Company declared best place to work in construction at new awards

Willmott Dixon marked UK Construction Week by being crowned the best place to work at the inaugural Construction Enquirer awards. It took the prize after receiving nearly 1,000 votes from staff and suppliers in the Best Main Contractor with turnover above £250m category.

It was the culmination of a huge night for the industry that saw over 600 people attend the awards at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. Winners are chosen by the amount of votes they get during the summer, with framework partner Scape also being named best public sector client to work with.

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The team collecting the Best Company title at the Construction Enquirer awards

Congrats via twitter from George Clarke

The award came hours after the team behind the Sunesis standardised schools concept won at the Offsite Construction awards, picking up top prize at the ‘product innovation’ category (see picture below).

Tim Carey, product director at Willmott Dixon: "Innovation is at the heart of Sunesis and our range of new school designs, so it's pleasing to be recognised with this award. Our designs are focused on creating truly outstanding learning environments which are light, airy, vibrant and above all inspire children at each of our schools - this is of the utmost importance.”

The awards add to an impressive history of recognition for the company; it is one of the few recipients of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in sustainable development and has won more gold medals than any other company at the Construction Manager of the Year Awards.

Group chief executive Rick Willmott:

“What a fantastic day, winning two awards for our business. It is especially rewarding that our staff and network voted for us as the best main contractor to work for – a big thank you to everyone that voted. I think it shows that when you have a really fantastic product and team, the positive and innovative environment created makes a really great place to work for everyone.”