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Three weeks: Four trophies: One BWB!

26 May 2016

Three weeks: Four trophies: One BWB!

BWB’s commitment to the next generation of engineering talent has secured national recognition from one of the industry’s most influential organisations – and a remarkable awards double!

ACE – the Association for Consultancy and Engineering – held its annual Consultancy and Engineering Awards Ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London earlier this week.

And BWB came away from the event with not one but TWO major accolades: Best UK Business Performance for a Medium-Sized Firm, and Training Initiative of the Year.

The latest awards cap a remarkable run of success for our business, which in the space of three weeks has been named one of the Top 30 Consultancies in the UK, hailed for its excellence in science and technology at the Nottingham Post Business Awards, and secured two wins in one night at the ACE event.

While being crowned best medium-sized business is a massive testament to BWB’s ability to combine corporate-level delivery with personal attention to detail, the sight of a young BWB team receiving the Training Initiative Award in front of a national audience will go down as the highlight of the evening.

Liz Hardwick-Smith, BWB’s Head of HR, said: “We have worked long and hard to make BWB a great place to work, a brilliant business to be involved in, and a fulfilling environment to develop your career. So every one in every office in every role owns a part of the Training Initiative trophy.

When we secured the Investors in People Gold standard earlier this year, we knew we were making big strides across the business in aligning people development with our long-term business goals. But this is a non-stop process.

ACE is an organisation that has put training and development front and centre of the priorities for the future of the industry. For BWB to be recognised in this manner demonstrates that the way we nurture our talent sets the standard for consulting engineering. We will continue to do so.”

Steve Wooler, BWB’s Chief Executive, added: “This has been an incredible few weeks for our business.    I didn’t think being ranked in the Top 30 was a feeling that could be topped, but receiving two awards at the ACE event is just stunning.

Both of these awards stem from one thing: the collaborative approach we take to delivery across the whole of BWB. We are a true multi-disciplinary business, we have real talent across all sectors and the investment we make in giving our people opportunities to progress is reflected in the projects we secure, the calibre of our delivery – and the trophies we keep bringing home!”

The ACE awards celebrate the best of the UK’s consultancy and engineering profession and showcase the remarkable work of ACE members and supporters across a variety of specialisms. 

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chief Executive of ACE, said: “Once again the standard of entries was extremely high and dominated by individuals, companies and partnerships that showcased the ingenuity and innovation of UK engineering companies and the amazing inventiveness shown by their teams in delivering solutions to complex and ambitious projects. All our winners are outstanding examples of excellence in the industry.

More importantly, the evening recognised the people who sit at the heart of our organisations, each and every one playing their part to deliver work of the highest standard.”