Saturday, May 21, 2022

Winners revealed: the East Midlands Bricks Awards 2021

On Thursday evening (30 September) Business Link Magazine held its first in-person event since the pandemic began – the highly anticipated East Midlands Bricks Awards.

Property and construction professionals gathered at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground to recognise and celebrate those behind the changing landscape of our region and reward the very best companies, teams and individuals.

The event offered the perfect opportunity to showcase the outstanding work carried out across the East Midlands over the past year and network with many of the region’s industry leaders.

The finalists and winners in each category are revealed below:

Mark Johnston (Cube Construction Consultants), Nicola Slater (Cube Construction Consultants), William Crooks (Cawarden), Emma Attwood (Cawarden), Jonathan Groves (Cawarden)

Contractor of the Year – sponsored by Cube Construction Consultants



Runners up

Horsman Construction

Wynbrook LTD

Paul Morris (St James Securities) and Donald Ward (Ward)

Developer of the Year – sponsored by Ward


St James Securities

Runners up

G F Tomlinson


Morgan Sindall Construction

Joseph Beale (Frank Key), Chris Hill (Henry Brothers), Craig Smith (Nottingham Trent University)

Commercial Development of the Year – sponsored by Frank Key


Henry Brothers – MTIF Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University

Runners up

J Tomlinson – Adams Building, Nottingham College

Bowmer + Kirkland – Space Park, Leicester

Ian Rainbow (BAM Construction), Lee Marshall (Viridis Building Services), Kevin Macdonald (University of Lincoln)

Sustainable Development of the Year – sponsored by Viridis Building Services


University of Lincoln, BAM Construction – University of Lincoln Medical School

Runners up

G F Tomlinson – Nottingham Castle transformation

Henry Brothers, Nottingham Trent University – MTIF Clifton

Dan Stack (Chevin Homes) and Sarah Woolf (Sterling Commercial Finance)

Residential Development of the Year – sponsored by Sterling Commercial Finance


Chevin Homes – Chase Farm

Runners up

Rayner Davies Architects – Clare Street

nmcm – Trent Bridge Quays (Phase 1)

Angie Cooper (Business Link Magazine) and Rob Day (Blueprint Interiors)

Most Active Agent – sponsored by Blueprint Interiors


FHP Property Consultants

Runners up

Rushton Hickman

Wells McFarlane

Ian Thompson (Hopkins Solicitors) and Donald Ward (Verdant Regeneration)

Deal of the Year – sponsored by Hopkins Solicitors


Verdant Regeneration – acquisition of the former Stanton Ironworks in Ilkeston

Runners up

Mather Jamie – sale of 17 acre site in Sutton Bonington

Chevin Homes – acquisition of the historic Milford Mills site in Derbyshire 

St James Securities – deal with Grainger for the BTR element of Becketwell

Charlotte Wilkinson (Allan Joyce Architects), Toby Evison (Allan Joyce Architects), Tricia Akers ( (Allan Joyce Architects), and Clive Ormerod (OMS)

Architects of the Year – sponsored by OMS


Allan Joyce Architects

Runners up


Haley Sharpe Design

Phil Marler (HTC Associates) and Laura Mallaburn (Lincoln Science & Innovation Park)

Excellence in Design – sponsored by HTC Associates


Lincoln Science & Innovation Park

Runners up

Space Park Leicester – Bowmer + Kirkland (owned by University of Leicester)

Centre of Excellence in Agri-food Technologies – University of Lincoln

Skills and Education Hub, Bassetlaw – Lindum Group (owned by Bassetlaw District Council)

Richard Oldfield (G F Tomlinson), Angie Cooper (Business Link Magazine) and Les Needham (G F Tomlinson)

Responsible Business – sponsored by Press for Attention PR


G F Tomlinson

Runners up

Horsman Construction 

Harris Lamb

Richard Oldfield (G F Tomlinson), Les Needham (G F Tomlinson), James Pinchbeck (Streets Chartered Accountants)

Overall Winner – sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants


G F Tomlinson

See the event in the images below from Richard Picksley Photography:


Thanks to all our sponsors:






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