Oxfordshire Business Awards Winner 2011

20th June 2011



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


Sporn Construction Ltd Awarded the Title of Small Business of the Yearsponsored 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.”































Construction News – Appointment to Editorial Advisory Board

19th June 2011

Robin Sporn has been appointed to the SME Editorial Advisory Board of Construction News. The appointment will involve contributing to various articles which will be running in the new dedicated section for SME in the Construction News Publication. The section will run fortnightly.

Health and Safety Executive commends Sporn Construction Ltd

19th June 2011

A HSE inspector made a drive by visit to one our sites this week. The inspector commented that the clear implementation of Health and Safety Regulations was of a very high standard. He went on to report the site was very organised and tidy and further that all members of staff on site had the relevant PPE and safe working conditions. The inspector summarised his report by saying such standards are rarely achieved by construction companies the size of Sporn Construction Ltd.

Oxfordshire Business Awards 2011

12th May 2011

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.”


Progress at Oak House

12th May 2011

Construction of Oak House is  ahead of programme.  The oak frame is complete and SIPs panels in place. Construction is currently focusing on the detailed and challenging roof lantern and chimney stacks.

Construction begins of Oak Manor

20th April 2011

Construction of Oak Manor started this month. A large prestigious home  in Oxford. The project will be constructed in 2 phases to allow the clients to remain in residence on site.The current building on site will be completely demolished during phase 2 of the project.The programme for the build is in excess of 12 months. The house  incorporates a “green sedum roof”, ground source heat pumps, and mechanical heat recovery to the main house. In addition there is  an air source heat pump system to be installed in the outbuilding.

Progress at Maple Cottage

11th April 2011

The  renovation of Maple Cottage is almost complete. The property is Grade II listed. The final quality assurance pre completion checks are due to take place the middle of next week. The cottage has an abundance of  original features which have been beautifully restored.  Materials and building techniques sympathetic to the original construction  have ensured perfect fusion between the old and the new without compromising the historic soul of the building.

Sporn Construction Ltd Featured in Construction News

8th April 2011

Issue 7212  7th April 2011      Sporn Construction were in the press again this week, in Construction News- the publication is voted number one by the construction Industry.Robin Sporn was approached by the editor of  Construction News to contribute to an article  on low-carbon construction. We are extremely proud to have been involved in such a prestigious publication.

Robin Sporn, along with other MDs from some of the largest construction companies in the UK, has been invited to the head office of Construction News next week to attend a breakfast meeting to contribute to a series of special supplements to look at the challenges in delivering radically lower carbon built environment.










National Winner at the Master Builder Awards 2010

13th March 2011

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.”

Caswell House Barns – Commercial Project – The renovation of 14th Century Barns to a wedding venue.

More details relating to this project can be found on the portfolio pages of our website.

Progress at Oak House

13th March 2011

Construction at Oak House is ahead of program. The construction involves the restoration and extension to an existing property. The extension incorporates a green oak frame coupled with SIPS panels.