As a professional organisation we value our awards and accreditations as well as 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 our aim to deliver value engineered solutions for our clients, meeting and exceeding their expectations.

Ground Engineering 2017 Awards finalist

2017 Ground Engineering Awards

CGL has been shortlisted for four categories in the 2017 Ground Engineering (GE) Awards:

UK Project with a Geotechnical Value between £1-3m
Ground Investigation Project (up to £500k)
Rising Star Award
UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of up to £1m

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The GE awards are a leading showcase of technical excellence and achievement in ground engineering.

CGL’s entry for the UK Project with Geotechnical Value between £1-3m is made with Galliford Try and Furness Partnership, based on the temporary works design for the current mixed use development at Seymour Street in London.

The entry for UK Project with Geotechnical Value up to £1m is in partnership with Walsh for the geotechnical work under a 33-storey block of student accommodation at Miles Street in London.

CGL’s careful work for redevelopment of New Scotland Yard on The Broadway in London was also selected for Ground Investigation Project of the Year.

Joe Slattery, Chartered Senior Engineer at CGL is also a finalist for the Rising Star award recognising his excellent geotechnical capabilities and passion for the industry.

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber 2017

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber 2017 Awards

CGL’s Harrogate office has been shortlisted by the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber 2017 awards for People Development. The CEYH awards celebrate engineering excellence in the Yorkshire and Humber region. CGL won the same award last year.

2017 Consultancy and Engineering Awards

CGL has been shortlisted by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) for two awards, Best UK Business Performance (SME) and Inclusion and Diversity Champion of the Year.

ACE sets the standards of practice for engineering consultants and the Consultancy and Engineering Awards are an annual showcase for the engineering and consultancy sector and also draw in non-construction consultancies.

NCE 100 Companies of the Year

NCE 100 Companies of the Year

CGL has been included in the Top 100 civil engineering companies of the year listing by New Civil Engineer magazine (NCE). Furthermore, NCE has shortlisted CGL for two awards: Future Engineer Talent Champion and Engineering Equality Diversity Champion.

NCE 100 Companies of the Year

2017 British Construction Industry Awards

CGL and Galliford Try have been shortlisted by the British Construction Industry Awards for our temporary works design at Seymour Street in London.

G4C Award Winners

G4C Construction Excellence Award for Commitment to Employee Development 2017

CGL has won the G4C Constructing Excellence Award for Commitment to Training and Development for three consecutive years!

G4C, the Generation 4 Change awards, celebrate the achievements of talented young people and the organisations that support them to shape future leaders of the construction industry. The judges recognised our commitment shown by our innovative CGL Career Path and sector-unique initiatives, validating our values and how we are leading the way in our sector.

Ground Engineering Consulting Firm of the Year 2016

We have won the prestigious Ground Engineering 2016 Award for Consulting Firm of the Year.

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

UK Project with a Geotechnical value between £1-3 million Award

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

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

Sunday Times Best Companies 2016

We are proud to be rated an Outstanding Company with a 2 Star accreditation by the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies in 2016. This award highlights the high level of engagement our staff have with the company as well as their pride in their work.

Private Sector Organisation Working with Education - SATRO Awards 2016

The SATRO award is available to a business making an outstanding contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and education in schools. To stand out in the company of all conceivable professions and businesses is a fantastic achievement for us!

SME of the Year 2016

We have 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 Small Firm Business Excellence Award - Environment Analyst 2016

CGL was selected for the Business Excellence award from a pool of companies that extends across the environmental sector, including climate change and management consultancies, conventional general environmental consultancies and niche specialist consultancies.  This award recognises our position in the wider environmental industry and our geoenvironmental expertise.

G4C Constructing Excellence Award for Commitment to Training and Development 2016

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

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

G4C Construction Excellence Award for Commitment to Employee Development 2015

We were 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.

Investors in People Gold Standard

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

CGL is one of the few employers to achieve the Gold Award and we have proudly held the gold standard since 2014.


CGL is accredited to SAFEcontractor, a leading health and safety pre-qualification scheme dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and compliance in the construction industry. More information on the SAFEcontractor scheme is at:

WISE CEO Charter Champion Award

Nick Langdon, CGL Chairman won the 2012 WISE CEO Charter Champion Award – acknowledging the importance of leadership in transforming organisational culture.

The WISE Awards are a celebration of the female talent that we have in the UK in science, engineering, technology and the built environment.

UKRC Achieving Award

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 we were proud to be the first SME in the UK to achieve the UKRC’s ‘SET Fair Standard’ Award, recognising us as leaders in addressing gender equality in the science, engineering, technology and the built environment sectors.

Best Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Project in the UK - GE Awards 2011

CGL’s work for the Guildford Radisson Hotel was voted the Best Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Project in the UK by Ground Engineering in 2011.

Our value engineering design saved £1m on the basement construction alone, while simplifying the overall design and enabled a shorter construction programme with a more sustainable use of resources giving a 20% overall saving on the project.

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