Construction stars: The rivals

October 7, 2016 / 

There is a little bit of tension in the studio this week that we have noticed. It’s all down to the Guernsey Construction Awards. While we are very proud to announce that two of our team members have been selected as finalists for the Awards, it’s a little bit awkward that they are both in the same category!

Antoinette Martin and Rob Lowe have both been shortlisted in the Rising Star category, along with two other candidates.

The awards aim to celebrate achievements from hard working and conscientious businesses and professionals in the building and construction industry. The Rising Star Award is for professionals working in the industry under the age of 30, who show great promise.

Antoinette is an architectural technologist and Rob is a building surveyor – both very deserving of the award and we are delighted they are being recognised for their hard work. They are used to working as a team – but – they are now going up against each other as rivals for the 2016 Rising Star award.

Who should win? We’re glad we don’t have to decide!

Antoinette successfully finished her Higher National Diploma in 2013 having carried out five years overall with CCD as an apprentice. Over the five years she received a distinction for every module, the first time this has been achieved. She is now studying with London South Bank University and the Guernsey College of Further Education.

This might seem tough competition but Rob has won the CIOB East Midlands Student of the Year Award due to his considerable academic achievements in his final year at university.

But on the other hand Antoinette has won the Apprentice of the Year award and helped our practice win the 2011 Guernsey Business of the Year Award.

Then again Rob achieved a First for his degree in Building Surveying from Nottingham Trent.

And both got a distinction for the National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment.

Of course – we also need to wish the other candidates Lucas Willis from CA Duquemin and Ryan Smith from JW Rihoy all the best.

But we are all rooting for Antoinette. No wait – Rob. No: Antoinette. Sorry, we meant Rob, obviously…