Here at Ministry of Furniture, we are always delighted to see our work recognised – as was the case when we were named as a finalist in two prestigious awards.
We were named as a finalist in both the GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards and the Constructing Excellence in Wales 2022 Awards.
The GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards recognise the achievements and successes of procurement teams from all aspects of the public, private and third sector organisations. Although we did not win that award, we are grateful for the recognition by this prestigious organisation.
Meanwhile, via our contractor, we remain in the frame to be recognised for our work on the state-of-the-art Pencoedtre High School in Barry. Bouygues UK, the contractor building the state-of-the-art school, has been nominated for not one, but two, awards at the Constructing Excellence in Wales 2022 Awards.
The school has been nominated as Building Project of the Year as well as the Digital Construction Award, for the use of Building information modelling (BIM) through the scheme, an aspect of the project that we played an important role in.
We have invested heavily in our BIM capabilities in the past two years, specifically in the way in which we use this technology ties in with our commitment to leverage the principles of the circular economy in all aspects of the design and fit out.
This includes the use of remanufactured furniture and upcycled materials, techniques popular as companies are increasingly assessing and monitoring their carbon footprint and want a full understanding of where materials are sourced and the nature of supply chains.
The winners of the Constructing Excellence in Wales’s 2022 Awards will be revealed on June 17 at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Graham Hirst, our Managing Director, said:
“We are delighted to be recognised for our work in this way. We invested in the business through the pandemic as employees learned new ways of working and new skills. Having those efforts recognised is a fantastic tribute to the hard work staff have put in.”