National Site Awards 2014 have begun!
The Considerate Constructors Scheme's 2014 National Site Awards have begun, and the first ceremony took place on Monday the 24th March at the Balmoral in Edinburgh.
There are a total of 12 ceremonies taking place this year, the highest number ever, in Edinburgh, Manchester and London.
The Scheme's National Site Awards recognise and reward the hard work and effort that has been made by all sites, large and small, which have raised the bar for considerate construction, and set the benchmark for others to follow.
The Scheme began presenting awards in 1999 to construction sites that had put in place initiatives that were considered to be advancing the standards by which the image of the industry was judged. Since then, sites have continued to build upon the measures put in place year after year by sites that have strived to improve the public's perception of the industry and enhance its own standards.
Sites will receive either Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards. One Gold Award winner will also be given the prestigious title of Most Considerate Site 2014, with those sites that were considered for the title receiving Runner-up Awards.
The Scheme has setup a special awards Twitter hashtag, #ccsawards, so that sites can use this to share their awards success throughout the ceremonies. Here are a just a few of the tweets so far:
The Scheme also sends out a survey to all those who attended an awards ceremony so feedback can be collected and used to improve future events. Already, even after just four ceremonies, there has been some excellent feedback such as:
"A most enjoyable day which myself and colleagues enjoyed and where proud to be part of."
"We (our Client included) really enjoyed our day at the Awards Ceremony."
"Brilliant - it's great to be recognised for the hard work that we have put in on site to improve our industry's image."
"Thank you Scheme, the ceremony was excellent and here's hoping we'll be back next year!"
Commenting on the awards, Scheme Chairman David Watson said:
"Many congratulations to all those who have been selected to receive an award. The National Site Awards get bigger and better every year which is proof that the industry strives to improve upon its previous successes.
"All award-winning sites have proven their commitment to considerate construction and continue to set ever higher standards.
"On behalf of the Scheme, I would like to congratulate all award winners once again and thank you for your hard work and dedication towards improving the image of construction."
You can also search the Scheme's National Site Awards database to view all award winners since 1999. The website will be updated at the end of every day as this year's award ceremonies take place to include the award winners of that day.
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