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04.04.14

NASC Member success at 2014 construction news specialist awards

NASC members have been successful in the Construction News Specialist Awards 2014, which took place on March 19 at the London Hilton on Park Lane in London – scooping awards in the 2014 Project of the Year and Access and Scaffolding Specialist of the Year categories.

Allied Scaffolding Ltd won the 2014 Access & Scaffolding Specialist Award, for their outstanding work on Manchester Town Hall, and Cornish member company Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd won the prestigious 2014 Specialist project of the Year for their amazing work on the South Crofty Tin Mine (up to 500K category).

Furthermore, NASC Member companies Malvern Scaffolding Ltd, Crossway Scaffolding (Elland) Ltd, Network Scaffolding Contractors Ltd, Millcroft Services plc and Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd (winners in 2012 & 2013) were all nominated (along with eventual winners Allied Scaffolding Ltd) as six of the eight award finalists in the Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year category.

James Brierley, Managing Director of Allied Scaffolding Ltd said: “We are delighted to have won the award, and would like to thank Construction News, and our hard working staff. Thanks also to Laing O’Rourke and Manchester Council for giving us the opportunity on the Town Hall Transformation Project. It was a great night. Well done to all award winners.”

Chris Sedgeman of Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd said: “We are extremely pleased to have been given this coveted award for Project of the Year. The contract at South Crofty tin mine has been a real team effort and has attracted a lot of interest, understandably. The pyramid scaffold there featured more than 9000 Plettac System Components, 8000 boards, 20,000 fittings and 3,300 scaffold tubes. It’s been a massive task, and one we have all relished taking part in and to be given this accolade by Construction News is absolutely superb.”

Event organisers said: “Now in its 10th year, the Construction News Specialists Awards has exceeded expectations, with a record number of entries for 2014. The quality of work being produced by UK specialist contractors and submitted for the awards was once again outstanding, proving that excellent work is being carried out across the whole industry. Congratulations to all this year’s inspirational finalists.”

The award ceremony – the only one where all types of specialist contractors are judged together – attracted some 600 people from leading specialist companies and industry players, which Rebecca Evans, Editor of Construction News described as ”the best specialist contractors in the UK,” saying “we all know that specialists are at the heart of the construction industry, providing the innovation that the industry needs to survive.”

NASC’s Managing Director, Robin James said: “It’s superb to see innovative, hard-working, skilful specialist scaffolding and access NASC member companies getting recognised for their efforts and achievements in this prestigious industry award ceremony from one of the leading media players, Construction News. We have a great record of our members winning at these (and other) awards, as we would expect from companies who subscribe and adhere to our exacting scaffolding and access industry-leading standards.”

For a full list of 2014 finalists, award winners and images from the event, visit: www.cnspecialistsawards.com

To obtain discover further details about becoming an NASC member, order a copy of TG20:13 or to find out more about the NASC – the scaffold industry guidance trade body organisation – visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk

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