Cementation Foundations Skanska

Cementation Foundations Skanska is pioneering the use of geothermal energy piles in the UK, and to date has installed CFS Energy Piles which will save 750 tonnes of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere annually. It was re-accredited as an Investor In People last year, and maintains an apprentice scheme for its workshops and fabrication facility in Doncaster. Safety training receives a high priority as does training generally. Turnover rose 4.5%, but profits lept 72%. The company played a key role in the country’s largest PFI hospital project, the Royal London, where it completed 45,000 man hours accident-free and came in four weeks early.

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CJ Haughey

Another big year for the fast-growing 8-year-old, with gold training awards, investment in new technology (the world’s first walk-behind laser screed system, for example) and preferred contractor status with HBG to go alongside similar status with Balfour Beatty and Wates Construction. Committed to best environmental practice.


Operating in a sustainable manner is big at Stent: its carbon management programme is improving energy efficiency across the business, and it’s working on a project that can identify if piles can be re-used in a variety of ground conditions. An Investor In People, 98% of its staff hold a CSCS/CPCS Skills card. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham saw Stent’s piling work praised for providing “a truly remarkable start” to the project.