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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