The National CDM and Student Designer Awards


Jody Kennedy of Construction Safety UK takes time to talk with APS about why CSUK chooses to be the headline sponsor of our National CDM and Student Designer Awards, as well as why you should come along to the inspirational evening too

In today’s world, we’re often so caught up in the day job. Planning ahead, preparing projects, working with members of staff and suppliers – the list goes on. In my opinion, we’re busy doing what we do best – working hard to ensure excellent construction safety to help keep people safe and secure – that often we don’t take the time realise what a huge contribution we’re making to construction risk management.

To me, it’s so important to pause for breath to reflect on achievements and then recognise and reward some of the outstanding work that is happening in our industry. That’s why at Construction Safety UK, we are firm friends of the Association of Project Safety (APS) and avid supporters of its National CDM and Student Designer Awards. They are a wonderful way to recognise the extraordinary contribution individuals and teams make to construction risk management.

It’s a delight to be able to support this fantastic celebration of those who continually strive to demonstrate inspirational good practice; providing others in the industry with a benchmark of excellence to work towards and in turn driving up standards. In short: making the world a better and safer place, through improved construction risk management.

The National CDM and Student Designer Awards really is a great night; regardless of whether you’re shortlisted for an award or there to enjoy the experience with your team, the evening is certainly a highlight on our events calendar. With fantastic food, first-class entertainment and an opportunity to meet with colleagues and industry professionals, the National CDM and Student Designer Awards is an inspirational evening of celebration. Without fail, every year, we leave feeling pleased and proud of the work our colleagues and peers are doing, along with some great ideas to take forward into our own work, helping to raise standards within the construction risk management sector – it’s all about shaping and sharing good practice.

This year, the National CDM and Student Designer Awards will take place on Thursday 27 October at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London and once again, Construction Safety UK is delighted to be the headline sponsor. I’m told by the events team at APS that the evening promises to be bigger and better than ever before. They’re in negotiations with a high-profile speaker (all will be revealed soon!) and are booking entertainment that will certainly bring some extra magic to the evening too.

We’re looking forward to the event immensely and hope you’ll be able to join us in celebrating the extraordinary achievements of our colleagues and peers in the industry. Tickets are still available to purchase via the APS website and we sincerely hope to see you there. If you’re shortlisted for an award – best of luck. If you’re considering coming to enjoy the experience, as headline sponsor, I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to you too. It’s going to be a great night and I look forward to sharing the experience with you. ■

To purchase a ticket to the National CDM and Student Designer Awards, visit:
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The Association for Project Safety (APS)
Tel: +44 131 442 6600
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