BriggsAmasco is in line for a highly-prized industry award in recognition of its work on a major city development.
The Construction News Specialists Awards pay annual homage to the UK’s best specialist contractors. It attracts entrants nationwide and features a range of categories. Having run the rule over the initial wave of entries, judges have shortlisted BriggsAmasco in the Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (subcontract between £2m and £6m) category. It’s in relation to the company’s delivery of a multiple-roof system as part of the multimillion pound redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station site in south-west London.
BriggsAmasco supplied six green roofs and two lower-level roofs comprising limestone paving for 12 high-rise residential blocks to the west of the derelict 39-acre site that is being transformed into a thriving mini-city, replete with retail stores, restaurants and bars, a six-acre park, a community theatre, and residential apartments.
Speaking of the company’s nomination for the 2018 awards, Dave Maginnis, Managing Director at BriggsAmasco, said: “This is wonderful news. We’re particularly proud of the work we carried out at Battersea Power Station, so to have received recognition from judges at this early stage is fantastic for all concerned.”
The awards evening was held on Thursday, March 8th at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. However BriggsAmasco were not successful on the night, but received the following judges’ comments, “Very strong presentation with quality right the way through design. Excellent health & Safety and training approach. The logistics management and values of the company were clear to see. A very good effort and beaten in what was a very high standard of entries.”
BriggsAmasco’s outstanding delivery of two high-profile roofing projects has received industry wide recognition. The company has been shortlisted in two categories at The UK Roofing Awards, which rewards outstanding workmanship and safety within the sector.
Dave Maginnis, Managing Director at BriggsAmasco, said: “It’s an incredible honour to find ourselves nominated in two categories at this year’s awards. It’s recognition of the superb skills and experience we as a company can call upon, and have been utilising so successfully for more than 150 years as one of the UK’s leading roofing companies.”
For its two nominations, BriggsAmasco are shortlisted in the Innovation Awards category for its rapid, high-quality delivery of an 8,000m2 using it’s finisher to watertight surface at Lloyds BMW car park in Carlisle in record time. In the Mastic Asphalt category, BriggAmasco was nominated following its time-critical installation of FlexiPhalte mastic asphalt system as part of a major car park refurbishment at New Covent Garden Market in London.
As well as being shortlisted for the aforementioned categories, the BriggsAmasco projects have been entered into the Industry Choice Award. Unlike the other categories, which are judged by a panel of experts, the winner of this public award is selected by industry peers.
Dave Maginnis added: “The nominations are a huge credit to everyone at BriggsAmasco. From our in-house customer service staff, to our on-site installation team and all our employees who do so much to help sustain our success, I offer my sincere thanks.”
Category winners will be announced at a presentation evening being held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on Friday 11th May.
Goodbye and thank-you to our retiring staff – good luck to those replacing them
As the end of the year approaches, it’s ‘all change’ across areas of the BriggsAmasco business. Due to retirement and staff movements, we have a few reluctant farewells and a couple of in-house positional changes to report.
The leavers headed for a well-earned rest following a long, dedicated service to the company include Chris Lawler, General Manager at BriggsAmasco Maintenance for 21 years; the same length of service as Mick Philbin, who is retiring as Aperture’s General Manager.
We are also saying goodbye to General Manager John Linsdell, who is leaving one-year short of completing an incredible half-century of service with us. And, Ron Hickey, Manager of our Manchester branch since 2010, completes the list of retirees.
As for the movers, Andy Phythian switches from Hyflex – where he’s spent 15 happy years – to become the BriggsAmasco Maintenance General Manager. Ian Weston is also swapping roles; following 17 years at our Birmingham branch, Ian is taking-up the position as Aperture General Manager.
We wish all our retirees and those relocating the very best of luck and sincere thanks for their sterling efforts throughout the years.
Dave Maginnis, Managing Director at BriggsAmasco, said: “The success of our company is built on the skills, experience and dedication of our brilliant staff. Each has played their part in helping maintain our excellent reputation as the country’s leading roofing contractor. Therefore, it is with both sorrow and gratitude that we say goodbye to Chris, Mick, John and Ron and thank them for their exemplary service. May your retirement be as happy and fulfilling as we hope your career was with us. Hearty congratulations also to Andy and Ian; like-for-like replacements for the adept and hardworking men whose roles they inherit.”
Good luck and thank-you once again to all for your brilliant, long-standing efforts.
(Pictured from left to right, Chris Lawler, Dave Maginnis, Mick Philbin, John Linsdell, Tony Bryan, Rob West & Ron Hickey).
The capacity of available training centres is just as crucial as the Assessor shortage in our industry. To address this, the LRWA joined forces with Briggs Amasco and the CITB to open a new training facility based at our Head Office at Cradley Heath near Birmingham.