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Excellence Recognised At Costain Awards

8 February 2013

Costain celebrated last night the achievements and outstanding performance of its people from across the Group at its Achieving Excellence Awards 2012.

Held at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead, the event was hosted by Jonathan Stebbings from Olivier Mythodrama, a company which specialises in using the works of Shakespeare to highlight the qualities of leadership. Attendees heard how, through exceptional performance, Costain’s employees galvanised those around them and enhanced the Company’s reputation for operational excellence.

This year, a special award, Costain’s Brand Award, was given to the Bond Street Team (Crossrail) C411 for its work in enhancing the Costain brand while working on Europe’s biggest rail infrastructure project. This complex project also happens to be in the heart of the UK’s busiest shopping district and the team was applauded for its community engagement, dedication and high level of customer service.

Chief Executive, Andrew Wyllie, said: “We are delighted to be recognising the outstanding performances of individuals and teams with these Costain Achieving Excellence Awards 2012. We are Meeting National Needs by engineering excellence in every facet of our operations.

"These Awards graphically illustrate that we achieve just that. In total, we received 1,300 nominations from Costain people, highlighting the efforts and achievements of skilled individuals at all levels in the Company. In terms of innovation, our people have developed new ways of operating which have saved time, increased profit and improved performance.  In the area of safety, our efforts continue to reduce accidents and ensure that people go home from work safe and sound. Other categories showcase similar successes. This Company is extremely proud of its people and these Awards demonstrate why. Costain would not exist without its people and would not be such a respected brand without the type of outstanding performance which we now have a chance to applaud.”

The winners and the shortlisted nominees for each award are listed below.

Contribution to Safety

Shortlisted Nominees

Alan Cheung
Simon Cooper
Simon Cox
Fiddlers Ferry Site Team – Mechanical Services
Gary Hill
Joseph Kemm

Fiddlers Ferry Site Team – Mechanical Services
• Six years without accident
• 24/7 operation
• Customer satisfaction

Business Development / Customer Satisfaction

Shortlisted Nominees

Andrew Beedle
Chris Scott
Graham Callander
Highways Team
James Bulleid
Matt Crabtree

Chris Scott
• Helping to drive operations and maintenance throughout the Group
• Major role in securing Magnox contract
• Personal drive

Unsung Hero

Shortlisted Nominees

David Forbes
Carol Harle
Sandeep Mashiana
Diane Miller
Alistair Procter
Chris Raine

Diane Miller
• Excellent service over 25 years
• Extremely conscientious
• A highly valued team member

Trainee of the Year

Shortlisted Nominees

Claire Baker
Luke Fisher
James Hawkes
Shingai Musonza
Muneeb Nawaz
Ros Parker
Sophie Tuckett
Mahsa Zargary

Claire Baker
• Major role in delivering climate change programme
• Key member of Health and Safety
• High number of nominations

Innovation of the Year

Shortlisted Nominees

Matt Blackwell
Richard Howell
Thomas Jamieson
Joe Rice-Jones & Mario Team
Grant Johnson
TIM (Tunnel Information Management) software for London Power Tunnels

Joe Rice-Jones & Mario Team
• Enhanced service offering
• First Costain start-up to deliver margins
• Leading role in innovation

Manager of the Year

Shortlisted Nominees

Clive Loosemore
John Madden
Keith Morgan
Stephen Paine
Mike Sawyer
David Taylor

Clive Loosemore
• Excellent leadership
• Managing Costain’s largest project
• Consistently high performer

Supply Chain Partner of the Year

Shortlisted Nominees

Clyde & Co
Joseph Gallagher Ltd
Lee Marley Brickwork Ltd
Millcroft Services Plc
Harry Peers Steelwork Ltd
Walters UK Ltd

Harry Peers Steelwork Ltd
• Consistent first class delivery on major projects
• High number of nominations
• Good health and safety record

Contribution to the Community

Shortlisted Nominees

Walton Bridge Team
Brian Greaves
Paul Higgins
Luke Richardson
Patricia Walker
James York

James York
• Faced major community challenges
• High Considerate Constructors scores
• Key role in group wide community relations

Team of the Year

Shortlisted Nominees

Bond Street Team (Crossrail ) C411
Brighton & Hove Team
Centrica Easington Team
M1 Junctions 10-13 Team
Reading Station Team
Severn Trent e5 Team

Centrica Easington Team
• Performance led to repeat orders
• High level of customer satisfaction
• Excellent safety record

Plus a special award was presented to the Bond Street Team, the Costain Brand Award.

Bond Street Team (Crossrail ) C411
• One of the highest profile jobs in the country
• More than 155,000 Bond Street station passengers per day
• 24/7 representing Costain’s values in one of the UK’s busiest shopping areas