Blackpool-based F Parkinson has been named SME of the Year at the North West Regional Construction Awards 2023 while a community project in Chorley scooped another award.
F Parkinson triumphed over eight other shortlisted contractors, with judges noting: “All SMEs are [facing prevailing market conditions] at the moment, but this company clearly demonstrated how it tackles these issues with its clients and suppliers in a thoroughly open and transparent manner.
"In spite of the challenges faced, the company has a relentless focus on resilience and continuous improvement. Amongst other things during this period, they have improved payment procedures and increased focus on mental health, also while diversifying their client base.”
Steve Williamson, regional director for F Parkinson, said: "We feel that this award is recognition for all the hard work, dedication and achievements by all employees.
"This award will also help to strengthen our position within the marketplace and further enhance our reputation across all regions.”
The opening of community facilities at Tatton Gardens in Chorley also won the Lancashire sub-regional project of the year award. It was undertaken by Robertson in partnership with Chorley Borough Council.
The judges said: "This was an excellent submission well evidenced with clear demonstrations of delivery against the range of Constructing Excellence Principles. The judges recognised an exemplar project focusing on the creation of value for the local community.
"The submission came with strong evidence and the project clearly placed value for the community as a key driver throughout both the design and the construction process. Better outcomes were demonstrated as a result of early interventions. The completed project will have a transformational impact on the local community."
The awards evening took place at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool and were attended by 400 North West based construction professionals.
The winners will now be entered into the Constructing Excellence National Awards to be held in London in November.
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