RVA invited to join Specialists Awards judging panel

RVA Group’s managing director Richard Vann has been invited to join the judging panel for the prestigious Construction News Specialists Awards 2018.

Now in their 14th year, these industry ‘Oscars’ recognise the very best technical talent in the UK construction industry. Across the 18 categories, contractor submissions are scrutinised for their degree of innovation, business acumen and project delivery excellence, meaning organisations of any size or specialism stand the chance of securing a highly acclaimed Specialists Awards accolade.

And with more than 35 years’ industry experience – including 25 at the helm of RVA – Richard is well-placed to consider which demolition contractors deserve stand-out praise for their work over the past 12 months.

He will join a panel of judges who will review all entries to the Demolition Specialist of the Year category. Together, they have the envious task of drawing up a shortlist, before the finalists meet them for face-to-face presentations in London in early 2018.

The winner will not be revealed until the annual gala ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on 8 March.

Commenting on the invitation to join the awards team, Richard said: “Demolition is a highly scientific discipline which continues to break new boundaries in terms of what is technically possible, and – as an independent decommissioning, decontamination, demolition and dismantling consultancy – we see a wealth of great talent within this sector, both in the UK and overseas.

“I’ll therefore be looking for entrants who can demonstrate the highest possible standards when it comes to project execution, as well as an unswerving commitment to EHS excellence, client satisfaction, the achievement of commercial objectives and an overall goal to raise the industry bar.

“I look forward to seeing what the next few months bring.”

The entry process for the Construction News Specialists Awards 2018 is currently open. Submissions are invited via the awards website and progress can be monitored on Twitter #CNSpecialists18.