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10 reasons to enter British Construction Industry Awards

Bcia awards

Time is running out to enter the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA), with just one week to go.

All entries must be submitted by Wednesday 24 April, so time really is of the essence.

Entries are sought across a range of project categories and specialist subcategories to recognise delivery excellence across design, management, construction and supply chain engagement and innovation.

Details of all categories and the criteria for entry can be found online at

If you are still unsure why you should enter, here are just 10 reasons to do so:

1. Get major clients to your sites

With 72 industry expert judges, including the top brass from the biggest and brightest clients, the BCIA is a great chance to show-off your work to big wigs at the likes of High Speed 2, Tideway, Heathrow, Highways England and Network Rail.

2. Network with a who’s who of industry leaders

For one night in the heart of London all of the industry comes together in one place, with clients, contractors and consultants thrown together to celebrate the best the sector has to offer.

3. Join a long list of prestigious winners

The BCIA is the longest running awards ceremony in the construction and engineering industry. Now in its 32nd year, previous winners include the London 2012 Olympic Park, the Millennium Dome and the Tate Modern.

4. The government is backing it

While the government has yet to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal, it has found reason to back the BCIA. In fact, it is one of very few industry awards that the government does support – so if it’s good enough for them, we must be on to a winner.

5. Help with future tender documents

With an increased need to demonstrate successful collaboration at the tendering stage, what better example than to say you’ve been rewarded with the industry’s most prestigious award?

6. Show clients you’re award-winning

With a host of big name (and big money) clients eagerly watching on from the audience, there is no better way than having your name banded around in front of them celebrating recent success stories.

7. Celebrate the whole supply chain

The beauty of BCIA is that it is about projects as a whole, encompassing the whole supply chain from designers, architects, engineers and contractors to sub-contractors and fitters.

8. Reward the team

The BCIA shines the light on teamwork, celebrating everyone involved on the job. The chance to reward your entire team is a great way to improve team spirit and give everyone their moment in the spotlight (quite literally, if you saw the size of the London Bridge station team on stage last year - see picture above).

9. Be inspired

Win, lose, laugh or cry, the BCIA will not disappoint. Showcasing the best projects the industry has to offer, you may even be inspired by some of the great work that has gone on in the last 12 months.

10. Wine, dine and look fine

Dickie bows, evening dresses, a slap-up three course meal and as much wine as the heart desires… Need I say anymore?

Details of all categories and the criteria for entry can be found online at


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