2018 sees the 40th year of celebrating excellence, with the prestigious Construction Manager of the Year Awards.


That’s 40 years of celebrating extraordinary individuals who go above and beyond to deliver buildings that make a positive impact on the lives of the people that use them.


It’s not about the project; it’s about the person that makes it happen.  The construction managers that inspire, lead and enable the very best possible delivery of a project.


Renowned for their rigour, the CMYA are respected by industry and have a reputation for identifying the future leaders in our industry from amongst the largest to the smallest companies.


We are open for entries between January and March, following which we undertake assessment of paper applications, site visits and panel interviews to select the individuals who stand out amongst the crowd.  We announce the names of our finalists in July.


Winning a medal at CMYA is a career defining moment;  construction companies are proactive in selecting their very best people to nominate and committed to supporting them through the process because they know the quality of their people is a direct reflection on them as an employer.  In addition, those individuals who make it to the finalist stage are entitled to apply for Chartered Membership of CIOB which is a huge achievement in itself.


The awards event itself is held at the prestigious Grosvenor House on Park Lane.  It is a glamorous celebration of the very best people working in our industry and as such is attended and closely watched by key influencers and decision makers from construction.  A three course meal, entertainment and awards ceremony is enjoyed by around 800 people who witness inspirational individuals being recognised for their exceptional work.  It is emotional, exhilarating and most of all enjoyable.


Speaking of the 2017 Overall Construction Manager of the Year, CIOB President 2017-18 Rebecca Thompson said Margaret Conway was an inspiration for anyone thinking of entering the industry.

“As well as remaining in control of the immense technical and logistical challenges of her day job, her inclusive style has encouraged young people to get involved in construction,” she said. “We will watch her career with interest.”