More than 200 attend CIOB regional dinner in Belfast
Host Adrian Logan (left) talks to Stephen Ferris at the event (Michael Sheppard Photography)
More than 200 construction professionals attended the CIOB regional annual dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast in February.
Hosted by TV personality Adrian Logan, speakers included Gary Blair, chair of the CIOB Belfast Hub and Chris Blythe OBE, CEO of the CIOB. The after-dinner address was delivered by former Ulster, Ireland and British & Irish Lion Stephen Ferris, who regaled the audience with stories from his exceptional rugby career.
Those who received recognition at the event were:
- Mark Kitson, for being awarded the title of CIOB Full-Time Student of the Year at Ulster University.
- Shane Kennedy, for winning the Joe White Cup, as overall best student among the further education colleges in the north west.
- Peter Clarke, for being the worldwide top student in the CIOB Chartered Management Programme.
- Eamonn Laverty and Mel McMahon, for winning Silver medals at the CIOB UK Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2018.
- Karl Jordan, for winning a Gold medal at the CIOB UK Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2018
- Woodvale Construction Company in recognition of its record number of conferees at the 2018 Graduation Ceremony in Titanic Belfast.
A presentation was made to Gerard Graham, outgoing chair of the Belfast Hub, in recognition of his work.
Sponsors of the event were Ridgeway, Hays Recruitment, Tughans Solicitors, JP Corry, GBS Roofing, Training LMS, Titan Air-Conditioning, Farrans Construction, and Keystone Group.