Awards and Accreditations

As a professional organisation we value our awards and accreditations and our links to professional bodies such as the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Geological Society and trade bodies such as the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists and the Environmental Industries Commission.    

These awards not only recognise the talents and diversity of our people, but also reflect our core values and approach that delivering value engineered solutions for our clients, meeting and exceeding their expectations, is key in everything we do.


UK Small Firm Business Excellence Award - Environment Analyst 2016

The Business Excellence award was made from a pool of companies that extends across the whole of the environmental sector, including climate change and management consultancies, the more conventional general environmental consultancies and niche consultancies such as CGL.  This award recognises CGL’s position in the wider environmental industry and further enhances CGL’s ‘green’ credentials.

Environment Analyst Business Excellence Awards

Private Sector Organisation Working with Education - SATRO Awards 2016

The SATRO award is available to any business that makes a contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and education in schools, so to stand out in the company of all conceivable professions and businesses is a fantastic achievement for CGL! 

Ground Engineering Consulting Firm of the Year 2016

CGL has won the prestigious Ground Engineering 2016 Award for Consulting Firm of the Year.


This is one of the most important awards for the entire industry and recognises CGL for delivering innovation, quality and value over the previous year whilst maintaining substantial growth. The award is designed for firms that go above and beyond the expected level of service through interaction with clients, contractors and stakeholders.

SME of the Year 2016

CGL has won SME of the Year award from Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber.


CEYH awards recognise the companies, collaborations and projects that share best practice and inspire others within the industry to adopt better ways of working that deliver outstanding results. 

UK Project with a Geotechnical value between £1-3 million award from Ground Engineering 2016

CGL and Galliford Try have jointly won the 2016 Ground Engineering Award for the best UK Project with a Geotechnical Value between £1-3m for their work on the new Subsea 7 headquarters in Sutton, Surrey.


The project demonstrates innovation, sustainability, health and safety and value engineering.

G4C Constructing Excellence Award for Commitment to Training and Development 2016

CGL has won the G4C Constructing Excellence Award for Commitment to Training and Development for the second year in a row.


Recognition of CGL’s commitment to people development is significant validation of the company’s innovative Career Path and sector-unique initiatives. It demonstrates how CGL is seen as an outstanding example of excellence leading best employment practices within the industry.

Sunday Times Best Companies 2016

CGL is proud to be rated an Outstanding Company with a 2 Star accredited for the 2016 Sunday Times Best 100 Companies. This award highlights the high level of engagement our staff have with the company, and their pride in their work.

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G4C Construction Excellence Award for Commitment to Employee Development 2015

CGL was successful in winning the G4C Construction Excellence Award for Commitment to Employee Development.

G4C, Generation for Change, seeks to harness the power of the next generation of construction professionals in order to drive change for the better by improving the way the industry functions.  For CGL’s commitment to be recognised in this way, through its innovative Career Path and sector-unique initiatives, is validation indeed for what we are doing in the company and how we are leading the way in our sector.


Investors in People

Investors In People (IiP) is a nationally renowned Standard that helps deliver real business benefits by improving the company’s financial performance, productivity and profitability through its people.  The IiP Framework offers every company the facility to manage change, engage with employees and fine-tune their leadership capabilities.

In 2014, CGL was proud to achieve the Gold Award, being recognised as a professional company committed to developing our business and our people using the IiP Framework as a guide for good practice.

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WISE CEO Charter Champion Award

CGL are the 2012 winners of the WISE CEO Charter Champion Award - Acknowledging the Importance of leadership in transforming organisational culture. 


The 2012 WISE Awards is a celebration of the considerable female talent that we, the UK, have in science, engineering, technology and the built environment. For more information visit:


CGL is delighted to have received accreditation to SAFEcontractor, a leading health and safety pre-qualification scheme dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and compliance in the construction industry.  Managing Director, Ian Marychurch says: "We are delighted to receive accreditation which validates our commitment to safe working practices and health and safety issues in the construction industry".


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Best Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Project in the UK for 2011
Best Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Project in the UK

Radisson Hotel Guildford

Ground Engineering Awards 2011

The Guildford Radisson Hotel project, which has been completed this year, was voted the Best Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Project in the UK for 2011 at the GE Awards Ceremony held in London’s Park Lane on 11th May 2011.

Beating stiff competition from Olympic and Cross Rail based projects and those put forward by other major international consultancies and contractors, this CGL, Walsh Associates and Galliford Try project was recognised for its geotechnical engineering that made the vital difference in the economic viability of the project in the teeth of the recession.

Our value engineering design that saved £1million on the basement construction alone, simplfied the overall design, led to a shorter construction programme and a more sustainable use of resources giving a 20% overall saving on the project.

“Being awarded the best Geotechnical Project 2011 has been fantastic for CGL as a business.  It has placed us in front of potential clients, design team members and possible future employees as a company with nationally recognised geotechnical capability. We recognise that this award has been a significant factor in contributing to a very successful year of business for us.” Nick Langdon, Company Chairman.

The Ground Engineering Awards are organised by Ground Engineering magazine and is part of Emap Inform.  For more details about Ground Engineering see:

UKRC Achieving Award
UKRC Achieving Award

UKRC is the UK's leading organisation for the provision of advice, services and policy consultation regarding the under-representation of women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment (SET).  They work with employers, professional bodies, education institutions, women's organisations and networks, policy institutes, sector skills councils, the government, and many others, to promote gender equality in SET.

The SET Fair Standard is the UK’s first industry award specifically aimed at achieving gender equality in the workplace. It gives public recognition for good practice and excellence in tackling gender inequality in the workplace.  In 2010 CGL was very proud to be the first SME in the UK to achieve the UKRC’s ‘SET Fair Standard’ Award, recognising us as industry leaders in addressing gender equality in the science, engineering, technology and the built environment sectors of UKplc.  CGL were very proud to win the 2012 WISE CEO Charter Champion Award that acknowledges the importance of leadership in transforming organisational culture.

Our Accreditations


CGL’s competency, credibility and authority is certified by the following companies, accreditation bodies and associations.


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