Keltbray has won the Net Zero Trailblazer of the Year Award at the 2022 Construction News Specialists Awards.

The winners of the 2022 Construction News Specialists Awards were crowned in front of the industry on Thursday 22 September at The Brewery in London.

Celebrating its 18th year, the Construction News Specialists Awards brought together more than 500 of the UK’s leading specialist contractors for an evening of celebration, recognition and networking.

Following a rigorous judging process with an independent panel of judges, Keltbray won in recognition of its innovative HIPER Pile development.

Colin Marrs, editor of Construction News said: “The CN Specialist Awards is always a very special occasion and this year’s event was no exception. At a time of economic uncertainty for subcontractors, it feels more vital than ever to celebrate the incredible work the industry does.

“The entries for this year’s award revealed inspiring stories of innovation, effort and efficiency that bear testament to the industry’s continuing adaption to ever-changing circumstances. It was amazing to see so many recognised and a shame that not every shortlisted entry could win.

“Subcontractors are currently operating under intense pressures. That’s why it is so important to support each other through difficult times. By showcasing the achievements of the industry, I hope Construction News can help boost the confidence of an industry without which there can be no return to economic normality.”

Michael Pelken, Innovation Director at Keltbray, commented: “To win the CN Specialist Net Zero Trailblazer of The Year Award is very meaningful to us for many reasons, one being that we are working hard across the business in interdisciplinary, cross sector teams to meet these challenging sustainability targets. With our HIPER Pile developments, we are aiming to go even further, to achieve carbon negative results over the whole life cycle by creating new opportunities for the adaptive reuse of structural components, and through the integration of renewable energy systems on both building and district levels.”


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Notes to Editors

Media Enquiries

Nina Platt, Corporate Communications Manager and Group Inclusion Manager

Keltbray Holdings Limited

Tel: 07395 792301

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Philip Pashley

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Keltbray Holdings Limited

Tel: 07860 954620

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About Keltbray

Keltbray is a leading multi-disciplinary engineering and construction services business, offering a uniquely integrated delivery capability spanning key phases of the client value chain.

Keltbray provides certainty of outcome for prestigious public and private sector clients often in highly regulated markets like rail and energy, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic and social infrastructure.

Our professionally accredited teams of engineering and construction professionals take pride in delivering safely and sustainably to enhance, upgrade and decarbonise our clients’ capital assets.


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