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SWH Civils shortlisted for prestigious civil engineering awards

Posted by on May 04, 2016 in Civil Engineering, Company News

Two civil engineering projects, on which SWH Civils acted as Principle Contractor, have been shortlisted for prestigious awards by the South West arm of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE). SWH were also significantly involved in a third nominated scheme.

The awards were established by the ICE to showcase the breadth of work completed throughout the South West each year. SWH Civils’ shortlisted projects are the construction of a helipad and the refurbishment and repurposing of a disused rail bridge.

The helipad is located at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and was designed and built by SWH Civils within...

Exeter College names SWH Build Employer of the Year

Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Building Construction, Company News

Exeter College names SWH Build Employer of the Year

SWH Build has been named Employer of the Year for Painting and Decorating by Exeter College, due to its support of Apprentice Zach Miller

At the presentation on Wednesday 25th November, Bill Foote, Head of Construction at Exeter College said: “SWH is a company that puts the safety, care and interests of their employees first. They have always shown outstanding support for their apprentice Zach, right the way through his apprenticeship journey. Skills officer Paul Leaman has always been very impressed by the professionalism and support shown whenever he visited site. Pastoral care of apprentices is a key priority for Skills Officers and therefore for their outstanding commitment...

SWH Apprentice Road Worker Awarded City and Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence

Posted by on June 11, 2015 in Apprenticeships & Training, Highways

SWH Apprentice Road Worker Awarded City and Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence

Paul Dainton who works for South West Highways in Newton Abbot is the second SWH Apprentice to have won this award. 

The 30-year-old was awarded the award at the City and Guilds of London Institute's annual Prince Philip Medal ceremony which was presented by Princess Anne, who is president of the Institute.

 Paul said: "I'm really proud of what I have achieved with SWH over the duration of my apprenticeship. I've learnt so many skills through the excellent teaching structure and I've been able to gain valuable experience from all of my colleagues. 

This experience has taught me that you're never too old to...

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...

RoSPA Gold for SWH

Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Awards

RoSPA Gold for SWH

South West Highways is delighted to be awarded a RoSPA Gold Medal Award for Occupational Health and Safety

After recieving five consecutive RoSPA Gold medals, SWH has been presented with a special award at a recent gala dinner.

SWH were given the award after recieving 5 consecutive RoSPA Gold medals. It represents the constant commitment to raising the standards of health and safety management within the large organisation.

SWH's Health and Safety Manager, Tim Pegler, comments: "This award cements our commitment to improving health and safety across the entire orginsation and we are delighted to be recognised for constantly working to improve standards...