Construction trio on New Year's honours list

The chief executives of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and FM Conway along with the director of Aecom have been awarded in the New Year's honours.

CIOB chief executive, Christopher Blythe, received an OBE for services to the construction industry and government, while FM Conway chief executive Michael Conway was awarded with an MBE for his services to UK construction, infrastructure support and road safety.

Aecom director of building engineering Ant Wilson is also recognised with an MBE for services to building and engineering.

Wilson, who has worked at Aecom for more than 37 years, said: “I am honoured to receive an MBE.

"The recognition it brings raises the profile of engineering and will help me encourage more people to join the industry. Throughout my career

"I have had the privilege to work with so many brilliant people, both at Aecom and in the wider industry, who have mentored and encouraged me. I would like to thank all them for their support over the past 40 years.”

Patrick Flaherty, chief executive – UK and Ireland, Aecom, said: “We are extremely proud of Ant’s achievement in the New Year’s Honours, which is recognition for his tireless contribution and commitment to the engineering profession.

"Since starting his career with Aecom, Ant has remained at the forefront of efforts to reduce energy consumption and carbon usage in buildings.”

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