Best Apprentice crowned at first South East Construction Awards 2019

The cream of the South East’s Construction industry celebrated at the first South East Construction Expo Awards, held on the evening of the South East Construction Expo 2019 at Ardingly, West Sussex.

Our very own Louis Clarke won Best Apprentice for 2019 and is the very first recipient of this award. He was nominated for his impressive approach to learning and his enthusiasm for the job.

Mark Lawford from Coombs, who nominated Louis said, “He has stood out to us from day one. As a company we pride ourselves on bringing through apprentices and nurturing them into a qualified tradesman. Louis has ticked all the boxes for what we look for – enthusiasm, punctuality but also a great natural skill for his craft at a very young age.”

Gill Monk from All Health Matters, who sponsored the awards with support from the Institute of Directors (IOD) said, “We had an impressive first year of entries and it was a great pleasure to find so many excellent candidates who are worthy winners. We would like to congratulate them all on their success.”

We were also a runner up in the “Best Construction Contractor” category which celebrates the region’s most outstanding main contractors, who have demonstrated the highest levels of innovation, quality of work, sustainability, health and safety and well-being, training and development of people.

Whereas our  Sunshine Café, Dreamland project was a runner up in the “Best Construction Project” category ,celebrating the region’s most outstanding construction projects and recognising the teams involved for their high standard of work, client satisfaction and budget control in a safe and healthy working environment.

The awards followed a hugely successful second year of the South East Construction Expo, attended by over 2,500 delegates from the industry, with 120 companies exhibiting the latest construction technology, ideas and expertise, alongside dozens of workshops, presentations and meet the buyer opportunities.