The move marks the ninth consecutive year as a RICS award sponsor for Sika, but will be the first time that the company has increased its involvement with the prestigious awards scheme by opting to be headline sponsor for every region.
Rod Benson, Sika’s Business Unit Manager for Roofing, said: “We believe the ethos of the awards is in tune with our approach as a business as we have a commitment to excellence in everything we do – from product development though to technical support and industry-leading guarantees. Our headline sponsorship of the awards recognises the fact that we are part of something much bigger than the products we supply; we are involved in making our built environment more relevant and engaging for the people who use it and more sustainable for both the environment and society.”
RICS’ regional awards programme celebrates the diversity of construction and infrastructure projects taking place across the regions..
Rod added: “As Headline Sponsor of all 12 regional RICS awards, Sika has an opportunity to celebrate our innovation in advanced construction materials within real projects that showcase the very best in design, specification and project delivery. We know from previous years of sponsoring the awards just how many of the stand-out projects shortlisted each year have been built using our products and the awards ceremonies also provide a forum for us to engage with building surveyors, understand the challenges they face and learn more about how we could help them.”
The first of the RICS Regional Awards ceremonies for 2019 celebrated projects in the North East when it took place at the Civic Centre in Newcastle in April.