The housebuilder held an event for all the trades that have worked on its projects in London and the South East, and the Reading branch of Bracknell Roofing – which is part of Avonside Group Services – won the roofing contractor award.
The award ceremony was unexpected, according to Contracts Manager Clive Naish, who said: “We just thought Taylor Wimpey was having an annual get-together of all the different trades that support them to build homes in London and the South East – so it came as a surprise when they started handing out awards, but it was a proud moment when Bracknell Roofing was named Best Roofing Contractor for 2018.
“It is a great honour to pick up the award because we know that Taylor Wimpey work with some very good roofing contractors, who all do outstanding work – but this reflects the fact that we work to the very highest standards of workmanship and provide very responsive project management. This is something that was clearly recognised by Taylor Wimpey.
“The award is a huge boost for the team at the Reading branch – which is where the company was originally founded more than 40 years ago – and it is validation of the standards that we set for ourselves and how they positively benefit the customers we work with – whether that’s a small development of a few dozen homes or large developments of thousands of new homes.”
The team at the Reading branch also marked the milestone by remembering their Branch Manager Kevin Mather, who passed away suddenly last year.
Clive added: “Our delight was tinged with sadness, as Kevin should have been with us to celebrate, as he was well liked and respected by all those he worked with.”