Seymour Civil Engineering has kicked off its 40th anniversary celebrations in style after stealing the night at this year’s Hartlepool Business Awards.
The team, who attended the glittering awards ceremony at the Hartlepool Borough Hall, celebrated a double award win picking up the Investment in Training award, closely followed by the diamond of the night, being named the Overall Business of the Year.
Karl Brennan, Pre-Construction Director at the firm, said: “It was brilliant to win the Business of the Year Award at this year’s event, especially as it is a very special year for the firm. Seymour is a Hartlepool company, which is proud to have its roots in the town, and to win this award on our 40th anniversary year is an absolutely fantastic achievement.
“I am really proud to be a part of Seymour and was truly honoured to have been able to accept the trophy at the award event this year. I’m looking forward to taking it back to our head office in Hartlepool and sharing it with all the colleagues who have made Seymour what it is today and who have made winning possible.”
Over the past 12 months alone the Hartlepool based firm has carried out a diverse range of flagship projects, both within the town and across the wider North East and Yorkshire region.
Seymour is currently carrying out work on the revitalisation of Church Street and Church Square in Hartlepool on behalf of Hartlepool Borough Council, as well as finishing up the civil and infrastructure work at Beamish Open Air Museum, as part of its £18m expansion project.
Within the past year, a number of Seymour’s completed projects have been recognised for their high standards. Most recently, work carried out on the Hartlepool Headland town wall sea defences, in partnership with Hartlepool Council and the Environment Agency, was named Project of the Year by North East’s Civil Engineering Contractors Association.
The association also awarded the firm a further three awards, recognising its outstanding work in Health and Safety, Training, and Going the Extra Mile.
In addition, Seymour have nine shortlisting across 7 categories at the forthcoming Construction Excellence North East Awards 2018 which includes two shortlistings for Civil Project of the Year and SME of the Year.
Karl added: “We’re a business that doesn’t see standing still as an option. We have continuously reinvented ourselves, innovating in a number of different civil disciplines from drainage strategies and sea defences to urban regeneration schemes and historic restoration services.
“Recognising the 40th anniversary over the next few months is going to be really exciting and we have lots of celebrations planned. Yet we’re in it for the long game and our success doesn’t stop here. We are constantly looking at how we can make the next 40 years of Seymour a thriving success, pushing the business to the next level in every way possible.”