We've been shortlisted for a Construction Enquirer Award

  18 AUGUST, 2017
We've been shortlisted for a Construction Enquirer Award

We’re very proud to announce that we’ve been nominated in this year’s Construction Enquirer Awards.

The Construction Enquirer Awards are designed to recognise the industry’s best companies to work for and the best firms to do business with so we’re thrilled to have made the shortlist for this prestigious accolade.

We have been nominated in the ‘Best Main Contractor To Work For’ category, which reflects our commitment to offering the best training and support to all of our employees as part of our drive to create a happy, motivated workforce.

We’re proud of our fully inclusive approach to training, from supporting our new young apprentices to providing placements for students and offering continued training to existing staff to ensure they reach their full potential.

The winner is decided by public vote online.

Online voting closes on Friday 21st July with the top ten companies in each category revealed the following week.

The winners in each category will be announced at the Construction Enquirer Awards event held at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on Tuesday 10th October during UK Construction Week. 

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NOVUS AND DULUX DONATE MATERIALS TO A LOCAL SPECIAL SCHOOL

Novus were already working on a building refurbishment contract at Horton Lodge Special School in Rudyard, where 3 respite overnight bedrooms were in need of redecoration. Novus and supply partner Dulux were happy to donate materials to the cause.  Horton Lodge Community Special School Situated in the picturesque lakeside village of Rudyard in Staffordshire, lies Horton Lodge School. As a special school, it aims to "provide high-quality teaching and learning where children are challenged and every individual is valued." The school caters for children aged from 2 to 11 years with physical disabilities, with many of the pupils experiencing additional learning difficulties, complex communication needs, and visual and / or hearing impairments. As the Stoke Sentinel reported in September, Horton Lodge was one of five Staffordshire schools that stood to lose funding for children’s overnight stays from this term before the funding cuts were ultimately put on hold. The refurbishment contract Horton Lodge has a residential provision known as "Kiplings" so named due to its proximity to Lake Rudyard. Kiplings is designed and managed to provide a homely environment for the school's children and young people.  The provision is designed to help build independent living skills as children learn to feed and bathe themselves, read to each other, and take part in creative activities. As part of the works, 3 bedrooms within Kiplings were in desperate need of refurbishment and redecoration, as the windows tended to leak into the rooms causing damp damage to the flooring and skirting. Novus were awarded the contract to carry out the refurbishments on the school, these works included: Refitting windows and doors to bedrooms Replacing the carpets Roof repairs Boiler replacement Shower refurbishments When complete, the refurbishments were described as a "real boost" to the school by the Headteacher. Donation of materials At the time, Horton Lodge were asking for donations of paint and curtains to redecorate their bedrooms in time for the return of the children after the summer break. Novus sourced the curtains and window tracks from a local Staffordshire supplier and donated them for use in the bedrooms. Supply partners Dulux also kindly donated the paint required to redecorate the bedrooms, which equated to over 65 litres free of charge. The school caretaker then decorated the bedrooms himself. Chris Lear, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Novus Property Solutions said: "It was our pleasure to donate these materials to Horton Lodge, the work they do with young people here is inspirational and we hope the children enjoy their new bedrooms."

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