23 March 2017

Build UK Specialist Contractors Celebrate Awards Success

It was another successful evening for Build UK and its members at the Construction News Specialists Awards 2016 with members winning awards across a wide range of specialist fields.

The annual black-tie awards dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane, which Build UK has supported since its inception 12 years ago, was attended by over 900 clients, contractors and leading industry figures. The awards are the only awards dedicated to recognising the essential contribution of Specialist Contractors within the construction industry, providing the ideal platform for Build UK members to showcase their achievements.

Build UK members were short-listed in a remarkable 17 out of the 18 award categories, taking home the winner’s trophy in 8 of them. Build UK Chairman Kevin Louch presented the Apprentice of the Year Award to David Miles from NG Bailey.

Congratulations to the following members who won awards on the night:

Category Company Build UK Trade Association

Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year 

GKR Scaffolding  NASC

Construction News Special Award

Abbey Pynford Geo Structures ASUC

Demolition Specialist of the Year

AR Demolition  NFDC

Ground Engineering Specialist of the Year 

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering FPS

Health & Safety Excellence

Abbey Pynford Geo Structures ASUC
Project of the Year (subcontract over £2m)

VolkerLaser – Woodhouse Tunnel A58(M), Leeds


Project of the Year (subcontract up to £2m)

AR Demolition – Centrica Storage Easington – Tier 1 facility Project NFRC

Roofing Specialist of the Year

Greenough & Sons Roofing Contractors  NFRC

Sustainable Project of the Year

Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil – Bentley Works Redevelopment BESA

Training Excellence

AR Demolition  NFDC

Congratulations also go to the following companies who were Highly Commended:

• Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding (NASC) – Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year
• D-Drill (DSA) – Business Innovation of the Year
• Erith Contractors (NFDC) – Demolition Specialist of the Year
• Fast-Form Systems (CONSTRUCT) – Equipment Supplier of the Year
• AR Demolition (NFDC) – Health & Safety Excellence
• Van Elle (ASUC, BDA, FPS) – Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover over £25m)
• Abbey Pynford Geo Structures (ASUC) – Training Excellence.

Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE who addressed guests at the event said:

“There have been quite a few changes in our industry over the last year, not least the coming together of the contracting supply chain within Build UK. Construction News continues to recognise the major role played by Specialist Contractors in construction and it was fantastic to see so many Build UK members short-listed and going home with awards.”

The full list of winners is available on the Specialists Awards website.