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Celebrating the continued achievements of the Ashe Group employees

On Friday 29th November Ashe held our end of year presentation to the Ashe Group staff. As part of the event we present our annual staff awards to celebrate the continued achievements of the Ashe Group employees. The awards presented at this year’s meeting included our new quarterly award, the Safety Culture Award, as well as our returning annual awards; Heath & Safety Award, Quality Award, Site Manager of the Year, Employee of the Year.

The afternoon’s event was a successful meeting with updates on recent projects and frameworks secured as well as looking forward to 2020.

With some of the highest quality projects we’ve ever delivered completed in 2019 each of the awards were closely fought contests.

This quarter’s Safety Culture Award was presented to the Ashe Roofing team who delivered the roofing refurbishment project at Scargill Infant and Junior School in Rainham. Site Manager Lee Buck accepted the award as part of the presentation but this quarterly award was achieved by the whole team involved with this £500k refurbishment scheme. The ‘Safety Culture Award’ is presented to the whole project team to recognise safety excellence and the introduction of new safety initiatives. It reinforces the company’s drive to maintain exemplary safety culture throughout the business and Ashe Roofing’s Scargill team clearly demonstrated this with their project achievements.

Health & Safety Award –  This award was presented to Peter Hildreth, following the completion of his design and build project to construct a new SEAT Motor Dealership in Letchworth. Throughout this £2m scheme Peter maintained the highest safety standards, as demonstrated by his consistent high scores following our internal site inspections, as well as the scores received from our weekly health and safety visits from our independent health and safety consultants Safety Services (UK) Ltd. Peter thoroughly deserved this award and has constructed a brand new motor dealership to be proud of.

Quality Award – Having received the Site Manager of the Year Award for 2018, Peter McGann has maintained his high standards which has been recognised in awarding him the Quality Award for 2019. From January to September of 2019 Peter has been managing the design and build construction of our challenging scheme for Hertfordshire County Council to build a new classroom block and MUGA pitch at Belswains School, Hemel Hempstead. With careful coordination and considerations needed for this Innovaré SIPs built within a live school environment Peter achieved high scoring quality inspections from our site quality auditors CSI Ltd.

Site Manager of the Year – Although the winner of this year’s Site Manager of the Year Award cannot accept praise for his project without recognising the support of the team that worked alongside him the 2019 award was given to Julian Leslie. Having completed the D&B construction of a new flagship Jaguar Land Rover dealership at Staples Corner, Julian delivered this landmark scheme with minimal defects. The project included a number of high quality finishes and demanding features throughout this multi storey £15m dealership, including rooftop parking – with a vehicle ramp to access, double height windows, and central escalators from the ground floor servicing garages. In receiving this award for the 3rd time, Julian continues to raise the bar and has delivered a scheme that Ashe will be proud of for years to come.

Employee of the Year – This year the Ashe Employee of the Year award was given to our financial controller, Sue Smith. With this award Ashe employees are invited to nominate their colleagues with the comments aligned to our companies’ ASPIRE values. Having joined Ashe in 2004 Sue has certainly overseen changes within our accounts department as the company has grown, over the past 15 years. Comments from Sue’s nominations included; “manages a growing workload”, “strengthened capabilities of the department” and “supports the progress of team members”  with this feedback received Sue was a worthy winner of the 2019 award.