Construction companies and industry figures from across England and Wales gathered in London to celebrate outstanding contributions made to the built environment in 2015, and the high quality work and commitment delivered by NFB members across the regions.
Award announcements were made in the evening following the NFB’s annual conference, which saw a bevy of industry and political masterminds share their expertise on topics such as devolved powers and the UK’s exit from the European Union.
This fifth annual awards ceremony, held on Thursday 24 November, was hosted by television presenter Mark Durden-Smith and celebrated some of the best talent offered in construction.
The winners are:
WINNER – Henry Boot Construction
Eco Award 2015
WINNER – Verto Homes
Heritage Award 2015
WINNER – Ellis & Co Ltd
House Builder of the Year Award 2015
WINNER – Bennett Homes
Inspirational Individual Award
WINNER – Baxall Construction
Refurbishment Project of the Year Award 2015
WINNER – Stepnell Ltd
Delivering Social Value Award
WINNER – Keepmoat Homes
Highly commended – PLP Construction
New Build Project of the Year Award 2015
WINNER – Baxall Construction
Highly commended – Henry Boot Construction
Commitment to Training Award
WINNER – Knox & Wells Ltd
Highly commended – Derry Construction
Highly commended – Phelan Construction
Apprentice of the Year Award
WINNER – Daniel Young, Stepnell Ltd
All of the winners were extremely proud of being recognised for all of their hard work and commitment. Newly joined NFB members Verto Homes who won the award for Eco Award 2015 said:
“We are very grateful and thankful for this award as we are new members to the NFB. We want to lead the way in sustainable house building with our fully automated sustainable smart homes, using a futuristic but affordable approach.”
Richard Beresford, chief executive of the National Federation of Builders summed up the event saying:
“Since I joined the NFB, I have been making sure our focus is firmly on our members. This awards evening is one of the reasons why. You all do such impressive work that goes far beyond simply building, it is a pleasure to represent you. Just looking at some of those entries reminded me of the breadth of skills and talent our members have.”
Entries were evaluated by an expert panel of adjudicators including Clare Watson, incoming chair at the NFB; John Robinson, board member for the House Builders Association; Martyn Price MBE, board member for the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network and the NFB; Paul Bogle, head of policy and research at the NFB; Rico Wojtulewicz, policy advisor at the NFB; and Vassos Chrysostomou, improvement counsellor for the Built Environment.
Judges rewarded companies who had set out and delivered extraordinary projects based on a clear set of objectives including creativity, effectiveness, achievement and the implementation of best practice. Entries were shortlisted in advance and finalists had been announced in October.
The NFB wishes to thank its event partner, the Considerate Constructors Scheme.