On the 27th March 2018, The National Federation of Builders hosted their annual construction awards event, the prestigious NFB Awards. The awards recognise the talent and fantastic achievements of professionals and companies in the Construction Industry, and Phelan was one such company.
Back in January, numerous Phelan staff submitted entries to the NFB on why they thought Phelan should be nominated for “Construction Employer of the Year 2018”, giving reasons and examples from the last year. To our delight, the kind words from Phelan staff resulted in Phelan being shortlisted as a finalist at the national awards!
Here is an assortment of things our employees said about us:
“We are truly a great team”
Phelan Construction is a well-run company, who have only the best interest of their clients at heart, and do not lose sight of the fact that their employees are their best asset.
Phelan prides itself on the passionate people it employs, who deliver the quality projects and also foster a fantastic working environment.
“I’m proud to call Phelan home”
Phelan delivers quality projects that all staff can take pride in. It is a great feeling to visit a completed project and say “I was involved in that!” 2018 will see further internal investment with a new bespoke project management app, the introduction of a Perfect Delivery Reward Scheme for the site teams, increased holiday allowance, and improved office facilities including an extension and new state of the art communal kitchen and dining area.
There is an endemic team effort to produce excellence without compromise, which stems right from the top. Phelan’s management team are passionate about the work and invest in people. The MD and management team have taken significant steps to ensure staff have the right environment, training, and support.
“I wish to nominate Phelan because of their commitment to helping employees reach their full potential”
The evident ethos of striving to be the best, friendly atmosphere and genuine passion amongst colleagues has allowed employees to thrive. Several employees have experienced rapid personal and professional growth, with training, development, awards and promotion.
Encouraged by the support of our staff, the next step was to win the public online vote against stiff competition, Metnor Construction, Golden Houses, Walker Construction and Randall Orchard Construction. With a month of voting, it was difficult to know who would win!
But we are pleased to say we had needn’t have worried. Supported by our clients, suppliers, online followers and staff, their votes helped Phelan Construction go on to win Employer of the Year 2018! Phelan was presented with the award by Richard Beresford and award sponsor Andrew Percy from B&CE.
Here is what the NFB had to say:
“Phelan Construction soared into the lead of a public vote that saw 1500 people take action to support the companies shortlisted for this award. A Phelan employee nominated the business as a ‘well-run company that has only the best interest of their clients at heart, and does not lose sight of the fact that their employees are their best asset’. There is clear evidence that employees are very proud to work at Phelan.”
Lastly, thank you to the NFB, the sponsor of the award B&CE and everyone who took the time to vote for Phelan to win this amazing accolade. We are immensely proud of this achievement, but we couldn’t have done it without our wonderful staff and everyone who voted. Thank you.