Integra Buildings was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the annual Offsite Awards – recognized as the “Oscars” of the emerging construction industry.
The East Yorkshire-based company was recognized for the outstanding success of the company’s largest project to date – a state-of-the-art training academy for Severn Trent Water.
Officially opened by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in May, it provides a specially designed center of excellence for technical training as part of a £ 10million program providing training to 7,000 employees, as well as thousands of community members.
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Severn Trent, which serves eight million people across the Midlands, described the building as “an incredible place to learn.”
The judges praised Integra’s transparent relationship with the supply chain and highlighted the efficient use of cutting-edge digital technology.
Gary Parker, Managing Director of Integra, paid tribute to his team and “outstanding” suppliers after the team received the honor at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
He said, “We are honored to receive such a prestigious award in front of leaders from across the industry.
“Our team and suppliers have shown exceptional skill and dedication to deliver Severn Trent Academy during the height of the Covid crisis, so we are delighted that their exceptional efforts have been recognized.
“We are especially pleased that the judges recognized the strength of our relationship with our wonderful client, Severn Trent, whose support, encouragement and expertise greatly contributed to the success of the project.
“We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with our customers, which helps us understand their needs and meet and exceed their expectations. So it’s really nice to see this approach pay off. “
Integra, the last big business of the year to win the Hull Live Business Awards when it was last held as a physical event, was also shortlisted for Educational Project of the Year, while Severn Trent was nominated for the client of the year. Another of Integra’s major projects, Springhead Park Primary School, in Northfleet, Kent, was also awarded. Bond Bryan, the architects who designed the striking and distinctive building, won the award for best use of volumetric technology.
The accolades come at an exciting time for Integra as it embarks on a major expansion of its base in Paull, near Hull, which is key to management’s ambitions to double revenue to £ 60million in three years.