Elev8 Interiors and Kier Services have been recognised as the most considerate contractors in the UK.
At the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2014 National Company Awards ceremony in London, more than 80 awards were presented to industry firms, recognising their contribution to wider society.
The title of most considerate company was shared between two companies for the first time in the history of the awards, with commercial refurbishment and re-fitting company Elev8 Interiors, and local authority housing repairs and maintenance contractor Kier Services the winners.
This year a total of 85 awards, including 37 bronze, 27 silver, and 16 gold, were given to companies.
The scheme praised both Elev8 Interior’s and Kier’s exceptional commitment on all stages of their projects from planning to completion.
Elev8 Interiors was recognised for their inclusive staff culture, open door policy, community support and commitment to continual improvement.
Kier Sheffield was given the award for their exceptional commitment to site appearance, environmental standards, health and safety training and workforce development.
Site reports written by the CCS scheme’s monitors for Elev8 Interiors found that “the best practice advocated by the scheme is being conducted to the highest standard and there remains ongoing, genuine and positive commitment”.
Kier’s most recent site report praised “the opening up of ‘The Link’ community hub and charity shops around various parts of Sheffield”, found to be “an innovative move forward to improve community relations even further with local residents”.
CCS chief executive Edward Hardy said: “I’d like to congratulate all our National Company Award winners. They’ve all demonstrated an extremely high level of commitment to considerate construction which we’re delighted to recognise and celebrate.”
He added: “Elev8 Interiors and Kier Sheffield are worthy winners who have consistently demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice. They are a fantastic example to the industry and deserve this highest award. Well done to all the staff at Elev8 and Kier Sheffield.”