JCT Chief Executive, Neil Gower, will be joining a panel of leading construction industry executives, experts and main contractors selected to judge the Construction News Specialists Awards 2014.
The Awards is celebrating its tenth year, and is recognised for being the only national awards specifically for specialist contractors.
Neil will be judging the Apprentice of the Year, one of 16 categories in an extensive programme designed to recognise the work and achievement of specialist contractors in a variety of fields and disciplines.
The Construction News Specialists Awards are well known for the rigour of their selection and judging process, which includes a round of face-to-face judging.
Judging the Apprentice of the Year is of particular significance to JCT, who have been working to promote the importance of education and training within the construction industry. The JCT Student Essay Competition, now in its third year, is currently open via the JCT website (www.jctltd.co.uk) for entries until 19th March 2014, and offers £1,000 to the winning entrant.
In addition, last year saw the launch of JCT’s education and training module, JCT Contracts Discovery, and the 2012 JCT Povey Lecture featured Paul Drechsler, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Wates Group, delivering a speech about the important link between education and the industry.
Commenting on his appointment as judge for the Awards, Neil said:
“I feel very honoured to be asked to be part of the judging panel once again for the Construction News Specialists Awards.
“I’m also pleased, and feel it is fitting to be asked to judge the Apprentice of the Year category, given the importance and focus JCT has placed on education and providing opportunities for young people entering the industry. I am looking forward to seeing the positive work and achievements of the next generation of construction professionals.”
The Awards ceremony takes place on 19 March 2014 at the London Hilton, Park Lane. For more information, visit: www.cnspecialistsawards.com