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Contractor of the Year

These contractors have showcased impressive financial performances and a strong track record for winning and successfully delivering high-profile schemes.

Galliford Try Contractor CN Awards 2016

Galliford Try Contractor CN Awards 2016

Galliford Try

Galliford Try’s construction operations increased in size by 55 per cent in 2015 following the successful acquisition of Miller Construction in summer 2014. Revenue reached just under £1.3bn and the contractor also managed to increase its profit margin.

It began on site at the £550m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (as part of a joint venture) and won a place on the Ministry of Defence’s Next Generation Estates frameworks for the first time.

Higgins Contractor CN Awards 2016

Higgins Contractor CN Awards 2016

Higgins Construction

This medium-sized family owned contractor, working throughout London and the South-east, has had a strong focus on residential, education and healthcare work in recent years, while also working on regeneration projects.

A highlight was its work on Myatts Field, a major regen scheme in the London borough of Lambeth, which delivered 808 new homes and refurbished 172 existing properties, alongside building a new park and a state-of-the-art community centre.

Interserve Contractor CN Awards 2016

Interserve Contractor CN Awards 2016

Interserve Construction

Last year saw Interserve Construction win a number of high-profile projects including the new £200m Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre in Loughborough and a new proton beam therapy unit at Manchester’s Christie Hospital, one of only two in the country.

And it completed Factory 2050, the UK’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component research factory. Interserve also became one of the few companies to achieve BRE’s BIM Level 2 certification.

Kier Contractor CN Awards 2016

Kier Contractor CN Awards 2016

Kier Group

Kier grew revenue by 14 per cent in 2015 and improved its order book from £6bn in 2014 to over £9bn.

Its acquisition of Mouchel in June 2015 has positioned the firm as one of the leading players in the highways construction, maintenance and management market.

The contractor rebuilt and reconfigured the grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse, which was opened to great acclaim this year with high levels of customer satisfaction.

M W Group Contractor CN Awards 2016

M+W Group Contractor CN Awards 2016

M+W Group

M+W Group increased its workforce by over 20 per cent in 2015 and secured record levels of new contracts.

These included £150m of nuclear work and more than £300m of major projects on energy from waste schemes, including the first major gasification project secured under the UK’s new CFD subsidy regime.

It was also awarded the British Safety Council’s Sword of Honour, its highest accolade for best practice in health and safety performance.

Mace Contractor CN Awards 2016

Mace Contractor CN Awards 2016


Mace celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015 by recording its 25th consecutive year of growth, reaching a turnover of £1.49bn (a 26 per cent increase year on year).

September saw the firm complete one of its most complex and largest ever projects, the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station, while it also worked on South Bank Tower, BBC Television Centre and Vauxhall Sky Gardens.

It is now progressing on Tottenham Hotspurs’ new stadium and the £375m Chelsea Barracks project.

Osborne Contractor CN Awards 2016

Osborne Contractor CN Awards 2016


Osborne’s recent high-profile contract wins include: a new library at Royal Holloway, University of London; the redevelopment of the Royal Academy of Music’s theatre; and platform extension works on the Reading to Waterloo line.

Financial results have continued to improve, with a second year of record profits posted in 2014/15, while 99 per cent of customer survey respondents said they would recommend the contractor.

Willmott Dixon Aberfeldy Village Contractor CN Awards 2016

Willmott Dixon Aberfeldy Village Contractor CN Awards 2016

Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon continued its emergence as a major residential developer in 2015 with deals to build 2,000 new homes in London, including at the redevelopment of Brentford FC’s Griffin Park and 900 homes near Kew Bridge.

It also achieved the milestone of 9,000 school places delivered using its standardised Sunesis concept. One project highlight was its work on the National Space Technology Centre in Oxfordshire, which received a congratulatory message from astronaut Tim Peak before he blasted into orbit.

Sponsor: Constructionline

Contractor of the Year sponsor Constructionline is a leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information.

The company uses a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised prequalification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry.

Its aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector buyers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures.

Constructionline also looks to improve supply chain management processes by reducing risk, creating cost efficiencies and helping buyers engage with new suppliers, including SMEs and local companies.

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