The Constructing Excellence Awards, held annually, are a platform that celebrates and recognises the incredible achievements of organisations and professionals working across the East Midlands.

From innovative designs and sustainable practices to community engagement and social impact, the awards cover a wide range of categories, ensuring that all aspects of the construction industry are recognised and appreciated.

Waldeck have been shortlisted for:

  • SME of the Year Award: The SME of the Year category recognises the outstanding achievements of small and medium-sized businesses within the region. It acknowledges the ability to deliver projects with excellence, innovation, and sustainable practices. Waldeck’s nomination in this category highlights our dedication to providing market-leading solutions, exceptional customer service, and continuous drive for growth.

  • People & Culture Award: The People & Culture category focuses on organisations that prioritise employee well-being, development and engagement. At Waldeck, our people are our greatest asset, and we strive for a supportive and inclusive work environment. This nomination reflects our commitment to nurturing our team, promoting diversity, and enabling a strong sense of community within our organisation.

  • Innovation Award: The Innovation Award category demonstrates how businesses foster a culture for innovation and systematically solve quantified problems with new or repurposed tools and techniques. Waldeck’s Panoptic Bridge Management project commissioned by Network Rail, in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Birmingham City University (BCU) has been shortlisted for this award.

Becky Hicks, HR Business Partner shared:

“We are extremely honoured to be shortlisted in three categories at the Constructing Excellence East Midlands Awards 2024. This recognition is a true testament to the incredible work our teams have undertaken over the past year. At our core, we prioritise our people, and this nomination reflects the dedication and passion they bring to their roles.

“Awards like this provide us with an opportunity for reflection. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day operations, but being shortlisted allows us to pause and acknowledge the impact of our training programs, community involvement, and EDI initiatives. Writing the submission for the People and Culture Award was a meaningful experience as it allowed us to appreciate the positive contributions we have made to our people and the communities we serve.

“These shortlists are a welcome piece of recognition for our commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainable practices. It is a privilege to be part of an industry that continually inspires and motivates us to push boundaries and strive for greatness.”

The awards recognise the contributions made by architects, engineers, contractors, developers, and other key players in the construction sector. By showcasing their expertise, dedication, and forward-thinking approaches, aiming to inspire and motivate the industry to reach new heights.

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 27th June at The Athena, Leicester.

For more information about this year’s awards, please visit the official awards website: