innovation award to recognise achievements in the construction
industry has been officially launched by the University of
The School of Technology is sponsoring the West Midlands Centre
for Constructing Excellence (WMCCE) Innovation Award 2011, which is
part of the Celebrating Construction Awards.
The Award recognises organisations that have broken new ground
in the construction industry which has the potential to
fundamentally change the way companies operate.
Professor Rob Moreton, Dean of the School of Technology, said:
“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Innovation Award, which
recognises significant achievement in the West Midlands
A special event was held at the University to mark the launch of
the award and to congratulate two West Midlands companies that
enjoyed regional and national success in this year’s WMCCE
Rugby-based Stepnell, a building and civil engineering firm,
secured the award for Integration and Collaborative Working, and
Lichfield-based Linford Group, a leading contractor, claimed the
top prize for Innovation at the prestigious Constructing Excellence
National Awards 2010.
The launch was attended by members of the University and
representatives from the two award-winning companies.
The Innovation Award 2011 is part of the WMCCE Celebrating
Construction Awards 2011, hosted by WMCCE, Birmingham City Council
and the Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) West Midlands
branch. The award is about developing new and innovative solutions
which enhances the value of a finished product. The award
highlights innovation for technical or environmental solutions
within a project or process.
The Awards are open to organisations, both public and private,
which are based in the West Midlands region and whose business is
related to construction. The ceremony will take place on Friday, 29
April 2011 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
The closing date for entries is Friday, 14 January 2011.
For more information, visit www.wmcce.org
Pictured at the Innovation Award launch and celebration event
are Harriet Maule-Ffinch from the University’s School of Technology
(STech), Phil Wilson from WMCCE, Alan Lyons from Stepnell, Neil
Walters from Linford, Professor Rob Moreton Dean of STech,
Professor Ian Oakes, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Enterprise at
the University, Paul Hampton and Sam Sutcliffe, both from
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The West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence (WMCCE) is
one of several centres in the UK that drive best practice in
construction by providing ways for businesses, clients and society
to learn, share and improve their construction knowledge and
practices through information sharing and industry support.
WMCCE was set up with support from Advantage West Midlands and
the European Regional Development Fund, to improve the capabilities
and competitiveness of the West Midlands construction industry. The
Centre is supported by the University of Wolverhampton.
Date Issued: Friday, 17 December 2010
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