The National Federation of Builders (NFB) held its third awards gala luncheon in central London recently. In association with NHBC and B&CE, the awards celebrate some of the best talent in the construction industry.
Hosted by TV presenter and consumer affairs specialist Dominic Littlewood, the imposing Grand Connaught Rooms in London formed the setting for this much anticipated ceremony. More than 160 members and guests came together from all over the country to see fourteen national winners and fourteen highly commended finalists collect their awards.
Welcoming guests, NFB national chairman Paul Senior of Keepmoat told guests:
The Federation prides itself on its long, illustrious heritage. It also prides itself on its ability to forge the best of its traditions with a modern dynamism and relevance to today’s members. It is an honour to be able to build upon last year’s success and to bring you these awards, which recognise and celebrate the best in our industry.
It gives me great pleasure to see many familiar faces here today, and some new ones. To everyone who has entered the awards this year, thank you, and to our shortlisted members, very well done for getting this far. You represent all the hard work and effort that has been needed at every level of the industry in the past few years, to overcome barriers, to deal with the changing world of construction, and to think and act in new ways. You deserve to be here.
Following lunch, the awards ceremony began in earnest, and guests were able to show their appreciation and celebrate the high quality work and commitment delivered by members across the country.
The results were as follows:
Winner – Henry Boot Construction Limited
Winner – Speller Metcalfe, WPD Spilsby
Highly commended – Henry Boot Construction Limited
Winner – Robert Woodhead Ltd in partnership with Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham City Council
Highly commended – Stepnell Limited
Winner – Derry Construction Limited, Mr and Mrs Green, Greenacres, Harrogate
Winner, A-B band category – Derry Construction Limited, Greenacres, Harrogate
Winner, F-G band category – G F Tomlinson Building Ltd, Tibshelf Community School
Highly commended – T Manners & Sons Ltd, The Oaks School, Spennymoor
Highly commended – Henry Boot Construction Limited, Graham Solley Sports Development Centre
Highly commended – Speller Metcalfe, Blake’s Hill
Winner – Robert Woodhead Ltd, Making building a better experience for all
Highly commended – Keepmoat, Tai Calon WHQS
Winner, A-B band category – Derry Construction Limited, The Cottage, Kirby
Winner, F-G band category – G F Tomlinson Building Ltd, Chesterfield Market Hall
Highly commended – Shaylor Group, The Belfry Green Zone
Highly commended – Deeley Construction Ltd, Hazeltree Barns
Highly commended – Fisher Bullen Ltd, Wroxham Church
Winner, A-B band category – Derry Construction Limited, Library House, Harrogate
Winner, F-G band category – Herbert H Drew & Son Ltd, Hengistbury Head Visitor & Education Centre
Group Photo of all the 2014 NFB Winners on stage
Shane Derry MD Derry Construction Ltd receives the 2014 Client of the Year award from Dominic Littlewood & Pat Mackereth, Business Partnership Manager, Croner
Shane Derry & Louise Kyle of Derry Construction Ltd receives the 2014 New Build of the Year Award from Dominic Littlewood & Nigel Greenway, Marketing JCB Finance
Shane Derry & Lewis Derry of Derry Construction Ltd receives the 2014 Refurbishment of the Year Award from Dominic Littlewood & Tony Medawar, Policy and Strategic Planning Director at CITB
Shane Derry & Louise Kyle of Derry Construction Ltd receives the 2014 Heritage Project of the Year Award from Dominic Littlewood & NFB Group Chair, Mike Jones
Shane Derry, Louise Kyle & Lewis Derry of Derry Construction Ltd. at the 2014 NFB Awards Reception
The Grand Connaught Rooms, London Venue of the 2014 NFB Awards