awards

Carole Vincent's association with the Concrete Society, The British Cement Association (BCA), British Precast and The Concrete Centre have led to her receiving awards and making concrete awards, in association with Anthony 5m,Fanshaw, to be presented to the winners nominated by them.

Awards received by Carole Vincent:

  • 1998: Concrete Society Certificate of Excellence forThe Armada Dial - a sundial and fountain in Plymouth City Center.
  • 2000: Concrete Society Certificate of Excellence forThe Bude Light 2000
  • 2000: Made a Fellow of The Concrete Society
  • 2001: Concrete Society Certificate of Excellence forThe Blue Circle Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • 2001: Bronze medal for the Blue Circle Garden, awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • 2007: Inaugural winner of the British Precast 'Creativity in Concrete'

Since 1997, Carole Vincent (concrete) and Anthony Fanshaw (lettering) have provided the Concrete Society with the building and engineering awards that are presented at the annual Concrete Society awards dinner. It seemed appropriate that the concrete industry presented awards made in concrete, added to which it is possible to pantone match any colour using a company's corporate colour and lettering.

Other commissions for awards include pyramids (150 x 150 x 250mm high) in red, yellow, green, blue and purple, for the British Precast Project Award, Health and Safety Awards, Innovation and Sustainability Awards. The BCA commissioned five 150mm spheres in green, mounted in slate, for their Health and Safety Awards.

Carole taking a break from working on the British Precast 2009 AwardsIn 2002, 65 small pyramids in red, white, grey and black were made for presentation at the Misha Black Memorial Lecture at the Royal College of Art. In 1992, BCA presented 50 'Captains of Industry' with the Nautilus Bowl to mark the registration of its Kitemark. Special commissions, also from BCA, were to cover the 50th anniversary of Concrete Quarterly, the Berthold Lubetkin Memorial lecture sculpture based on the interlocking parabolas of Lubetkin's penguin pool in Regent's Park Zoo and most recently the individual award, the British Precast 'Creativity in Concrete' Award 2008 and continues to supply their awards each year.

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In 2007, Carole was the first winner of the British Precast 'Creativity in Concrete' Award at the Concrete Society Awards dinner at the London Marriot hotel on 2nd December 2007 and, as part of the Award, British Precast established this website. Here is Carole receiving her award from Brian Blessed, the internationally renowned Actor and Presenter, and Martin Clarke, Chief Executive of British Precast:

Carole receiving her Award from Actor and presenter Brian Blessed and Martin Clarke of the BPCF

Carole is available on e-mail: concretecarole@btinternet.com