We value our awards and accreditations, as well as our strong links with professional bodies including 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.

Our recent awards not only recognise the talents and diversity of our people, but also reflect our aim to deliver value engineered solutions for our clients, meeting and exceeding their expectations.

Ground Engineering 2017 Awards finalist

2020 Ground Engineering Awards

CGL is shortlisted at this year’s Ground Engineering Awards for six awards this includes:


  • UK project with a geotechnical value of between £0.5M and under £1M – Potters Lea
  • Ground Investigation Project of the Year – Calverley Square
  • Award for Technical Excellence – The Evolving Buttress Pile Solution
  • Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year
  • UK Project with a value of between £1M and under £3M – Station Square
  • Rising Star Award – Antonella Galliani
Ground Engineering 2017 Awards finalist

2019 Ground Engineering Awards

CGL are Ground Engineering Award Winners for UK Project with a Geotechnical Value up to £1M for our project 27 Commercial Road.  Company Chairman, Nick Langdon said:

We have been shortlisted seven times since 2011 in this category and have now won it three times.  This is great endorsement of the work that we do for our client’s design and construction teams by our peers.”

Ground Engineering 2017 Awards finalist

Constructiononline Level 3 Gold Membership

To meet with increasing client demand and as further validation of our capabilities CGL is now accredited to Gold (Level 3) with Constructiononline after previously holding Silver accreditation for many years. Gold accreditation incorporates all the benefits of Silver membership and includes, in addition, assessment of Environmental Management, Equality and Diversity and Quality Management policies and systems. Through passing the extended pre-qualification questionnaire, we evidenced our compliance and commitment to meeting legislation on, amongst other things, Equal Opportunities, Modern Slavery and Anti-bribery and Corruption.

Ground Engineering 2017 Awards finalist

2018 NCE 100 Awards Winner

CGL is delighted to win Diversity Champion at the 2018 NCE100 awards for our work on gender equality that makes us an SME that used as a benchmark by others in this area. CGL was once again included in the industry’s top NCE100 companies as well as being shortlisted for the Talent Champion and Excellence in Urban Living categories – the latter reflecting our work to enable development on brownfield land and thought leadership in managing risks from contaminated land.

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In 2017 CGL was shortlisted as Talent Champion and Diversity Champion in recognition of CGL’s Career Pathways training programmes and diversity initiatives.
Ground Engineering 2017 Awards finalist

2018 Ground Engineering Awards

CGL was a finalist for three categories in the 2018 Ground Engineering (GE) Awards:

The winners and finalists for all categories in 2018 are listed at:

Ground Engineering 2017 Awards finalist

2017 Ground Engineering Awards

CGL were 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 were shortlisted by the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber 2017 awards for People Development for our Career Pathways programme. CGL was a finalist for the same award last year.

NCE 100 Companies of the Year

2017 British Construction Industry Awards

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

NCE 100 Companies of the Year

NCE 100 Companies of the Year

CGL was Highly Commended as a Diversity Champion for the outreach project The Female Face of Civil Engineering at the NCE 100 Awards in 2017. CGL was also a Finalist for the Talent Champion award and achieved 66th place in the overall rankings.

G4C Award Winners

Generation 4 Change Constructing Excellence Awards

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 the commitment in our innovative Career Pathways and work placements as well as our special initiatives for personal development.

2017 Consultancy and Engineering Awards

CGL was 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.

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 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 only for a business making an outstanding contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and education in schools. To stand out as a leader in supporting STEM in schools amongst all 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.

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.