Matt Crookes triumphed in the secondary education category at the Construction Manager of the Year awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), considered the world's largest professional body.
Matt, who graduated from the University of Brighton in 2002 with a BSc(Hons) in Project Management for Construction, said his time in the city was invaluable.
“Brighton is vibrant and creative town and a great place to learn. I very much enjoyed my time there. With my degree I was able to secure a position with a leading construction firm and have remained there ever since, progressing to the role of Project Manager.
“The course was the perfect introduction to the industry and without doubt set me on the right path for a rewarding career.”
Matt (centre) receiving his award from Ian Eggers, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, and Hazel Irvine, awards host