CCS rewards considerate constructors

ccMore than 80 awards have been presented at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) 2014 National Company Awards, with the title of Most Considerate Company shared between two firms for the first time in the Scheme’s 16-year history.

Held on Friday November 14 at the Plaisterer’s Hall in London, more than 300 industry professionals attended the ceremony and saw commercial refurbishment and re-fitting company Elev8 Interiors, and local authority housing repairs and maintenance contractor Kier Services, Sheffield, share the top prize.

The awards recognise companies that have registered with the Scheme and demonstrated exceptional and ongoing commitment to considerate construction and an appreciation of the impact of their work on the community, the environment and their workforce.

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 as well as the two companies that received the top accolade, three others were presented with the title of Most Considerate Company Runner-up.

The Scheme praised both Elev8 Interior’s and Kier’s exceptional commitment to their consistent and considerate approach at all stages of their projects, from planning to completion. The CCS awards panel could find no way of separating the two winners which it says equally demonstrated the utmost consideration in the work they undertake.

Joe O’Neill, director of Elev8 Interiors, said: “We were absolutely delighted to win a Gold Award and our table were happily celebrating when 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.”

Scott Murray, head of services at Kier Sheffield, said: “We are extremely proud to have been awarded Most Considerate Company. 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.”

Edward Hardy, chief executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, 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.”

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