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Delivering ‘award winning’ projects

Submissions into key industry award programmes can be the perfect vehicle to gain third party recognition for proactive and noteworthy corporate initiatives, plus subsequently generating positive news coverage – here the BlackChilli Creative Hub reports on Award success – if you require support in promoting and achieving success then don’t hesitate to contact us on 01256 861372 or via email at

 In 2017, R&W Civil Engineering, a highway construction and traffic management specialist and a long standing BlackChilli client, went this route as a key focus for its external and internal communications programme and instructed BlackChilli to deliver the goods and prepare a number of submissions into specific award categories that would reflect the positive ethos and benefits of the business.

By identifying and focusing on key aspects in each of the awards, BlackChilli prepared material that directly met the criteria that the judges were looking for, succinctly communicating compliance and creating a powerful award winning formula that resulted in R&W being named the winners and finalists is over a dozen separate Award schemes. The most recent success being the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (Southern) naming Ray Ransom, founder and chairman of R&W as the recipient of its prestigious Outstanding Contribution/Lifetime Achievement Award – to the absolute delight of the management team.

Other award successes in 2017 have included: Christine Allen, a Director at R&W being named Business Leader of the Year in the annual Women in Construction Awards; Winning the People Development category in the Constructing Excellence (London & South East) Awards and being named a finalist in its ‘Health & Safety’ category; Being named finalists in the Highways Award in the sustainability category; finalists in the sustainability category for the CIHT Awards; finalists in the national CECA ‘Inspiring Change’ Awards in June; and achieving a highly commended for its work with the James Hopkins Trust in the community benefit award category in the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London Civil Engineering Awards.

Winning each of these individual awards was subsequently reported in key trade and local media, as well as promoted to peers, customers, local authorities, suppliers and potential employees via a number of direct and indirect communications methods. Collectively these have contributed to raising the overall profile of R&W, promoting its ethos and its values amongst key decision makers and subsequently enabled R&W to tender for and win larger projects as the lead contractor and thereby expand the business.

So if you are looking to gain industry recognition that will help you grow your business give BlackChilli a call and let’s discuss how we could develop and deliver a strategic PR, media and communications programme that will both build and protect your brand plus contribute to increasing your sales.