DMA Wins an Inspiring Change CECA Award

Thursday, June 29th, 2017


The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) awards celebrate organisations within the UK construction and infrastructure sectors that promote a more inclusive culture.

DMA is thrilled to have won CECA’s prestigious SME Award in recognition for the team’s Workplace and Education initiatives.

The awards ceremony, which took place at the newly-opened Village Hall at Battersea Power Station, was addressed by Deputy London Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross, and David Poole, Executive Director for Commercial & Procurement at Highways England. The gold sponsor of the event was the industry training body CITB.

DMA were amongst many companies with powerful stories to tell about how they are making a difference in the industry

Other winners were:

  • Inspiring Change in the Workplace: Vinci Construction
  • Inspiring Change in the Community: ESH Construction
  • Inspiring Change in Education – Winner – ESH Construction
  • Inspiring Change Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Inspiration Award – Amanda McKay, Balfour Beatty
  • Inspiring Change Project Award: Carillion – Kier JV.

Commenting, CECA Chief Executive Alasdair Reisner said: “CECA is proud to present the Inspiring Change Awards for the second year running.

“Creating open and inclusive workplace cultures in which everyone feels valued, and respects colleagues, is recognised as key to business success.

“Increasingly, clients are focussing on diversity and inclusion within their procurement policies and employees want to work in companies that recognise the importance of diversity and equality of opportunity.

“The UK construction sector requires 35,740 new workers per year. It is vital that if we are to deliver the projects the country needs to secure post-Brexit growth, the industry must be able to recruit from the widest possible pool of talent.

“This is why we are proud to recognise those companies and individuals who are at the cutting edge of efforts to make the industry more inclusive, and to increase the ability of companies to attract and retain individuals from all sectors of society.

“I would like to thank this year’s awards sponsors, our speakers, and to congratulate all those who won or were shortlisted. This year’s awards were extremely competitive, which shows the extent to which a culture of ‘Fairness, Inclusion and Respect’ has driven change in our industry.”