2014 National Company Awards
The grandeur of Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London played host to the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2014 National Company Awards.
More than 300 guests saw over 80 awards being presented to those registered companies who have demonstrated the highest levels of consideration.
The awards were presented by special guest John Maddock, Chairman of the National Federation of Builders.
This year, the Scheme presented a total of 85 awards including 37 Bronze, 27 Silver and 16 Gold. From the Gold Award winners, a shortlist was produced of the very highest performers and 2 companies received the top accolade of Most Considerate Company while 3 other companies that were considered for this award were presented with the title of Most Considerate Company Runner-up.
The 2014 National Company Award winners
For the first time in the Scheme’s history, the prestigious title of Most Considerate Company was shared between two companies – leading commercial refurbishment and re-fitting company Elev8 Interiors Ltd and local authority housing maintenance contractor Kier Sheffield. The Scheme’s awards panel could find no way of separating these two winners who have equally demonstrated the utmost consideration in the work they undertake. Both companies have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the community, their workforce and the environment throughout every project and have set the standard that all others will be measured against.
Kier Services – Sheffield with John Maddock and Elev8 Interiors Ltd
Elev8 were praised for their inclusive staff culture, open door policy, community support and commitment to continual improvement. Kier Sheffield were congratulated for their exceptional commitment to site appearance, environmental standards, health and safety training and workforce development.
The most recent site report for Elev8 Interiors quoted that “there is a very impressive level of commitment to the Scheme which is commendable” and “the best practice advocated by the Scheme is being conducted to the highest standard and there remains ongoing, genuine and positive commitment”.
Joe O’Neill, Director of Elev8 Interiors Ltd, and his team of ten from the company were surprised and thrilled to scoop the ultimate prize saying:
We were absolutely delighted to win a Gold Award and our table were happily celebrating the gold when there was a twist in the awards presentation. The Elev8 Interiors name was called out as a winner of the Most Considerate Company 2014 title and we were truly shocked. The massive round of applause we received from the other award winners was amazing and something we will never forget. The awards are very special and it took quite a few hours for the achievement of Most Considerate Company to sink in. After the awards we visited our projects to congratulate all our workers who, without their massive input in maintaining the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice, have made this possible.
Elev8 Interiors Ltd
Kier’s most recent site report states “an excellent performance with the continued implementation of new procedures and ideas…” and particularly praised “the opening up of ‘The Link’ community hub and charity shops around various parts of Sheffield is an innovative move forward to improve even further community relations with local residents”.
Scott Murray, Head of Services at Kier Sheffield, was also delighted saying:
“We are thrilled to have won not only a Gold Award, but to also be recognised as the most considerate contractor in the UK – it’s a fantastic achievement and one that we are all extremely proud of achieving. This shows real recognition of the hard work that has been put in by the team in Sheffield to raise the standards of the repairs service for Sheffield City Council over the last few years.”
Kier Services – Sheffield
Award winners were selected from the top performing 20 per cent of registered companies monitored by the Scheme from the 1st August 2013 to 31st July 2014.
Edward Hardy, the Scheme’s Chief Executive, said:
I’d like to congratulate all our National Company Award winners. They’ve all demonstrated an extremely high level of commitment to considerate construction which we’re delighted to recognise and celebrate.
Elev8 Interiors and Kier Sheffield are worthy winners who have consistently demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice. They are a fantastic example to the industry and deserve this highest award. Well done to all the staff at Elev8 and Kier Sheffield.
2014 National Company Awards
The Scheme has published a special edition awards brochure which lists all of the 2014 National Company Award winners.
Please click here to view and download a copy of this brochure.
Alternatively, to request a hard copy please call the Scheme on 0800 783 1423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of this brochure will be posted to all 2014 National Company Award winners.