Overview

Winners from the regions and devolved nations now go on to compete for a national title in their winning category. The national Master Builder Awards ceremony will take place virtually on Friday 24 September 2021 and will be hosted by building enthusiast Nick Knowles. See a list of our regional winners in our awards section. 

One lucky winner will drive away in a brand-new Isuzu pick-up truck worth more than £36,000, thanks to our headline sponsor Isuzu.

Ceremony

Join us for national Master Builder Awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of Master Builder companies across the UK and find out who the national winners are.

Due to ongoing challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s award ceremony will be taking place online and will be streamed live. You can watch at home or create a viewing party with your colleagues or families.

The ceremony will include entertainment and fundraising opportunities for the FMB’s national charity partner, The Lighthouse Club, which provides confidential financial and mental wellbeing support to those working in the construction sector.

Tickets 

  • FREE virtual ticket
    Register for a virtual ticket and we will email you a link to watch the ceremony live on the day of the event.
  • Add a donation
    In lieu of a ticket fee, we encourage you to give a donation to The Lighthouse Club, the FMB’s national charity partner, and pledge your support for the valuable work they do to support construction workers and their families.  You will have a chance to donate when booking your place and you can also find out more about the charity on our website. 

On the day of the event, all registered guests will receive an email from the awards team containing all the details of how you tune in and watch the ceremony unfold.

Sponsors

Thank you to our valued sponsors for supporting the 2021 Master Builder Awards.

Headline sponsor

 

Isuzu

At Isuzu, we only make commercial vehicles. We focus on making our Isuzu D-Max range tough, strong and built to go the distance. As the pick-up professionals we focus only on pick-ups and we aim to meet our customers every individual need as this is all that we do. It’s a single minded focus that means we make outstanding vehicles that are truly fit for purpose.

The winner of numerous accolades awarded by What Van? Trade Van Driver, Professional pickup & 4x4, praised for both style and substance, it is clear that the Isuzu D-Max is the ultimate all-rounder.

For more information, visit www.isuzu.co.uk

 

Award category sponsors

Tradesperson of the Year

 

TradePoint

‘We are delighted, once again, to be a sponsor of this fantastic event, which highlights the expertise and work of tradespeople within the industry’

TradePoint is the trade only arm of B&Q, offering a huge range of trusted brands. We supply products and services for every project, all under one roof at convenient locations nationwide. Our range not only covers building, decorating, electrical, plumbing, tools, hardware, landscaping, timber, joinery, safety, workwear and much more, but we also have dedicated kitchens and bathrooms showrooms with takeaway same day ranges.

Whether you're a builder, decorator or kitchen and bathroom fitter, you could be eligible for free TradePoint membership, giving you access to a great range of materials and tools.

For more information, visit www.trade-point.co.uk


Sustainability Award 
Jewson and Build Aviator Logo

 

Jewson and Build Aviator 

Jewson is one of the largest building merchants within the UK, with branches from the Scottish Isles to Penzance, as well as click & deliver and click & collect services available online. Jewson aims to reduce the hassle for tradespeople, through providing a great service, expert advice, competitive prices and the highest quality of materials.

Since opening its first branch in 1836, Jewson has expanded to offer a wide range of supplies for all trades, including building materials, roofing and landscaping.  From the everyday essentials, such as bricks and timber to specialist equipment. You can also find kitchen and bathroom showrooms nationwide, as well as a trusted Tool Hire service. In addition, tradespeople can also take advantage of Build Aviator and Build Aviator Lite, to help take the stress away through support with estimating, compliance and scheduling.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Sustainability Award. We are helping our customers reduce carbon footprint in their construction projects enabling them to build sustainable homes with new products and solutions.

Visit www.jewson.co.uk for more information.


Apprentice Award

 

Openreach

Openreach Limited runs the UK's digital network.  We're the people who connect homes, schools, hospitals, libraries, businesses - large and small, broadcasters and governments to the world. It's our mission to build the best possible network with the highest quality of service, and make sure that everyone in the UK can be connected.

In the midst of an evolving workplace, with demographic shifts and rapid technological change the order of the day, skills development has never been higher on the agenda. There has never been a better time for businesses to reap the rewards of apprenticeships. There are more ways to develop staff than ever before and learning has become a real melting pot of innovation.

For more information, visit www.openreach.com


Building Company of the Year 

 

Promote UK (PUK)

'Promote UK (PUK) are delighted to sponsor the Building Company of the Year category, much like the fantastic members of the FMB, PUK are very much the trusted source of the SME sector for everything digital, leading the way with our website design & high levels of client promotion on GOOGLE’

Established in 2012 PUK have already become the UK’s largest internet company, winning a variety of industry awards.

We are extremely proud of our long term partnership with the FMB & we look forward to continuing to provide members with their online solutions’

We help new both new clients & referrals find you, & we do so at a preferred rate available exclusively & only to FMB members’

For more information, visit www.promoteukltd.com


Large Renovation Project 

 

B&CE, provider of The People’s Pension

Founded in 1942, B&CE are a not-for-profit organisation creating high-quality, yet simple financial products. We manage assets of more than £13 billion for over 6 million members and have over 98,000 employers using our services. Our 3 core values of Creating Simplicity, Showing Compassion and Keeping Promises drive everything we do. With roots in construction for nearly 80 years, we’ve grown into other sectors but kept the needs of working people, and their families, at heart. The People’s Pension, our master trust product, is an award-winning workplace pension scheme that acts as an auto-enrolment solution across any industry sector.

As a provider of high-quality financial products with award-winning customer service, we’re proud to sponsor the FMB Master Builder Award 2021 to celebrate the same level of excellence in construction.

Read more about B&CE and what we do


House Builder Award

 

FMB Insurance 

FMB Insurance is extremely proud to be sponsoring the House Builder Award category at the 2021 Master Builder Awards. Showcasing some of the nation’s most reputable and professional builders, the awards highlight the high levels of excellence within this vast industry.

The House Builder category is particularly important to us; as SME construction insurance specialists, we believe in high quality construction, combined with consumer protection.

Being a subsidiary of the Federation of Master Builders, our knowledge of the construction industry is second to none. We constantly strive to help both builders and homeowners make the right choices to protect their building projects. Our comprehensive, tailored building guarantees offer invaluable peace of mind and reassurance for all your clients.

We offer a wide choice of insurance policy types and lengths, to suit individual requirements. Our expert and qualified surveyors collectively have over 100 years’ experience and we pride ourselves on offering all customers access to their own dedicated customer service representative.

Call one of our friendly team today on 01353 652760, or visit www.fmbinsurance.co.uk


Medium Renovation Project

 

Derek Gough Associates

Derek Gough Associates has always been an advocate for achievement and a pursuer of accomplishing the very best for our clients. As a business, we thrive in a competitive environment, so it seemed only fitting that we sponsor the category for the Medium Renovation award. We have a passion for construction data analysis and using our expertise to enrich and promote our client’s business We ensure that people’s dreams are created, whether that be in the form of a new build house, an extension, or even a renovation. It’s sometimes the small things that really put that smile on someone’s face, and we love experiencing that every day, as we're sure our winner does too.

For more information, visit: www.dgough.co.uk


Bathroom Project

 

RISA

RISA offer independent and impartial inspection and auditing services to the glazing and construction industries in line with relevant legislation and standards.

The RISA team provides coverage throughout England, Scotland and Wales and collectively can call upon hundreds of years of industry experience. RISA assessors provide conclusive reports to deliver a competitive edge in quality and compliance, conducting several thousand cost-effective assessments annually, helping to maintain standards across the construction industry.

RISA also offer Expert Witness advice on domestic window and door installation disputes, either as a single joint expert or as a party appointed expert and produce a high quality report in line with the Civil Procedure Rules for expert witnesses.

We are proud to be sponsoring the Bathroom Project category at Master Builder Awards 2021.

For more information, visit: www.risaltd.co.uk


Commercial or Public Sector Project

 

Green and Pleasant Events

Green and Pleasant Events is delighted to be sponsor of the Federation of Master Builders Commercial Award 2021. Green & Pleasant Events is a boutique full-service event management agency specialising in highly creative motivation, reward, celebration events and conferences worldwide. Based in London, the agency was founded in 2014 by Frances Green who has over 25 years' experience in the events and hospitality industry. Green & Pleasant Events focuses on delivering an exceptional level of client service coupled with innovative event ideas. We are proud to support and organise events for clients in the building and construction trade and excited to see the sector going from strength-to- strength.

For more information, visit www.greenpleasantevents.com


Kitchen Project

 

Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only charity that provides emotional,  physical and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families.

A crucial element of the charity’s strategy is to provide a wide range of free and widely available pro-active resources to support the industry.

The charity provides a 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline which provides a range of free and confidential wellbeing support services and this is complemented by their free Construction Industry Helpline App which offers expert guidance on a huge variety of wellbeing issues.

They also offer a variety of free construction focussed training programmes ranging from hour long interactive wellbeing sessions through to the MHFA England approved Mental Health First Aider course.

Their latest campaign; Help Inside the Hard Hat aims to raise awareness of mental health issues in the construction industry. You can join the campaign for better mental health by downloading their free resources and site hoardings here.

Find out more at www.lighthouseclub.org.


Small Renovation Project

 

TrustMark

TrustMark is the only Government-endorsed Quality Scheme covering work carried out in or around the home. Operating across the UK, TrustMark is a not-for-profit social enterprise that continually re-invests in the scheme to support Scheme Providers and Registered Businesses to improve consumer protection and standards across all sectors.

We work closely with our Scheme Providers and Registered Businesses to advance and improve the standards of these works and help to promote these accredited tradespeople to homeowners. By becoming TrustMark registered, businesses are able to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to customer service, high standards and continual improvement.

“We are delighted to sponsor the Small Renovation Project category which recognises excellent workmanship by tradespeople across the industry. Each of the finalists have demonstrated their adherence to high standards and great customer service, and in many cases, have found innovative solutions to make sure they’ve met their client’s brief in full. Congratulations to them all.”

Find out more here: www.trustmark.org.uk