Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to attend ‘The Grafters‘ – an evening of networking and awards that are solely focussed on celebrating the Construction Industry in the North West. Driven by the same team that run the “Talk of Manchester’ events, ‘The Grafters’ was originally a monthly networking event but became so popular that it was decided to celebrate the companies involved through an award ceremony once a year. This year ‘The Grafters Awards’ took place on Thursday 18th May 2017 with a glittering Gala Dinner held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
The Headline sponsors for the event were The Boardroom, Shape Consulting Engineers, MCM Insurance and Altitude Aluminium, with category sponsors including Mesi Living, Construction Q, Plus Finance, AC Danzer, and Potential Recruitment. The evening was also focussed on raising money for Kidscan – a charity focused on children’s cancer research. Around £2490 was raised during the ceremony, which the charity was delighted to receive.
Here is a round-up of the Winners that were announced on the evening – massive Zool congratulations to you all:
Best Residential Architectural Practice (sponsored by Shape Consulting Engineers): Jennings Design Associates
Best Commercial Architectural Practice: JM Architects
Best Boutique House Builder: Edge Projects
Best Architectural Practice for a Luxury Dwelling: Abode Architecture
Best Structural Engineering Company: Shape Consulting Engineers
Best Residential Refurb & Extension Specialist: Alderley Edge Building Company
Best Overall Architecture Practice (sponsored by Construction Q): Jennings Design Associates (JDA)
Best PMQS/QS Practice: Dooley Associates
Best Landscape Architect: Barnes Walker Landscapes
Best Construction Recruitment Company: Michael Page
Best Electrical Contractor: Performance Electrical
Best Commercial Fit Out Company: Dragonfly
Best Commercial Interior Designer: Space Zero
Best Commercial Design: Leach Rhodes Walker
Best Facilities Management Provider: ACR
Best Heating and Plumbing Contractor: Cheshire Boiler & Electrical Services
Best Residential Interior Design: The Design House Manchester
Best National Developer (Residential/Commercial): PH Property Holdings
Best Main Contractor: Pochin
Best Commercial Property Sales and Management Company: OBI Property
Best Specialist Contractor: Opus 4
Best M & E Engineering Consultancy: FutureServ Ltd
Best Hospitality Interior & Design (Sponsored by The Boardroom): Vivo Interiors
Best Specialist Supplier: Diamond Interiors
Northern Roots, National Reach: Barnes Walker
Best Residential Property Management Company: X1 Lettings
Best Sales & Letting Agency: Reside Manchester
Best Chartered Surveyors: Fairhurst Estates
Business of the Year (sponsored by The Boardroom): Mace Group
Entrepreneur of the Year: Clare Whitehead – Vivo Interiors.
Well done to everyone involved – it was a great evening, and we met some fantastic people! Roll on next year’s awards!
Thanks to Mesi Living for the photographs of the winners, courtesy of Talk Media Communications Ltd.