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Building Communities Awards 2019 – A review!

February 19th, 2019 by

BCA19 Logo with J Tom

On Friday 15th February 2019 we held our 5th annual Building Communities Awards (sponsored by J Tomlinson), this year at the Athena in Leicester. The black tie event was attended by 440 housing and construction professionals who enjoyed a drinks reception, a delicious 3 course meal, the presentation of awards to 12 worthy winners, a charity auction and raffle, late-night kebabs and veggie sausage cobs, a cashless casino and a DJ session from 12am to 3am! It really was a party!


We would like to express our gratitude to everyone involved in making the Building Communities Awards 2019 the biggest and best event EEM has ever held.


Congratulations to all of the finalists, especially those who were selected as runners up and winners by our independent judges. The complete list of winners is here.


An incredible £22,000 was raised for Prostate Cancer UK and another £12,000 was raised for Rhubarb Farm, which we upgraded into a huge surprise for them; a 17 seater minibus which they desperately needed. You can watch the grand reveal video here and you can watch their reaction speech here Videos created by Stag Communications.  Prostate Cancer UK are extremely grateful for the donation they received and Jennie from Rhubarb Farm says the mini-bus reveal was one of the biggest surprises she’s ever had and they are totally blown away by everybody’s support.


Thank you to the sponsors who chipped in to help us buy the minibus for Rhubarb Farm: Matthews and Tannert, Robert Woodhead, Buildbase, T&S Heating, Vaillant, Nationwide Windows & Doors, Smith Bros, nmcn, Cawarden Co, Bayliss Print, J Tomlinson, Vinshire, Wildgoose Construction, Avonside Group, Ventro, CPS, Neil Shacklocks, Edmundson Electrical, J M Hill, Plumbase. Henry Boot and Thomas Bow.


The link to the photos is here. Please feel free to use these for your websites and social media, using the hashtag #BCAwards19. Please just let me know the photo reference number if you would like it in higher resolution.


Thanks again to everyone who supported the night in the form of entries, sponsorship, ticket sales, donations of auction and raffle prizes and of course raffle ticket sales and auction bids.


Thank you to all who donated auction and raffle prizes: Stelrad, Plumbase, Sentinel Performance Solutions, Grafton Supply Chain Solutions, Nationwide Windows & Doors, Bell Group, PPG Architectural Coatings, Athena Leicester, Rixonway, Edmundson Electrical, Smith Bros, nmcn, Jewson, Armstrong York, Bristan, Robert Woodhead, JWL Architectural Ironmongers, Rexel, Ideal Boilers, Mira, Nuaire, Sure Group, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, ABCA Systems, Orbis, Vent-Axia, Neil Shacklocks, Bamford Doors, Worcester Bosch and T&S Heating.


Thank you again to our 2019 sponsors:

Headline Sponsor                  J Tomlinson

Social Housing New Build         Baydale Control Systems
Environmental Responsibility European Asbestos Services
Collaborative Working               ADEY Professional Heating Solutions
Distributor of the Year               Marlowe Fire & Security
Employee Development             Fortem
Innovative Product                      Grafton Merchanting GB
Tenant Participation                   Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd
Contractor of the Year                Avonside Group
Housing Provider of the Year  Dodd Group
Apprentice of the Year               Matthews & Tannert
Community Impact                     T&S Heating
Project of the Year                       DMW Environmental                         

Brochures                Hodgson Sayers
DJ                                Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation
Glass Awards          Second Element
Table Sponsor         Fortem
Drinks Reception  Kier Group plc
Late night snacks  Robert Woodhead Ltd
Wine on tables       Aico
Host                           Rixonway
Casino                       United Living


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