionals to be commended and celebrated and judges saw many applications from young people who had shown amazing resilience and determination.

 Executive Director, Christine Townley commented:

“We are delighted with the success of our awards scheme which has showcased again the exceptional young talent in construction tonight. Each of the winners has shown solid professionalism and determination to succeed in their chosen career.

“As a charity we support young people from all walks of life to enter the construction industry and we hope that by showcasing what these young people have achieved and recognising any challenges they have overcome, that we can show the next generation of young professionals the wealth of opportunities available in the sector.

“All of the winners and especially our overall winner, Gary Fowler, are great examples of the real talent in the construction workforce.  We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors, judges and our Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, for making these awards possible.”

The awards 5 categories are Design & Architecture, Construction Delivery, Surveying, Engineering and Project Management.

Winners each receive a unique package of support through the Trust and development opportunities through a one year mentoring programme to enable them to make an even greater impact in their future careers.

We are delighted to announce the winners are:

Construction Delivery and Overall Winner:

Gary Fowler, J. Breheny Contractors

Engineering Winner:

Victoria Martin, Expedition Engineering

Surveying Winner:

Jonathon Baylie, VINCI Construction UK

Project Management Winner:

Harriet Bower, Balfour Beatty

Design and Architecture Winner:

Jordan Jones, AECOM

The highly commended finalists were:

Construction Delivery:

Victoria Turner, United House

Engineering:

Brett Holmes, BAM Nuttall

Surveying:

Mohammed Usman Shah, Costain

For more details on the awards winners please visit our webpage.

For pictures of the night please follow this link.

The awards were sponsored this year by CITB, KPMG, AECOM, Byrne Group, EC Harris and John Rowan and Partners.