Project of the Year – International

By Bradley Eccleshare, Marketing & Communications

Chalk Proudly Sponsors “Project of the Year – International” at the Education Estates® Awards 2024

Manchester, UK – Chalk, a leading name in educational FF&E and catering consultancy design, supply and fit out. We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of the “Project of the Year – International” category at the upcoming Education Estates® Awards. This prestigious event celebrates excellence and achievement in the education sector and will be held on the evening of Tuesday, October 15, 2024, at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester.

The Education Estates® Awards is an esteemed occasion that recognises outstanding contributions across fourteen categories, highlighting the achievements of consultants, contractors, architects, clients, projects, and innovations in sustainability within the education sector. The awards ceremony, hosted by renowned comedian Hugh Dennis, promises an evening of celebration and camaraderie, with attendees enjoying a three-course meal among peers.

Project of the Year – International

Chalk is especially proud to sponsor the “Project of the Year – International” award. This category acknowledges new build projects outside the UK that have significantly enhanced the educational or research experience. Entries are evaluated on several criteria, including:

Positive Impact on Pupil/Student Experience: Demonstrating the project’s contribution to enhancing the educational environment and outcomes for students.
Quality of Design and Construction: Assessing the overall excellence in the architectural and construction aspects of the project.
Client Engagement and Satisfaction: Evaluating the project’s success in meeting the client’s expectations and needs.
Quality of Entry and Supporting Information: Ensuring comprehensive and well-documented submissions.
Carbon and Energy Performance: Highlighting evidence of sustainable practices and energy efficiency in the project.

Entrants are required to provide detailed information about the school, college, or university, along with the names of the architect(s), contractor(s), and consultant(s) involved. Additionally, photographs with labelled locations, supporting information, testimonials, and metrics were included to bolster their submissions.

Chalk is pleased to announce that Marie Rush, Project Manager at Chalk, has been appointed as the judge for this prestigious award. Marie brings extensive experience in educational project management and a keen eye for innovation and quality. Her expertise will be invaluable in selecting the project that stands out in making a significant impact on the educational landscape.

“Chalk is dedicated to advancing educational excellence worldwide, and we’re pleased to support an award that recognises groundbreaking international projects,”

said Alex Ward, MD at Chalk.

“With Marie Rush on board as our judge, we are confident in highlighting projects that truly make a difference.”

Maire is a specialist within FF&E procurement and is the divisional lead. With 16+ years’ experience in procurement, Marie takes immense pride in successful project delivery, rigorous supply chain management, and meticulous programme control. With her expertise and broad knowledge in the education and commercial sectors, Marie creates functional, collaborative, and inspirational spaces that are a joy to work and learn in. Her end-to-end service is comprehensive, including everything from feasibility studies, consultation, and design modelling to budget analysis, procurement, and full interior specifications. Her honest and open communication style inspires collaboration among teams, resulting in effective resolution to challenges throughout the project duration.

The Education Estates® Awards are currently being shortlisted. The event promises to be a glittering celebration of achievement and innovation in the education sector.
For more information about the awards evening and Chalks services, please visit Education Estates and Chalk Creatives.

About Chalk
Chalk is a premier educational consultancy firm committed to fostering excellence in education through innovative solutions and strategic partnerships. With a global presence, Chalk works with schools, colleges, and universities to enhance the educational experience and drive sustainable growth.

Bradley Eccleshare – Marketing & Communications – Chalk Creatives Ltd
Call: +44 (0)7525 929198

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