Faithful+Gould win Programme of the Year and Project of the Year at Client Awards

Kimberley Workman
Faithful+Gould's Stockton Office has won Programme of the Year and Project of the Year at Northumbrian Water Group's 'Going the Extra Mile' (GEM) Awards for their work as part of a multi-disciplinary team which saw savings of over £1million for the client.

The winning programme, which generated approximately £870k of savings for Northumbrian Water Group (NWG), scooped the top prize for the client team's work on the Planned Minor Works 14/16 Contract, a pilot trial for the new Amp 6 operating model.

The programme, which started in 2014 and Faithful+Gould provided ECC project management, cost management and planning services for, had 48 projects to complete in 23 months with a varied scope of work across a number of different sites throughout the NWG operating area. Efficiencies were achieved by packaging these works together.

The core team consisted of NWG Asset Delivery, Interserve and Faithful+Gould, who worked collaboratively to deliver the programme and provide the impressive savings. Ben Gilbert, Project Manager at NWG, said: "Faithful+Gould effectively demonstrated that they can work as part of a team throughout the minor works programme. Working with a customer-focussed and results-driven attitude, while embracing the need to work closely with the Northumbrian Water project team, resulted in the successful and efficient delivery of this programme."

"Working with a customer-focussed and results-driven attitude, while embracing the need to work closely with the Northumbrian Water project team, resulted in the successful and efficient delivery of this programme."

Ben Gilbert, NWG Project Manager

Work at Seaton Carew sewage treatment works, Seaton Carew headworks and Tudhoe Mill sewage treatment works won Project of the Year. This was a complex three-site project with a tight programme. The client team’s combined efforts, consisting of Faithful+Gould, Interserve and Amec Foster Wheeler, achieved savings of nearly £250k. Savings were achieved by the team being able to carry out the work on all three sites due to their location and chosen technical solutions. The project delivered all refurbishments without interruption to live flows.

Dean Thompson, Asset Delivery Project Manager at NWG, said: "Faithful+Gould have made and continue to make significant contributions to the project, embracing our one team culture and collaborative behaviours. Their continued professionalism and conscientious approach is to be commended."

The annual awards, hosted by NWG, are awarded to projects and programmes that go the extra mile to help the water company achieve its goal to be the national leader in sustainable water and waste water services.

Brian Clennell, Regional Director at Faithful+Gould, said: "We are absolutely delighted we were awarded the top honours at the GEM Awards. Jill Glover, Jonathan Hill, Chris Groves and Neville Worthington from the Faithful+Gould team have exceeded expectations as part of the multi-disciplinary teams. The awards are testament to their results-driven, collaborative and customer-focused approach."

In addition to the two wins, Faithful+Gould was highly commended in the ‘Team of the Year category.