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ICE East of England Merit Awards ceremony

Event organised by ICE

28 September 2023
19:00 - 22:00 BST (GMT+1)
Churchill College
University of Cambridge
Storey's Way
Cambridge, CB3 0DS
United Kingdom

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Don’t miss the East of England’s top celebration for regional achievement and excellence.

The annual East of England Merit Awards ceremony will be held at Churchill College, University of Cambridge and hosted by ICE President Keith Howells. During the event we will announce the winners of our three award categories:

  • Sustainability
  • Physical achievement
  • Team achievement.

The ceremony is aimed at highlighting the fantastic contribution civil engineers bring to the East of England region and community, and the critical role local initiatives play in tackling society’s most important issues.

You will enjoy a drinks reception, followed by a 3-course meal and drinks, speeches from the ICE President and the East of England committee, and networking opportunities with all companies nominated for our awards.


Ticket Price
Full table (12 people) £600.00 (exc. VAT)
½ table (6 people) £325.00 (excl. VAT)
Individual ticket £60.00 (excl. VAT)


Keith Howells

Keith Howells

Institution of Civil Engineers

president 2022/23

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Keith Howells

Keith Howells is the 158th President of the ICE.

Having graduated in civil engineering in 1974, Keith joined one of the founder members of the Mott MacDonald Group and spent the first 10 years of his career in infrastructure design and project management, mostly in the water and transport sectors. On completing an MBA in 1986, he became involved with the planning, feasibility, and financial and economic analysis of projects, principally in the water and environmental sectors. Over the next decade he worked on numerous projects funded by the international finance institutions as well as by UK government bodies.

Keith has built career long experience in the planning, study and design of hydraulic structures, hydropower, urban drainage, sewerage, water supply and river engineering schemes. He has worked in numerous countries as well as in the UK. He ran the firm’s Water and Environment business from 1997 to 2002, before becoming the Group Managing Director in 2004, directing the firm’s expansion in North America and Australasia. Keith became Chair of the Group’s Executive Board in 2011, responsible to shareholders for the performance of the company and its strategic direction – a role he continued until mid-2019.

Keith was on the board of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering from 2011 to 2015, and its Chair in 2013; he was a member of the CBI’s Construction Council from 2013 to 2019; and a member of the Cranfield School of Management Advisory Board from 2012 to 2020.  He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

For more information please contact:

Kirsty Joyce