Novus shortlisted for prestigious CN Talent Award

  02 AUGUST, 2019
Novus shortlisted for prestigious CN Talent Award

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for CSR Initiative of the Year at the Construction News Talent Awards.

It comes following last year’s hugely successful Big Five campaign, where we supported five renovation projects around the country that were nominated by – and completed for – the communities we operate in. 

The Big Five was a major initiative for us, with each project receiving a £20,000 investment. Those chosen by our own judging panel included:

Being able to support our communities is vital to us and the Big Five has actively improved the lives of around 700 people. Not only that, it has united our workforce and reaffirmed our core values – The Novus Way.

Launched in 2018, the CSR Initiative of the Year award recognises outstanding commitment to transparency, fairness, integrity and diversity. Our shortlisting highlights our efforts to be socially responsible, as well as honouring the hard work our exceptional tradespeople invest into the community.

Kevin Rhone, head of social value and customer services at Novus, commented on making the shortlist: “The Big Five initiative offered us a fantastic opportunity to build on the incredible progress we’ve already made with our CSR campaigns to-date, reconnect with the communities we operate in across the country and bring our corporate values to life.

“The campaign has produced tangible results that will continue to change lives for years to come – something our staff can be incredibly proud of.”

Lem Bingley, editor of Construction News, said: “These awards celebrate companies and individuals that are infusing the construction industry with amazing positive energy.”

“The shortlisted entrants have taken huge strides forward in training and education, health and safety, technology development, equality and diversity, community outreach and corporate responsibility. Together, they are making our industry more efficient, more responsible, and more inclusive.”

“Our panel of expert judges now has the difficult task of selecting the cream of this incredible crop.”

The awards take place on 20th November 2019 in London.

Find out more about our CSR approach here

Refurbished Room for Homeless


Demonstrating our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, the Novus Bangor Office have refurbished an unused games room into a bedroom in support of helping a local Homeless Shelter.   A Helping Hand to the Homeless of Wales During the cold winter months, it goes without saying that a warm bed for the night is invaluable to a member of the homeless community. With that in mind, the Novus Bangor Office worked in partnership with North Wales Housing Association recently to support a bedroom upgrade. Novus provided their refurbishment services to help a local homeless shelter transform a disused existing games room into a much needed, well equipped, and comfortable extra bedroom. With over 400 rough sleepers in Wales alone, the scale of the problem is seemingly huge. As part of our commitment to helping those who are at their most vulnerable in society, Novus Bangor Office  wanted to help tackle homelessness in North Wales by providing a helping hand. The completed upgrade now gives one extra person a bed for the night during these colder nights. It is hoped that the facility will also be used by over 300 people in the coming year. A Team Effort The newly refurbished bedroom has benefitted from new doors to both the entrance and wardrobe, these kindly were supplied and fitted by BDL Fire Protection. Complete refurbishment of the flooring was generously donated by Ross Hughes Flooring. Subcontractors PJR Electrical completed all electrical work from new plug sockets to repositioning the CCTV camera. Finally, there was a new sink facility fitted and full decoration of the room including a bed, mattress, bedside table, and chest of draws. CSR at Novus Corporate Social Responsibility is at the core of everything we do at Novus and we are extremely proud to help support such a fantastic project. For more information about the social value work that Novus are involved in, please visit our CSR page.


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