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As a leading infrastructure services company with more than 50 years’ experience, we bring an innovative and progressive approach to everything we do. Our forward thinking has resulted in us receiving many awards, gaining accolades for project excellence, craftsmanship, customer service, sustainability and recycling.

 

 We believe that each award is a testament to the professionalism and commitment of our FM Conway team. Every award demonstrates our determination to deliver excellence and innovation, while maintaining an approach that brings our core values very much to life.

 

Recent awards

 

Award MRW Construction Recycler of the Year

Awarding Body Materials Recycling World (MRW) National Recycling Awards

Date July 2015

Leading infrastructure services company FM Conway has been named Construction Recycler of the Year at the Materials Recycling World (MRW) National Recycling Awards.
The National Recycling Awards is the only cross-sector recycling and waste management event, designed to recognise and reward recycling best practice across the breadth of British industry. The Construction Recycler of the Year award recognises companies in the construction sector who champion the careful use of resources, and have embedded waste prevention into the company’s culture.
FM Conway was recognised by the judges for its circular economic approach to the recycling and reuse of construction waste, which sees 98 per cent of all waste recycled and nearly half a million tonnes of construction materials diverted from landfill each year.
Andrew Hansen, chief operating officer at FM Conway, said: “Being able to deliver construction projects sustainably is one of the cornerstones of our business model. This award demonstrates our continued commitment to this principle in everything we do, and is testament to the dedication of all our colleagues who ensure that recycling remains at the heart of our operation each and every day.”
Robin Latchem, editor of MRW said of the awards: “We were proud to highlight the excellent winners on the night who, together, show how innovative and forward-thinking our industry is. These examples of best practice are a beacon to others who are increasingly realising they have to be smarter in terms of recycling, waste reduction and resource efficiency.”
FM Conway was presented with the award at the Park Lane London Hilton hotel on Wednesday 1 July 2015.

Award Certified for the National Highways Sector Scheme for the Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Modular Paving (NHSS 30)

Awarding Body British Standards Institution

Date June 2015

Leading infrastructure services company FM Conway has become the first company in the UK to receive certification for the National Highways Sector Scheme for the Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Modular Paving (NHSS 30).
The accreditation comes after the contractor’s successful completion of a two-day audit from the British Standards Institution (BSI). It assures the installed quality of all types of modular paving products by providing an industry benchmark and a basis for continuous improvement, while emphasising the importance of a properly trained workforce.
The first iteration of the scheme was originally launched in January 2013 but has been subject to a full revision, which was launched in May this year. FM Conway has worked closely with the Sector Scheme Advisory Committee 30 to develop the revised scheme, and acted as a pilot for this latest version.
Andrew Cox, health and safety director at FM Conway, said “We are proud to have been at the forefront of developing this industry standard, and it is fitting that FM Conway has now become the first company to be accredited.
“This achievement reinforces our position as both a market leader in modular paving and as an early adopter of management and quality assurance systems, and we remain committed to promoting the highest standards across the industry.”

Award ‘Contractor of the Year’ at the 2015 Building Awards

Awarding Body Building Awards

Date April 2015

On 21 April, FM Conway won the Contractor of the Year (up to £300 million turnover) category at the Building Awards 2015.
FM Conway saw off competition from dozens of other construction businesses to win an accolade that recognises the best UK contractor with a turnover of up to £300 million. The business was singled out by the judges for its impressive sustainable growth, constant innovation and its delivery of some of London’s largest and most high-profile projects. The judges praised the business as “a true specialist with impressive testimonials and an enviable reputation”.
The Building Awards is the most high-profile and competitive awards ceremony in the construction industry, with its Contractor of the Year category one of the most coveted. FM Conway’s win was announced at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, attended by 1,000 industry members.
Michael Conway, CEO of FM Conway, said: “We are exceptionally proud to have won this prestigious industry award, which is testament to our position as one of the country’s top contractors.
“Last year we invested in new facilities, expanded our workforce and won major new contracts. We grew rapidly as a business, and we did it in a sustainable and responsible way. Everyone at FM Conway has worked exceptionally hard to win this award and should be immensely proud of what we have achieved.”

Award Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Annual Awards for Excellence- ‘Vulnerable Road Users Safety’

Awarding Body Transport for London

Date October 2014

FM Conway wins logistics award for commitment to road safety
London’s leading infrastructure Services Company FM Conway has won the ‘Vulnerable Road Users Safety’ category at this year’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Annual Awards for Excellence.
The award seeks to recognise a company with a large commercial vehicle fleet that has made an extraordinary commitment to road safety. This year’s award was sponsored by Transport for London and presented to FM Conway chief executive Michael Conway at the Lancaster London Hotel in front of over 500 leading professionals from across the transport sector.
Over the past two years, FM Conway has undertaken a major retrofit programme to fit safety equipment to its fleet of HGVs, including the latest cycle-safe technology such as side sensors, cameras and improved mirrors. In 2014, the company was the first in the country to be awarded the new ISO 39001 road safety accreditation, secured RoSPA and FORS Gold Awards and reduced accidents across the business by 60 per cent.
Chief executive Michael Conway said: “Despite making up only four per cent of overall traffic, HGVs were involved in 53 per cent of cyclist deaths on London’s roads between 2008 and 2012. This is a wholly unacceptable statistic and one that we as an industry need to tackle.
He added: “We are pleased to have been given this award in recognition of the hard work we’ve done to make London’s roads a safer place to be, but the work doesn’t stop here. We are continuing to invest in the safety of our fleet and we urge all other businesses that operate commercial vehicles, in construction and in other sectors, to do the same

Award Big Tick in the Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards

Awarding Body Business in the Community

Date June 2014

FM Conway awarded Big Tick in Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards
FM Conway, the leading infrastructure services company, has been recognised with a ‘Big Tick’ as part of the prestigious Responsible Business Awards 2014, run by the charity Business in the Community.
The company achieved the Big Tick in the Sustainable Products and Services category in recognition of the steps it has taken to embed environmental sustainability into its services.
Each year the infrastructure services company diverts 450,000 tonnes of construction waste from landfill and supplies 220,000 tonnes of recycled aggregate to construction sites in the south east. Despite road maintenance being a highly resource-heavy industry, FM Conway has made great strides towards eliminating the use of virgin materials in its operations, as well as recycling 98 per cent of all waste it generates.
Along with the Big Tick, FM Conway is also one of six companies that have been shortlisted to present their programme to a select group of senior business peers, with a chance to be named overall winner in the Sustainable Products and Services Award category.
60 companies have been shortlisted in total across all the categories. Winners will be announced on 8 July 2014 in London at Business in the Community’s National Awards Gala Dinner, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales and in partnership with the 2013 Responsible Business of the Year, Jaguar Land Rover.
Michael Conway, CEO of FM Conway, said: “Being awarded the Big Tick and shortlisted for one of the Responsible Business Awards is a truly great honour for FM Conway, and a fitting tribute to the hard work that has gone into making this business what it is today.
“At FM Conway recycling and reuse of materials isn’t just a part of what we do – it’s fundamental to the way the entire business works. We take materials from the south east’s roads and recycle them directly back into our construction projects, taking what is traditionally a carbon-intensive industry and driving it toward zero waste.
“It’s important both for the environment and for us as a business. Being a sustainable contractor and materials supplier makes us a more attractive partner for our clients to work with and has helped us grow our turnover rapidly during challenging economic times.”
Commenting, Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “All year round, responsible businesses across the UK are contributing towards more resilient communities, stimulating local economies, creating diverse, skilled and healthy workforces and addressing skills shortages - yet these activities rarely get attention. The Responsible Business Awards shine a much needed spotlight on the powerful impact of business. Each of the companies recognised are playing their part to build a new contract between business and society and a more sustainable future for us all. I congratulate FM Conway for its Big Tick, which is a powerful symbol of business doing more to bring about change.

Award Gold Award

Awarding Body Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

Date December 2013

FM Conway, the leading infrastructure services company, has been awarded Gold status in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The Gold Award is the highest accolade under the scheme, less than 20 companies have achieved this status, and recognises fleet operators that demonstrate a commitment to road related health and safety, environmental emission reductions and other general improvements in transport.
FORS, a voluntary Transport for London (TfL) run scheme, is aimed at transforming freight delivery in London and ensuring that operators work toward best practice. Recipients of the Gold Award have demonstrated exemplary standards for accident minimisation; CO2 reduction; delivery of enhanced driver training; and installing cycle safety measures to their fleet.
Peter Parle, transport manager at FM Conway, says: “To achieve the FORS Gold Award is a fantastic achievement and testament to our commitment to the improvement of our fuel consumption, environmental impact and the safety of our fleet.
For FM Conway, the most important criteria is the enhanced safety realised through the vehicle enhancements and the expert training and support we provide to our drivers. We operate one of the largest HGV fleets in London, making over 360,000trips in the capital each year, so it’s essential that these journeys are undertaken in the safest way possible – especially around vulnerable road users such as cyclists. We have retrofitted all 144 vehicles in our fleet over 7.5 tonnes with the latest safety measures including side guards, sensors, audible ‘vehicle turning left’ warnings and blindspot cameras.”
In parallel with the FORS accreditation, FM Conway has also been working in partnership with TfL and other contractors and industry bodies to develop a new code of conduct for construction logistics that is due to be launched in December 2013.
The company has also formed a partnership with cyclist training provider Cycle Confident to provide up to 1,500 construction HGV drivers per year with safer driving skills. The collaboration involves Cycle Confident using FM Conway facilities to deliver training to drivers from construction firms of all sizes. The course includes practical training where drivers take to the saddle on London’s roads and it also includes theory on changing streetscape and how to share the road with cyclists.

Award Special Award

Awarding Body Mineral Products Association

Date November 2013

FM Conway won a Special Award from the Mineral Products Association for its leading work on cycle safety. The company was one of the first in the UK to fit its fleet of vehicles with equipment such as cameras, alarms and side guards to help drivers detect cyclists

AwardResource Management Award

Awarding Body ENDS Green Economy

Date November 2013

FM Conway, the leading infrastructure services company, has won the Resource Management Award at the 2013 ENDS Green Economy Awards, in recognition of its pioneering approach to sustainable construction.
The awards praised FM Conway’s company-wide commitment to recycling materials from the UK’s roads. The ENDS Green Economy Awards took place at a ceremony at One Moorgate Place on Thursday 21 November, and are run by the ENDS Report, a leading environmental journal.
The win capped a string of successes for the company, which also scooped a Special Award from the Mineral Products Association for its leading work on cycle safety. The company was one of the first in the UK to fit its fleet of vehicles with equipment such as cameras, alarms and side guards to help drivers to detect cyclists.
Michael Conway, CEO at FM Conway, comments: “Sustainability is at the heart of the service we provide for communities, local authorities and transport organisations in London and the south east. We think carefully about how we can re-use materials from our projects, and have invested in our business to ensure we can work sustainably.
“It’s terrific to have been recognised for our work. Using materials responsibly is crucial for the environment – but it also helps to reduce costs for local authorities and residents by cutting the need for expensive raw materials. We’re delighted to have picked up a second award in such quick succession and are working hard to ensure an equally successful 2014.”
FM Conway has invested over £25 million in its recycling facilities since 2005 and will open a second asphalt recycling plant in London in 2014 to support its highways work across London and the south east.
FM Conway’s re-use of materials prevents over 450,000 tonnes of construction waste from going to landfill each year. The company’s approach to construction allows it to recycle virtually every material that results from its work – from the surface of roads to water waste from roadside gullies.

Award London Loves Excellence Awards 2013

Awarding Body London Chambers of Commerce and London Loves Business

Date June 2013

FM Conway, the leading infrastructure services company, has been named as the manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure company of the year at the inaugural London Loves Excellence Awards 2013. The judging panel, which included business luminaries Willie Walsh and Karren Brady, praised the firm’s ‘clear vision, focus on recycling and significant growth’, as CEO Michael Conway collected the award at a ceremony on 25 June in central London. The awards are run by the London Chambers of Commerce and London Loves Business to celebrate the very best businesses in London. Michael Conway, chief executive officer for FM Conway, comments: “We’ve worked incredibly hard to make FM Conway the business it is today. London has always been our heartland, and we’ve developed industry-leading ways of working for frontline delivery, customer service and resource efficiency that have allowed us to flourish in the capital – providing the best possible service for Londoners. Our people know the city inside out, and we were very proud to be recognised for our success.”

Award RoSPA Gold Award

Awarding Body Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Date April 2013

FM Conway, the leading infrastructure services company, has been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for excellence in occupational health and safety for the second year in a row. The RoSPA gold award recognises a high level of health and safety performance for companies demonstrating well developed occupational health and safety management systems, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss. FM Conway operates a leading approach to health and safety, maintaining the highest standards on projects ranging from large infrastructure works to smaller community schemes. With 780 operatives and a fleet of construction vehicles, health and safety is of paramount importance. FM Conway was presented with its Gold Award at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Wednesday 15 May 2013

Award Gold Zero Waste Award

Awarding Body LetsRecycle.com

Date January 2013

FM Conway was the only entrant to receive the Gold standard accolade at The Zero Waste Awards, which recognise the initiatives, achievements and progress that companies have made in waste reduction and prevention. Michael Conway, Chief Executive Officer at FM Conway, said: “This Gold Zero Waste Award is a testament to the commitment to recycling and sustainability. The approach we have taken over the past 20 years has dramatically improved our environmental performance. We will soon achieve zero waste to landfill, which is a fantastic achievement for a construction company.” In 2012 FM Conway developed an asphalt recovery facility at Erith, Kent. The £10 million investment has enabled FM Conway to operate a ‘closed loop system’ for its asphalt production. This was achieved by using asphalt feed from the company’s highway works in and around London, recovered directly from the roads and transported via the river Thames and accepted at the facility through the on-site wharf, where it is recycled to make new asphalt products. As a result of £25 million of investment on in-house recycling infrastructure, FM Conway is now able to recycle a wide range of waste arisings, including: 100% of highways arisings, including kerbs, paving, concrete, asphalt, sub-base, sand and granular materials, as well as gully waste and water from cleansing operations. All of FM Conway’s infrastructure has been planned to enable the company to reduce its reliance on virgin materials and recover value from previously landfilled waste arisings. FM Conway’s zero waste initiatives allow the company to provide its clients, many of whom are London borough councils, with construction products and materials with lower embedded carbon than traditional alternatives, thus improving sustainability. The award was an excellent start to 2013 for FM Conway and adds to the company’s impressive tally last year, which includes awards from: the Green Organisation, RoSPA, the South East Centre for the Built Environment (SECBE), the British Association of Landscape Architects, a London Transport Award and an Enterprise in Quiet Transport Award from the Noise Abatement Society.

Award John Connell Enterprise in Quiet Transport Awards

Awarding Body Noise Abatement Society

Date November 2012

FM Conway was presented with the prestigious ‘Enterprise in Quiet Transport Award’ at the John Connell Awards. The award is testament to FM Conway’s ambitious initiatives to reduce the noise emissions and associated pollution from our operations. We have invested significantly in our transport division, with a fleet of new tipper vehicles which incorporate a range of innovative features designed to reduce noise emissions. The Awards recognise organisations that have demonstrated outstanding efforts to reduce the impact of noise nuisance and pioneered innovative solutions to reduce noise pollution. It is given in recognition of exemplary transport and delivery schemes working for the public benefit.

Award BALI National Landscaping Awards 2012

Awarding Body British Association of Landscape Architects (BALI)

Date September 2012

FM Conway received the BALI National Landscape Award 2012 for its improvement project at Rosendale Road Estate in Lambeth. The project won the category for Hard Landscaping projects costing more than £1.5 million. The £2.75 million project was completed on behalf of the Peabody Trust which manages the estate. It has delivered significant improvements to the functionality and aesthetics of the estate’s landscaped areas. The judges commended our workmanship as “extremely consistent and to a high standard.”

Award Constructing Excellence Awards (London & the South East) 2012 – Resource Efficiency

Awarding Body South East Centre for the Built Environment (SECBE)

Date September 2012

FM Conway was the sole winner in the Resource Efficiency category at the SECBE Constructing Excellence Awards for London and the South East. The judges commended our approach to driving sustainability and singled out the new Asphalt Plant for its innovation in enabling FM Conway to “recycle and then supply an incredibly high percentage of its recovered asphalt from road improvements to other construction companies and its own worksites – so reducing landfill, virgin aggregate and carbon footprint.”

Award Gold Award

Awarding Body RoSPA

Date Spring 2012

We were a Gold Award Winner for Occupational Health and Safety. The judges said that we demonstrated a very high level of performance, well developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.