Aquarian Cladding’s first approved installer awards night of its kind was hailed a success by both those in attendance and those behind the scenes.
The glamorous black-tie, invitation-only evening took place at the luxurious Clevedon Hall on Clevedon seafront and the night included a three-course meal, three-table casino, multiple-car racing simulator and a silent auction, with all proceeds raised from the not for profit event going to Aquarian’s charity of the year, Mind.
But it was the all-important awards that were the focus of the evening, which were hosted by Aquarian to recognise the work of the 60-plus specialist cladding companies on its Approved Installer Network for its Gebrik Cladding System.
Six categories celebrated the best Gebrik installations completed in 2017 and 2018, and after a vigorous judging process, each winner received a bespoke trophy, while all companies shortlisted received a framed certificate of distinction.
Managing Director Paul Richards said: “Our approved installers work tremendously hard and we wanted to provide a platform for them to showcase the excellent work they do – as we are as proud of it as they are.
“We’d like to thank all of those who attended what was a great evening and we were delighted with how it was delivered and received.
“The comments during the evening and the feedback we had afterwards were all positive, and it gives us a great base for the future as we plan to make our installer awards a biennial event.”
Having won several industry awards in the past, including recently scooping the Best SME (under £15million turnover) Award at this year’s Bristol Live Business Awards, Paul added:
“The value of winning an industry award cannot be understated and being able to say that the work you do has been recognised as award-winning can make a huge difference.”
Best Commercial and Leisure Building – CCS Facades for the Porter Building in Slough
Best Education Building – Express Dry Lining for Richmond School in Twickenham
Best Residential Building – Errigal Facades for Morello Development in Croydon
Best Student Accommodation Building – T&T Facades for Cumberland Place in Southampton
Best Labour Contractor – Hoti Construction for The Porter Building in Slough
Best Installation Company – Errigal Facades
Paul commented: “The judges were extremely impressed with all entrants and the exceptional examples of Gebrik installations they put forward.
“Those that won were worthy winners, and as the very first winners of these awards they have set the benchmark for the rest in years to come.”