About the CIOB Awards

An evening of entertainment and celebration at one of London’s top venues.

Fourteen gold and silver trophies across seven CMYA categories, Rising Star, Team Award, Client Award, Presidents Award, Sustainability and EDI for Individual and Team and the one Construction Manager of the Year.

The best talent in the construction industry

Awards & Recognition

Entering the CIOB Awards provides you with the opportunity for your skills and abilities to be recognised. These prestigious awards will be a springboard in your career unlike any other; many of our previous medal winners have gone on to work on iconic landmarks like Canary Wharf and The Shard.

Where It All Began

The CIOB Awards evening really is a night to remember. Our Construction Manager of the Year Award (CMYA) category is the most prestigious of them all. For over 40 years these awards have been showcasing incredible talent and highlighting the abilities of Construction Managers across the UK every year. An in-depth judging process ensures that the calibre of winners is consistently high, and as a result, the awards have a reputation for identifying the future leaders in the construction industry.

Over time, new awards have been introduced; the Rising Star Award, the President’s Award, Client of the Year, and Team of the Year. These have been combined with CMYA to create the CIOB Awards.

The best in construction

Why take part?

Annual Event

An evening of entertainment and celebration at one of London’s top venues


Meet leaders and upcoming talent from throughout the built environment


Over 90% of our finalists say being nominated has had a positive impact on their careers

Brightest Minds

Meet some of the brightest minds from every part of the construction and built environment industry

Prestigious Award

With over 40 years of history, winners have gone on to work on iconic landmarks such as The Shard and Canary Wharf

3 Course Dinner

The awards evening includes a stunning 3 course dinner and incredible entertainment




What People are Saying

This is a relatively small industry. Getting CMYA recognition definitely raises your profile. It’s great to have on your CV and is valued by employers.

Julia Howard MCIOB, CMYA finalist

If you make it to the awards ceremony, that alone is a great achievement and if you are fortunate enough to take home a medal, it really is life changing.

Matt Crookes, CMYA finalist

As a CMYA judge, it is an honour and a privilege to spend time with some remarkable people, delivering remarkable projects.

Gavin Heaphy MCIOB, CMYA judge

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Construction Manager of the Year

More than four decades ago our Construction Manager of the Year Awards began its journey to find the very best examples of excellence and professionalism in the industry.

Rising Star Award

The International Rising Star Award celebrates new, exceptional talent in the industry. It awards individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence at the very start of their career in construction.

Client Award

Clients are a critical component of any project, and clients that promote the production of buildings that have an impact on the wider environment and society are celebrated with the CIOB Client Award.

Team Award

Teamwork is a key component of every project, and with the CIOB Team Award, we recognise the achievements of not just the individuals, but the team as a whole.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Awards seek to recognise both an individual and an organisation that has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the promotion of EDI.

Client Award

The CIOB Sustainability Award celebrates those who have made their mark on sustainability within the built environment.