We were delighted to be awarded a certificate at this years prestigious Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2014. Beech House was one of the winning projects in the Conservation Works category. A highly contended category with a number of outstanding projects. The project involved the complete restoration, refurbishment and extension of a Victorian semi detached property in the heart of Oxford. The success of the project was very much the result of a collaborative working relationship between ourselves, our clients and the architects – RIACH Architects , Oxford in conjunction with Ruggles Mabe Terrell Architecture.
We are extremely proud to have been awarded Silver recognition by the IIP. The award places Sporn Construction in the top 2% of all recognised institutions. It is a remarkable achievement thoroughly deserved by all of the team who continually strive to provide the highest professional and quality of service coupled with a positive forward thinking working environment where each individual is valued and nurtured through their own development.
Cedar House project, Diggs Field, has been awarded as a finalist in the forthcoming Construction Excellence Awards 2013 in the prestigious Project of the Year category. Other finalists listed includes The Shard.The ambit of work involved an Eco renovation to a Grade 2 listed 1960’s house, the only 1960’s house to be listed in the country. The architect on the project is Trunk Low Energy Building a multi-disciplinary Chartered Building Consultancy which specialises in the delivery of challenging new build and refurbishment projects that embed best practice low energy design principles at their core. Sporn Construction and Trunk enjoyed a positive team relationship throughout the project due to the extensive experience in “Green Build” Sporn Construction has earned, incorporating the fabric first approach to Passivhaus construction. The awards ceremony is due to take place in London on Thursday where the winners will be announced.
Caswell House Barns, a renovation and conversion project completed in 2010, has been awarded a position on the coveted South Regional shortlist of the RIBA Awards 2013. A fantastic achievement and a testament to the whole team involved, from Architect, Client and indeed Sporn Construction. The project is already an award winner, following the clients nomination of Sporn Construction at the FMB Awards 2010. Sporn Construction Ltd were awarded the national title of Commercial Builder of the Year in the Federation of Master Builder Awards 2010.
Oxfordshire Business Awards Winner2011 Sporn Construction Ltd is the Small Business of the Year!
The winners of the Oxfordshire Business Awards were announced at the glamorous awards dinner on Friday 17th July 2011. The final judging meeting took place at the end of May and was the longest in the awards 17 year history. Paul Lowe, chairman of the awards committee, said: “The 2011 awards have been another great success. The judging process was the most competitive and challenging in my time on the committee, and I believe that we have the strongest list of finalists ever.”
The awards dinner was attended by over 500 businesses from the Oxfordshire area and is one of the most prestigious events in the Oxfordshire Business Calendar. The full list of winners can be found at www.oxfordshirebusinessawards.co.uk.
Sporn Construction Ltd Awarded the Title of Small Business of the Year – sponsored by HEART FM. The Directors and the management team were at the awards dinner and were delighted to have won the award. Robin Sporn, Director, commented “The award is recognition within the business community of the professionalism of all members of our team. The company has expanded significantly over the last 5 years, in spite of the difficult economic times. The company has a clear plan to which every member of staff contributes to. Our focus is always to deliver outstanding quality and impeccable customer service. We are not just concerned about the finished project but how we get to that point. We operate contract management systems and procedures normally found in much larger construction companies however our personal approach gives us the ability to provide a bespoke service that larger construction companies cannot offer. Our aim is to make the journey enjoyable one.
Members of the Sporn Construction management team were also at the awards dinner. Mike Pearse, Site Manager, said “At Sporn Construction we are very much a team and it was fantastic to join the Directors at the awards dinner to celebrate the company’s achievement. The awards dinner was far more prestigious than I had imagined and really made us aware of just how important the Oxfordshire Business Awards truly are. What is wonderful at Sporn Construction is that we all feel a sense of ownership within the company, this is reinforced by the Directors. This award will be appreciated by every member of staff not just as employees but on a personal level too.”
We are extremely proud to announce that Sporn Construction are finalists in the Small Business of the Year category of the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2011. The category is sponsored by Heart FM. It is one of the most fiercely competitive categories. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on the 17th June 2011. We are extremely delighted to have achieved a finalist position.
Robin Sporn, Director commented ” To have proceeded this far in the Oxfordshire Business Awards is fantastic and is testament to the fact that we are no ordinary builder. We operate on the level of large professional construction companies, only on a smaller scale. The management team at Sporn Construction are dedicated to the hierarchy of quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. Despite the current economic climate Sporn Construction continues to grow as a result of careful planned management and intelligent reinvestment. We have not stood still during these challenging times, rather we have have moved forward in every aspect of our business. Our finalist position acknowledges Sporn Construction as a professional innovative business.”
National Winner of the Federation of Master Builder Awards 2010 – Commercial Project less than 3 million
The FMB Awards Gala took place in London on Friday 11th March 2011. There were over 700 people from the construction industry, all very hopeful that they may win the coveted national awards, including our Directors! The competition was of an extremely high standard.
The Directors took the stage to receive the award from Phil Spencer, the presenter of Location , Location , Location. An amazing achievement and the first time that Sporn Construction have been a National Winner. The Directors were interviewed on Radio Oxford immediately after the awards ceremony.
Robin Sporn, company Director, commented “This award is recognition of the determination of each member of our team to continually strive for perfection. I receive the award on behalf of everyone at Sporn Construction. It is embedded in the very culture of our company that it is not simply the quality of the projects that we build, but the journey to that point. I must thank our clients who nominated us for the regional awards. Their kind comments were the foundations upon which our nominations were built. The competition was of an extremely high standard. Other projects in the commercial category included, amongst others, the conservation and restoration of an old coal colliery, regeneration of victorian baths to create an art gallery and appartments, major refurbishment of a 166 bedroom hotel. In total there were 10 regional finalists for each national award category, from all over the UK. The National, and Regional FMB Awards are testiment to our belief that a construction company which employs and nutures skilled craftsman, backed by professional management, will stand out as no ordinary builder”.
Bernard Sporn, company Director commented ” Sporn construction laid its foundations in the construction industry in the 1960’s. Over those 50 years the Company has constantly evolved, expanded, implemented new techniques, built on the traditional old skills but never lost sight of the ethos of the company – Building Quality Together. To receive this national award firmly establishes our company as a professional construction company which delivers outstanding quality and customer service.”
More details relating to this project can be found on the portfolio pages of our website.
Southern Regional Winners of the FMB Awards 2010 for the following categories:
Category 5 Commercial Projects
Category 4 Large Renovation Project
We are very proud to announce that Sporn Construction are regional winners in the Federation of Master Builder Awards 2010. This achievement has been the result of the eternal commitment of all members of the team to implement the high standards and meticulous attention to detail, impregnated in the very culture of our company.
“Sporn Construction exemplify the high standards that FMB strive to achieve. They are passionate about delivering quality: this is demonstrated by their portfolio of beautifully restored buildings, and delighted clients. It is also demonstrated by their commitment to training their team to the highest standards, so that they can deliver modern innovative solutions to 21st Century challenges like energy efficiency, alongside the best of traditional building skills. In this way they are helping to ensure that future generations will still have the skills to care for our precious stock of heritage buildings” Hayley Fry, FMB Regional Director.
” The FMB Awards are held in the highest of regards throughout the construction industry. I am extremely proud of this achievement. To be regional award winners in two categories is absolutely amazing. I know my appreciation is shared throughout every member of our team. It is wonderful to receive recognition for the quality craftmanship achieved at Sporn Construction and indeed how we focus not just on the finished project, rather the journey to that point. I must thank our clients, of the two projects for nominating us for these awards, not only for their very kind comments , but also for their time that they have devoted to the nomination process. I would also like to thank every member of our staff , for working hard as a team to maintain and constantly improve the standard of construction carried out on each and every project. Finally to FMB, without whom our industry would not have such prestigous awards to aspire to, and in particular Hayley Fry, the Regional Director, for the professional manner in which the judgement process is conducted; the time devoted to site visits to each project, the detailed liasons with clients, which ensures the Awards retain their unquestionable status of the most coveted awards in construction. ” Robin Sporn, Director.
Sporn Construction will now go forward to the National FMB Awards 2010. The results of which will not be available until March 2011.
Investors in People Award – Bronze Recognition
We are incredibly proud to announce that we have achieved the prestigous Investors in People Award, and further we exceeded the standard and were awarded Bronze Recognition. We first registered our committment to the Investors in People framework 5 years ago. All members of the team, from directors to staff on site have provided a positive contribution to our recent success. The award reflects our continued investment in our staff and how our Company values each and every member of its team.
Simon Jones, Chief Executive of Investors in People UK, said, “This is a fantastic achievement for Sporn Construction Ltd. I would like to congratulate the organisation and its people on their commitment to continuous improvement.”
Robin Sporn, Company Director commented ” We are passionate about developing each of our employees to their full potential.The shortage of construction skills is a major area of concern and is something, as a member of the Oxfordshire Construction Training Group, we are working hard to address. The framework we have created and implemented over the last five years has not only resulted in this most prestigous award from the Investors in People Organisation but also ensured the efficient, professional management of our Company through the continued difficult economic times. Our recent growth is testiment to this. Thank you to each and every member of our team for their hard work and support.”
Achieving the Investors in People Bronze Award, firmly places Sporn construction Ltd in the top 5% of recognised organisations.