Perhaps more than any other specialism, roofing specialists can point to examples in their day-to-day business where they get to feel, quite literally, on top of the world.
This year’s finalists had passion for their expertise, and a shortlist of five exceptional businesses made for a close-run contest.
In the end, BriggsAmasco took the Roofing Specialist prize for the second year in a row after demonstrating how it continues to set the standard for roofing firms across the UK.
The judges noted how BriggsAmasco’s dedication to safety had improved its record over the past year.
The firm has reduced its accident frequency and severity rates to 0.01 and 0.03 respectively, across more than 720,000 worker-hours.
This was achieved thanks to BriggsAmasco’s commitment to training its staff.
“Working above and beyond, they are striving to improve the industry and take it forward”
The firm put on a ‘live action’ workshop to raise health and safety awareness throughout the business, which resulted in overwhelmingly positive staff feedback.
The judges also recognised the rise in vocational and educational training BriggsAmasco had carried out.
However, it is not just in its own staff where the company is investing time and money. BriggsAmasco pioneered the use of its Flexiphalte
Finisher on several projects in 2014. A state-of-the-art asphalt finishing machine, the company originally spotted the technology several years ago in Germany, and was the first firm to bring it into the UK.
BriggsAmasco is “demonstrating its commitment to innovation”, the judges said, while also delivering benefits to the environment and reducing its carbon footprint.
The company uses all-electric plant, no longer relying on gas and diesel-fuelled alternatives, and is developing further sustainable initiatives led by its dedicated environmental and supply chain manager.
The specialist’s work included several outstanding projects: a vast 31,000 sq m waterproofing and roofing installation at the £150m Resort World leisure scheme in Birmingham, and the complex Greenwich University project, delivering 22 flat roofs as part of a multi-tiered roof garden.
Looking ahead, BriggsAmasco is expecting to grow by 20 per cent between now and the end of 2017.
The judging panel said the firm’s “focus on quality and innovation sets them apart from the shortlist”.
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Geoff Neal Roofing