GKR shortlisted for 5 Construction News Specialists Awards


GKR has been selected by the judges as a finalist in 5 categories in the 2018 Construction News Specialists Awards, the only national awards that recognises the best specialist contractors from across the UK.

  1. Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year
  2. Specialist of the Year (Turnover over £25m)
  3. Training Excellence
  4. Health, Safety & Wellbeing Excellence
  5. Innovation of the Year (Contractor)

GKR were winners of Scaffolding & Access Specialist of the Year for two consecutive years and also collected the Training Excellence Award 2017.

To decide the winners, all finalists attend face-to-face judging by a panel of over 60 judges, made up from the UK’s largest construction firms and the leaders of the country’s major projects.

The Construction News Specialists Awards ensures that whatever size or specialism there is an appropriate avenue to showcase the achievements of specialist contractors.

Construction News Editor Tom Fitzpatrick said:

“Specialists are continuing to up their game in difficult economic circumstances. Our expert judges have now shortlisted the companies who represent the best of the people, initiatives and projects in the construction industry supply chain.

CN will be publishing features on each of the shortlisted entrants in the coming weeks and best of luck to all involved as they now go to the second stage of presenting their work face-to-face with our judges.”

Lee Rowswell, GKR Group Director said:

“Awards are a great way for us as a business to reflect on our successes of the last year and give all the staff an opportunity to celebrate them, regardless of whether we win or not.

The fact that we have been shortlisted in so many categories this year is testament to how we have embraced our own commitment to constant improvement. We’re proud to have this recognised alongside the other fantastic finalists this year.”

The winners will be announced on 8 March 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London where over 1,000 of the industry elite will join together for a night of entertainment, celebration and networking.

The full list of finalists and more information can be found here.

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