The best of the best from the UK scaffolding fraternity will go head-to-head at the Construction News Specialist Awards 2017 after finalists are announced.

The Construction News Specialist Awards is in its 13th year and celebrates the achievements of the best specialist contractors in the UK. The awards are a fantastic opportunity for contractors to position themselves as leaders within their industry and receive recognition for their outstanding work.

Out of all the many entrees, Six industry recognised scaffolding and access firms have been shortlisted, they will be battling it out in the following categories:

Access and Scaffolding Specialist of the Year Finalists- This category aims to recognise the best access and scaffolding specialist contractor in the industry.

Business Innovation of the Year – This award recognises those companies that have demonstrated innovation excellence which has improved their performance, business systems, or service to clients.

  • Klawz: Klawz Scaffolding Fitting (Scaffolding Association Members)

Project of the Year (Subcontract up to £1m) – The project awards are for specialist contractors who deserve recognition for the high standard of work, adherence to budget and client satisfaction in a healthy and safe working environment.

  • TIGER Scaffolding (Scaffolding Association Members)

Training Excellence Award – The award recognises those firms that have had a positive approach to producing well-trained staff committed to delivering exceptional quality to their customers.

  • GKR Scaffolding (NASC Members)

Speaking on the success of their members, Chief Executive of The Scaffolding Association, Robert Candy said: 

“We are absolutely delighted to see a number of our members shortlisted across a range of categories at the CN Specialist Awards. To see them being recognised at a prestigious event like this truly demonstrates the commitment that they have to raising standards and improving the image of the industry.”

Each entrant has their work assessed in front of a panel of distinguished clients, industry leaders and construction experts, and after submitting their initial entry online the shortlisted entrants will next be delivering a face-to-face presentation to a judging panel in January.

The winners will be announced at the awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on the 22nd March 2017.