SPACES Awards 2019 – Young Visionary

Contractor Winner – Wayne Fleet – Barnes Construction
Consultancy Winner – Matthew Smith from Concertus
Consultancy Runner Up – Ali Ratcliffe from Pick Everard
Highly Commended – Adelina Bran from Concertus
Highly Commended – Guy Schmidt from Pick Everard

Wayne Fleet – Barnes Construction

Wayne who was originally placed on a complex multi million pound occupied town hall refurbishment project to deliver the enabling works only. However, he impressed the client that they campaigned to keep him for the entire 68 week project which he then went on to successfully deliver.  

The judges were impressed by his great customer awareness, management and site skills along with the confidence and communication skills for someone with limited site management experience.

His application showed how he constantly strives to deliver over and above what would normally be expected and this has been recognised by others too, when he won a national Considerate Constructor Scheme award for his work with schools.

Matthew Smith from Concertus

The judges felt this submission really struck a note due to Matthew’s ability to think out of the box. He introduced ‘BiM and Tonic’ sessions into the workplace to encourage colleagues to stay on after work to improve their BiM skills and then finish the day with a G&T! – BIM & Tonic is genius.

His enthusiasm for computing technology to inform and deliver better designs is not only improving customers projects but has lead to him presenting both locally and regionally to external organisations, contractors, colleges, CIBSE events as well working with local schools to promote technology and design as a career.

Ali Ratcliffe from Pick Everard

Ali had outstanding testimonials from colleagues and clients demonstrate that she makes a significant contribution to the delivery and execution of projects. She has delivered the first Pupil Referral Unit to be awarded a BREEAM Excellent. Informing young people about the importance of sustainability is a very worthy exercise and shows her true commitment to the discipline. 

Adelina Bran from Concertus

Adelina was recognised for her impressive commitment to delivering high quality sustainable schemes.

Guy Schmidt from Pick Everard

Guy was recognised for taking social value to a new level.