Fords of Blythe Bridge has scooped two prestigious industry awards at the Local Authority Building Control Awards, in recognition of the high standard of its design and construction works carried out over the last year, as well as individual recognition for one of the company’s site supervisors.
Billed as the Oscars of the construction industry, the building control awards recognise technical excellence and innovation, rewarding the best of the best in the building trade.
The Blythe Bridge based company successfully fended off competition from over 50 other finalists present on the day, including a host of national and international construction companies.
One of the company’s employees, Mr Peter Fitzpatrick, was awarded the prestigious Site Supervisor of the Year award, in recognition of his site management skills and commitment to ensuring major construction projects are completed on time and to the highest quality of workmanship.
Fords of Blythe Bridge also received the building control partnership award for construction works undertaken at the Crescent Academy in Meir. This award recognises not only technical innovation and excellence, but also a co-operative approach to overcome specific challenges, going above and beyond the requirements of the job.
Luke Ford, director at Fords commented: “We are incredibly proud that Pete has been judged the top site supervisor across the entire of Staffordshire and Shropshire. It is welcome recognition of the hard work and commitment Pete, and indeed our whole workforce, put in on a daily basis.
“Considering the calibre of some of the national and international construction companies we were up against, we are delighted that we have been judged by the construction industry panel to be the best of the best, and to have taken home two such prestigious awards.”
Fords of Blythe Bridge were also finalists for the best public service building, for construction projects completed at St Luke’s Primary School in Silverdale and Two Rivers Primary School in Tamworth, and fellow site supervisors David Galletley and Chris Atkins were also finalists in the awards.
The company has now been automatically been put forward for the West Midlands regional finals to be held in the Autumn.