Construction relies on teamwork, the awards are no different - this is our 2023 team!
Our sponsors help us to make the London and South East Constructing Excellence Awards a reality.
Considering sponsoring the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards? Alongside fantastic brand exposure (26000+ website users and 116K impressions in social media) and networking opportunities at the biggest Awards Ceremonies in the country, as a sponsor, you’ll have powerful insights into best behaviours, projects and companies in the industry by chairing the judging panel of your sponsored category. You’ll have an inside edge on best practices that you can implement in your own organisation to accelerate own improvements.
Learn more about our sponsorship, get in touch with Will Hunter 0118 920 7205 / firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET THE CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE SECBE AWARDS 2023 SPONSORS
Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and fit-out company. Founded in 1852, we have a purpose beyond profit to leave a positive legacy by delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment; so our world is fit for future generations.
Sustainability and social value are at the heart of our business and underpin our sustainability strategy, Now or Never - the decisive decade, with a series of ambitious targets we are set to achieve by 2030.
In 2018, we were one of only six companies to receive a Queen's Awards for Enterprise in the promoting opportunity through social mobility category and followed this in 2019 by winning another Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for sustainable development.
As one of the largest producers of plasterboard in the UK, Knauf is also a multinational, family-owned company based in Iphofen, Germany well known for drywall gypsum boards, founded in 1932. Now the world’s largest producer of gypsum boards, the company is a producer of building materials and construction systems for drywall construction, plasterboard, cement boards and acoustic boards. Their products can be seen in homes, hospitals, schools, and retail spaces all across the UK. Knauf has a long and proud history of manufacturing and producing the highest quality building products. Knauf has two manufacturing plants in the UK - one in Kent and one in Northeast Lincolnshire. The company is committed to a high standard of sustainability and environmental responsibility; as such the boards are produced from the most sustainable sources of gypsum available, and it only use 100% recycled paper liners.
The Knauf Group Values are the core of the company's culture. They define who they are and how they work. The company has captured the essence of what it means to be a part of Knauf in four words; Menschlichkeit (meaning humanity), Partnership, Commitment and Entrepreneurship.
Conservation and Regeneration
Unilin Insulation is unique in its recognition of the merchant customers at the core of its business. Over the past 20 years, the company has worked directly with the construction industry to understand and support its stockist partners throughout the UK.
Product innovation and unrivalled customer and technical support are what make insulation manufacturer Unilin different. This support includes an office-based Technical Team, local account support through their Area Sales Managers and dedicated Regionals Specification Managers –throughout the UK. And product solutions that allow traditional materials, supplied through their stockists, to be used in the most energy efficient ‘A’ rated buildings.
Unilin Insulation recognises that its business is founded on the long-term success of their partners and so, we offer flexibility through
Established in 1947, Perega is a forward thinking and independent civil and structural engineering consultancy. With a collaborative spirit at the heart of everything the company does, they are always open to new ideas that solve problems, save money and make engineering projects run more smoothly.
Perega provides access to expertise in engineering design and complementary services nationwide through a network of six offices. They offer a dynamic, full-service consultancy approach to the construction industry with services including structural engineering, civil engineering and glass engineering design. Perega also offers building surveying services, advice on health and safety, and expert witness services. Testimony to its collaborative and innovative approach, the company is proud to have worked with several clients over many years.
Perega is proud to have changed to an Employee Owned Trust in 2019 and has recently celebrated 75 years in business.
Rachel Davis, Marketing & Business Development Director, said:
"We are delighted to be sponsoring the Constructing Excellence SECBE Client of the Year Award.
A collaborative approach to project delivery is vital in delivering a quality, sustainable and value-for-money solution that exceeds user aspirations as well as benefitting the wider community. Clients are at the forefront of this, with an important role to play in transforming the way the industry thinks and operates, they have the ability to reward excellence and support continuous improvement. We want to recognise those clients who are setting the standards we should all aspire to."
Vantage Building Control provide a service based on early advice and proactive support to maintain compliance and keep your project moving.
The company was formed by company directors Tony Harvey-Soanes and Russell Beaumont following successful approval by the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspector Register (CICAIR). This approval enables Vantage Building Control Ltd to carry out the Building Control function for a range of diverse clients and projects.
Tony Harvey-Soanes, BSc (Hons), FRICS, FCABE, MIFireE, MCMI, Managing Director at Vantage Building Control said:
"In a year of substantial change for the construction industry we are proud and very excited to sponsor the G4C award, as the industry’s future will be shaped by the current days leaders.’
At Vantage Building Control, we offer a professional and efficient building compliance solution to architects, project managers, contractors and property professionals. Our service is based on early collaboration and proactive support to keep your project moving."
Integration & Collaborative Working
PiLON is an award-winning, multi-trade contractor providing planned maintenance and refurbishment to assets owned and managed by the social housing sector. Established in 2004, the company has built a strong reputation as a reliable and dedicated partner, maintaining a direct delivery model since its inception.
Based in Bracknell, Berkshire, the company operates across London, the South East, and the Midlands, partnering with Local Authorities, and Housing Associations. PiLON currently partner with six of the G15 Housing Associations.
Unique to PiLON is its bespoke and innovative technology providing landlords and their residents with an enhanced experience.
Vlad Nedelcu, Managing Director at PiLON, said:
"We are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the prestigious SECBE Awards in the Collaboration category. Collaboration is one of our company's core values, and we believe it is one of the most important categories, especially given the constantly evolving challenges within the industry. Our commitment to positively impacting the lives of the people we serve in the community is reflected in our dedication to fostering innovative and positive collaborations with our clients and people.
As a sponsor, we eagerly await discovering how each shortlisted organisation has tackled the industry's pressing challenges through collaboration. We are confident that the finalists' contributions will be impressive, and we look forward to recognising their achievements. This award embodies the spirit of innovation, teamwork, and excellence that we strive for in our industry, and we are proud to support it.’
Southern Construction Framework (SCF) is a leading construction procurement framework delivered by the public sector for the public sector in the South of England. It has delivered £8.2 billion worth of combined construction schemes since it began in 2006 and is the market leader in Two Stage Open Book tendering.
Faithful+Gould is a world-leading integrated project and programme management consultancy. They build strong relationships by understanding the challenges their clients face, sharing their ambition and helping them transform potential into reality. The company's core suite of digital platforms and tools underpin its service delivery model and through innovation, standardisation and automation, it maximises efficiencies for its clients to save time and money. Faithful+Gould advises and supports public and private sector clients with the delivery of complex, outcome-focused projects, building relationships based on understanding, integrity and collaboration.
This is how Faithful+Gould describes its approach:
"Working in partnership with our clients is what excites and inspires us, our vision is to be your solutions partner, delivering complex projects from vision to reality for a sustainable lifespan. This is what drives us to find new and better ways of doing things, and to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our industry – and the wider world – head on. Technology and data are integral to our ability to do this. By bringing together our experts, powerful technologies and data insights we help our clients master a fast-changing world.
We’re using emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence which allow us to monitor the health of our clients assets and anticipate future challenges."
SME of the Year
Baxall Construction are a long-standing, successful regional construction company delivering design and build, refurbishment and project management services to private and public sector clients across Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London. Established in 1964, we have grown organically over time to become the reputable firm we are today, with a solid ongoing order book of both new and repeat business.
A financially sound company, Baxall is wholly owned by its employees as part of an Employee Ownership Trust and is led by Malcolm Clarke (Chairman and Managing Director), along with Chris Tompsett and Steve Turner (Contracts Directors). All directors are hands-on with no other outside business interests and are supported by a loyal and experienced Senior Management Team. A long-standing member of the National Federation of Builders (NFB), the company is also registered with the NFB Continuous Improvement Club, Constructing Excellence (Kent), CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme), Constructionline, BSRIA and the National House Building Council (NHBC).
We place a strong emphasis on quality - both in the services we provide and how we deliver them. Accredited to the ISO:9001 Quality, ISO:14001 Environmental and ISO 45001 Health & Safety Standards, we operate within the strict parameters of our Quality Management System and associated policies to deliver our buildings safely, sustainably, on time and to budget, with minimal disruption and to exceptional standards. This is strongly reflected in our well below-average accident statistics, registration of all staff to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and achievement of numerous awards.
Residential Project of the Year
Looking for structural defects insurance? At Advantage, they can offer you the support of a dedicated relationship manager, working with leading insurers to provide you with the cover you need.
Advantage Home Construction Insurance (AHCI) is a leading structural defects insurance specialist. The company will provide you with a dedicated relationship manager to make securing latent defects cover a smooth and efficient process. They have offices in Warrington, London, Birmingham, Yorkshire and Northern Ireland.
When working with Advantage, you’ll benefit from the support of their team of experts both on and off site to provide you with the most appropriate cover, whether you’re overseeing a multi-million pound development or building your dream home.
VINCI Building is a specialist civil engineering, construction and facilities management company. Part of the global VINCI Group, we are known for the innovation, creativity and technological mastery with which we tackle the most complex of projects.
QuickFix Profiles provide an innovative service to compliment the speed of the onsite build process of 1st Fix elements for drylining companies by building their products offsite and sending the products to site “pre made” and in modular format.
QuickFix Profiles was incorporated in September 2019 to meet the increasing Health & Safety demands upon the Dry lining industry to challenge the dust and waste removal from site environments.
The company's mission is to provide high quality products to their clients, whilst enabling them to achieve a better-finished product, in less time and at less risk to their team members’ health.
Liz McDermott, Managing Director at QuickFix Profiles, said:
“We’re both delighted and proud to be able to sponsor the ‘Modern Methods of Construction’ award at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards in London in June.
The once ‘very traditional’ construction industry is undergoing rapid change and transformation under both a commercial and environmental spotlight. That is why our passion for helping to take the drylining sector through a journey of change that helps it to become cleaner, safer, greener but without hindrance and cost increases is so aligned with that of the ‘Modern Methods of Construction’ objective.”
VolkerWessels UK is a leading multidisciplinary contractor that delivers innovative engineering solutions across the civil engineering and construction sectors including rail, highways, airport, marine, energy, water, and environmental infrastructure.
The company employs over 3,300 staff across the country and brings together best practice through five business units: VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerRail, VolkerStevin, VolkerHighways and VolkerLaser. These business units each have a long and successful heritage built on delivering quality and bespoke projects as well as providing specialist skills, plant and equipment. Their success is founded on their ability to deliver in challenging environments and regularly winning repeat business from established clients.
Collaboration is also at the heart of what they do as we share best practice and draw on the specialist skills of each business unit to deliver a truly integrated service to their clients. By utilising the specialist skills of each business unit within VolkerWessels UK, they are able to provide development to ensure their staff provide unrivalled resources and expertise to their clients.
Galliford Try is passionate about its role in providing vital buildings and infrastructure across the country, committed to the idea that what they do makes a real difference to people’s lives. The company's purpose, vision and values shape its culture, proactively guiding its day-to-day activities and keeping them focused on what's important to them.
Building Project of the Year
Hill Dickinson is an international firm of market leading legal experts specialising in all aspects of commercial law, from non-contentious advisory and transactional work, through to all forms of commercial litigation and arbitration.
By working together in partnership as a trusted adviser and extension to their client's team, Hill Dickinson learns the clients' business inside out, providing clear strategic and commercial advice to help them navigate their legal challenges and successfully drive their business forward.
We are delighted to be sponsoring these awards. The construction industry is currently facing huge challenges, both on individual projects and with wider business strategies, and our role is to work alongside our clients to anticipate and help resolve them.
The SECBE awards are important because they highlight examples of best practice that clearly demonstrate how increased innovation, collaboration and adoption of different working practices can help overcome these challenges to successfully deliver often-complex projects to the satisfaction of the end client.