At the LRWA Awards and Gala Dinner held at the prestigious Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, a packed audience listened to the work and plans the LRWA had carried out during the year and in anticipation for the awards ceremony.
Following the welcome and overview by David Roberts, Chief Executive Sarah Spink provided an over view of the industry position and some of the notable programmes that were being spearheaded by the Association.
The event brought together all those interested in liquid technology from contractors, installers, clients and manufacturers who enjoyed a pre-dinner drinks and 3 course meal courtesy of headline sponsor MOY.
Makers had two projects under consideration, the Coptfold Road Multi Storey Car Park in Brentwood and the Water Gardens in Edgeware, London. Both entries being successful in reaching the finals of “Liquid Project of the Year”.
“It’s been a tremendous honour to have 2 projects make the final so we decided to bring both project teams to the event and lend our support”.
Simon Lamb, MD
The event now enters it’s 3rd year of recognising excellence within the liquid industry with over 124 submissions across the 7 categories. An independent panel of 4 judges make their selection from the project submissions by both manufacturer and installer. These judges have vast experience in the refurbishment sector and in particular a strong knowledge of liquid technology.
The LRWA is a strong advocate of NVQ Level 2 training and presented an award for Student of the Year, which went to Ryan Kirby of Proctor Roofing. This award goes hand in hand with Trainer of the Year which was won by Ross Smith of Kemper.
In each of the remaining 4 categories 20 expectant teams were hoping for success in the 40th Year of the LRWA. The LRWA has grown from strength to strength over that time leading the way in liquid technology, training and representation, shortly to introduce a product register that will debunk some of the myths in the market, allowing for informed, accurate product performance ad choice.
“Both of our projects were excellent in their own way but distinctly different. Both were of significant scale, complexity and involved a host of operations but fundamentally the liquid waterproofing aspect played a vital part. We are delighted for both of our clients in reaching the final”.
Darren Wootton, Operations Director
And the Winner is…
The Water Gardens, Edgware, London.
This truly amazing project involved the whole community from residents to nearby schools. The waterproofing is highly detailed, technical and the final result outstanding. We offer our congratulations to Makers Construction and Triflex UK Limited on winning Liquid Project of the Year 2019…”
“I am absolutely delighted and something we have worked towards for a number of years to establish our credentials right across the board. Today is about celebrating the team’s achievement and I am happy for them and our clients to be centre stage… it’s an awesome result and fitting for a truly remarkable project”.
Simon Lamb, MD
As a special mention John Walker; Makers Compliance Manger, celebrated his birthday with a live rendition from the stage together with a highly international audience!! Happy Birthday John.
We would like to offer our congratulations to all the winners and finalists who continue to demonstrate the diversification of liquid technologies and some of the excellent work they produce. Hopefully we might see you all again in 2020.
Water Gardens has been epic, winning both NFRC and LRWA awards. At one point and looking at the competition I was really nervous but I’m well made up it has won”.
Micky Ling, Makers Site Manager
We would like to recognise the amazing contribution and effort the children of Hampden Gurney School had on the project and the Makers Site Team. We would also like to extend our thanks and congratulations to the design team lead by Cristina Refolo and all the team at Triflex UK whose help and assistance was invaluable on this project.