Top GE Award for BAM Ritchies
Company scoops prestigious Ground Engineering Contractor of the Year Award at 2014 GE Awards
MORE than 500 leaders in consultancy and contracting in the geotechnical engineering industry gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on 14 May for the announcement of the winners of the 2014 GE Awards.
After review by a panel of 15 expert judges, BAM Ritchies won the Ground Engineering Contractor of the Year Award, in recognition of their leading position in this specialist field.
Alasdair Henderson, BAM Ritchies’ general manager, commented: ‘A brilliant reward for all the talent, enthusiasm, commitment and hard work put in by the BAM Ritchies team over the past few years.’
Claire Smith, editor of GE magazine commented: ‘This is the seventh running of these awards and I think this is the toughest yet in terms of competition to be a winner.
‘The quantity and quality of entries this year has been outstanding and the judges have had a difficult job deciding on the winners; there were some entries that didn’t make even the shortlist this year that would have been contenders for the top position in other years.’
She added: ‘The standard of entries we have seen this year is also testament to the recovery the industry has seen in the last 12 to 18 months. We are starting to see the market change from being one that is very London-centric to one with more widespread growth with the regions now seeing increasing demand.’
BAM Ritchies, working together with BAM Nuttall Rail in collaboration with Network Rail, also won the UK project with a geotechnical value over £3 million category for the Hooley Cutting Stabilization Project.