LETCHWORTH, UK– Entries are now open for the The Hertfordshire Building & Construction Awards, which takes place on 10  February 2017 at the Letchworth Mercure Hall Hotel.

This ceremonial event celebrates the very best of tradesmen, building, engineering, innovation and construction work to have taken place in Hertfordshire during the past 14 months. The awards will also raise awareness for Mesothelioma UK, a charity that supports those suffering from cancer associated with exposure to asbestos.

Local companies are invited to enter online for free. With 20 categories to choose from, there are ample opportunities to nominate a staff member or recent project with the chance to become a finalist and be recognised at this prestigious award event.

Next year’s ceremony features award categories that are applicable to the engineering, built environment, construction, design (interior and architecture) and agency awards. Entries are now open and the closing deadline is 13 January 2017.

Hannah Rees, Director of marketing support agency AIM, said the Hertfordshire Building & Construction Awards will showcase the exceptional works that have taken place locally, and bring Hertfordshire business leaders together to celebrate under one roof.

She said that the awards have had tremendous support from Hertfordshire Building Research Establishment (BRE), Hertfordshire LEP, Hertfordshire Constructing Excellence and the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

“We want to thank the award judges who include: Mary Sykes of the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce; Jim Davin, CEO of Buildnet; Nilu Bhurj of NKB Virtual Assistant and Alison Nicholl, Associate Director of Building Research Establishment (BRE) who will be scoring entries. I'd also like to give thanks to our sponsors, The Green Triangle, Dignity LC Services  and Mesothelioma UK And remind companies that they can still get involved to sponsor an award category.

“Equally, we are proud that Mesothelioma UK is the chosen charity for the event and proceeds raised on the evening will be donated to them. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that forms when workman/women are exposed to asbestos. It was decided that we would support the awareness and fundraising at the event,” said Rees.

Tickets are available to buy online at £69 (inclusive of VAT), which consists of a three-course meal and evening entertainment. There is also an opportunity for businesses to sponsor an award category, with an exceptional pre-marketing and advertorial package from £450. All details can be found online at www.hertsbuildingawards.co.uk