Meet The Judges

MARY SYKES, BA, MCIPR

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

HERTFORDSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Working as the Business Development Manager for the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce with specific responsibilities for co-chairing the Property and Construction quarterly forums and events, Mary works alongside HBCE (The Herts & Beds Constructing Excellence Club) to showcase industry specialists throughout the county and coordinate subjects of importance to the construction industry.  Mary’s background also includes working with a wide range of Herts based businesses to prepare and enter business awards locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Mary Sykes is a Board member of the Ambition Broxbourne Economic Development Committee, is a Director of the Hoddesdon School Trust and sits on the Steering Committee for SmartGo Stevenage.

ALISON NICHOLL

Associate Director, Constructing Excellence

INNOVATOR WITHIN THE INDUSTRY

Alison is leading the Constructing Excellence national network in its new home at BRE.  Constructing Excellence is a UK-wide platform for industry improvement to deliver excellence for clients, industry and users through collaborative working. Alison has over 15 years experience in knowledge exchange and innovation in the built environment managing networks and programmes to drive innovation across the sector.
Alison has a reputation for getting things done effectively and with high quality outcomes which build strong and lasting relationships with clients and her team. Alison has  twelve years’ experience in the built environment industry. Her expertise is cross-stakeholder engagement, collaboration and management have enabled Alison to develop key strategic partnerships.Alison has developed partnerships and research projects within the industry and local community. 

MARY SYKES, BA, MCIPR

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

HERTFORDSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Working as the Business Development Manager for the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce with specific responsibilities for co-chairing the Property and Construction quarterly forums and events, Mary works alongside HBCE (The Herts & Beds Constructing Excellence Club) to showcase industry specialists throughout the county and coordinate subjects of importance to the construction industry.  Mary’s background also includes working with a wide range of Herts based businesses to prepare and enter business awards locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Mary Sykes is a Board member of the Ambition Broxbourne Economic Development Committee, is a Director of the Hoddesdon School Trust and sits on the Steering Committee for SmartGo Stevenage.