The regional winners for the prestigious Master Builder of the Year Awards 2015 have been announced - click here to see a list of all the finalists.These firms and individuals will go forward to compete in the national finals.
Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: "The Master Builder of the Year Awards give clients the opportunity to celebrate a job well done and to say thank you to their builder. For the construction industry, it is an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about SME builders and their importance to the recovering UK economy. Time and time again we have been impressed with just how far these builders will go to ensure their client is happy. It is this dedication that we want to celebrate. Our finalists should feel justly proud of their achievement in winning their regional award and we wish them every success in the national competition."
Some projects from the 2015 regional winners - click to see the full list of finalists
The 12th Master Builder of the Year Awards will be hosted by TV presenter and architect Charlie Luxton at a high profile ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on 18th February 2015. Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills, will give the main address and will also present the 'Apprentice of the Year' award to the lucky winner. The awards represent a unique nationwide search by the FMB to find the best builders in the UK. Nominations must come from a satisfied client, and builders are judged on their technical ability together with their customer service skills and attention to detail, along with the project’s end result.
Great publicity for last awards
Sam Whiting of 3W Developments Ltd, the current holders of the coveted crown, explain what winning the award has done for their business.
The 2015 Awards will be presented by Channel 4's Charlie Luxton
"We have definitely seen an increase in the level of enquiries following all the publicity," Sam says. "And this is the type of project we would like to do more of: larger scale builds that show the quality of our work. To be honest, they are also more satisfying to work on.
As well as driving away in a brand new Nissan Navara, the accolade of being the FMB's Master Builder of the Year has helped introduce 3W to a whole new list of clients, who can surely say their project is in safe hands with 3W on board.
Sam Whiting from 3W Developments Ltd - previous overall winners
So as the nominations are now being judged for the next edition of the Awards, across nine categories and all the FMB regions, it's worth considering what winning one of these accolades can do for your business, especially in terms of increasing your exposure in the media and winning over new customers.
Helped by the promotional efforts of the FMB, the 3W's work has been covered in local papers and radio stations, with the project also being featured in glossy lifestyle magazines and an FMB video. N.B. We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2015 awards.
If you have a query about a completed a nomination please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Home of the Year
- Kitchen of the Year
- Bathroom of the Year
- Small Renovation Project of the Year (costing up to £150,000)
- Large Renovation Project of the Year (costing more than £150,000)
- Commercial Project of the Year
- Energy Efficiency Project of the Year
- Heavenly Builder
- Apprentice of the Year
- Master Builder of the Year (builder) - brand new light commercial vehicle
- Master Builder of the Year (client) - cheque for £3,000
- Apprentice of the Year - cheque for £1,000
- Apprentice of the Year (employer) - £250
- All national winners and their clients - £250