Shortlists for six categories of the annual awards have been published, including Best All-Round QS

The shortlist for Building's QS Awards 2008, which celebrate excellence in the profession, has been announced.

Companies in the running for Best All-Round QS Firm are Baqus Group, DBK Group, Franklin & Andrews, John Rowan & Partners, Rider Levett Bucknall and Turner & Townsend.

In the International Achievement category Blair Anderson, Rider Levett Bucknall made the list, along with Savant and Turner & Townsend.

The QS Awards ceremony will be on the 28 November at the Brewery in London.

The shortlists announced so far are:

QS Young Achiever of the Year

  • Arcadis AYH - Georgina Green
  • Faithful & Gould - Helen Gray
  • John Rowan and Partners - Adrian Van Rooyen
  • Sum - Andrew Schmidt
  • Turner & Townsend - David Whysall

QS Employer of the Year

  • Faithful & Gould
  • Franklin & Andrews
  • John Rowan and Partners
  • Rider Levett Bucknall

Best New QS Firm

  • Box Associates
  • Dooley Associates
  • DSG Quantity Surveyors
  • Savant

Best Training Initiative

  • Franklin & Andrews
  • Henry Riley
  • Ridge
  • Wates Group

International Achievement

  • Blair Anderson
  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Savant
  • Turner & Townsend.

Best All-Round QS firm

  • Baqus Group
  • DBK Group
  • Franklin & Andrews
  • John Rowan and Partner
  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Turner & Townsend