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TV star hosts a most awarding evening [

THE EVENING OF 26 OCTOBER will see the return of the leading and most prestigious construction awards in London – following a successful inaugural ceremony at The O2 last year. The London Construction Awards, which were free to enter for companies working on any construction project across London and the South East of England, are impartially judged by a panel of industry experts. They will be presented at a prestigious Gala Dinner on at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, with over 500 leading figures in the London construction industry in attendance. The London Construction Awards will feature a three-course meal and entertainment from none other than TV star comic Jimmy Carr. Fresh from ‘doing Countdown’, Jimmy will be presenting his special Comedy Evening. Other stand-up and London-based acts will be performing at the interval of the awards.

The judges this year include senior representatives from Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK, Bouygues UK, CBRE, Chartered Institute of Building, CIC, Futureworks, John McCall Architects, K10, KPMG, Lendlease, Mace Group, Ramboll UK and Skanska UK. Categories include the London Build Excellence Award, Sustainable Construction Award, Regeneration Project of the Year, Contractor of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Project Design of the Year, Marketing Initiative of the Year, Health and Safety Solution of the Year and Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year. There are also three awards for Innovation of the Year: in Manufacturing, Software and Materials. q

It’s ever onwards and upwards for contractor compliance scheme [LEGISLATION IS PLACING an ever-increasing burden on organisations

to ensure the health and safety competency of contractors, so it is vital to have a reliable system in place to assess the suitability of arrangements made by service providers while they are on clients’ premises. With more than 300 clients and over 27,000 contractor members, Alcumus SafeContractor is one of the fastest growing health and safety assessment schemes in the UK. The scheme enables businesses to reduce risk by establishing and maintaining a compliant, approved contractor list, ensuring that their supply chain is compliant by identifying and flagging perceived risks before any work takes place. As well as highlighting health and safety risks, the scheme provides businesses with a full audit trail to prove that participating companies are meeting legal requirements. Members also have access to a benefits package that includes trade discounts and insurance advice. Alcumus SafeContractor is the new name of Safecontractor, which has undergone a strategic rebranding by new owner Alcumus. It was recently acquired as part of Alcumus’s takeover of Santia Consulting, the scheme’s previous owner. Alcumus SafeContractor is now part of a risk management portfolio servicing 32,000 clients and users worldwide. Martin Smith, CEO of Alcumus Group said: “Our business has grown through a number of successful acquisitions and our pedigree, products and services can be tracked back over 30 years. The acquisition and subsequent rebrand of Alcumus SafeContractor unites the businesses under one strong umbrella brand and helps to develop a new, differentiated identity in the minds of customers, investors, competitors and other stakeholders.”

Since June, as the brand has taken on its fresh new look, Alcumus has been supporting members of the scheme by supplying branding toolkits comprising new promotional logo stickers, certificates and artwork for letterheads. All the information needed by existing participants or those wanting to join is available from their London Build stand. q

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