On Monday 27 November, the Braidwater Group was announced as a winner at the prestigious Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) national Leading Lights Awards.
The eagerly anticipated awards ceremony took place at the Lancaster Hotel, central London and showcased the exemplary work of UK and Irish construction organisations, their sites and individuals – celebrating their outstanding efforts in going above and beyond the CCS Code of Considerate Practice.
The CCS Code sets out a series of clear, attainable guidelines and benchmarks that work to support and encourage constructors to raise their standards in how they work with the communities that surround their projects, their environmental impact, and their consideration for their workforce.
With over 350 guests attending the glittering awards ceremony, The Braidwater Group was presented with the Mental Health award for Valuing the Workforce.
Amit Oberoi, Executive Chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, congratulated all the recipients on their success:
‘’On behalf of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, huge congratulations to all this year’s award winners. These construction sites, organisations and individuals should be immensely proud of their success.
‘’The enthusiasm and considerate practice they have shown in being a Considerate Constructor is highly commendable; achieving great standards through initiatives across communities, the environment and the industry’s workforce.’’
Ciarán McMonagle, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager of the Braidwater Group, represented the company at the awards and was delighted with the award and the reception received:
‘I’am over the moon to accept this award on behalf of the Group and it’s a major tribute to the time, effort and detail that the team go to in order to achieve above and beyond industry practice. On behalf of the Group, I’d like to thank CCS for recognising the work that goes into our mental health strategy and and most importantly to all the staff involved on our sites.’
Ciarán McMonagle, pictured far right, at the Leading Lights awards ceremony in London.
A representative of the Leading Lights awards explained why the award was presented to the Braidwater Group:
’Making a difference to improve the physical and mental health wellbeing of its employees, the Braidwater Group, launched a health and wellbeing programme at its Glenmona project in Belfast. The programme offers regular staff check-ins, funding for free counselling, and the use of a health app with access to relaxation techniques, discounts on healthcare, and a direct line to a therapist.
To encourage movement and improve fitness levels a step challenge was organised setting goals and competitions on the number of steps completed. The team also launched a health MOT to help employees prevent illness by assessing and tracking their health, which includes a range of health markers including cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure checks.’