PBC Today’s preview of the first-ever Building Innovation Awards, taking place in Manchester on 23 October, continues with a look at the runners and riders competing for Most Innovative Contractor

The nominees for Most Innovative Contractor are:


Bringing industry with them, GRAHAM succeeds in upskilling and supporting project delivery teams, supply chain and clients in the transformation from traditional workflows to digital. Introducing innovative solutions, GRAHAM works throughout the UK implementing ground-breaking technologies thanks to the continuous research and development the Digital Construction team carry out. GRAHAM refuses to accept limitation – pushing boundaries, adding value and changing the traditional working culture of construction along the way.

JLES Group

JLES is the only contractor in the industry to provide ALL services required for adoption under one single-source solution: legal, design, technical, surveying, onsite works and statutory body liaison. They provide developers with a fixed definite cost to achieve adoption of a site’s infrastructure and work on a strict payment upon performance basis meaning the client doesn’t pay a penny until JLES achieves something of significant value.

Multiplex Construction

Multiplex places BIM models and data firmly at the core of every project it delivers to test, verify and prepare a design for construction in a robust virtual environment at a far earlier stage than traditional methods allow. Live digital dashboards take information straight from site into the hands of managers and clients via an app on a tablet or smartphone, which allows them to accurately monitor progress and make better decisions, faster.


NMCN may appear to be a typical medium-sized tier one contractor, but in fact there is nothing typical about the way it operates. With fully integrated front- and back-end systems, over a decade of historical, managed data to learn from and an approach to and culture of innovation and collaboration that Google would be proud of, they are the thought and action leaders in UK construction and definitely one to watch!


Trustmgt is a forward-thinking, innovative organisation who are paving the way in the industry to provide an unparalleled open space management service to the development industry. One that focuses on customer care, productivity, accountability and industry know-how.

The winner will be announced at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, on 23 October.


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