Wales-Based GKR Maintenance Wins National Excellence Award

Posted: December 16, 2010 in Client News
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Caerphilly-based GKR Maintenance and Building Co. Ltd. has won the National Award for Leadership and People Development at the 2010 National Constructing Excellence Awards, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London. Despite strong competition, the company was announced as the winner of the Leadership and People Development Award over ten other hopefuls including national contractors Willmott Dixon and Carillion.

Following their success in the Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) Awards in July 2010, GKR was pleased to be invited to attend the National Awards in London. The awards were extremely competitive as the national judges were looking for improvements resulting from leadership and training interventions. Each entry had to show a great level of respect for their workforce and local communities, whilst simultaneously gaining respect from them through workforce development, skills and training, benchmarking, equality and diversity, health and safety and working environment. GKR faced intense competition from nationally renowned companies and standards were extremely high. However, the South Wales maintenance providers had the winning formula due to the company’s ongoing support towards its workforce and development of innovative customer service programmes.

As one of the fastest growing maintenance service providers in South Wales, GKR understands clearly the importance of people development and has been delivering great customer service across South Wales for over twelve years.  In early 2010 GKR was accredited with Investors in People (IiP) as recognition for its ongoing commitment to, and development of, its workforce.  GKR’s success at the National Constructing Excellence Awards is proof that the company is en-par with, if not ahead of, its national competitors in the fieldof Leadership and People Development.

Chris Dennis, Director of GKR Maintenance and Building Co. Ltd, comments:

“We are extremely proud to have been recognised for such a prestigious, national award and fully appreciate the support of our workforce, customers and clients whose continued commitment has allowed us to achieve such impressive results.   We are incredibly thankful to the Constructing Excellence judges for recognising all our hard work and we will continue to provide high-quality maintenance and building services to our customers and clients in the future.”


For more information regarding GKR please contact:

Cerys Palmer at Petersens PR on 02920 549597 or

Or Becci Gould on

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