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From Groundworker to Site Agent and now Awards Winner!

When Gary Fowler was a boy growing up in Bury St Edmunds, all he wanted to do was become a professional footballer.

Ruptured ankle ligaments crushed Gary’s dream at the age of 18. It was a bitter blow for someone with great potential who’d already caught the eye of several league club scouts. But football’s loss was emphatically construction’s gain: ten years after hanging up his boots and then starting as a trench digger with a local firm he was named Overall Winner of The Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme 2014. The awards are organized by...

Harriet is an Award winning Assistant Bid Manager despite lifetime struggle with dyslexia

For the 25-year-old from Manchester has battled with severe dyslexia all her life.

In no way is she defined, or indeed limited, by her dyslexia. She’s never allowed herself to be, despite having the reading and writing skills of an average 11-year-old child. No favours or special measures are required. Most people who work with her never become aware of her condition.

And why would they? Their lively, life-affirming colleague possesses a first-class degree in Construction Project Management from Salford University and holds down a demanding role as Assistant Bid...

What makes a winning Engineer?

Victoria has packed an extraordinary amount into her short but glittering engineering career. Just turned 30, she’s played a major role in helping design Renzo Piano’s new Greek National Library; worked with Hopkins Architects on the University of East London’s library and a new science centre at Abingdon School; been elected a council member at the Institution of Structural Engineers, as well as a board member and trustee; and somehow also finds the time to serve as a visiting lecturer at Bath University, where she graduated with a first-class degree in civil and...

Talented young professionals triumph at The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme

Exceptional young people who have overcome barriers in their life to achieve a great start in their career were honored last week at our awards evening supported by HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

All the shortlisted candidates joined over 200 senior industry figures and HRH The Duke of Gloucester at the awards evening on Thursday at the Underglobe, where the winners were announced.

It was an opportunity for exceptional young professionals to be commended and celebrated and judges saw many applications from young people who had shown amazing resilience and determination....

Young professionals triumph at our Awards night.

We are delighted to announce the winners of The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme 2013!

The fantastic shortlisted candidates joined over 200 senior industry figures and HRH The Duke of Gloucester at our awards evening on Wednesday 13th March at RIBA, where the winners were announced. The awards were hosted by Chief Correspondent at Channel 4 News Alex Thomson, and the prizes handed out by our Patron.

The awards had 4 categories, Architecture, Engineering, Engineering, Surveying and Project Management. Winners will each receive a unique package of support...

Finalists announced for the Construction Industry’s Young Achiever’s Scheme

The finalists have been announced for our second prestigious awards dinner for The Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme 2013.

Now in its second year, the Scheme, with the support of the Trust’s Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, is an opportunity for exceptional young professionals to be commended and celebrated for their achievements. It particularly looks for young people who have overcome barriers or certain hardships in their life, and judges read applications from young people who had shown exceptional resilience and determination.

The shortlisted...

Winning Talent Shines Through at Brand New Awards

We are delighted to announce the winners of The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme 2011!

Architecture Award - Neil Quinn - BSK CiC

Construction & Project Management Award - Thomas Hillman - Taylor Wimpey South Wales

Engineering Award - Chloe Agg - WSP CEL

Surveying Award - Brendan Cusick - Sir Robert McAlpine

The overall winner chosen from the four category winners was:

Overall Winner Award - Brendan Cusick - Sir Robert McAlpine

The awards ceremony took place at The Banqueting House, Whitehall on 24 November and was...

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