Construction relies on teamwork, the awards are no different - this is our 2024 team!
Our sponsors help us make the London and South East Constructing Excellence Awards a reality.
Have you considered sponsoring the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards?
You’ll receive fantastic brand exposure (26k+ website users and 116K impressions on social media in 2023) and networking opportunities at one of 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.
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MEET THE CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE SECBE AWARDS 2024 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.
Established in 1932, Knauf has evolved from a family business into a global force, operating in 90 countries with 40,000 employees. As a leading building products manufacturer, Knauf UK and Ireland started in 1988 with a state-of-the-art plasterboard factory in Sittingbourne, Kent, producing top-quality plasterboards and laminates.
Following success, the Immingham Plasterboard Plant was built in 1990, to the same modern technical specification and has the capability to produce the complete range of Knauf plasterboards, thermal laminates and foil-backed plasterboards. In 1993, the Sittingbourne facility expanded with the UK Powder Plant, adding diverse products like Knauf Plasterboard Adhesive. In 2006, the Immingham plant expanded with energy-efficient technologies. The whole plant insulated, and two huge heat exchangers added, saving 10% of the plant's energy requirements
In 2013, Knauf unveiled The Cube, a modernist hub and training centre at the Sittingbourne site. The UK expansion continued in 2022 with the acquisition of a Newport, South Wales plasterboard plant, set to increase production by 20%. The facility, developed by Gypfor, prioritises sustainability, with direct gypsum offloading, green power sources, and on-site recycling, aligning with Knauf’s commitment to a circular economy and carbon emissions reduction.
Integration & Collaborative Working Award
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.’
HNW Architects is a RIBA Chartered Architecture Practice recognised for its collaborative approach and award-winning team of experienced, highly skilled and dedicated professionals.
HNW was established over three decades ago in Chichester. Since then they have steadily grown and diversified their expertise, opening a second studio in Brighton & Hove. Their skilled team has developed particular sector expertise across a range of project types and scales.
HNW began with a mission: To design buildings that leave a positive social legacy. Today, this is even more vital. They always set out to create beautiful, appropriate and sustainable architecture.
HNW Architects hold the following ethos:
Our work goes beyond what we make.
It is about what we make possible.
Rosie Mitchell, Director, said:
“We are excited to further align ourselves with the highly respected SECBE awards, our journey has been a very rewarding one. From winning ‘Project of the Year’ in 2022, to ‘SME of the Year’ in 2023, to now be sponsors and judges of the ‘Regeneration and Retrofit’ awards feels like a very natural progression.”
Lee Davies, Director, said:
“We are delighted to be supporting the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2024 and sponsoring the ‘Regeneration and Retrofit’ category. The principles to deliver better outcomes for an existing asset align very closely with our own reuse and sustainability values. We are looking forward to seeing the submissions and eager to meet the teams and hearing their inspiring stories.”
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.
SME of the Year Award
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, Baxall have grown organically over time to become the reputable firm they 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).
Baxall Construction place a strong emphasis on quality - both in the services they provide and how they deliver them. Accredited to the ISO:9001 Quality, ISO:14001 Environmental and ISO 45001 Health & Safety Standards, the company operates within the strict parameters of its Quality Management System and associated policies to deliver their buildings safely, sustainably, on time and to budget, with minimal disruption and to exceptional standards. This is strongly reflected in Baxall's well below-average accident statistics, registration of all staff to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and achievement of numerous awards.
VINCI Building is a specialist civil engineering, construction and facilities management company. Part of the global VINCI Group, they are known for the innovation, creativity and technological mastery with which they tackle the most complex of projects.
Client of the Year Award
CLOCS is the National Standard for construction logistics safety across the UK, not just to reduce incidents but also tackle air quality and congestion, and has been adopted by an ever-growing number of CLOCS Champions who commit to operating at a higher standard and require adherence to the CLOCS requirements in their activities.
CLOCS Programme Director, Andy Brooke, said:
‘We are delighted to be part of this year’s CE SECBE Awards and to be sponsoring the Client of the Year Award. The role of CLOCS is to bring stakeholders together to create the environment for the safest vehicle journeys, and the client clearly plays a critical role in defining expectations, setting out safety requirements and procuring contractors and operators able to demonstrate their own commitment to protecting vulnerable road users. We are looking forward to seeing this year’s nominations and congratulating the winner in June.’
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.”
People and Culture Award
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.
Digital & AI Award
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.
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.