Construction, refurbishment and maintenance services provider, J Tomlinson, has been named as a finalist in the Construction News Awards 2020.

The Nottingham-based operator is shortlisted in the Contractor of the Year (turnover under £500m) category, which recognises the most outstanding main contractor with a UK turnover of under £500m, in the calendar year 2019.

The company experienced a range of significant highs in 2019 in terms of growth, partnership milestones and the wellbeing of its workforce.

These included the opening of two new regional centres – in the North West and the North East – and key contract wins across a wide range of sectors including the development of £5.2m worth of industrial units at Airfield Business Park in Market Harborough, a £7m redevelopment of Whittington Heath Golf Club, and £4.5m worth of student accommodation refurbishment works at the University of Warwick. Last year the company was also awarded a place on Fusion21’s Construction Works and Improvements framework.

In addition, J Tomlinson enjoyed ongoing partnerships with long-standing clients such as St Modwen, delivering its seventh design and build scheme for the company, Hamberley Development, for whom J Tomlinson completed a fourth new-build, luxury care home scheme delivered in partnership following 100% on time/budget delivery of previous schemes, and the University of Warwick, which has appointed J Tomlinson on multiple refurbishment schemes since 2018.

The company also introduced Mental Health First Aid – which can be accessed by sub-contractors as well as staff – and an Employee Assistance Programme, which is open to employees and their families. Early indications are that these have been a great success, with internal reports illustrating that mental health-related absences reduced from 16% during Q1 of the company’s financial year (April – July 2019) to 8% during Q2 (July – October 2019).

J Tomlinson chief executive Mark Davis said: “The judges in the Construction News Awards are looking for evidence of contribution to brilliant projects, innovation, quality of work and a forward-looking approach to the industry, so we are thrilled that J Tomlinson has been recognised and chosen as a finalist in these construction sector awards.

“As a company, J Tomlinson prides itself on working in partnership with its clients and is committed to the wellbeing of our employees. This shortlisting is a ringing endorsement of our approach and is a reflection of the people-focused teams that we have at the company.”

The awards, run by Construction News, are scheduled to be presented at a ceremony on 9th July at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

J Tomlinson, which has its headquarters at Beeston near Nottingham and regional offices in Canwell in the West Midlands, Wakefield in Yorkshire, Newton-le-Willows in Merseyside, and Billingham, near Middlesbrough, provides a range of integrated building solutions including repairs and maintenance, renewable energy, facilities management, construction, refurbishment, and mechanical and engineering services, and operates primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire, North East and North West England.

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