The ambitious plan to display Aurigny's much loved 'little yellow plane' in a play barn has won plaudits with the team behind the project given an award for their work.
The 2018 Guernsey Property & Construction Awards were presented last night, with Andy and Sebastian Priaulx on hand to give out the trophies.
The 330 attendees were also entertained on stage by stand-up comedian Jake Lambert. They were also able to take part in a karting competition, pitching themselves against a time set by Sebastian at the start of the evening in a karting simulator.
A charity auction was also held on the night, raising £8,100 for the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation.
Pictured: Sebastian Priaulx showing how it's done in the karting stimulator.
The Awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate the achievements of Guernsey’s diverse property and construction industry sectors. Public nominations are invited throughout each summer and a judging panel consisting of industry professionals uses their knowledge and information supplied on the nomination forms to decide a winner in each category.
Julie Todd, Managing Director of Collaborate Communications, who organise the event said: “Every year I continue to be astounded at the depth and breadth of talent a small island like Guernsey has to offer within the property and construction sectors. Whilst there are always economic and logistical challenges to island life, the skills we have on Guernsey are many.”
She continues: “It is heart warming to see so many young people taking on these skills and thriving. All the professionals here tonight are to be applauded for their sterling efforts.”
The award winners were:
Rising Star Miles Pengelly – JG Architecture
Engineering Project of the Year
The Hanging of Joey at Oatlands project
Property Agent of the year
AFM/Savills – joint project using a helicopter to raise a chiller unit
Construction Professional of the year
Steve Williams – Guernsey Housing Association
Industry supplier of the year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Chris Bound, Collas Crill
Ogier, BDO, Guernsey Gas, G4S and Channel Island Ceramics sponsored the Awards. The date for the 2019 Awards has been confirmed as Thursday 14 November.
Pictured: Joey will be on display at Oatlands within weeks when the new play barn opens.
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