Shortlist announced for Rising Star Award 2016

by Mark Fretwell on February 29, 2016

in In memory of Mel

Once again it’s been my great pleasure to be involved in the judging for this years Rising Star Award.

Now in its fourth year the award feels like it has become really established, and the standard of the nominees just seems to get better and better. This year has seen the greatest diversity in nominees from different sectors and disciplines, which makes judging even more challenging.

The shortlist was announced today, and as you will see from their video submissions they are an impressive group of individuals.

Mark Siddall


Lisa Pasquale

Ben Farnell

Carol Wakelin

Christina Houlgrave

Morgan Taylor

There is a further announcement about the shortlist on the UK-GBC website, and the winner will be announced by Su Butcher of Just Practising at the UK-GBC Annual Birthday Party on 9 March, which you can attend by registering for a ticket.

Su has also written a blog post about the shortlisted nominees.

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2016 Rising Star Award opens for nominations

by Mark Fretwell on December 2, 2015

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UK-GBC today announced the 2016 Rising Star Award is open for nominations.

The award was launched in 2012 in memory of Mel and her work communicating ideas on green buildings and sustainability using social media.

The gives nominees the opportunity to gain recognition for their achievements and I am very proud to be involved for the fourth year.

You can find out more about the award on the UK-GBC website, where you will also find a nominations form.

Su Butcher has written a great blog post on why you should nominate someone on her Just Practicing blog.

Whether you decide to nominate someone or not, I hope you will join us in congratulating the eventual winner next year.

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Picnic for Mel – 15 August 2015

June 15, 2015

I’m pleased to confirm the date for this years picnic. Wine, nibbles and games will be order of the day and all – including children – are very welcome. We’ll meet on Gloucester Green which is the NE-most corner of Regents Park (east of The Broadwalk and London Zoo, just north of the Gloucester Gate […]

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2015 Rising Star Award – we have a winner

March 6, 2015

Huge congratulations to Olivia Preston who wins this years Rising Star Award, and to all the shortlisted nominees. Once again it has been a great honour to be involved in the judging and to present the award. The full announcement appears on the UKGBC website.

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2015 Rising Star Award – the shortlist and the videos

February 20, 2015

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 […]

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Nominations for 2015 Rising Star Award open on 18 November

November 18, 2014

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 […]

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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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