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Building Services Specialist of the Year

Beverley Clifton Morris

Specialists Awards 2014 entry BCM


BCM is a building services design consultancy committed to sustainable low-carbon solutions. Key to recent success has been the firm’s collaborative approach to, and early adoption of, BIM technology, and the company is fully BIM-enabled.

BCM’s forward-thinking approach is shown through its Knowledge Transfer Partnership, a two-and-a-half-year research project with Liverpool John Moores University, which seeks to develop new services delivery to enable clients to benefit from lower capital and whole lifecycle costs.

Compco Fire Systems


With more than 26 years in the sprinkler industry, Compco Fire Systems has risen to become one of the UK’s largest independently-owned fire engineering companies.

Despite the recession, Compco has increased annual turnover by 70 percent since 2007, rising from £19.5m to over £33.2m in 2014 – with profit made each year.

A particular highlight last year was the design and installation of a fire suppression system over 13,200 sq m for Thales Optronics Glasgow.



Formed in 1879 to undertake steeplejack services, Cuttings moved into lightning protection after the Second World War.

In the past 12 months the firm rebranded, revitalised its board, and has seen a 50 per cent increase in its order book, including its first-ever international projects.

It also completed its largest-ever project at Kew Botanical Gardens and achieved a 350 per cent increase in profit on 2013.

Dodd Group

Dodd Group

2014 was a strong year for Dodd Group, with turnover up, both repeat and new business secured, and business improvement systems implemented.

Significant contract wins with high-profile clients such as BT, Homeserve and Stafford Hospital boosted business, and zero reportable accidents occurred during the year.

The firm also opened a new branch in Cambridge in the autumn, bringing its total to 16.

Interserve Engineering Services


In 2014, Interserve Engineering Services was named preferred bidder on a £150m PF2 contract to design, build and maintain seven secondary schools across Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading.

It was also awarded a contract to design and build the UK’s first high-energy proton beam cancer therapy facility in Manchester, and successfully completed a 100,000 sq m engine manufacturing centre for Jaguar Land Rover.

The firm has embraced BIM, and achieved zero for both AFR and AIR in 2013 (the most recent full year available).

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