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CIOB begins search for next top construction manager of 2021


19th January 2021

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) begins its search for the UK’s finest construction manager of 2021. For more than 40 years the CIOB has shone a light on the amazing skills and talent within the discipline of construction management.

In 2020 this prestigious event was moved into a virtual award hosted by renowned architect and TV presenter George Clarke FCIOB. This year the CIOB is planning to be back at London’s JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel on 29 September 2021 to celebrate the finalists.

These awards are unique in the sector and celebrate the talent of those who manage construction projects rather than the project itself. It has been called the Oscars of Construction and is recognised as one of the most challenging and career-defining awards to win.

Past winners and industry leaders all form an expert panel of judges from across the UK who assess applications, conduct interviews and scrutinise every aspect of the project.  It is free to enter and the CIOB encourages the industry to put forward its best talent to showcase the very best of the industry.


Caroline Gumble, Chief Executive of the CIOB, said:

The Construction Manager of the Year competition has always sought out the very best of leadership and talent in our sector. Even last year, when our sector and all those in it faced immense challenges, the line-up of finalists was incredibly impressive and a testament to the remarkable resilience of our industry. CMYA 2021 will be an important opportunity to celebrate the construction sector and the management talent working in it. I’m sure that, once again, we’ll see fierce competition from the finest construction managers in the industry, showcasing the highest levels of professionalism and commitment. I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s competition brings.”


Frank Connolly MCIOB of Mace Ltd, 2020 CMYA winner, said:

“I was over the moon to get a gold medal and to then win the overall was a bit surreal. It was a shock but I was amazed and delighted. It’s a fantastic award and a prestigious honour I dreamed of for many years. The CIOB did a fantastic job of it – it was seamless and planned really well.”


The CMYA is open for nominations until 19 March 2021. To submit a nomination – you may enter yourself or nominate one of your colleagues – visit our web site:



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