Finalists for Project Design Award (companies with up to 250 employees)

BWB Consulting Limited

Manchester City’s Football Academy will shortly become a world-class sporting and leisure facility, playing a key role in consolidating the city’s international reputation for sporting excellence.

Over £100m is being invested into this flagship project to construct a state- of- the- art facility adjacent to the Etihad Stadium on a redundant, neglected and heavily contaminated former industrial site in the heart of MCFC’s local community.

BWB has been heavily involved in the £15m Constraints Removal Works contract since Summer 2011, when it was let to Buckingham Group under D&B procurement, through to handover of the remediated site in Spring 2013.

Clancy Consulting Limited

Clancy Consulting's Key achievements An ongoing commitment to training, including approved training schemes for CIBSE, IStructE and ICE. Renewal of our Investors in People accreditation.

Operating a national apprenticeship scheme in conjunction with local universities and the Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC). It currently has five apprentices of which four are female.

TYhe firm actively encouraging females into the industry and appointed BIM champions  to disseminate info around the company and to allow integration into project delivery across all offices including overseas.

It achieved 15-20% organic growth in UK, and further growth overseas. The firm won the Infrastructure (Medium Firm) category, ACE Centenary Engineering Excellence Awards 2013.

GHA Livigunn

The GHA Livigunn Group offer a unique proposition in the consultancy market as an independent, successful multi-disciplinary practice.

Its guiding principle has long been: “passionate about people, confident about challenges” and it believes it is as a result of this culture that we are able to highlight a substantive array of achievements over the last 12 months;

1.Shortlisted for ACE Consultant of the Decade

2.Received third consecutive shortlisting for ACE Consultant of the year (winner in 2012)

3.Winner of Cheshire Employer of the Year award 4.Achieved Investors in People Gold on first assessment

Skelly & Couch

Skelly & Couch LLP is a leading provider of specialist services in sustainable building design and environmental engineering. Our twenty-five engineers have a proven track record of delivering innovative, bespoke and award-winning design solutions across a range of sectors.

Over the past year, our projects have won a 2013 National RIBA award (Jerwood Gallery); the 2013 Public Building Architect of the Year award and voted a top five building by The Telegraph (Ortus Maudsley Learning Centre); and gained five BREEAM sustainability ratings of ‘Excellent’.

The firm has achieved ISO 9001 accreditation and is working towards ISO 14001 for environmental management.


Through its recent work on the complex Somerset House staircase the company has developed an expertise in the use of ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) and in the design of modern structures appropriate to historical contexts.

Schemes such as the Somerset House stair rely on close integration between the client, architect, engineer and fabricator and it continues to improve its communications with all project stakeholders.

The use of three-dimensional computer draughting tools and four-dimensional analysis programmes (including time effects) have enlarged its capabilities safely to refine minimum weight designs which are practical to build and free of dynamic effects.