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Celebrating Excellence & Achievement in Modern Methods of Construction

With a week to go, meet our judging panel for the Modern Methods of Construction Awards 2024

The Awards will be a fantastic occasion, celebrating excellence and achievement in Modern Methods of Construction.

Richard Hipkiss

Development Director of the Modular and Portable Building Association.

With an engineering background before moving into the construction industry in the early 2000's, the impact of the fusion of manufacturing and construction comes as no surprise.

Richard has been a Director of the MPBA for 3 years, setting up the Learning Hub to close the knowledge gap across the industry and help develop a solution for possible skills shortages in the future. 

Jackie Maginnis

Chief Executive Officer of the Modular & Portable Building Association.

Jackie is a great ambassador for MMC, with over 35 years’ experience in the volumetric / modular industry.

Prior to her role with the MPBA, Jackie worked for a manufacturing and hire company. With her passion for the industry sector and the help of the committees from within the member companies, part of her role is to promote the features and benefits of the use of offsite volumetric buildings.

As Chief Executive Office of the MPBA, Jackie plays a key role in the connecting of sectors in the modular and portable building industry together.

Simon Reid

Simon is the ambitious, energetic leader of Lungfish Architects and has curated a collection of talented creatives with a people-centric vision of what architecture can be - driving innovation in the built environment. By challenging industry norms, Lungfish take clients on rewarding journeys via a sustainable and efficient design led approach. 

With a vision to lead a very different kind of practice, Simon is at the forefront of transforming multiple sectors using MMC, designing and delivering national programmes of work for public and private sector clients. Currently the practice is developing a low carbon MMC design solution for Forest Schools across the UK. 

Stephen Wightman

Before joining Faithful+Gould in 2021, Stephen was a Senior Director in the Offsite construction industry for more than 22 years. During this time he managed a variety of businesses in the Offsite manufacturing and contracting markets, in both large corporate entities and smaller dynamic growing enterprises. With detailed specialist knowledge in volumetric and panelised systems, in both steel and timber frame, Stephen has been personally involved in the delivery more than a thousand MMC schemes in the UK and overseas. Stephen now leads AtkinsRéalis PPS consultancy offers in Modern Methods of Construction, providing client advisory on all aspects of MMC and Offsite.

Joanne Bridges

Director of Bridges Communications, Joanne is one of the UK’s leading strategic communications specialists in the built environment, with a particular interest and experience in offsite construction and MMC which spans more than 25 years. 

Joanne led the public relations operations for Portakabin for 20 years and since then has worked for a range of MMC businesses and offsite manufacturers. Her clients have included US-headquartered Volumetric Building Companies, the UK’s longest established bathroom pod manufacturer, and steel-framed modular companies Premier Modular and McAvoy. She has worked closely with the MPBA since 1998 and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for nearly three decades.

Trudi Sully

Trudi is the UK & Europe Lead for Industrialised Design & Construction at Mott MacDonald, where a rapidly growing team is delivering integrated utilisation of industrialisation, DfMA, MMC, and platform approaches to unlock greater social, economic, and environmental outcomes. She has had an eclectic career working across a broad range of industries, but with a common theme of engaging with leaders - from SMEs to multi-nationals and government departments - to tackle challenges and support transformation. Prior to joining Mott MacDonald, Trudi spent 4 years as a director of the Construction Innovation Hub, working with government and industry to develop tools and approaches that enable improved productivity, performance, and resilience.

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