Civil engineering and groundworks specialist, O’Brien Contractors, is pleased to announce it has been awarded its second Property and Regeneration award in three years at the 2015 Birmingham Post Business Awards.
The award marks a major transition which has seen the company adopt a more strategic approach with a number of Midlands-based leading organisations, including: Morgan Sindall, John Sisk & Son, Aston University, Kier Group, Galliford Try, Birmingham City University and Lovell Partnerships, with the aim of providing value for money by delivering the most appropriate economical solution for the particular set of circumstances for each specific project.
This approach has enabled O’Brien to deliver the highest standards across projects in Birmingham, including: St. Modwen’s Longbridge Town Centre Phase 2 scheme, Alumno Developments’ Number One City Locks, Aston Student Village scheme and The New Assay Office.
Mick O’Brien, Director, O’Brien Contractors, said: “Our aim for all projects is delivery, on time and with zero defects, zero accidents and zero unexpected costs. The fact that 85% of our customer base is now from repeat business shows that our approach works and does deliver the best value for money.”
The achievements that have resulted in O’Brien winning the award for a second time include:
- Turnover increased by 59.98%, from £17.5m to £28.03m.
- Delivered 9 multi-million pound contracts which accounted for our 2014 turnover.
- Recruited 5 apprentices from the Birmingham area.
- Health and Safety: Maintained our accident rates well below industry average.
- Awarded consecutive ROSPA gold accolade.
- Invested £2.4m in plant and equipment.
“We have a strong work ethic and we really do value our employees. We take on board local apprentices, support local people and give to local charities. We’re very much at the heart of the community here.”