Galliford Try’s Barry Kingscote crowned CIOB Construction Manager of the Year

Barry Kingscote flanked by the host of the award, June Sarpong OBE (left), and CIOB’s president Sandi Rhys-Jones
Galliford Try project manager Barry Kingscote has scooped the prestigious CIOB Construction Manager of the Year at the CIOB Awards 2024.

He received the award from host June Sarpong OBE and CIOB president Sandi Rhys-Jones at a packed Hilton London Metropole last night following a glittering black tie ceremony.

Kingscote fended off competition from more than 85 finalists across 13 different categories to claim the top gong for his work to develop a unique office space directly adjacent to one of London’s most prestigious landmarks – Marble Arch. 

He described the project as the most complex in his four decades-long career in construction. The completed building in 1-4 Marble Arch provides 57,000 square feet of contemporary office space across seven floors.

Speaking after picking up his award, Kingscote, who also claimed the top prize in the Construction Manager commercial category, said he was delighted to be recognised while paying tribute to the team which supported him.

He added: “I can’t put the feeling into words.

“To go against all these fantastic managers in so many fields and to come out on top is just so surprising. It’s an honour and I would like to congratulate everyone who has been recognised.”

‘A much needed celebration of our sector’

The full list of winners is:

  • Construction Manager of the Year – Barry Kingscote, Galliford Try
  • Construction Manager, High Rise Accommodation – Chris Warren, Willmott Dixon
  • Construction Manager, Low Rise Accommodation – Andrew Deacon, Linear Design & Construct 
  • Construction Manager, Education – Jeremy Eavis FCIOB, Mace 
  • Construction Manager, Public – Danial Moore MCIOB, Willmott Dixon
  • Construction Manager, Leisure and Healthcare – Ross Taylor MCIOB, Willmott Dixon 
  • Construction Manager, Commercial – Barry Kingscote, Galliford Try
  • Construction Manager, Restoration – Jonathan Brock, Beard Construction
  • Rising Star Award – Jessica Haskett, Kier Construction
  • Team Award – Barr Build, Ridgeley Farmhouse Team 
  • Client Award – Ministry of Justice 
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Individual Award – Katy Robinson, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team Award – BBVS 
  • Sustainability Award – Saul Humphrey, Saul D Humphrey LLP (and Anglia Ruskin University)
  • President’s Award – Paul Morrell OBE

Caroline Gumble, chief executive officer at CIOB, added: “It was a wonderful evening, an inspiring and much-needed celebration of our sector. There is no doubt that there’s a real depth of talent among the UK’s built environment professionals, with some incredibly impressive projects making the list of finalists.  

“It was great to see the awards go to a range of individuals and companies, all of whom are amazing examples of leadership and dedication, all delivering a high-quality built environment. Many congratulations to all our winners.” 

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