Young winners honoured at awards evening

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The Construction Development Alliance – an organisation which recognises the rising stars and the next generation coming up through the building and design ranks – has announced its five winners from across the North West.

The winners are:-

• Ben Cooper from Lancaster – Young Construction Environmentalist

• Daniel Atkinson from Preston – Overcoming Adversity

• Martin Clegg from Rossendale – Young Designer

• Sam Wilson from Rochdale – Young Construction Professional

• Kyle Catterall from Blackburn – Young Construction Apprentice

The winners were being officially recognised last night at a ceremony at Burnley Mechanics club.

Channel 4’s George Clarke, architect and presenter of Restoration Man and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, was hosting the awards.

George said: “Many young people today face the reality of unemployment, or the uncertainty of which career path to take, so we developed the awards to illustrate the opportunities available with construction and to also recognise the wealth of young talent coming out of our colleges and universities.”

Rod Benson, of Preston firm Sika said: “What the CDA does is vital in highlighting the construction and property industry’s contribution, as well as illustrating the wealth of talent coming out of our colleges and universities.”