Consultancy and Engineering Awards 2017 winners revealed

IMC Worldwide picking up one of their Consultancy and Engineering Awards.

A sell-out attendance of around 400 people gathered at the Marriott Grosvenor Square last night for the unveiling of this year’s winners of the Consultancy and Engineering Awards.

Guests at the event were drawn from all parts of the industry and it was noticeable that the crowd was more diverse than in previous years, including many women and young people.  

The annual awards, sponsored by Brunel, Deltek, Pennington Manches, and Willis Towers Watson, celebrate the best of the UK’s consultancy and engineering profession and the work showcased spanned a variety of specialisms. As well as recognising individual companies’ prowess, the awards also highlighted the contribution of individuals in a number of categories as well as the role of partnerships and collaborations that are increasingly important iin the delivery of UK infrastructure.

Speaking at the awards, Nelson Ogunshakin, chief executive of ACE, said: “Tonight is about lifting the curtain and celebrating the often unseen contributions of consultants and engineers to our local communities, our countries and the world at large. We are the creators of the world around us, those who ensure that no matter what happens, our communities continue to thrive and succeed.”

Mike Haigh, global managing director of Mott MacDonald and chairman of ACE, said: “Our industry builds tomorrow’s future, daily turning dreams into reality, but to do that we must continue to have individuals and companies like those that have been shortlisted; people and companies that push beyond what was, to what will be.”

The full list of 2017 award winners is listed below.

Best UK Business Performance - SME

Winner - IMC Worldwide

Highly Commended - Geo-Environmental Services

Best UK Business Performance – Large Firm

Winner - Curtins

Highly Commended - BWB Consulting

Apprentice of the Year

Winner - Jordan Laraway from Arup

Young Professional Award

Winner - Ben Freedman from MLM

Highly Commended - Tahira Newaz from MWH

Collaboration Champion of the Year

Winner - IMC Worldwide for their Rural Access project

Highly Commended - Hoare Lea for the RNLI slipway lifeboat station at Porthdinllaen

Inclusion and Diversity Champion of the Year

Winner – Max Fordham

Sustainability Champion of the Year

Winner - Mott MacDonald

Technology Champion of the Year

Winner - BWB Consulting

Training Initiative of the Year

Winner - Troup Bywaters + Anders

Highly Commended - BWB Consulting

Ambassador Award

Winner: Professor Roger Flanagan, Reading University

Diamond Award (Winner of Winners)

Ben Freedman from MLM 

If you would like to contact Andy Walker about this, or any other story, please email