Crown Highways has proudly received the top prize at this year’s Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield & Tamworth and Cannock Chase Chambers of Commerce annual awards.
Crown Highways has emerged from a group of strong nominees as proud winners of the Large Business of the Year award. The company received its award alongside eight other category winners in a ceremony at the Drayton Manor Hotel. The event was attended by 220 delegates.
The awards were judged by Tony Elvin, General Manager at Touchwood Solihull and president of the Solihull Chamber of Commerce, Neelam Heera, founder of Cysters, Yung Lau, strategic consultant at Jacobs, Hannah Montgomery, Managing Director at Golddust Marketing and judge chair Lillian Elekan, Head of Membership at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
Crown Highways aim to be the number one highway contractor in the West Midlands, providing excellence in their delivery of works through a locally sourced, competent, and safe workforce.
The last year has seen huge success for the company’s strategic growth plan as they were named one of 50 contractors to win places on a £3.6bn National Highways Scheme Delivery Framework to carry out maintenance and renewals on England’s motorway and trunk road network.
Due to continued investment in their people the company have achieved an 80 per cent staff retention rate. They have also made commitments to support the future workforce in the uptake of apprentice programmes through ‘The 5% Club’, as well as establishing an in-house Training Academy.
Crown Highways have plans to expand on their Social Value Model through which they have already invested £50,000 in local social value activity since August 2021. Their social commitment also extends to ensuring sustainable delivery and resources across their projects where possible.
Chris Brewerton, divisional head of the Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield & Tamworth Chambers of Commerce said:
“The SLTC awards have been a wonderful showcase of all the positive and inspiring work businesses across our respective districts have done during the past 12 months.
“Congratulations to all of the winners and also to all of those businesses who applied or who were shortlisted.”
Crown Highways Managing Director Mike Dale said:
“This is an award we’re extremely proud of. To achieve Large Business of the Year not only shows how Crown has grown, but that as Crown has grown, our standards have not slipped as we have become a larger operation.
“We have a fantastic team, and we thank each and every one of our people who commit to our ethos on a daily basis to enable the business to succeed. We’re very grateful for the efforts of our workforce.”
Asked about the company’s growth and progression, Mike reflected:
“When I joined the business in 2015, the type of award categories we would typically look to enter were generally along the lines of ‘small business of the year’ or similar regarding SME’s. To now be in the conversation for large business wins is something we can look back upon with great pride.
“It’s been a great evening, and we’d like to congratulate all those nominated and the winners of the other categories.”