CN Specialists Awards 2022: the winners revealed

The winners of the Construction News Specialists Awards have been revealed at a sparkling ceremony in London.

Specialists were recognised across 21 categories at the event, which was attended by more than 800 people and hosted by comedian Mark Watson.

The CN Specialists Awards are the only national awards recognising the outstanding achievements of specialist contractors. Each of the finalists had to showcase their entries to a judging panel drawn from more than 60 experts from across the sector.

Demolition firm AR, The Enabling Partner was the biggest winner on the night, picking up three awards: Demolition Specialist of the Year, Specialist Contractor of the Year (with turnover up to £25m) and Training Excellence.

M&E giant NG Bailey and modular specialist Zed Pods were also each recognised in two categories.


CN Specialists Awards 2022: the winners

  • Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year: Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding
  • Apprentice of the Year: Daisie Nash, NG Bailey
  • Demolition Specialist of the Year: AR, The Enabling Partner
  • Digital Construction Excellence: Kane Group
  • Envelope Specialist of the Year: The Clarison Group
  • Equipment Specialist of the Year: Brilliant Ideas
  • Excellence in Social Value: Deconstruct UK
  • Ground Engineering Specialist of the Year: McAuliffe Group
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellence: Erith Contractors
  • Innovation of the Year (Contractor): Zed Pods – zero-carbon, affordable new homes above public car park
  • Innovation of the Year (Non-contractor) : EMSOL – community-impact tool for site-based pollution control
  • MEP Specialist of the Year: NG Bailey
  • Net-Zero Trailblazer of the Year: Keltbray
  • Offsite Specialist of the Year: Zed Pods
  • Outstanding Contribution to Specialist Construction: National Emergency Services Support Taskforce
  • Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (subcontract from £1m to £5m): Metek – Waterfront Plaza, Phase 2
  • Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (subcontract over £5m): John F Hunt – demolition works
  • Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (subcontract up to £1m): Mabey Hire – thinking beyond the norm with an innovative bridge lift on a Durham city centre project
  • Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover over £25m): BES
  • Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover up to £25m): AR, The Enabling Partner
  • Training Excellence: AR, The Enabling Partner

To read more about the winners – and what the judges said about them – click on our CN Specialists Awards 2022 winners booklet below:

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