Welsh construction stood out again as an excellent example of industry best practice in the in the 14th National Constructing Excellence Awards for 2020, at the awards ceremony on January 24th.
The National CE Awards provide a showcase of excellence in the built environment across England and Wales, bringing together the eight regional winners in each of the fourteen categories to celebrate the very best of the best. This time almost 300 people tuned in to the awards webinar.
Wales had one winner and two highly commended, and to our absolute delight we were announced as the winner of the National SME of the Year Category!
Encon was highlighted as being a champion of best practice and in the 2020 Constructing Excellence Wales Awards won both the SME and People Development category. Our continued growth, financial stability and adaptability is underscored by how we work: providing secure employment for employees in Wales and emphasising diversity and inclusion – particularly through our Career Changers – Women in Construction Project. It was great to see Antonia John, Business Development & CSR Manager live on the webinar to receive the award.
Phil Woodward MD of Encon Construction said “This award is National recognition for our organisation and testament to our fantastic and dedicated team and supply chain partners. To win two awards at the Constructing Excellence Wales awards was such a highlight of 2020; and then to go on and win the overall SME of the Year awards at the National Constructing Excellence Awards in 2021 was beyond our wildest dreams!”
Cat Griffiths Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence Wales said “ We are absolutely delighted with Encon Construction winning the National Award which clearly demonstrates how they are proactively supporting and leading innovation within the Built Environment. Wales has a predominance of SME’s and Micro businesses within the Construction Sector, who form a key part of the Welsh Foundational Economy, providing direct and positive impacts on local economy with Wales. These companies and supply chains, help drive and boost the Welsh Economy, whilst also maximising the value of the Welsh Pound”.