RIDBA (The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association) launched the RIDBA Building Awards in September 2016 to showcase the best in rural and industrial buildings and after receiving a record number of entries, RIDBA is delighted to announce the shortlist to the industry.
The re-vamped FAB Awards is now in its third year and superbly demonstrates the diversity of skills of our members, from schools and offices to cattle buildings and stables. As such, RIDBA has divided the entries across seven categories: Cattle, Commercial, Education and Research, Equestrian, Production and Process, Recreation and Leisure, and Storage.
The judging panel consisted of industry experts including David Collier (David Collier Rural Planning), Niresh Somlie (BM Trada), Martin Heywood (RIDBA Technical Consultant) and Andrew Brown (Visit our Farm). The judges were very impressed by the high level of technical excellence demonstrated by RIDBA members delivering successful projects to their clients.
RIDBA is also pleased to announce its media partnership with Farming Monthly for the promotion of the RIDBA Building Awards 2017 providing RIDBA with a unique opportunity to promote the success of its members to the wider industry. RIDBA looks forward to its continued work with Farming Monthly.
Head Judge and RIDBA Technical Consultant, Martin Heywood, said:
“Congratulations to the shortlisted companies who have demonstrated their commitment to high standards and quality. The judges had a difficult task in choosing the winners and with the support of Farming Monthly, I am sure the RIDBA Building Awards will be a true benchmark for the industry.”
The winners will be revealed at the RIDBA Building Awards Dinner on Friday 17 March featuring a champagne drinks reception and a 3-course dinner. The event will be hosted by popular Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison at the Radisson Blu hotel in Cardiff.
RIDBA would like to thank its sponsors: Kingspan, Joseph Ash, Filon Products, Metsec and Steadmans.