National Site Awards 2014 have arrived in London!

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The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2014 National Site Awards are continuing in London, after a fantastic week in Edinburgh and Manchester.

The awards began on the 24th March with the first ceremony taking place at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. Guest presenter Archie Ferguson, the Chairman of Scottish Construction Licensing Executive, was there to congratulate every Bronze, Silver and Gold Award winning site and present them with their award. There was a great atmosphere in Edinburgh throughout the day with everyone celebrating their success.

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The first awards ceremony at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh

After the ceremony, the Scheme travelled down to the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, where the next three ceremonies took place. These awards were presented by Paul Senior, Chairman of the National Federation of Builders (NFB); William Swan, Director of Constructing Excellence in the North West; and Julia Evans, Chief Executive of the NFB. The momentum which began in Edinburgh continued throughout the three events in Manchester, with everyone attending having a great time and receiving recognition for their considerate efforts.

So far, the Scheme has presented 123 Bronze, 70 Silver, 27 Gold and 7 Most Considerate Site Runner-up Awards, but there are many more still to present over the next eight days in London.

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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 also 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:

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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 were 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!

The Scheme would like to congratulate all those who have received an award this year, and wish those who are due to attend the remaining London ceremonies the best of luck!

For more information on the National Site Awards, click here

Top image: One of the ceremonies at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester