Lucion’s work with the tertiary education sector is on a national scale and has grown to incorporate our countrywide office base. We are proud to be considered a ‘trusted provider’ to our clients.
Lucion was recently nominated for Newcastle University’s Excellent Contractor Award; an annual award ceremony, first held in 2009, to recognise the performance of contractors while working for the University. The University asks its Estate Support Service project managers to score contractors against a range of ‘key performance indicators’:
- Health and Safety
- Environmental Sustainability
To ensure that smaller companies do not have to compete against medium to large enterprises, contractors are split according to number of employees into one of three bands: Less Than Five Employees, Between Five and Fifty Employees and More Than Fifty Employees. Lucion was nominated in the More Than Fifty Employees category along with companies such as Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and last year’s winner Kone.
The job for which Lucion was nominated was in relation to our Asbestos Abatement Consultancy and Air Test Monitoring services, managing the removal of asbestos in the Herschel Building. The removal specification was written by our in-house Asbestos Abatement Consultant Ian Dickie, who undertook the management of the project, while the removal was overseen and air tests carried out by Jason Gibson, one of our senior analysts. The project was completed on time, within budget and without any issues for the client. The head of maintenance at Newcastle University, Steve Lynn, who oversaw the project from the client’s perspective and was responsible for our nomination for the award; remarked that this was the first asbestos removal project within Newcastle University to be completed without any problems. He said “Contractors willing to work and develop with us as partners, whilst maintaining a clear focus on our key performance indicators is Value for Money. Lucion’s overall performance was excellent, they are known for providing the University with a fast efficient service, and their approach to environmental sustainability is commendable.”
Lucion’s Managing Director Patrick Morton was present at the awards ceremony and was elated when Lucion was awarded the first place Gold Award in our category, with Laing O’Rourke in second place with Silver and Balfour Beatty in third place with Bronze. On receiving the award, he thanked Newcastle University for recognising Lucion’s dedication to providing a high quality service and our focus on ensuring a risk-free experience for our clients. He later observed that “the achievement of winning this award speaks for itself. That in our first year of working for this client and, indeed, our first major project for them; we have shown that we can be a trusted provider of first class services and I am proud that this has been thus recognised by the University.”