The CECA Southern Annual Lunch & Awards Event will take place on Friday 28 June 2024 from 12 noon – 16:30 at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD.  Our flagship networking event will bring together over 400 people for the biggest networking event of the CECA Southern calendar.

We are again looking to celebrate those that do such great work within their organisations in making our industry successful. Providing the opportunity to host colleagues and clients, the Annual Lunch will include the presentation of the CECA Southern Awards – showcasing some of our remarkable people that will include both the new rising stars as well as those that have already been shining a positive but sometimes unrecognised light on our industry.

We will again be hosting the NextGen CECA Southern Foundations Group that have done so many great things in outreaching to future generations. At the event, we will also be formally launching a storybook that the NextGen group have produced for young school children.

Our chosen charity is the Construction Youth Trust, a charity aimed at inspiring and enabling young people to overcome barriers and discover a career in the construction and built environment sector. We look forward to raising lots of money for the Trust!

Our guest speaker will be announced shortly.

You can book tables of 10 to 12 and there is also the option to book individual tickets for those not wishing to take a full table.

Members can book tickets for the Lunch by completing and returning the Booking Form.

Non Members can book tickets here.


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 Southern Lunch & Awards Event 2024 puts your company in front of approximately 400 industry professionals, key clients and stakeholders, politicians and dignitaries – making it an invaluable channel to support your marketing strategy.

Full details of the packages available can be found here. To book your package or discuss further please contact Leone Donnelly.

The Headline Sponsor for the 2024 CECA Southern Annual Lunch & Awards is:

& Thanks to our 2024 Sponsors:


We are delighted to announce our Awards for 2024. These Awards celebrate the best people and our award categories for 2024 are:

  • Most Promising Industrial Placement
  • Most Promising Apprentice (Levels 2-3)
  • Most Promising Apprentice (Levels 4-7)
  • Most Promising Trainee Quantity Surveyor
  • Most Promising Trainee Civil Engineer
  • Outstanding Contribution / Lifetime Achievement
  • Workplace Wellbeing Initiative

Please confirm your intention to nominate in one or more categories by email to Leone Donnelly no later than Monday 11 March 2024.

Completed nomination forms should be completed and returned no later than Monday 22 April 2024.

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

The Awards will be announced at the CECA Southern Annual Lunch & Awards Event in London on Friday 28 June 2024.

All award nominees will be announced at the Lunch on 28 June in addition to the winners, with no prior notification of the winners being announced before then.

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

In addition, depending on the quality of nominations received, the Board may decide to make a “Highly Commended” award to the runner up in one or more of the categories. These awards are worth £250.

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.


Thank you to all our members and guests who attended the CECA Southern Lunch & Awards Event at The Brewery, London on Friday 30 June 2023. What a fantastic day it was at our flagship networking event bringing together over 400 people for the biggest networking event of the CECA Southern calendar.

CONGRATULATIONS to all our 2023 award winners:

  • Most Promising Industrial Placement – Antoinette Marchant (Jackson Civil Engineering) – watch their video here
  • Highly Commended Industrial Placement – Harry Cahill (Kier)
  • Most Promising Apprentice (Levels 2-3) – Callum Griffiths (Clancy) – watch their video here
  • Most Promising Apprentice (Levels 4-7) – Sophie Rice (BAM Nuttall) AND Leonard Connolly (Balfour Beatty) – JOINT WINNERS – watch their video here and here
  • Most Promising Trainee Quantity Surveyor – Dan Townsend (Milestone Infrastructure) – watch their video here
  • Highly Commended  Trainee Quantity Surveyor – Andreea Edu (Barhale)
  • Most Promising Trainee Civil Engineer – Sam Smith (Knights Brown) – watch their video here
  • Outstanding Contribution / Lifetime Achievement – Andy Flowerday (Barhale)
  • Workplace Wellbeing Initiative – Clancy – watch their video here

The winners received an inscribed memento and cash prize of £500, with those receiving a “Highly Commended” award receiving a cash prize of £250.

Thank you also to all our 2023 sponsors:

Thank you to our guest speaker, Tori James, who enthralled and enthused us with her challenge climbing to the summit of Mount Everest.

We were also delighted to raise over £1,800 for our chosen charity, Cuppa Squad.

The photos for the event can be found here.