Joint managing directors Andrew and Gareth Russell gave an update on the success of the last year, which saw the business post its second highest ever turnover despite the challenges of Covid and complete some of its largest and most high profile projects.
The pair then took the opportunity to thank all staff for their hard work and commitment, keeping projects on programme and delivering consistently high quality schemes for clients.
They presented awards to individuals nominated and voted for by their colleagues, and for the Project Team of the Year. There was also a prize for Building Student trainee Grace Quinn whose abstract portrait of last year’s graduating trainee Sam Dickenson – painted during a team-building away day – was deemed the winning artwork.
On the day, construction director John Millward said: “It was great to bring all the departments and project teams together and catch up on everything we’ve achieved this year. It has had its challenges but thanks to the hard work everybody, it has still been an enormous success.
“Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted in the 2021 HSEQ Awards. We have a fantastic group of people in the business, dedicated and knowledgeable professionals committed to doing their jobs exceptionally well. To stand out from this crowd is a tough ask but the winners have done just that and we are delighted to acknowledge their ‘above and beyond’ attitude.
“To re-iterate the managing directors’ words, a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone for your hard work and achievements on what has been another challenging year. Have a wonderful Christmas and here’s to another successful year in 2022!”
Russell WBHO Annual Award Winners
- Project of the Year: New Century Hall, NOMA
- Joint 2nd Place: 55 Portland Street & Old Bank Building
- Joint 3rd Place: Lineage Peterborough & Municipal Building
- Individual of the Year Monthly Paid: Liesel McQueen
- Individual of the Year Weekly Paid: Kris Markiewicz
- Individual of the Year Russell Homes: Mick Furlong