“Winning so many awards against such strong competition, really puts Seymour and Hartlepool on the map for civil engineering excellence.”
The words of Seymour Civil Engineering’s Business Development Manager, Lisa Todd, in the wake of the company’s outstanding success at this year’s Constructing Excellence North East awards.
The team from Seymour, attended the glittering awards ceremony at Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park and scooped four awards recognising both the company’s ethos and commitment to excellence, as well as its high-level projects.
The Hartlepool based civil engineering firm, alongside Highly Commended for both the People and Development award and SME of the Year, were crowned the winners of the Health, Safety and Well-being award, judged and presented by Northumbrian Water, and the Civils Project of the Year for its work on the Hartlepool Headland Town Wall in partnership with Hartlepool Borough Council.
Kevin Byrne, Managing Director of Seymour Civil Engineering, said: “The Constructing Excellence Awards is always a highlight on our calendar, and to be not only be recognised alongside some of the biggest construction and civil engineering firms in the region, but to receive highly commended and award wins in a number of categories is a real testament to how fantastic Seymour Civil Engineering is.
“In this our 40th year, to have our company and our projects recognised so highly makes me incredibly proud. I’m looking forward to taking our trophies back to the team and sharing our successes, as without our brilliant and committed staff Seymour wouldn’t be the firm it is today.”
Seymour, alongside Hartlepool Borough Council, has won multiple awards with the Headland Town Wall project. In 2017 the project won the ICE’s prestigious Robert Stephenson award for projects valued £0.5m-£4m. It was also named Project of the Year by the North East’s Civil Engineering Contractors Association.
The company is currently working as the lead contractor on another council partnered project, the £3.4m regeneration of Hartlepool’s Church Street and Church Square area.
Kevin added: “Recognising our 40th anniversary this year has been very important to us, and especially important when looking at the community surrounding us and how the work of Seymour is continuing to impact the town in which we work and recruit from.
“We complete work up and down the country, but there’s always something special in being awarded for a landmark project completed on our very own doorstep that will positively affect the town as a whole and also the people that work for us.
“We have a number of anniversary celebrations scheduled over the next few months and the awards have been the perfect way to kick-start the festivities.
“Here’s to the next 40 years.”