By Simon Halewood

Winning a business award is about so much more than collecting the trophy in a hotel ballroom – it’s about recognition from your peers in industry.

That’s why we put so much into helping our clients write awards applications that get them shortlisted for the big ceremonies in their industrial sector.

We’ve had particular success with the industry-leading team at SES Engineering Services, who we helped win a Project of the Year prize at the Construction News Specialists Awards last month.

Obviously, SES’s work – and its use of its market-leading off-site manufacturing processes that helped speed up the building of the Queensferry Crossing over the river Forth in Scotland – was what won the plaudits at one of the key industry awards nights in SES’s sector, the Construction News Specialist Awards.

But our expertise in award-writing and B2B and technology public relations helped get them on the shortlist and eventually win the business award. Whether you’re telling a story or building a bridge, you get the best results if you’re a specialist in your field.

Specialist credentials

SES has specialist credentials. It is the only UK company in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) sector with BRE’s Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) certification. BIM is a hi-tech process involving the 3D modelling of a project to aid the building process.

The project is created virtually before it is constructed on the ground and, as adoption of the technology grows, the aspiration is that the UK will see all trades on a single project working off shared digital data in close collaboration.

SES is pioneering the way BIM is used to make the construction industry to work more leanly. The company uses it to completely plan and cost its engineering schedule.

SES can engineer risers and modules of MEP services off-site, drive them to the site and put them together. It’s a plug-and-play process, with sections quickly connected together. It’s efficient, and saves time, money and waste.

At the Queensferry Crossing, SES delivered MEP systems for the bridge’s northern and southern approach sections, the central cable-stayed bridge, its towers and abutment buildings.

One of the most technically challenging elements of the project saw SES deliver its largest ever prefabrication installation to date – installing and securing 120 prebuilt road deck sections.

Success of the system

The success of the system became its own technology marketing campaign, with the main contractor reordering other processes around SES’s work.

But it’s one thing to be the leader in your sector of industry – it’s another to consistently be seen as the leader in your sector, which SES’s multiple award wins help to underline.

As far as SES’s status in the industry is concerned, coming away with industry awards like the one from Construction News has been a really good success for them.

Picking up prizes underlines the ability of a business and reveals perceptions about that business.

What’s important is the company’s standing within the industry and business awards for its successful projects reinforce that reputation.

We are PR and marketing specialists – with our finger firmly on the technology pulse. Contact us on 0800 612 9890.