Construction and Engineering Awards 2020

37 Construction & Engineering Awards 2020 BUILD BUILD Construction & Engineering Awards 2020 36 stablished by Dave Hodgson in 2017, after over ten years in consultant and contractor roles within the building services sector, DH Consultant Engineering is a young but dynamic consultant engineering firm breathing new life into tried and tested practices. The firm, based in Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire, is a successful one-man operation dedicated to providing highly professional, personal and collaborative services in building design that is delivered in a competitive package. Renowned for his hard work, dedication and personable service that prioritises his clients’ vision, Dave is equipped with a wide breadth of knowledge and skills from years of experience within building services in sectors including education, retail, residential, small to large commercial and industrial, both in consultation and contractual roles. This vast experience is employed by Dave in each of his projects which centre around clients, as the firm’s principal mission is to listen to their requirements, consider how he can streamline the design process from concept to installation, and realise a design that perfectly encapsulates his clients’ vision. Beginning at the initial consultation, Dave engages his clients in a two-way dialogue, establishing every detail and requirement of the space he is creating for them. Following the establishment of the foundations of a project, Dave then looks to assess options for M&E services that will assist in the accomplishment of the brief, review them against budgets, compliance with Building Regulations and how it will coordinate with the structure. The rigorous process combined with Dave’s professional yet personable approach guarantees that his clients are always totally satisfied with both the finished result, and the DH Consultant Engineering experience. The firm has not been deterred by the current global pandemic, even carrying out the conversion of a large and iconic Victorian building in central Leicester from a former department store into a high-end boutique hotel during the national lockdown. Best Full-Service Building Design & Infrastructure Company - East Midlands A young, vibrant company operating in Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire, DH Consultant Engineering uses its extensive experience in the building services industry to provide a highly professional approach to building services design, encapsulated in a competitive package. Managed by Founding Director, Dave Hodgson, DH Consultant Engineering is dedicated to realising the complete vision of its clients through a streamlined and collaborative process that holds the client at the fore. E Aug20565 Formerly eight separate units that had been merged to create an open plan layout for the store, the existing building presented many challenges in its mismatched levels and structures. Despite the issues this presented for the design and distribution of M&E services, Dave and his team were delighted to see them come together to accomplish a unique and polished building. As the construction sector in the Midlands enjoys a largely favourable period due, for example, to a wealth of private investment in private and student accommodation, DH Consultant Engineering is getting involved with many promising projects. Whilst Dave is able to utilise his experience in accommodation to thrive in the current boom within the education, office and industrial sectors, his wealth of experience elsewhere means he is well-equipped for wherever business takes him next. Whilst the majority of business activity for DH Consultant Engineering comes from satisfied repeat customers - a true testament to the commitment and quality of the firm’s service - Dave is always looking forward to making new connections and opening up worlds of opportunity. Whether it is in the Midlands or further afield, DH Consultant Engineering’s projects over the coming months and years are sure to be further evidence of the conscientious care and technical skills employed in each and every project. Contact: Dave Hodgson Company: DH Consultant Engineering Ltd Web Address: Best Facilities Management Company 2020 - UK ased in Gloucestershire, Lektek Ltd is a family-run provider of Facilities Management to domestic, commercial and industrial clients throughout the UK. Complete with a service and maintenance division, Lektek is able to help whether a client needs one item fixed or full-service requirements managed. A professional and reliable business, Lektek boasts technical skills and experience across a vast spectrum of service areas, and is therefore able to provide services in installations, repairs, enhancements, inspections and testing with Part P approval for domestic clients, and lighting, electrical and data installations, inspections and testing including PAT testing for their commercial and industrial clients. The Lektek team is also proficient in refrigeration, heating and fire protection services. This extensive industry knowledge is integrated with the unparalleled customer care expected of a family-run business. According to Matt Long, who manages Lektek alongside Angie Long, Lektek values its relationship with all customers, regardless of the size of their project. “We care and always respect our customers as individuals which is the way it should be. I insist that we are reliable and see things from the customer’s point of view. Integrity is important to us which means we must always be prepared to offer honest and open advice and be fair in terms of our charges.” Accordingly, Lektek prioritises communication with its clients from the initial query all the way up to the project’s completion. Each client has a dedicated project manager to guide them through the process, establishing the client’s specifications and considering how Lektek can achieve the desired outcomes, whilst always strictly adhering to the client’s budget. It is this communication-centred approach that has earnt Lektek its five-star reputation, as it ensures client’s always have someone to talk to and address the queries to throughout the project, reassuring them that their project has their Lektek representative’s undivided attention. As a result, Lektek is able to guarantee projects are completed on time and on budget. However, Lektek has faced its fair share of challenges, not least in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic. Lektek operates with a large services office provider across the country which, while opening up an abundance of opportunities for the firm, also means that Lektek staff are able to work on projects all over the country. To facilitate this, Lektek has built new systems to ensure the variety of work presented by clients is always managed correctly and in a timely manner and the Lektek staff have adopted these systems seamlessly. Matt and Angie take great pride in their team for continuing to deliver the very best business to clients all across the country, even under the unusual circumstances we are all operating under as a result of Covid-19. Ensuring that Lektek and its team did not rest on its laurels throughout lockdown meant that the firm has bounced back, and even recruited four new team members in the last two months. Having remained on the ball during the lull in business activity, Lektek is now looking forward to a busy and exciting future. Having just completed a large goods lift installation project, Lektek is now looking ahead to projects such as full LED conversions in office blocks and large commercial roofing installations. The company’s success at the BUILD Construction and Engineering awards 2020 has been a terrific acknowledgement of the hard work of Matt, Angie and their team at Lektek over the years. However, this is not being used as an excuse by any of them to kick back and relax. Instead, Matt says, “this doesn’t mean we rest on our success but push further and harder to achieve even more great things.” We’re looking forward to seeing these great things come to fruition. Contact: Matt Long Company: Lektek Ltd Web Address: B Lektek is a facilities management provider that has the core values of a family-run business and the ambition of a progressive organisation in equal balance. The result is a professional firm that takes a customer-centric approach to delivering exceptional services that earns Lektek positive feedback time after time. We spoke to Matt Long, one half of the founding team of Lektek, to find out more. Aug20348