Rewarding and Celebrating Excellence

Over the last six years an astounding 400 companies have entered the Structural Timber Awards and 120 have picked up a trophy on the night. Winning an industry award is a huge boost and demonstrates to clients and competitors that you are a leading light in the sector. 

On 07 October 2020, the construction industry will once again come together at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham to celebrate those who inspire, innovate and exude excellence at the Structural Timber Awards. But this is not a stuffy ceremony with lots of formal speeches, it’s a fun and vibrant event where everyone has a great time and the evening celebrations are rounded off with a casino night where the stakes are low – playing with phony chips – so everyone is a winner.

With large construction projects and face-to-face events on hold – now more than ever is the time to shout about your company’s achievements, making events such as the Structural Timber Awards more influential than ever. To accommodate furlough and home working arrangements, the awards team have recently announced an early extension to the entry deadline so that you have plenty of time to work on your entries when you are back behind your desk. Your entries must now be submitted by the new deadline of  12 June 2020.

Showcasing Excellence

This event is the ideal opportunity for construction professionals to maximise industry exposure by demonstrating what separates them from their competitors. The winning organisations will be promoted to a national audience, giving entrants the opportunity to make their mark on this economically important market. Entering the Structural Timber Awards allows the most innovative achievements in timber to be showcased by the industry alongside those considered the nation’s best. Earning ‘highly commended’ or winning an award will earn entrant’s recognition within the construction community, leading to an abundance of new business prospects for each company.

Award Categories

Timber continues to stand at the centre of successful sustainable construction projects. This year’s awards will recognise excellence in all sectors, from self-build, private housing and social housing to education, healthcare, commercial, retail and leisure. Project individuals will also be celebrated, with categories open for clients, architects, installers, contractors, engineers, managers and industry pioneers.

2019 Success Last year, over 70 companies and project professionals were shortlisted from a selection of over 250 entries across all categories. The 2019 ceremony saw Blumer-Lehmann AG, Gilbert Ash and Marks Barfield Architects collect the prestigious Winner of Winners award for Cambridge Mosque.

Other award winners included: G-Frame Structures, Stora Enso, Cullinan Studio, Hopkins Architects, Tate Harmer, Blue Forest, B&K Structures, Laing O’Rourke, Bennetts Associates, Buro Happold, Binderholz, ZMMA, Lowfield Timber Frame, Arup, Waugh Thistleton Architects, Mid Group, Engenuiti,  LOM Architecture and Design, the Ministry of Defence, Eurban, the University of Innsbruck and Rothoblaas, Innovaré Systems, Stewart Milne  Timber Systems, Taylor Lane Timber Frame and Lovell.

Get Involved – Enter the 2020 Structural Timber Awards

Do you have a project or know a construction professional that you think is worthy of winning a Structural Timber Award?  If so, the deadline is fast approaching on 12 June, so the countdown is on and with less than a month to go and with a choice of 17 categories to enter – the time is right to gain the opportunity to take centre stage at these prestigious awards. There are no restrictions or cost barriers – companies are actively encouraged to submit multiple awards, as entering is completely free of charge.

Enter online via: #STAWARDS

Contact Amy Pryce on or 01743 290001 for more information or sponsorship opportunities.

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