The CECA (South West) Annual Lunch will take place at The Grand Hotel, Torquay on Friday 2 October 2020 and is the region’s networking event of the year for contractors and not to be missed from both a personal and business perspective. The event brings together over 150 people to celebrate the achievements both of our industry and the people who contribute so much to our success. The Lunch includes the presentation of the CECA (South West) Training Awards – celebrating the remarkable achievements of the young women and men who are our rising stars.

Ben Collins (Professional Racing Car Driver, Ex-Stig, Writer, TV Presenter, World Record Breaker and Hollywood Stunt Driver) is our guest speaker.

The Chairman, Dave Ellis, and Regional Director, Paul Santer, will also be hosting influential industry guests to widen networking opportunities for members.

Member companies can book tables of 6, 8 or 10, or, alternatively, you can purchase individual seats, in order to give every member the opportunity to join us.  The ticket price includes a three-course meal, wine and entertainment.

The booking form can be found here.

To all looking to develop prosperous new relationships, or build on existing ones, share experience, entertain clients, or just have a great time, we sincerely hope that you join us.


Sponsorship Opportunities are available to members and non-members. Every business knows that event sponsorship can be a highly cost-effective and powerful way to promote your brand. It is the perfect way to directly reach and connect with your target audience in a unique and interactive way. Sponsorship of the CECA (South West) Annual Lunch 2020 puts your company in front of approximately 150 industry professionals, key clients and stakeholders – making it an invaluable channel to support your marketing strategy. Full details of the packages available can be found here.

Grateful thanks to our 2020 Lunch Sponsors

CECA South West Awards 2020

The CECA South West awards celebrate the best people and our award categories for 2020 are:

Please confirm your intention to nominate in one or more categories to Leone Donnelly no later than Friday 15 May 2020.

Nomination forms should be completed and returned no later than Friday 21 August 2020.

Please note that submissions are restricted to one nomination per category, however, you can still submit in all four categories.

The Awards will be presented at the CECA South West Annual Lunch in Torquay on Friday 2 October 2020.

The winner will receive an inscribed memento and cash prize of £500.

In addition, depending on the quality of nominations received, CECA SW may decide to make a “Highly Commended” award to the runner up in one or more of the categories. These awards, worth £250, will be presented subsequently at the recipient’s place of work.

We look forward to receiving your submission and announcing the winners at the Lunch to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the young women and men who are our rising stars.

CECA (South West) Awards 2019

Our 2019 award winners were:

  • Most Promising Apprentice – James Morris (Alun Griffiths Ltd)
  • Most Promising Trainee Quantity Surveyor – Abby Davies (BAM Nuttall Ltd)
  • Most Promising Trainee Civil Engineering – Conner Kearey (Gilpin Demolition)
  • University of Bath Industrial Placement Award – Molly McMaster (Interserve Construction)
  • University of Plymouth Industrial Placement Award – Thomas Yates (Avon Construction)


Above: the CECA South West 2019 Award winners. From L to R:  Conner Kearey (Gilpin Demolition); Thomas Yates (University of Plymouth); Abby Davies (BAM Nuttall);  Dave Ellis (CECA South West Chairman);  Molly McMaster (University of Bath); James Morris  (Alun Griffiths).