DAVID TONG CUP
David Tong was a much respected member and Honorary Court Assistant of the Company. He was an Architect by profession and designed not only our Company Badges and Armorial Bearings but also the Loving Cup and Case that is the subject of this award. The Cup is kept in a wooden case that was also designed by David and constructed by PM Michael May.
The David Tong Cup was kindly donated to the Company by David, and is now presented each year by the Worshipful Company of Constructors to a Graduate of London South Bank University (LSBU) who demonstrates the best personal achievement in their final year. The David Tong Cup, one of the most modern of Loving Cup designs and was crafted by the award winning goldsmith John Willmin, who also assisted David with the design.
David was very much a “self-made” man, and he very much wanted this award to be focused on students who had overcome difficulty to achieve their aims.
In conjunction with the University of Westminster the Worshipful Company of Constructors makes an annual award to the highest performing student in the final year of their degree studies at the University. This award is only made to final year students who have been able to gain employment, including any employed part-time students. The student is nominated by the Head of the Construction Department, and the award is adjudicated and endorsed by the Company’s Scholarship and Awards Committee.
Constructors Prize: Max Broughton
Max Broughton was a part time BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management graduate who graduated from the University of Westminster with a first in 2022. He received the highest mark in his cohort for the Level 6 module Current Issues in the Built Environment (86 for final assignment), the undergraduate dissertation module. His title was ‘An investigation into the cultural development within the residential sector in response to Grenfell, a review of the forthcoming reforms to building safety legislation implementing Hackitt’s digital Golden Thread’.
- He currently works at Turner & Townsend as a Cost Manager.
- He received the WBS prize for Outstanding Student in 2022 for Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management.
- He is a worthy recipient of the Constructors Prize
David Tong Cup: William Skingsley
William Skingsley is this years worthy winner of the David Tong Cup. William achieved a Masters in Construction Project Management from the London South Bank University through the non-cognate route due to his experience prior. He currently works at Bidwells as a Project Manager in Building Consultancy and already has extensive project experience working on city-centre listed buildings to new laboratories on science parks, driven by team work and building relationships with teams. William has a sharp eye for detail and works hard, which resulted in his Distinction during his studies. During his time at LSBU, he balanced working and studying well, achieving good results, gaining invaluable experience – all in which he did even though he faced difficulties.
William is a worthy winner for the David Tong Prize and role model for future constructors.