Guest information for the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards


Directions to the event can be found on the Sheffield City Hall website

Car Parking

Information about parking can be found on the Sheffield City Hall website

Dress Code

Please note that this event is black-tie, however our theme is ‘Happiness’ and we will be encouraging all attendees to wear one item of clothing that is colourful to break up the black!


There is no accommodation on site at Sheffield City Hall, however we have secured preferential rates at two local hotels, both situated over the road from Sheffield City Hall. Please note we have a limited allocation at these rates and they are subject to availability so we advise you to book early to secure.


Please quote “180714LEEDS” when booking to secure preferential rates of £89 inc breakfast for a single room, £99 inc breakfast for a double room

Novotel Sheffield Central

Please quote “ConstructingExcellence” when booking to secure preferential rates of £45 inc breakfast for a single room, £55 inc breakfast for a double room.


Programme for the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards

As we approach over 300 bookings for our gala dinner on 18th July 2014 we thought that your guests may like to see the full programme for the evening.  Please ensure you let us know of your guests’ dietary and access requirements via email to by Friday 4th July 2014.

1815 thinkBIM Champagne Reception

1845 Call to Dinner

1850 Welcome by Constructing Excellence YH

Host JoJo

1900 Class of Your Own Presentation

 Action for Happiness presentation

1915 Keynote Speaker, Peter Hansford, Government Chief Construction Advisor

1930 JoJo Award presentations

2000 Starter

2030 Awards Presentations

2100 Main Course

2130 Award presentations

2200 Dessert

2220 The Best of the Best

2230 Entertainment

0030 Carriages




Our Chosen Charity!

Action for Happiness logo


Action for Happiness helps people look after their mental wellbeing and campaigns for mental wellbeing to be given much greater priority. Research shows that mental ill-health causes more of the suffering in our society than physical illness, poverty or unemployment – but it gets far less attention. Antidepressant use has grown by 500% in 20 years and over a third of people in the UK experience mental health issues during their lifetime. Yet only 30% of people suffering receive any help, due to poor service provision, lack of understanding and stigma. As a result, most people remain unaware of the many practical things we can all do to look after our wellbeing. Action for Happiness provides evidence-based ideas and solutions to improve mental wellbeing in families, communities, schools and workplaces. It also works to ensure a greater focus on promoting wellbeing in government policy. It has a network of over 200,000 members and followers and is backed by leading experts from psychology, health, education and social innovation. Action for Happiness is part of The Young Foundation, a Registered Charity (274345) and Company Limited by Guarantee (1319183) in England and Wales

Mark Williamson 2Dr Mark Williamson is Director of Action for Happiness (, a movement of people taking action to create a happier society. Mark has a diverse range of experience across private and non-profit sectors, from start-ups through to large multi-national companies. He was previously Director of the Innovation unit at the Carbon Trust. He was also a non-executive director of Solar Press and founder of online initiative What You Can Do. Before that, Mark spent nine years as a management consultant with Accenture, leading a wide range of projects relating to strategy, technology and change management. He has also worked for Hewlett Packard Labs and Orange. He holds an MBA from IMD business school in Switzerland, and a PhD in Electronics and Communications from the University of Bristol. He is a Sainsbury Management Fellow, a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Directors.high-heels-md                              Dress Code                                              19096492-vector-tuxedo-with-bow-tie

Linking to our chosen charity we decided on a theme of ‘Happiness’ for the night and we will be encouraging all attendees to wear one item of clothing that is colourful to break up the black…



Join us on 25th June for a Passivhaus Excellence breakfast event

Connect with key clients and partners at a Passivhaus Excellence breakfast with Elrond Burrell, Associate at Architype Ltd  and Chris Herring, Director at Green Building Store.


The morning’s presentations will consist of..


Passivhaus: Sacrificing natural materials for energy efficiency?


Elrond Burrell from Architype will introduce the Passivhaus standard and present case studies to illustrate the use of natural materials in Passivhaus buildings.





From derelict barn to eco exemplar education centre.


Chris Herring, Director, Green Building Store will be speaking about the company’s recent Passivhaus retrofit (EnerPHit standard) project at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Stirley Community Farm.


Wednesday 25th June
Addleshaw Goddard
Sovereign House, Sovereign Street  

(If you are using a satellite navigation, please use the following postcode: LS1 4BJ)





Shortlist announced for the 2014 constructing excellence awards

Many thanks to all those who submitted entries for the 2014 Constructing Excellence awards. The judges were extremely impressed with the general standard of submissions and the clear efforts made by entrants to address the key Constructing Excellence principles of each award category. I’m sure you will agree that we will have our work cut out choosing winners!

The full shortlist can be view here