The Shortlist

Inspire Awards Shortlist 2018

Congratulations to all who made the 2018 shortlist.

To view the winners of each category, view the Winners page.

Most Inspiring Contractor

Apex Roofing Anglia Ltd

Balfour Beatty


Golden Lane Housing Ltd

Laing O’Rourke & J Murphy & Sons Joint Venture (LMJV)

Mears Group PLC


Most Inspiring Training Programme


Skills 4 Ltd

Willmott Dixon Holding Ltd


Most Inspiring Apprenticeship Programme


Morgan Sindall Property Services


Most Inspiring Housing Provider

Golden Lane Housing Ltd

Housing Plus Group

Steve Biko HA


Most Inspiring Mental Wellbeing Initiative

Galliford Try plc

Randstad CPE


Willmott Dixon, All Safe Minds


Most Inspiring Consultancy




Trowers & Hamlins LLP


Most Inspiring Community Project

A Connolly Ltd

BeConnected, Stafford and Rural Homes

Chobham Manor LLP - Our Living Art project

Hilti (GB) Ltd

Steve Biko HA

Willmott Dixon Construction, The Willmott Dixon Foundation Trainee Challenge

Willmott Dixon Construction, Ready for the Gate’ Programme

Willmott Dixon Construction, The Rumney Library Project


Most Inspiring Building Project

Matt Hampson Foundation –   Corporate Architecture, Cartwright Communications, Derry Building Services, Salus, Couch Perry Wilkes, MDA Consulting, BSP Consulting & Willmott Dixon Construction

Eastern High School - Cardiff City Council, Powell Dobson Architects & McCann & Partners, Cambria Consulting & Willmott Dixon Construction

Darlington Hippodrome and Theatre Hullabaloo Project - Darlington Borough Council, Space Architects, BGP Consulting, Charcoal Blue & Willmott Dixon Construction


Most Inspiring Employer



David Miller Architects

Hilti Great Britain

Housing Plus Group

Inter Urban Studios

Laing O’Rourke & J Murphy & Sons Joint Venture (LMJV)

Morson International

SPV Group


Most Inspiring Mentor

Ahmed Al-Mallak, Coventry University

Bev Williams, Willmott Dixon Interiors

Helen Nurrish, Galliford Try

Karen Armitage, Stafford and Rural Homes

Lydia Rowlands, Willmott Dixon Construction

Robert Gleaves, Hastoe Housing Association


Most Inspiring Employment Initiative

Arhag Housing Association


Morgan Sindall Property Services

Willmott Dixon Holdings Ltd

WM Housing Group


Most Inspiring Supplier

The winner of this category will be announced on the night of the awards.


Most Inspiring Rising Star - Under 30

Anna Koukoullis, Willmott Dixon Interiors

Elizabeth Gibbs, Redrow Homes

Hadeel Saadoon, Coventry University

Hannah Pearce, GRAHAM Construction

Megan Kennedy, Willmott Dixon

Megan Robinson, Barratt London

Neeraj Kumar Sharma, Atkins - Part of the SNC Lavalin Group

Simone Codrington, Willmott Dixon Construction

Stewart Long, Barratt London


Most Inspiring Rising Star - 30 & over

Amy Griffith, Property Plus, part of Housing Plus Group

Anne Timpany, On Tap Plumbers

Danielle Dasgupta, Barratt London

Jade Woodward, Grafton Supply Chain Solutions

Khalid Esa, Willmott Dixon Construction

Loretta Lipworth, Balfour Beatty

Manjeeta Pathak, Redrow Homes

Moni Rahman, Child Graddon Lewis


Most Inspiring Role Model - Under 40

Ahmed Al-Mallak, Coventry University

Alexis Skeer, GRAHAM Construction

Anna Koukoullis, Willmott Dixon Interiors

Celia Enyioko-Hanniford , Hanover Housing Association

Kate Whatley, SPV Group

Lizi Stewart, Arcadis

Simone de Gale Architects

Sonia Da Costa, Barratt London

Suzanne Smith, Soteria Asbestos Limited


Most Inspiring Role Model - 40 & over

Gemma Welsher, Willmott Dixon Construction

Jackie Biswell, Apex Roofing Anglia Ltd

Kate Tinsley, Buildbase

Lisa Raynes, Pride Road (Manchester South)

Malcolm McBride, The Guinness Partnership

Sharon Teape, Hanover Housing Association