Photo Caption: L-R Jane O’Leary Chair of SEWSCAP, Andrew Scott’s Chris Roles & Managing Director Mark Bowen with the CEW Award
Port Talbot based construction firm Andrew Scott Ltd is proud to announce their recent win at the CEW 2016 Awards. The accolade comes just months after their success at the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016 and this year’s RICS Wales Awards.
The Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) Awards takes place every year to recognise the biggest and brightest projects and examples of best practice throughout Wales, and their 2016 event was no exception. Held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Cardiff on Friday 15th July and hosted once more by Jason Mohammad, the Andrew Scott team were among 550 guests who attended to celebrate all that is great in construction. Andrew Scott came out on top for CEW’s SME Award – which recognises the achievements of construction companies with between 51 and 250 employees – despite facing strong competition from Boyes Rees Architects, Contract Services (South Wales) Ltd and Morganstone Ltd.
“Andrew Scott has every right to be proud of this fantastic achievement. Not only because of your outstanding submission but because you were up against some very stiff competition this year,” said Milica Kitson LLB(Hons) FICE, Chief Executive at Constructing Excellence in Wales.
This year’s CEW Awards saw 100 entries across a multitude of categories – including the Integration & Collaborative Working Award, Sustainability Award, Value Award, Health & Safety Award, Innovation Award, BIM Project of the Year, Client of the Year, Leadership & People Development Award, Project of the Year – Civils, Project of the Year – Buildings, Achiever of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year – each of which had strict criteria to establish the overall winner.
The SME Award aims to recognise not just the outstanding achievements but the challenges faced by small to medium sized enterprises with less than 250 employees and a turnover less than €50 million. Judges were looking for companies that focused on people development, customer satisfaction, industry best practice, performance management, and/or new ways of collaborative working. Whilst entrants and nominees were also required to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and health and safety; or as the judges put it the ‘four Cs of Co-operation, Communication, Competence and Commitment’.
“We are very honoured to receive this latest award. 2016 has been an incredible year to date and this latest recognition follows our earlier successes at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards and indeed a triple success at May’s RICS Awards. We try very hard at Andrew Scott to adhere to best practice and we are delighted that the judges have recognised our efforts and rewarded us with this very important achievement,” added Mark Bowen, Managing Director at Andrew Scott Ltd.
Andrew Scott will go onto attend a winner’s reception at the Senydd later this year alongside ministers and assembly members. The company has also been entered into the Construction Excellence National Awards, which will be held in London on Friday 4th November 2016.