2014-05-01 Subcontractor of the Year 2014 for Bristol branch by Willmott Dixon Construction

Harsco Infrastructure UK has been awarded the Subcontractor of the Year 2014 by Willmott Dixon Construction in the South West region. To win this award the Harsco team in Bristol branch have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to Health & Safety, high performance during operations, high quality of preconstruction tenders and excellent commercial management.

For many years Willmott Dixon Construction has been operating a Performance Measuring System which demands continuous improvement & high performance within their supply chain. This process also encourages long term relationships, which improves quality, consistency & efficiency on site. All suppliers on Willmott Dixon Construction sites are scored for their Production, Safety and Commercial performance by site managers and surveyors. These suppliers are also scored during the tender stage for their preconstruction performance. The results are available to all relevant staff via Willmott Dixon Construction Supply Chain System and help to decide where the new tenders are sent. The scores are also the key factors for creating a shortlist of contenders for the annual supply chain award.

On Friday 4th April 2014 Mark Hazelwood – Harsco Bristol Branch Manager attended Willmott Dixon Construction South West annual supply chain conference where he received the Subcontractor of the Year 2014 award from Neal Stephens – Managing Director for Willmott Dixon Construction South West. The award is based on the 2013 performance, during that period the branch was involved on 11 projects, more than any other scaffolding company in the Wales & West region. Harsco works with Willmott Dixon Construction nationally and the Bristol branch particularly has worked with this client for 5 years. The Branch Manager Mark Hazelwood has been the Account Manager for this client who has offices in both Bristol and Cardiff.

“Scaffolding is a high risk trade regarding H&S and the overall performance from Harsco has been consistently good throughout 2013. There were some exceptional scores from sites such as Abercynon Primary School, Ashcombe Primary School (who won our ‘Best Willmott Dixon Construction Project’ award for 2013), Cheltenham Care Home & Bristol Technology & Engineering Academy (BTEA). Some of the comments received from Willmott Dixon Construction staff included “especially helpful at tender stage”, with “a very open & transparent approach to valuations & variations when on site”,” explains Keith Treharne, Supply Chain Manager for Willmott Dixon Construction Wales & the South West of England.

Willmott Dixon Construction is using their Performance Measuring System to choose subcontractors for their future projects; this encourages supplier selection by performance not just the price. Scoring high on this system by the Bristol branch has already helped with project wins for Harsco’s Southampton branch.

"This award is a treasure to everyone in the team; it would not have been won without strong and safe performance from our site teams, good supervision and commercial management backed up by the Yard, drivers and office team."

Mark Hazelwood, Bristol Branch Manager

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