Celebrating excellence at Bethell at the CIHT North West Awards Dinner!

Bethell recently attended one of the civil engineering industry’s key events of the year, the CIHT North West Awards Dinner, hosted at Manchester Hall in the heart of the city centre.

Bethell was proud to sponsor the evening, celebrating the talented businesses and individuals who make amazing projects happen across the North West.

The festivities began as Bethell was named the winner of this year’s Best Practice Award, highlighting and celebrating innovation in our sector.

The award recognised our GeoPal digital reporting platform, first introduced in 2021, which standardises our delivery to ensure a consistent high-quality service for our clients. Removing the need for paper documentation, GeoPal provides real-time access to data for operatives, our supply chain and clients, establishing full transparency and assisting intelligent decision-making through data analysis.

Next on the awards list, our Merseyway scheme received a Highly Commended award for Project of the Year (up to £5m), where Bethell undertook works to redevelop and modernise the pedestrian shopping centre on behalf of Stockport Council, delivering a modernised retail destination for people to shop, relax and socialise.

During the 18 months on-site, Bethell appointed a Trainee Site Engineer to the project, where he gained valuable hands-on experience as part of his T-Level work experience placement.

Finally, Connah Evans and Jonah Lockwood were each awarded a Commended Emerging Professional of the Year award, celebrating their contributions to Bethell and the wider industry.

Connah worked on several projects, including the University of Central Lancashire Campus, Eastway Retail Hub and various United Utilities schemes, building a wealth of operational knowledge.

Later, he chose to progress his career by obtaining an HNC in Construction and a degree in Quantity Surveying at Salford University, advancing to become a Quantity Surveyor within Bethell’s commercial department.

Jonah joined Bethell as a Graduate Quality Advisor in August 2023 and has already made his impact at Bethell, proving to be a valuable asset for our HSQE department by supporting the development and rollout of our integrated quality management system and providing assistance to our operational teams to deliver “Right First Time”.

Jonah took ownership of the application for the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) for one of our United Utilities projects in Bury where, under his supervision, the site received a performance level of Excellent, setting a high benchmark for any future projects we enrol on the scheme.