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SWH receives Gold health & safety award for 9th consecutive year

Posted by on July 20, 2016 in Awards, Company News

SWH receives Gold health & safety award for 9th consecutive year

SWH Group has been awarded a Gold for continuous excellence in health and safety by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the 9th consecutive year, as well as a Gold Award for Fleet Safety for the second time.

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the awards which were established to recognise and celebrate excellence in safety performance.  SWH Group has received a Gold award in the Occupational Health & Safety category for the past nine years, demonstrating the company’s commitment to the wellbeing of its employees, the community and the environment.  This is the second time the...

SWH Build wins Bronze award

Posted by on July 14, 2016 in Awards, Company News

SWH Build wins Bronze award

SWH Build has won a Bronze award in the 2016 Considerate Constructors Scheme Site Awards for its work at Taunton’s Visitor Centre.  Dave Eaves, the Site Manager for the project, was presented with the award at a ceremony in London.

The refurbishment project was completed in 2015, and saw the Grade II listed building undergo a complete overhaul to create a centre that was attractive to passers-by and easily accessible by all, whilst preserving its character and heritage.    

Only top performing sites throughout the year are selected for these prestigious awards. The Considerate Constructors Scheme carries out audits at all registered sites...

SWH Build wins Best Education Project Award

Posted by on January 01, 2016 in Awards

And the award goes to...SWH Build! SWH Build project wins Best Education Project Award at the LA Building Cermony in Taunton

A project undertaken at Wellesley Park Primary School has been awarded the Somerset LABC "Best Education Project Award"

SWH Build started works at Wellesley Park Primary School in June 2010. The scheme consisted the controlled demolition of an existing classroom and the build of three classrooms, a staff room and a facilities room. The company is delighted the project won the award. SWH Build Manager, Mark Bradley, comments: "The project went really well and we worked closely with the school to ensure...

Double Considerate Constructor's Award success for SWH

Posted by on April 16, 2015 in Awards

Double Considerate Constructor's Award success for SWH
SWH has recently been awarded two Considerate Constructor’s Awards.

SWH will attend the highly anticipated awards ceremony in London alongside leading industry figures including Nick Baveystock, Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Paul Everall, Chief Executive of the LABC (Local Authority Building Control). At the ceremony they will find out how their awards have been ranked; bronze, silver or gold.

The firm has been notified that they will be receiving one Considerate Constructor’s Award for the Devon County Council Highway Term Maintenance Contract Northern Division and a second for the Crediton Link Road project.

SWH has successfully tendered for and...

SWH Build shortlisted for Building Excellence Award

Posted by on April 09, 2015 in Awards

SWH Build is delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the South West LABC Building Excellence Awards 2015! We have been shortlisted in the Best Educational Building category for the work we undertook at Preston Academy ASD Unit. The awards ceremony takes place on 12th June in Plymouth...fingers crossed!

SWH Nominated for Customer Satisfaction Award

Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Awards

SWH were so pleased to have been nominated for a Customer Satisfaction award as part of The British Quality Foundation's Achievement Awards.

To make this category, sponsored by FirstGroup UK Rail, was a fantastic achievement for us and a great night was had by all at the awards ceremony last Thursday in London.

The Achievement Awards are national annual awards that recognise exceptional achievement across the main areas of an organisation's operation.

SWH Nominated for Environmental Award

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Awards, Environmental

SWH Nominated for Environmental Award
SWH has been shortlisted for a Green Goods and Services award from the Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI).

Representatives from the organisation visited SWH’s HQ yesterday to see the innovative reedbed recycling facility which has reduced waste, saved costs and increased biodiversity on the site.

The judging panel will visit all four of the finalists short listed for this award over the next couple of days, from there, a winner will be chosen and then an overall winner of the Debi Award for 2014.

Tim Pegler, Safety Health Environment and Quality Manager at SWH, said, ’Sustainability is at the core of our business...

SWH Civils receives ICE Nomination 2014

Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Awards

SWH Civils receives ICE Nomination 2014

SWH were delighted to have our recent Sidmouth Recycling Centre Project nominated for this year’s ICE Project of the Year Awards.

The scheme was entered into the over £1M project and the Community Award categories, both of which were fiercely contested. While our scheme was not selected as the overall winner in either category, the judges were extremely complimentary and commented; ‘by its nature, as a recycling centre, this is a sustainable project. Construction in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty introduced some issues to the project in terms of landscaping and public consultation.

The improvements in the recycling centre’s designed layout...

SWH sets gold standard at RoSPA Awards

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Awards

SWH sets gold standard at RoSPA Awards

SWH has had its approach to occupational safety and health recognised in an awards scheme run by the safety charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

It is SWH's sixth consecutive Gold Award and meant the company picked up its second Gold Medal in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013.

Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises committment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and...

SWH receives City and Guilds Medal for Excellence

Posted by on January 10, 2013 in Awards

SWH receives City and Guilds Medal for Excellence

SWH and one of our employees have been awarded the prestigious City and Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence.

The award is in recognition of the achievements of apprentice Jed Saunders and the outstanding level of training SWH has provided.

Jed, from Exeter, has won the award for his fantastic efforts that have seen him obtain a number of qualifications and develop a high level of ability and technical knowledge in various Highway Maintenance operations.

In just two years Jed has earned a level 2 Diploma and NVQ Level 2 Award in 'Highway Maintenance and Excavation Operations', two further NVQ Level 2 Awards in...