The Building Innovation Awards will be presented at a gala dinner and awards ceremony on 4th November 2021 at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford.

The evening begins with a welcome drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner with complimentary wine.

Dinner will be followed by the awards ceremony and entertainment.

Ticket & Table Bookings

For more information or to book tickets, please email info@buildinginnovationawards.co.uk

Running Order

18:30 – Drinks Reception

19:15 – Welcome Speeches

19:30 – Guest speaker

19:45 – Dinner

21:45 – Awards

23:00 – Charity prize draw

23:15 – Entertainment

01:00 – Carriages

Dress Code

Black Tie / Evening Dress / Cultural Attire



Red onion and Goat’s cheese tart with a herb dressing (V)


Beef bourguignon daube served with creamy mash, roots and greens

Risotto of seasonal vegetables with shredded parmesan and a baby leaf salad (V)


White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake with an Eton mess garnish

Any dietary requests, food allergies or access requirements should be submitted during the booking process or alternatively sent to info@ukbusinessevents.co.uk prior to 21st October 2021.
Requests received after this cannot be guaranteed.


Justin Moorhouse

About me…

I’m a comedian, actor, writer and radio presenter.

I’ve done a couple of pantomimes and more theatrically, two very lovely plays at the Royal Exchange in Manchester.

I’m very good at hosting corporate events and  after dinner stuff. (I’ve got my own black suit and everything)

I write and appear in the Radio 4 sitcom called Everyone Quite Likes Justin.

I’m a vegetarian, dog owner, father of two and I like Batman quite a bit.

I won Celebrity Mastermind in 2011 – my chosen subject was Les Dawson.

I once delivered a car to Sally on Coronation Street.
(I was Doug, she told me to do one. I did one. Then I went back to Weatherfield for three episodes as Dean Upton the landlord of The Flying Horse).

Guest Speaker

Sam Stacey


Sam Stacey is Challenge Director – Transforming Construction at UKRI.

He is leading the Transforming Construction challenge, a £170 million research and innovation investment, matched by £250 million from industry, to create new construction processes and techniques for building manufacture in the UK. Linked to the Construction Sector Deal, the programme includes funding for research, a new construction network and the creation of an active building centre and innovation hub.

Before joining UKRI, Sam was Director of Innovation, Industrialisation and Business Improvement at Skanska UK, a Trustee of the Building Research Establishment, and Chairman of the National Platform for Construction. Sam has also worked for Wates Construction and Buro Happold Engineering.

He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with an MBA from Henley Business School and degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Philosophy from Imperial College and Cambridge University.

Sam is married with two children and lives in London and Suffolk.


Live music from

The Midnight Cats

The Midnight Cats have been entertaining audiences for over 10 years with their unique brand of dance floor fillers from Motown to modern chart hits.
Renowned for their high energy stage show and fabulous audience interactions, The Midnight Cats are guaranteed to make your evening one to remember. The band offer a range of options from acoustic ensembles to learning your first dance and a DJ service catered exactly to your tastes. If you are looking for a night of paws-to-the-wall live music mayhem look no further than the North-West’s hottest party band because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at!

Charity Partner

YouthBuild Ventures UK is a non-profit organisation set up to establish a unified, co-ordinated response to youth unemployment and labour shortages in the skilled trades and the green economy as well as the need for social housing.

With love and respect, YouthBuild partners with opportunity youth; young people who are characterized by their struggles with unemployment, poverty, and crime, rather than by their potential, to build the skillsets and mindsets that lead to lifelong learning, livelihood, and leadership. At nearly 300 YouthBuild programmes across 21 countries, students reclaim their education, gain demand led  job skills, and become leaders in their communities; YouthBuild Alumni lead on the global youth movement advocating at the highest levels for a better world, social justice, opportunity youth and environmentally sustainable economies.

As a chartered member of YouthBuild International, YouthBuild leverages the technical expertise and innovation of the global organisation and builds on this to champion the role of young people in construction and the green economy. In doing so, YouthBuild stops the long term scarring effects of being out of employment, education or training. 2020 has shown that little can be taken for granted and whilst everyone feels the impact; the pandemic has disproportionately affected resource scarce young people. It has accentuated the existing fault lines in our communities and requires us to be bolder and go faster to ensure that opportunity youth are not left behind. YouthBuild prides itself in being aware of and responsive to the needs of the construction sector and acts as an intersection between young people and the industry, playing a critical role in bridging the sectors skills gap.  

Getting There

The Point, Emirates Old Trafford

Talbot Rd, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PX

For those using a SatNav, the postcode is M16 0PX.


  • M6, then M61 (signposted Manchester) to junction with M60 Ring Road.
  • Join M60 at junction 15 following signs for M60 Ring Road (West & South)/ Trafford Park.
  • Along M602 to junction 3. Then exit following signs for A5063 Salford Quays/ Trafford Park.
  • Keep going straight ahead on this road. Then after 3⁄4 mile, the road swings left to the White City Circle junction (signposted A5063 Manchester).
  • Stay on the A5063 and keep straight ahead (White City Way) and follow the brown signs to Old Trafford Cricket Ground.



  • Join the M6 to junction 19 at Knutsford. Exit onto A556 (just after Knutsford services – signposted Manchester). Keep on the A556 following signs for the M56/Manchester. (signposted A5103 Manchester).
  • Keep straight ahead for 1⁄2 mile approx, and then join left-hand lane to join M60 Ring Road (follow signs for Stretford).
  • Along M60 Ring Road (South) to junction 7 and then exit following signs for A56 Stretford.
  • Join dual-carriageway A56 Chester Road following signs for Stretford & Manchester and follow the brown signs to Old Trafford Cricket Ground.



  • Stay on M60 Ring Road to junction 9. Exit on to A5081 (signposted Trafford Park).
  • Immediately on joining the A5081, keep straight ahead following the sign for ‘Other Neighbourhoods’.
  • Stay on the A5081 following signs for Manchester & Old Trafford Football Ground (The ground will appear on your right-hand side after 2.2 miles).
  • Continue past the football ground for 0.2 miles to bear right at the White City Circle junction following signs for A5063 Chorlton.
  • Go along the A5063 (White City Way) and follow the brown signs to Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

Greater Manchester’s rail connections mean it’s easy to get here from anywhere in the country.

Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate Castlefield and Victoria all have access to tram stops.
The tram will take you directly to the ground.

→ Plan your journey now

Metrolink trams provide connections across Greater Manchester with 93 stops right across the region. Metrolink runs every few minutes so you don’t need a timetable, you can just turn up and travel. And for those visiting the region from further afield there is free parking for Metrolink customers at Park and Ride sites across the network.

You can purchase tickets on-stop or by using the get me there app.

Nearest Tram stop: Old Trafford (this stop is directly outside the venue). Plan your Metrolink journey now on the website or at @MCR Metrolink.