Construction Youth Trust named as the charity partner for The Inspire Awards 2019

13/02/2019 News

The Trust is proud to announce that we have been selected as the charity partner for the Inspire Awards for the second year in a row!

The awards recognise the people & organisations who are reaching out to inspire a new generation - irrespective of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability - to embrace a career in the building industry.

The event, organised by UKBE Ltd, brings together the most inclusive companies and inspiring individuals working in construction, engineering and housing.

The Trust’s CEO Carol Lynch will be one of the industry judges and said: “The awards celebrate those within industry who not only recognise the need for greater diversity in the Construction and Built Environment, but are working towards creating an inclusive and dynamic sector. This passion for change is at the heart of the Trust’s work and I’m delighted to have been asked to participate in the awards.”

The awards will take place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on 5 June and the categories for 2019 are for Most Inspiring:

• Role model   • Apprenticeship Programme    • Diversity Champion 2019    • Building Project   

• Mentor          • Mental Well-being Initiative     • Consultancy                          • Contractor  

• Supplier        • Housing Provider                     • Training programme             • Rising Star 

• Employer      • Employment Initiative               • Community Project              • Awareness Campaign   

If you’d like to nominate an individual, company or enter the awards, click here.

The deadline for entries is the 29th March 2019.

Joe Broun, managing director of UKBE Ltd, said: “With an ongoing skills crisis set to be further exacerbated by Brexit, it is vital that the UK construction sector diversifies its workforce, to truly reflect today’s society. The Inspire Awards aims to help the industry to break down barriers that are preventing people from joining or staying in the sector and to inspire the next generation”.

For more information on the Inspire Awards visit - or contact the organisers at