05 April

Contractors Cup

The Big Project ME Contractors’ Cup 2017 held at Emirates Golf Club was a resounding success

April 5, 2017 saw Big Project Middle East host more than 70 golfers from contracting firms across the region for the latest edition of the Big Project ME Contractors Cup. Held at Emirates Golf Club, the day-long tournament brought together construction executives and professionals from all facets of the industry for an 18-hole round of golf, filled with on-course competitions and chances to network in a relaxed environment.

Targeted at senior executives and decision-makers from the region’s most prominent contractors, this year’s attendees included representatives from ALEC, Arco Contracting, Khansaheb and AESG, among many others.

“As usual, it was such a great event. We really enjoyed it, and had a great time. I’m looking forward to joining in at the next golf event,” said Ahmad Fakhreddine of Arco Contracting.
“As usual a fantastic day, and I’m looking forward to the next event. I met a couple of nice people and new contacts, and for sure that’s the idea. I’m looking forward to the Consultants Cup,” said David Maltman of Menard, while Gary Williams of AESG chimed in: “It was a lovely day and a great crowd, looking forward to the next one already!”

“Absolutely the best day’s golf I have had out here since time began, thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. A well-organised event, great day of catch-up, network and round of golf,” Matthew Neno of OFIS added.

Raz Islam, publishing director of CPI Trade, told Big Project ME that he was delighted with the turnout on the day. He thanked the sponsors and participants for making the event such a huge success.

“A special thank you is due to our sponsors Electric Mirror, Hill International, Intertek, Genavco/Isuzu D-Max, Stretch Ceilings and TrueLux Group. I would also like to thank our competition sponsors – CCS for the Longest Drive, and METSEC for the Nearest to the Pin competition.”

He added that appreciation and thanks were also due to the prize sponsors for the 2017 Contractors Cup – Le Classique Restaurant, Qasr Al Sultan and The Meat Company.

Congratulations to the winners of the Big Project ME Contractors Cup 2017:

1st place: Nik Hewitt, Oliver Dawson, Leonard Holbrook and Sam Preston
2nd place: Brendan Carbery, Duncan Quick, Andy Raj and Mark Thornton
3rd place: Shabir Yakub, Mark Gardner, Tony Stroud and Akeel Perera

Nearest to the pin: Brendon Carbery
Longest drive winner: Sonny Bains

The winners of the Sponsors’ Competitions were:

Genavco – Watch Prize Draw: Matthew Neno and Sam Preston
Stretch Ceiling – Hit the Bullseye Range Contest: Matthew Neno, Tim Christopher, Jason Griffin and Chris McCann
Truelux Group – Straightest Drive Competition: Andy Raj
Electric Mirror – Nearest to the Pin in Two: Faizeen Bhyat