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Double Success At Collaboration Awards

17 December 2015

Costain’s collaborative approach to working has been recognised at the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW) Collaboration Awards.

Launched this year as part of the ICW’s 25th anniversary, the awards celebrate industry achievements in the field of collaborative working. They attracted a strong field of more than 60 nominations across seven categories.

Costain scored a double triumph. The Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) Crossrail C360 Eleanor Street and Mile End Park shafts project won the Collaborative Pathfinder Award for organisations that show leadership and innovation in promoting collaborative working.

And David Sanders, Costain Business Improvement Manager, earned a special commendation in the Individual Award category, which recognises individuals who have shown leadership and innovation in the development of collaborative working approaches. David develops collaborative working not only with Costain teams but has also devised a BS 11000 (the collaborative working certification) training module for the Costain Supply Chain Academy.

The awards were presented during a ceremony at the House of Lords hosted by Lord Evans of Watford, ICW Chairman, and sponsored by the BSI (The British Standards Institution).

Receiving the award on behalf of the C360 project, Saad Slimani, C360 CSJV Quality Manager said: “Winning the Collaborative Pathfinder Award recognises the work the JV has done to make sure we play our part in successfully delivering the Crossrail project on time, and to the highest quality.

“BS 11000 is a key component of our JV approach and identity. It helps us manage interdependent relationships and capacity, focus expertise, promote efficiency and reduce waste. We’ve seen real benefits when engaging with local people and also cost reductions with suppliers.”

David Sanders said he was “delighted” to have received the award: “Collaboration is one of Costain’s strategic priorities. Our certification to BS 11000 four years ago showed that we could take collaborative working with our most strategically important relationships to a whole new level of value creation”.

Caption:  David Sanders (right) receives his award from Lord Evans of Watford, ICW Chairman



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