Heather Bryant is a Community Champion at the Leading Lights Awards

Topic Awards

Date 28 Nov 2023

Heather Bryant, Regional Community and Social Impact Manager for Galliford Try’s Building Southern business, has won the Community Champion Award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme Leading Light Awards.

Heather received the accolade in recognition of her contribution to the Construction Mentorship Partnering Scheme (CMPS) which, working with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), created an innovative  pilot scheme at HMP High Down, a first of its kind for the prison and the UK as a whole, providing work experience and training on the live construction site.

As a result, the scheme has won multiple awards, including the Value Award and People Development at this year's National Constructing Excellence Awards, having already triumphed in the South East region.

Additionally, Heather was also recently nominated as a finalist at this year’s Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.

Commenting on Heather’s nomination, Gavin Bridge, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building Southern, said: “The CMPS is a great initiative that will hopefully inspire those prisoners who have experienced it to find roles within the construction sector following their release. Heather has worked exceptionally hard on this fantastic mentoring scheme and fully deserves this award for all of her hard work and dedication.”

The Leading Lights Awards created by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) recognise and showcase innovative and impactful work by going above and beyond the Code of Considerate Practice.

Last year, Morrison Construction Building Central's Communities and Social Impact team claimed the Community Enrichment Award for the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) initiative at the same awards.