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Our awards

Our awards

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 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

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.