Press / NewsAinsworth Civils is shortlisted for the Construction News Specialist Awards 2017
Ainsworth Civils has been selected by the judges as a finalist in the Health and Safety Excellence category of the 2017 Construction News Specialists Awards, the only national awards that recognise the best specialist contractors from across the whole of the UK.
We, along with the other finalists will attend face-to-face judging by members of the 56-strong jury, drawn from the UK’s largest construction firms and the leaders of the country’s major projects, including:
- Cormac MacCrann, managing director, Canary Wharf Contractors
- Richard Baldwin, head of development, Derwent London
- Dave Sheridan, chief executive officer, Keepmoat
- Jonathan Seddon, managing director, Seddon Construction
- Ian Burnett, chief executive officer, United Living Group
- Alan Robertson, chief executive officer, VolkerWessels UK
The Construction News Specialists Awards are the only national awards celebrating the very best specialist contractors in the UK.
Construction News editor Rebecca Evans comments:
“Being shortlisted in the Construction News Specialists Awards is a huge achievement and a fantastic way to distinguish your business from your competitors – these are the only national awards recognising the hard work and fantastic achievements of specialist contractors. Specialist contractors underpin the whole construction industry, and we are proud to be able to shine a light on the work they do, the commitment they show and the amazing projects they contribute to.”
Ainsworth Civils are proud to have been involved in the BBC’s DIYSOS project on the Isle of Sheppey. Garry and Kyle Ratcliffe have four adopted children, three with very complex and life-limiting medical conditions.
They were living in a three-bedroom bungalow, with one bathroom, which had become completely unusable. The DIYSOS team completely demolished and rebuilt the house, creating a brand new family home with five bedrooms and two bathrooms which now caters specifically to their needs.
Ainsworth Civils were part of the 100-strong team of traders and suppliers who helped the project by working or providing materials for free. Working alongside teams from all over Kent, Ainsworth Civils landscaped the outside areas as part of the entire garden redesign.
Speaking at the big reveal, Garry Ratcliffe said: “We are overwhelmed by people’s generosity and the finished house is better than our wildest dreams. To everyone who has been working on the project, words cannot describe our appreciation. You have all made our children’s lives so much easier and just perfect. You have made a forever home for our forever family.”
Julius Ainsworth is BUILD Magazine's Civil Engineer of the month
July 2016: “Quality, reliability and professionalism are at the heart of what we do.” Ainsworth Civils' managing director, Julius Ainsworth, is BUILD Magazine's Civil Engineer of the month.
To read the article click here.
Sittingbourne Waste Transfer Station in Kent
July 2016: Ainsworth Civils are currently involved in the extension of the Sittingbourne Waste Transfer Station in Kent. We are proud to have received such a glowing report from the senior manager's site tour.
Another example of excellent collaborative work by Balfour Beatty led by Tony Curwood and the Ainsworth Civils team led by Blue Ryan.
ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001
June 2016: We are proud to announce we have passed our annual ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001 inspections - well done to all involved!
98% in our first audit by Achilles UVDB
June 2016: We are pleased to announce an overall score of 98% in our first audit by Achilles UVDB as we went up to category B1!
Achilles UVDB is the community for the UK utilities industry.
It enables the utilities sector to use Achilles' proven supplier pre-qualification system to manage risk within the supply chain and comply with EU regulations.
Church Marshes Waste Transfer Station redevelopment
June 2016: Congratulations to Fred McVarish on winning his first Ainsworth Civils project: Church Marshes Waste Transfer Station redevelopment. Well done, Fred!
Ainsworth Civils passes the annual RISQS audit with a maximum 5 star rating
June 2016: Ainsworth Civils have passed the annual RISQS audit with a maximum 5 star rating. This is a testament to the excellent processes we have in place and our dedicated team. Well done to all involved!