Robert Woodhead takes home two top CIOB awards

Staff at Robert Woodhead Limited are celebrating after taking home two accolades from the Committed to Construction in the East Midlands Awards.

The ceremony, held on Friday at the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham, was attended by the region’s top construction firms, suppliers and partners. The Committed to Construction Awards are held by the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) each year to celebrate excellence in the industry.

Robert Woodhead were winners in the following categories:

Contractor of the Year – to mark the company’s commitment over the past year to deliver excellence in areas such as Health and Safety, sustainability, training, development, community engagement and exemplar project delivery.

The judges said: “ We (the judges) considered the family-owned contractor provided clear evidence of their commitment to embedding the sustainability agenda throughout their processes in supply chain development, corporate social responsibility and environmental performance. There is clear evidence that the company is highly regarded for its approach to the community, work within the community and to its clients and customers.”

Committed to Corporate Responsibility – for the company’s continued commitment to delivering social, economic and environmental value. Including building community relations and a dedication to providing training and career opportunities to young people and staff. Over the past year Robert Woodhead has invested thousands of pounds and hundreds of hours of employee time into a wide range of initiatives and causes.

The judges said: “The winning contractor is committed to delivering Social, Economic and Environmental value. They support a broad range of activities within the community and have long-term commitments to specific projects. They provided clear evidence that they support the local community in a very positive and thoughtful way.”

The firm also received a ‘highly commended’ spot in the Committed to Sustainability category for their work with Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes on its Building a Better Nottingham scheme. The £2.85m project included building 26 sustainable family homes and bungalows. All were built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, meeting the Lifetime Homes standards, including sustainable technologies such as photo-voltaic panels. It was also selected for the innovative Home User Video Guides, created by Robert Woodhead to help tenants understand how to use the new technologies and appliances in their new home.

Glenn Slater, Business Development Director at Robert Woodhead Ltd, said: “I am incredibly proud to say we are taking two awards away from the Committed to Construction in the East Midlands Awards. It is a great achievement for everyone at Robert Woodhead.

“Our commitment is not just to the building projects themselves, but the communities we are working in. We know we have the opportunity as a local SME to deliver social environmental and economic value on the projects we deliver. I believe our work over the past year has shown that. I would like to thank our employees, clients and supply chain for helping us achieve this.

“As we grow and expand we are delivering larger schemes which give us the opportunity to deliver more value with our clients.”

At the end of this month, Robert Woodhead is also nominated alongside the Building a Better Nottingham programme in the Chartered Institute of Housing’s UK Housing Awards for its work on the Geraldine Close site in Bestwood, Nottingham.

Pictured: L-R Craig Pygall, Glenn Slater, Anthony Leach, Fay Paterson, Mathew Hall.