Faithful+Gould was recognised last night for its sound leadership and talented workforce, winning the award for Executive of the Year and ME Consultant's Rising Star at the gala dinner and ceremony held by ME Consultant which was attended by over 200 high-profile industry leaders at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai.
An independent panel of judges from various construction disciplines awarded Campbell Gray, Managing Director of Faithful+Gould - Middle East, the title of Executive of the Year after recognising his 20 years in the business and track record in leading the firm towards delivering successful projects, noting his continued commitment to investing in Faithful+Gould's resources, people, and systems therefore delivering above and beyond on projects.
"As business leaders we are not only tasked with building upward we are also responsible for building the talent across the wider business community and setting an example."
Campbell Gray, Faithful+Gould Managing Director Middle-East
Meanwhile, Lay Kiat Neo, Project Manager within Faithful+Gould, was awarded with the ME Consultant's Rising Star Award. Lay Kiat, a dedicated and enthusiastic project manager, was recognised for her rapid progression, attributed to her position on Faithful+Gould's Management Development Programme (MDP) and commended for her exemplary performance over the last year, demonstrating an exceptional level of skill and vision having worked on the Jumeira Bay – Bvlgari Resort & Residences, Clifford Chance and Roche Diagnostics office fit-outs.
Campbell Gray welcomed the title, saying: "I am humbled and pleased that I have been honoured with this award. The recognition from my esteemed industry peers is of course a wonderful feeling. But above all, I am grateful for the magnificent opportunity to place the building blocks that have quite literally shaped the environment during my time here in the Middle East. As business leaders we are not only tasked with building upward we are also responsible for building the talent across the wider business community and setting an example. I look forward to more incredible opportunities and I thank ME Consultant for this award."
Lay Kiat Neo was undoubtedly delighted with her award: "I cannot thank my colleagues enough for their support and for their confidence in me and therefore nominating me for this award. I am deeply grateful for the opportunities that I have been given and this past year has allowed me to grow as a professional and I am proud to be a part of such a collaborative team at Faithful+Gould."
This is the third award received by Faithful+Gould this year after scooping Commercial Project of the Year for Doha Festival City at the Construction Week Qatar Awards.