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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Awards

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.

Closing for Entries: 31 August 2023

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About the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Celebrating the cultural shift

In recent years, there has been a visible and much-needed shift within construction towards better awareness and acceptance of the benefits that Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) provide in the workplace and wider society. The built environment is for everyone. The more diverse and inclusive the industry can become, the more it will serve the needs of our communities.

Both a company and an individual will receive an EDI Award. We’re looking for a company that recognises the importance of diversity in the workplace and creates an inclusive environment in which all employees feel valued and can thrive. The individual winner of this award could be an individual who’s acted as a senior role model, inspiring others to follow or overcome personal barriers to excel in their career, or they may have provided a passion for ensuring that all colleagues and members of the wider public feel valued and respected.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award Individual Winner 2022 - Rebecca Lovelace

Rebecca Lovelace, Building People
EDI Individual Award Winner 2022

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award Company Winner 2022 - St Modwen

St. Modwen
EDI Company Award Winner 2022

How to Enter

What you will need to complete your application or make a nomination

To enter, click ‘Enter Now’. Then, select the award that you would like to enter and fill in your details. Once submitted, you will receive an email which will contain a link to your CIOB Awards portal. The portal will contain the form for the award that you have selected to enter.

EDI Awards – Company and Individual, is open to all UK based organisations working in the built environment. We’re looking for a company that recognises the importance of diversity in the workplace and creates an inclusive environment in which all employees feel valued and can thrive. The individual winner could be a person who’s acted as a senior role model, inspiring others to follow or overcome personal barriers to excel in their career, or they may have provided a passion for ensuring that all colleagues and members of the wider public feel valued and respected.

The submitted evidence should be during the period from January 2022 to April 2023.

The nominated organisation can be client of a CMYA entrant company (this year or previous years).

The Independent Testimonial must come from someone who is not part of the Company/does not work with the individual but with direct knowledge or experience of working with the Company/the individual.

The submission deadline for this award is 31 August 2023.

The awards

Why take part?

40 years of excellence

Be part of the legacy – For over 40 years we have been recognising exceptional talent in the industry. Enter now and get the chance to boost your career.

Step forward and be recognised

The CIOB Awards recognise construction professionals from every discipline both site-based and non-site-based. Whether you’re looking after an individual project or multiple projects at once. We celebrate more than just a building.

 

It's free

The CIOB Awards are free to enter. It costs you nothing, just the time taken to complete your application.

 

Get Noticed

What we’re looking for

The award-winning company will have excelled in one or more of the following ways (please see application form for more examples):

  • Adopting a strategic approach to embedding a commitment to EDI in all areas of operation
  • Taking action to ensure a workforce profile that is representative of its client base and the community that it serves
  • Positive steps to train and develop diverse talent (including ex-service personnel and/or ex-offenders)
  • Addressing identified under-representation in senior roles in a sustainable manner

 

The winning individual may have contributed to positive change in the sector in any of the following ways (please see application form for more examples):

  • Acted as a senior role model, sponsor or ally in championing EDI in the professional workplace
  • Taken specific actions (e.g. addressing inappropriate language and/or harassment) to improve the workplace culture
  • Demonstrated a high level of employee engagement to identify sustainable approaches to embedding EDI
  • Acted as a visible role model, providing inspiration to members of under-represented groups both within and beyond their organisation

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award

Are you ready to step forward?

The CIOB Awards celebrate the achievements of those who inspire, lead and enable the very best delivery of a project and produce buildings that have a positive impact on those who use them.

Entry Information and Details

Below you will find the information you will be asked to provide as part of your entry. The entry form consists of three sections. You may prepare your answers in advance and submit them at once after you register or work on them over time, making sure you save your progress every time you update the form.

About the Nominator

This is where you enter information about the nominator.

  • Nominator’s name
  • Nominator’s contact email
  • Nominator’s phone number
About the candidate

Enter information about the candidate. You will also require to upload an image of the candidate.

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s photo – The face and shoulders of the candidate should occupy most of the space in the image. The camera should be at eye level. Aim for an image size of at least 1MB.
  • Candidate’s organisation name
  • Type of business
  • Candidate’s email
  • Candidate’s phone number
  • Candidate’s address
  • Are you nominating a team or an individual?
  • Why should they be considered for this award?
Testimonies

This section is where you will enter a testimony. You will be required to enter:

  • Who the testimony is from
  • Their organisation
  • Their email address
  • Their contact number
  • Independant testimony

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Who can enter this award?

EDI Awards – Company and Individual, is open to all UK based organisations working in the built environment. We’re looking for a company that recognises the importance of diversity in the workplace and creates an inclusive environment in which all employees feel valued and can thrive. The individual winner could be a person who’s acted as a senior role model, inspiring others to follow or overcome personal barriers to excel in their career, or they may have provided a passion for ensuring that all colleagues and members of the wider public feel valued and respected.

Is an award given to both a company and individual?

Yes, there will be one company winner and one individual winner.

Who is eligible to enter this award?

We are looking for companies and individuals deserving of recognition and celebration within the timeframe of January to December 2022.

Who should nominate?

The independent testimonial must come from someone who is not part of the company and does not work with the individual but with direct knowledge or experience of working with the company/individual. The nominated organisation can be a client of a CMYA entrant company (past or present).

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