Consultancy and Engineering Awards 2016: Full list of winners

More than 350 people packed the Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Holborn on Tuesday evening to see Terry Morgan, Crossrail’s chairman, be crowned Ambassador of the Year, WYG win best large firm of the year and BWB scoop two categories in the 2016 Consultancy and Engineering Awards. 

Guests were drawn from across the industry and included John Holland-Kay, CEO of Heathrow Airport, Simon Kirby Chief Executive of HS2 and Lady Barbara Judge, of the IoD.

The 13 awards celebrate the best of the UK’s consultancy and engineering profession and showcase the remarkable work of ACE members and supporters across a variety of specialisms. 2016 also saw the introduction of new category awards to reflect the growing need to recognise the wider partnerships and collaborations that are involved in moving business practices forward in an ever changing environment.

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, chief executive of ACE said:

“All our winners are outstanding examples of excellence in the industry. More importantly the evening recognised the people who sit at the heart of our organisations, each and every one playing their part to deliver work of the highest standard.”

Chair of Judges Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner at Transport for London commented:

“I was extremely pleased to have been invited to chair a most distinguished judging panel for this year’s awards representing a truly broad range of clients, stakeholders, media and academics from across our industry. 

The ‘winner of winners’ – or The Diamond Award -  was presented to Glyn Utting from WYG who had earlier been recognised as the Young Professional of the Year.

The Consultancy and Engineering Award full list of winners of 2016 are:

Best UK Business Performance – Small Firm 

Winner – Green Structural Engineering

Best UK Business Performance – Medium Firm

Winner – BWB Consulting

Best UK Business Performance – Large Firm

Winner – WYG

Highly Commended - Cundall

Apprentice of the Year

Winner – Sanna Shabir, Atkins

Highly Commended – Laura Brown, CH2M

Young Professional of the Year

Winner – Glyn Utting, WYG

Collaboration Champion of the Year

Winner – Chapman BDSP and Rapiere Software

Inclusion and Diversity Champion of the Year

Winner – Transport for London

Sustainability Champion of the Year

winnner – Max Fordham

Technology Champion of the Year

Winner – Cundall

Highly Commended – StructureMode

Training Initiative of the Year

Winner – BWB Consulting

Highly Commended – Mott MacDonald

Ambassador of the Year

Terry Morgan, CBE : Chairman - Crossrail

Special Recognition Award


Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence

Winner – Glyn Utting, WYG