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Health and Safety celebrated at annual awards

Russells H&S Awards Project Team of the Year - Circle Square

Individuals and project teams were singled out for praise at the annual celebration event.

Awards were handed to members of staff who were judged to have exceeded ‘best practice’ guidelines for health and safety and environmental matters on site, promoting high standards on their projects, sharing latest knowledge and supporting company initiatives.

Winners received thanks directly from joint managing directors Andrew and Gareth Russell, along with a bottle of champagne to celebrate.

Gareth said: “Health and safety is the single most important aspect of any construction project, and its proper implementation is crucial to the successful delivery of any scheme. As a company we have exceedingly high standards and have achieved numerous industry accreditations, for which it is vital we have employee buy in and support.

“These awards recognise the great efforts the whole team makes to ensuring sites achieve excellence in Health and Safety, and to thank those individuals who make a standout contribution to performance. Congratulations to all those who were nominated, and thanks to everyone involved.”

The 2019 winners

Project Team of the Year – Circle Square

Most Notable Individual (Russells Construction) – Joint Philippa King and Paul Mason

Most Notable Individual (Russell Homes) – Simon Talbot

Most Notable Individual (Construction & Homes, site operative) – Darren Morris

The event also provided the team with the opportunity to recognise the contribution of payroll clerk and subcontract ledger Maureen Herbert who has retired after 16 years with the company.

Andrew Russell added: “Maureen has played an important role at Russells over the last 16 years, and we are all sorry to see her go. We would like to say a huge thank you for her friendship and all her hard work over the years, and wish her all the very best in her retirement.”

Russells H&S Awards Most Notable Individual (Construction) Paul Mason & Philippa King
Russells H&S Awards Most Notable Individual (Russell Homes) Simon Talbot
Russells H&S Awards Most Notable Individual (Construction & Homes Site Operative) Darren Morris
Huge thanks and a sad goodbye to Maureen Herbert on her retirement