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Building Services Specialist of the Year

These finalists have recorded impressive growth while successfully carrying out work on challenging and often complex projects.

CBES Building Services Specialists 2016

CBES Building Services Specialists 2016


Last year saw the culmination of CBES’s three-year growth strategy, with the business achieving a 40 per cent increase in revenue and a 125 per cent increase in new customers over the period.

The firm has an established in-house training scheme, and launched the CBES Academy in 2015, an online offering that supports its existing capabilities.

Staff numbers also increased in 2015, up from 398 to 430, with the company moving to new, larger offices.

Dodd Building Services Specialists 2016

Dodd Building Services Specialists 2016

Dodd Group

Dodd Group had a strong 2015, forecasting increased turnover of around 20 per cent and securing £110m of orders for 2016 before the year end.

Highlights included the firm completing its first BIM Level 2 project at First Street in Manchester, finishing work at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ahead of the Rugby World Cup, and being named M&E partner on the £15m HSBC HQ in Birmingham.

The firm also provided an additional 3,264 training hours over the year, an increase of over 100 per cent.

Spie Building Services Specialists 2016

Spie Building Services Specialists 2016


Spie managed a significant number of large-scale tunnel engineering projects in the UK during 2015, including the development of 23 km of London tunnels for a major UK communications organisation.

Another exemplar project saw it complete a new offsite-manufactured data centre, using modular construction to meet strict time objectives and minimise the project’s environmental footprint.

The firm updated its branding in 2015 and is focusing on expansion into new sectors including energy conservation and technology.

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