Two Liverpool firms have been singled out for special praise by one of the UK’s largest contractors.

Reds Joinery, based in Estuary Commerce Park in Merseyside, won the annual health and safety award given by major contractor BAM Construction.

A second contractor, Birkenhead’s Helix Roofing Contractors, yielded a personal award, to Geoff Kenny, for his success in the role of health and safety supervisor.

Reds Joinery worked for BAM in North Wales on its £11.5 million scheme to create new maternity facilities as well as schemes in Manchester for Allied London’s huge commercial development, No.1 Spinningfields, and on Liverpool University’s Materials Innovation Factory.

Helix has worked for BAM on the recently completed Great Sankey Neighbourhood Leisure Centre scheme as well as on the Pavilion building in Manchester.

“Although we deliver some of the UK’s largest and most complex projects, we reply on our subcontractors and our relationships with them to help us keep everybody on site safe, and to raise the bar on the quality of the work we do.

“In Liverpool, our recent work has been for Unilever in Port Sunlight, for our work with the University and with Aintree Hospital.

“It’s vital to our success that we manage our supply chain fairly, pay them on time, and involve them in our management processes to get the best from them. And that’s why we celebrate their success.”

Ian Fleming

BAM’s Director for the North West

Ian Fleming (left) presents BAM’s safety award to Reds Joinery’s Director, Mark Jarvis (right).
Geoff Kenny from Helix Roofing Contractors (right) receives his personal safety awards from BAM’s Ian Fleming (left)