These awards were established some decades ago by the 21 Club in memory of Sir Albert Costain, a grandson of Richard Costain (the founder of the company) and a Group director. He was also a founding member of the 21 Club back in 1954. Sir Albert was passionate about education, training and career development.
The 21 Club established the Sir Albert Costain Memorial Awards (SACMA) to encourage and recognise the achievements of trainees of all disciplines. This now includes graduates, apprentices and trainees, so keeping the ethos of Sir Albert alive in an up to date context.
There are three award winners each year, selected by a panel from the Club committee from nominations submitted by Company employees and line managers. The prize for each winner is a certificate and a cheque. The awards are presented to the winners by the Group CEO at the Club's Annual Dinner.