VolkerWessels UK and VolkerStevin have both won awards at the 2019 CN Talent Awards. VolkerWessels UK picked up the Digital Team of the Year Award and VolkerStevin the award for Health, Safety and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year for Safety Ripple.
Now in its fourth year, the CN Talent Awards highlight businesses, teams and individuals that have made an extra step in making a difference to improve the construction industry’s reputation, professionalism and practices.
In recognition of their recent efforts to embrace digital culture, VolkerWessels UK has been awarded Digital Team of the Year. This comes as the company continues to undergo a period of digital transformation and growth. A considerable effort has been made by the team to use the latest technology in order to help streamline business performance, and promote a better work life balance for all employees. Simon White, chief digital officer, said: “It is great that our people based approach to digital transformation has been recognised by the industry and this award is for everyone who has been involved in our journey to date. We have come a very long way in the last 12 months and in 2020 I am looking forward to us accelerating even faster, push the boundaries and create even more time for us to think, change and innovate”.
Meanwhile, VolkerStevin collected the award for the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year. The award was presented to VolkerStevin for demonstrating how their innovative safety and behaviour change programme, Safety Ripple, has improved staff health, safety and wellbeing. The initiative has contributed to a positive workplace environment by putting people at the heart of the decision making. Duncan Aspin, head of HSEQS, said: “Safety Ripple has made a huge impact on our workplace and our people and it’s a fantastic achievement to be rewarded for its success through such a prestigious award”.
VolkerWessels UK were also shortlisted for the following awards, narrowly missing out to the worthy winners on the night.
• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year Award
• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Leader of the Year Award – Hollie Woodard
• Excellence in Learning and Development Award
With the CN Talent Awards continuing to grow in stature, Constructions News editor Lem Bingley said of the awards: “These awards recognise those outstanding individuals and organisations that are striving to make construction a better sector for everyone. Whether promoting physical and mental health, improving diversity and inclusion, closing unfair pay gaps, or becoming more socially responsible across the board, our winners are blazing trails that many others will follow. We salute our winners tonight and thank them for their insight and leadership.”