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ADVERTORIAL A gala evening of fizzy fun underpins a serious message at the Association for Project Safety’s ninth National CDM and Student Designer Awards. The Awards celebrate outstanding contributions aimed at making work in the construction sector safer. The awards showcase innovation and exemplary practice in design and construction health and safety risk management and highlight how this can cut the number of workers who lose their lives, suffer life-changing injuries or are affected by long term health problems. The Association’s annual awards are being held on Thursday 27 October in the sumptuous setting of London’s Radission Blu Portman Hotel and new APS Chief Executive Lesley McLeod and past President Richard Wilks will be on hand to welcome Members and guests. Lesley McLeod said: “The Association for Project Safety’s National CDM and Student Designer Awards will be a glittering evening of celebrity fun and entertainment but they also highlight the very serious issue of health and safety risk management. Currently around one worker a week is killed on a construction project and more find their lives changed forever due to accident or ill-health. Our members are dedicated to reducing the risks and to helping clients and businesses ‘work well’. “The Association’s awards are a marvellous opportunity to showcase the best of the design APS National Awards 2016 Radisson Blu Portman Hotel 27th October 2016 Let’s celebrate success www.builderandengineer.32 and construction health and safety risk management sector and a valuable way to highlight the vital importance of health and safety in construction. I believe they help strike the right balance between celebrating good practice and providing a sprinkle of star dust so everyone has a wonderful evening. “Anyone working in construction and the built environment is very welcome to come along but, with a full programme of top class celebrity entertainment in prospect, I urge anyone interested to sign up soon. I am very much looking forward to my first awards ceremony – they look set to be fun, a fantastic opportunity to network and an important chance to honour those who are leading the way in making sure people involved in construction can work safely and well. I look forward to meeting as many members and friends as possible at the event.” Past President Richard Wilks praised the quality of the entries and said: “I am delighted we received a bumper number of entrants this year – more than ever before. But it was not just a question of quantity. The quality of the submissions was excellent and certainly gave the judges a real headache when it came to picking the winners. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as President of the APS, and the National CDM and Student Designer Awards will be a great way to round off a very busy two years. I am pleased more and more people recognise the importance of design and construction health and safety risk management. It can have a genuinely life-changing effect and I am proud the awards have gained strength and that we can honour those leading the way in improving standards. “I am looking forward to the evening and especially to meeting all the shortlisted entrants at our special reception at the Palace of Westminster before the ceremony.” TICKETS Tickets are now available to purchase to attend the prestigious event from the APS website. A single ticket costs £125 + VAT and a table of 10 costs £1,125 + VAT. To purchase a ticket to the National CDM and Student Designer Awards, visit: Bubbles Make it Better Lesley McLeod

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