Archive for the: Awards category
Posted by Helen Douglas on October 03, 2018 in Apprenticeships & Training, Awards
SWH is pleased to announce that the winner of their annual ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Award is Ashley English, an Apprentice Roadworker working as part of the Plymouth Highways contract delivery team. Ashley’s day-to-day duties range from developing CAD designs, to working to improve the footways and roads in and around Plymouth, all whilst balancing the requirements of his College course.
Prior to joining SWH in 2017, Ashley had ‘hands on’ highway maintenance and construction experience, but did not have any formal qualifications. Keen to develop himself further, Ashley asked his Line Manager if he could undertake an Apprenticeship with SWH,...
Posted by Sarah Cole on August 30, 2017 in Awards, Company News
SWH has achieved the President's Award and the Fleet Safety Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This is given to companies who achieve a Gold award for 10 or more consecutive years.
Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now in its 61st year.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said:...
Posted by Sarah Cole on May 02, 2017 in Apprenticeships & Training, Awards, Company News
SWH Group has been awarded the Apprenticeship Development Award at this year’s Plymouth Herald Business Awards.
The ceremony, which took place 20 April at Plymouth Pavilions, saw more than 500 attendees gather to celebrate businesses that have helped shape the city’s success over the past year.
The awards had 17 categories and were presented by Paul Burton, Editor of The Herald and Sarah Pullen, regional managing director for The Herald's parent South West Trinity Mirror plc.
SWH was shortlisted in the ‘Apprenticeship Development’ category for its work in employing and promoting apprenticeships in Plymouth and the wider region. SWH has been shortlisted for...
Posted by Sarah Cole on April 25, 2017 in Apprenticeships & Training, Awards, Company News
Anna Cooper (shown far right), SWH’s Project Skills Co-ordinator, has been shortlisted for Constructing Excellence South West’s ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ Award in the Image of Construction category.
Anna has worked for SWH for more than three years promoting construction related careers, training and apprenticeships to people throughout the south west. Anna has developed strong relationships with a network of schools and further education colleges during this time. More recently, Anna has expanded her work to help hard to reach groups such as the long term unemployed, NEETs (those not in full time education, employment or training), ex-offenders and former...
Posted by Sarah Cole on April 06, 2017 in Awards, Company News
SWH Build is delighted to have won several awards for a range of projects in the south west.
It has been announced that the COACH Taunton scheme, on which SWH Build was the principal contractor, has won three Local Authority Building Control (LABC) awards in the categories of 'Best Public Service Building', 'Best Educational Building' and 'Best Commercial Building'. The COACH Taunton facility provides a range of outdoor activities for the community, along with a café. The building was designed to blend into its surroundings and has been used by a vast number of community groups since its opening.
Posted by Sarah Cole on March 29, 2017 in Awards, Company News
SWH Build’s COACH Taunton project has been shortlisted for the ‘Leisure & Hospitality Project of the Year’ category in the Michelmores Property Awards 2017. The awards celebrate outstanding property and construction projects in Bristol, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall, across ten categories.
COACH, or the Centre for Outdoor Activity and Community Hub, is the exciting result of a vision to provide access for youth, sport, education and community in the heart of Taunton. SWH Build was the principal contractor on this scheme which called for the construction of an iconic, functional and sustainable building. The facility has a café with outdoor seating,...
Posted by Sarah Cole on March 23, 2017 in Apprenticeships & Training, Awards
SWH Group is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Apprenticeship Development category at the Plymouth Herald Business Awards 2017.
The shortlist, announced yesterday, lists SWH Group alongside several prominent and prestigious organisations within the area.
Anna Cooper, Project Skills Co-ordinator said: “It is very exciting to be nominated for an award in such a competitive category. As a company we work hard to champion and develop construction apprentices and it is an honour to have been recognised.”
The awards ceremony takes place at Plymouth Pavilions on 20th April, where the winner will be announced.
Posted by Sarah Cole on February 14, 2017 in Awards, Company News
SWH Civils’ project to construct Plymouth Coach Station’s new car park has won the prestigious Devon & Cornwall Concrete Society’s ‘Civil and Structural Concrete’ award.
SWH Civils was appointed as the principal contractor under a design and build contract by Plymouth City Council to construct Plymouth’s Coach Station. A new car park facility was also required as part of the project.
The development of the design was focussed on offering cost savings, where possible, and to ensure the project’s tight deadline could be met. SWH Civils was able to suggest solutions that were more cost effective, time efficient, durable and to provide...
Posted by Sarah Cole on September 28, 2016 in Apprenticeships & Training, Awards, Company News
Sam Moore with Glen Robinson, MD of South West Highways
SWH Group’s annual Apprentice of the Year has been announced, with the award going to Sam Moore, a Business Administration Apprentice working within the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) department.
Sam has been working at SWH Group for just over two years as part of his apprenticeship with Exeter College. His role is varied and he carries out a range of duties related to incidents, SHEQ Events, TRACA, face fit testing, calibration, LOLER and at our Annual Safety Days. Sam is often the first port of call for people requiring...
Posted by Sarah Cole on July 27, 2016 in Awards, Civil Engineering, Company News
A project undertaken by SWH Civils to build a helipad at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth has been confirmed as runner up in the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West Project of the Year Awards. SWH Civils and designers Aecom Ltd received a ‘Highly Commended’ in the over £1million new build category.
SWH Civils acted as Principle Contractor on the scheme, which has enabled Plymouth NHS Trust to deliver an improved helicopter landing facility. Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulances, along with air sea rescue Sea Kings, can now access the hospital day and night.
The awards were established by the ICE’s...