Award sponsors

We are delighted to announce our sponsors for 2015 and would like to thank all of our supporters for enabling us to work towards making this year's awards an even greater success.

Headline Sponsor: CITB

Mike Bialyj, Employer Services Director: "We are delighted to be the Headline Sponsor for The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme.  At CITB we are passionate about helping young people in construction and developing talent and the future leaders of the industry.  This Awards Scheme celebrates the very best of young people in construction and we are proud to support it."

As the Industry Training Board and the Sector Skills Council for construction, CITB works to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce. They believe that developing the skills of the construction industry is vital to the health of the UK economy.  CITB supports this by delivering the right skills for economic growth locally and nationally.

Overall Winner Sponsor: KPMG

Richard Threlfall, UK Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction: "KPMG is delighted to support Construction Youth Trust. The construction industry is vital to the success of the UK economy and our young people are vital to the success of the construction industry. The industry is going through a period of profound change and its future lies in the innovation, ideas and energy of its young leaders”.

KPMG’s Infrastructure, Building & Construction professionals provide integrated services across audit, tax and advisory for private and public sector clients. At KPMG we know what it takes to drive value across the industry and its supply chain. By bringing together sector-focussed disciplines we provide optimal solutions to identify and mitigate risk, manage cash, control and reduce cost, increase margins and identify growth opportunities. 

Category Sponsor: AECOM

AECOM aims to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built and natural environments through its urban development and infrastructure projects, such as the Olympic Park and Crossrail. Their employees support the communities where they live and work through volunteering and fundraising activities.

Category Sponsor: EC Harris

Simon Rawlinson, Head of Strategic Research, EC Harris: "I have judged The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme for the past two years and have been really impressed by the quality of the candidates and their achievements, as well as what they have given back through their wider engagement with the industry.  The awards align closely with EC Harris' ambition for our young people and our drive to recruit talented Built Asset Consultants from the widest range of backgrounds.  I am delighted that EC Harris has committed to supporting the awards as Sponsor of the Project Management category in 2014."

EC Harris is the leading global Built Asset Consultancy, helping clients make the most from their investment and expenditure in built assets. As part of ARCADIS, the firm's team ecompasses 22,000 people providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings.  They enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environment.  To find out more visit

Category Sponsor: John Rowan and Partners

Through their diverse, experienced, approachable and motivated staff John Rowan and Partners provide high quality innovative property and construction consultancy services to their global long-term valued clients. They employ over 100 people and have a turnover of c£7m operating throughout the UK, Europe and New Zealand. Their sectors include hotel and leisure, retail and offices, housing and infrastructure. John Rowan and Partners pride themselves on taking their clients projects from inception through to final delivery, adding value and innovation throughout.