BMCE are delighted to announce that our MD Ciaran Kennedy received a CEO of the year award at the 2018 European CEO Awards Dinner in London last night. The annual awards, organised by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and now in their eighth year, highlight exceptional leadership and business best practice in engineering and consultancy firms across Europe.
The three winners of the European CEO Awards 2018 are:
Ciarán Kennedy of Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers
The judges said that Kennedy demonstrated excellent achievements in increasing employee numbers after a difficult period and turned around his company’s finances positively following a recessionary period. Kennedy also established a programme of sustainable, strong and focused growth for the firm that proved to be very successful and impressed the judges with his successful implementation of smart technologies and BIM to assist in all project delivery. The judges also noted his strong contribution to the consulting engineering profession and the industry.
Gerry Carty of RPS
The judges said that Carty demonstrated strong leadership to rebuild the firm during period of low-growth and reorganised the business to achieve key objectives and transformed the project delivery process. He also prioritised investment in personnel development, training and HR systems and impressed with his strong commitment to work life balance for employees providing clear guidelines. Carty also impressed the judges with his strong contribution to the industry and professional associations.
Karin Sluis of Witteveen+BOS
The judging panel said that Sluis had demonstrated a clear commitment to sustainable development goals in all projects and activities and had introduced innovative workplace practices including an employee education programme and workplace redesign. She has successfully lead substantial increases in employee numbers and profit margins and shown a substantial and impressive contribution to the industry with tangible outcomes including attracting young people to consulting engineering.
Three other awards were announced at the gala dinner as follows.
Ambassador Award – John Turzynski of Arup
Lifetime Achievement Award – Graham Nicholson of Tony Gee and Partners
ACE Lifetime Achievement Award – Nelson Ogunshakin