Nottinghamshire builder receives top industry award

Nottinghamshire construction contractor Robert Woodhead Limited has been awarded a prestigious Master Builder of the Year Award, taking the Yorkshire and Trent Commercial prize for the development of St. Nic’s Church on Maid Marion Way, Nottingham.

The Master Builder of the Year Awards, a nationwide search by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) to find the best builders in the UK, is unique. Nominations must come from a satisfied client, and builders are judged on their technical ability together with their customer service skills.

Woodhead Heritage and their client, St. Nic’s Church is the winner for their refurbishment work both internally and externally to the Church. The project was complex as it was situated on one of the busiest roads in Nottingham City Centre. The project also included the installation of a large cantilever steel balcony, a new baptism pool and decoration to a high quality.

Simon Butler, the Heritage and Conservation Manager at Woodhead Heritage commended the project team and Site Manager Richard Savage for their efforts despite facing significant on site challenges. “The project is truly transformational, the church is now a bright welcoming environment fit for modern day worship. We are delighted that we have won this award, it recognises build quality, how we managed the complexities of the site and most importantly a satisfied client.”

Robert Woodhead Limited where chosen by the region’s judges to win the Commercial prize and will now go through to compete in the national finals. The national winners of the eleventh Master Builder of the Year Awards will be announced by architect and TV presenter George Clarke, who will present the coveted accolades at a ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on 20 March 2013.

Phil Parkinson, FMB Services Director for Yorkshire and Trent, said: “The Master Builder of the Year Awards give clients the opportunity to celebrate a job well done and to thank their builder. The standard of entries this year is amongst the highest we have seen and reflects the expertise, attention to detail and professionalism of the region’s builders. What really stands out is the extent to which our regional winners were prepared to go beyond the call of duty to build a good working relationship with their clients to achieve the best possible result for them.

“Woodhead Heritage should feel justly proud of their achievement in winning the Yorkshire and Trent Commercial prize, and we wish them success in the national competition.”

If Robert Woodhead Ltd wins the overall Master Builder of the Year title, they will drive away in the brand new Nissan Light Commercial Vehicle of their choice worth up to £20,000, while the client who nominated them wins a fantastic £3,000 cash prize.

The eleventh Master Builder of the Year and Apprentice of the Year Awards is organised by the FMB in association with Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. The Commercial category is sponsored by Aon.

Photo Credited to: G. Buxton