SME contractors honoured at inaugural NFB awards

NFB award winners

Contractors Baxall Construction and RG Carter were the big winners at the National Federation of Builders (NFB) inaugural awards, after picking up two awards apiece.

The NFB awards recognised the achievements of the UK’s top SME builders.

Other winners included Bennett Homes, which picked up housebuilder of the year, and Beardwell Construction, which won heritage project of the year.

Julia Evans, NFB chief executive, said: “The awards not only reflect the quality of work members carry out but also the dynamic nature of the construction industry and provide a unique opportunity for members to showcase and be recognised for their work.

“We are delighted to offer NFB members the chance to be recognised for the contributions they make to the UK construction industry.”

Full list of winners:

Apprentice Scheme of the Year 2011

Winner - R G Carter

Highly commended - Gus Robinson Developments Ltd  

Commitment to Health, Safety and Welfare

Winner - Henry Boot Construction Ltd

Highly commended - Herbert H Drew & Son Ltd

Commitment to Environmental / Sustainability

Winner - Baxall Construction Ltd – St Peter’s Vicarage, Surrey

Highly commended  - Lockwoods Construction (Liverpool) Ltd

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year 2011

Winner - R G Carter

Outstanding individual special award - Adam Berry, Lead Resident Liaison Officer, Emanuel Whittaker Ltd

Heritage Project of the Year 2011

Winner - Beardwell Construction Ltd – Prittlewell Chapel, Southend-on-Sea

Highly commended - I B Construction Ltd – Old Hall, Sandbach

Craftmanship special award - Ornate Interiors Ltd – Stockport Plaza, Stockport

New Build of the Year 2011

Winner - Baxall Construction Ltd – Sea Gem, Camber Sands

Highly commended - R G Carter – Peter’s Bridge, Norwich

Highly commended - O Seaman and Son Ltd – The Balancing Barn, Thorington

Refurbishment of the Year 2011

Winner – J H Hallam (Contracts) Ltd – St Martins House, Leicester

Highly commended - T Manners & Sons Ltd – White House Farm, Greatham

Housebuilder of the Year 2011

Winner - Bennett Homes