Celebrating significant contributions to the construction sector

The much-anticipated 2021 NAWIC excellence awards, partnered with BCITO, was a stunning success.

2021 NAWIC exellence award winners

With a record number of nominations, finalists, and ticket sales, the 2021 NAWIC excellence awards was a special night of celebration and recognition for women across the construction sector.

We would like to thank our partner BCITO, and event sponsors Winstone Wallboards, and Resene, for their contribution to the success of this evening, and extend our gratitude to all the families, employers, friends and work colleagues who came along to join in the celebrations on the night.

The stories, citations and speeches were inspiring and included a special appearance by the Minister of Building and Construction - Minister Poto Williams, who has a strong background in the sector and had some words of wisdom and encouragement for all.

There were so many amazing moments throughout the night, some were captured by our photographer, Rachel Buer, and other snaps shared by others, some moments will be etched in our memories, such as the incredible atmosphere and energy in the room.

We had an exceptional line up of finalists, making it difficult for the judges to choose winners and highly commended awards. We congratulate all our finalists, winners, and award recipients, you have all made incredible contributions to the industry.

The winners of each category were:

Student or Apprentice Excellence Award - Chelsea Roper - Queenstown Carpenters
Tradeswoman of the Year - Tegan Williams - Alan Trow Painters
Excellence in Construction Administration - Kim Booker - Brosnan Construction
Outstanding Achievement in Design - Kat Salm - Harrison Grierson
Rising star - Office based - Evie Wallace – BECA and Rochelle Kirby - WSP
Rising star - Site based - Tevunga (Vee) Ungo'unga - Piritahi Alliance
Professional Woman of The Year - Office based - Kelly Churchill - Fulton Hogan
Professional Woman of The Year - Site based - Helen Russell - Brian Perry Civil
Helen Tippett Award - Supreme winner - Anita Varga - Fulton Hogan

Finally, a huge thank you to our own NAWIC awards committee, chapter chairs, their committee members and helpers for extra help on the night, every single contribution was valuable and appreciated.

The NAWIC Council

Chelsea Roper NAWIC Apprentice Award Winner

Chelsea Roper, BCITO Carpentry Apprentice and NAWIC Apprentice Excellence Award winner.

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