The 2012 Jersey Construction Awards gala dinner took place on Saturday 22nd September in the Great Hall at the Hotel de France.
The evening offered a unique insight into the scope of work, local training and expertise that is currently available with the Island’s construction industry.
The event – organised by Jersey Construction Council – featured nine categories, including Industry Achiever of the Year, JeCC Tradesperson of the Year and Project of the Year Under £1 million. In addition, a tenth category as voted for by the JeCC board members was included to mark the JeCC Lifetime Achiever Award. Nominations for the ceremony took place in May 2012.
Now in its eighth year, the event also marked the third successive year that the gala night took place as the finale of Construction Week. During Construction Week, a series of organised events were conducted with the aim of raising the profile of the construction industry.
Discussing the awards, JeCC Awards Chairman Steve Jewell, said:
“Following the sell-out success of the 2011 awards, and the high-quality entries received across the range of categories, the council looked forward to celebrating the best work of the industry of the past year, despite the challenging economic times.
“This was the industry’s chance to once again display the best of Jersey and the groundbreaking, quality work that it delivers. With nine diverse categories, the awards panel worked really hard to make the event truly accessible to all businesses in the industry.
“Following feedback we received last year, we re-thought the judging process in order to ensure each submission received the fair and consistent treatment that it deserves. So I was delighted to announce that Andrew Scate, CEO for the Department of the Environment, and Mike King, CEO of the Economic Development Department, had agreed to join JeCC board members on the judging panel this year.”
The winner of the JeCC Lifetime Achiever accolade was awarded to Barr Stevenson for T&G Limited, and the winner of JeCC/JEP Tradesperson of the Year was awarded to Gareth Menard. Meanwhile Jonathan Frain of Jersey Electricity was awarded the Harsco Infrastructure Apprentice/Student of the Year award, whilst Stuart Gray of Jersey Energy won the Ogier Industry Achiever of the Year.
The winner of the Rowney Sharman Project of the Year Under £1 million award was Geomarine for its work on the Greve De Lecq Rockface Repair project.
The Greve de Lecq Rockface Repair project took place at a local Jersey bay, Greve de Lecq, which is situated on the north-west side of the island. The project comprised the scaling and removal of rock, as well as the bolting and netting of the existing rockface.
The £525,000 project was funding by the Public of Jersey and was implemented to make the site – which is located adjacent to a public road and boat park – structurally safe.
Work began on the project in late 2011 and reached completion during the second quarter of 2012. Geomarine Ltd was the main contractor on the project and work was completed on time and within budget.
States of Jersey Principal Property Manager, Philip Ahier, commented:
“This project was very important to us, as well as to the community as we wanted to keep the road open and the boat yard in use. During the works public safety was a key issue.”
Other winners at the awards ceremony included A A Langlois Haulage Ltd who received the Rossborough Sub-Contractor/Supplier of the Year award; MS Planning Ltd who was award the Insurance Corporation Consultant of the Year award; and Le Masurier who received the Condor Logistics Business of the Year award.
The winner of the Jersey Electricity Sustainability Award was Brenwal Ltd for Millennium Town Park and AC Mauger Construction won the Condor Logistics Project of the Year Over £1 Million, for its work on the Lakeside Manor Care Home project.
The JeCC 2012 Awards were sponsored by a collection of leading industry names, including Jersey Electricity, Condor Logistics, Harsco Infrastructure, Insurance Corporation, Rowney Sharman and Ogier.
For more information about the Jersey Construction Council or the JeCC Awards 2012 please visit: www.jerseyconstruction.org.