Firm picks up a hat-trick of awards

FHM Resident Liaison Officer Maria Carnaby, of Bedlington, with Amber, a dog she adopted following the death of Amber's owner.
FHM Resident Liaison Officer Maria Carnaby, of Bedlington, with Amber, a dog she adopted following the death of Amber's owner.

A REGIONAL regeneration company has scored a hat-trick of awards for its consideration of communities.

Frank Haslam Milan (FHM) North East scooped the National Site Awards at the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Awards after site inspections.

The haul included a bronze award for the company’s work in Stobhill, Morpeth, where it refurbished more than 300 properties on behalf of Isos Housing.

During the project, staff gave safety presentations at schools and acted as business ambassadors at careers events, and one worker Maria Carnaby even went as far as adopting a dog after the death of its tenant owner.

Surveys of tenants found that 97 per cent were satisfied with the work carried out to their homes, and the site received a score of 36.5 out of 40 when it was visited by CCS monitors.

FHM also received two silver awards for its work in Bedlington and Seaham.

Managing Director Stephen McCoy said: “We are committed to best practice and working with consideration for the local community is a top priority.

“We are delighted to have received these awards and the fact they are for three different sites and clients demonstrates our thorough approach and commitment to considerate construction across the region.”

The awards aim to recognise exceptional standards of consideration towards neighbourhoods, the public, the workforce and the environment.

They are given to the highest scoring 7.5 per cent of projects, with about 650 winners selected from around 8,500 eligible sites.