2013 Construction News Awards Winner

Sustainable Building Services (UK) Limited is delighted to announce that it won the ‘Tomorrow’s Company’ category at the 2013 Construction News Awards, which took place on 11th July at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Around 1200 delegates attended the awards event, which attracted entries from across the UK.

The organisers said: “We received a record number of entries, which once again excelled in quality.  The judging panel – made up of clients, consultants, contractors and representatives of government and industry bodies – had tough decisions to make.”

Of Sustainable Group, the judges went on to say "Spectacular growth in new markets, innovative solutions and engagement with corporate responsibility make this company truly outstanding."

Prior to the awards event itself, all the finalists presented their entries to the judges face to face, which gave the Sustainable Building Services senior management team the opportunity to answer detailed questions and to give a personal insight into the strategic decisions they had made. This direct engagement between judges and nominees is one of the factors that makes the Construction News Awards the most rigorous of their kind.  

Rebecca Evans, Editor of Construction News said:
“The winners of the Construction News Awards 2013 represent the very best of an innovative, dynamic industry that builds everything from breathtaking towers that change the skyline, to schools hospitals and roads that change people’s lives. These companies are leading the way in adopting a more sustainable, collaborative and responsible approach to construction. Congratulations to all the winners; they are a fantastic reflection of the huge contribution that construction makes to the economy, the jobs market and wider society.”

In addition to the awards themselves, the evening also featured a silent auction, which raised money for the construction industry charity for the homeless, CRASH.

Sustainable Building Services won the ‘Tomorrow’s Company’ category, which celebrates companies that have made significant progress over the last three years, growing financially acting as “a great example for the industry to follow.” In judging the award, the panel considered factors such as:

  • Turnover and profit growth
  • Examples of successful projects
  • A sound health and safety record
  • Evidence of being a responsible employer
  • Commitment to training and staff development
  • Strong supply chain relationships
  • Commitment to improving performance on sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Clear strategy and vision

A video showing the award acceptance by managing director Gary Lawson and company chairman Derek Horrocks can be seen here.

More information about the Construction News Awards can be found here.

Pictured below are (left to right): presenter and adventurer, Ben Fogle; Derek Horrocks; Gary Lawson; sponsor (4G ProRoute); and Construction News editor Rebecca Evans.

Ben Fogle, Darek Horrocks, Gary Lawson, 4G ProRoute and Construction News editor Rebecca Evans

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