UKGBC today announced the shortlisted nominees for this years Rising Star Award.

Here are the videos that this years shortlist submitted to issue their challenges to the industry.

I’ve been sitting in on the judging as they worked through the longest list of nominations yet.

The fact the award is now in the third year manages to be both really impressive, but it also has a certain way of marking the passage of time.

It’s a really brilliant testament to Mel that the award is raising the profile of rising stars and helping them be heard.

Mel would have loved that, and long may it continue.

If you are at Ecobuild (or even if you aren’t) why not come along and see who wins?

You can register for tickets here.


rising star 2015

UK-GBC have today opened nominations for the 2015 Rising Star Award.

Run in association with PRP, the award is now in its third year, and is a wonderful tribute to Mel.

Previous winners include Andrew Kinsey from Mace Group (2013) and Phil Birch from Sweett Group (2014).

The 2015 will be presented at the UK-GBC birthday party at Ecobuild next March.

For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit the Rising Star Award page on the UK-GBC website.


Picnic for Mel, on 9 August 2014

May 19, 2014

We will be remembering Mel with another picnic in Regents Park this summer. Last year the rain [just about] held off, and we had an enjoyable afternoon of cheese wine and softball before retiring to the pub when it started to get chilly. As in previous years, we will meet from midday onwards at Gloucester Green […]

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Phil wins the 2014 Rising Star Award

March 10, 2014

On 6 March I was delighted to present Phil Birch with the Rising Star Award for 2014. The change of venue to The Crystal was a good one, and saw an even bigger turnout that last year when the award was presented at Ecobuild. Once again the judging was really close run thing, and from the shortlisted […]

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Shortlist announced for the 2014 Rising Star Award

February 28, 2014

UK-GBC today announced the shortlist for the 2014 Rising Star Award. As part of this years submission, those nominees were asked to create a short video (without focusing on high production values) answering the following question. If you had one minute to talk to the industry, what would you challenge them to change? It gives […]

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Last call to nominate your Rising Star for 2014

January 15, 2014

UKGBC have just announced the deadline for nominations has been extended until Friday. The Rising Star Award was created in memory of Mel to recognise outstanding innovators in relation to sustainability and environmental performance. If you would like to find out more, or nominate a colleague you can find out more by visiting the awards […]

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Second annual Rising Star Award announced

November 12, 2013

UKGBC today announced the second annual Rising Star Award. Its the kind of initiative Mel would have been enthusiastic about supporting, and a really great tribute to her work. I was privileged and proud to be involved with last years award, and to see so many great entries. I’m looking forward to being involved again […]

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Reminder: Picnic for Mel in Regents Park on 17 August 2013

August 4, 2013

In case you haven’t got it in your diary already, we are having another picnic this year. Please pack-up your red wine, cheese (other nibbles are acceptable), games and children and join us on Gloucester Green in Regents Park for a happy day, where we can have fun and remember Mel. Follow the links for details […]

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Gone, but never forgotten. Picnic for Mel, on 17 August 2013.

July 14, 2013

I still find it hard to believe, but it was a year ago today that Mel passed away. There have been many tributes over the past 12 months, including a social media award for this blog and the creation of a new industry award in her memory. Last year I was joined by a crowd […]

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Cycling London to Brighton to raise money for the British Heart Foundation

June 9, 2013

Next Sunday I will be taking part in the BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride for the second time. Since losing Mel to SADS last year it feels even more important than ever to be supporting this event. The British Heart Foundation support research into the causes of SADS and as a woman of science I […]

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