Posted on September 1st, 2003


PROjEN, the leading design and Project Management Company based in Northwich, Cheshire, has won the prestigious European Construction Institute ACTIVE Contractor of the Year Award for 2003.

PROjEN who celebrated 25 years in business in 2003, won the award by demonstrating the most consistent and sustainable improvement through the implementation of ECI ACTIVE and Value Enhancing Principles during the past year.

The European Construction Institute (ECI) is a forum for some of the largest contractors and project support organisers in Europe. ECI’s vision is ‘to create and maintain a globally competitive industry in Europe for the execution of major engineering and construction projects’.

ECI ACTIVE is the UK’s regional unit of the ECI and can boast a members list which includes some of the UK’s leading industry names. The ACTIVE award given out by ECI ACTIVE stands for Achieving Competitiveness Through Innovation and Value Enhancement, and is only awarded to ECI ACTIVE members. In order to achieve this award they must have shown an outstanding contribution to improved performance and enhanced profitability.

PROjEN were presented with the award on the 24th April 2003 by Sir Michael Latham from ECI and was accepted on behalf of PROjEN by Operations Director Mr Tony Lea, The presentation took place at the ECI ACTIVE Gala Dinner in Dublin, which was held as part of the ECI Annual Conference. Tony Lea said, “We are proud to be presented with this award as it means a great deal to PROjEN and we will continue to apply the ECI ACTIVE principles that have helped us to achieve the “Contractor of the Year Award”. He continues “we have always tried to stay on top of the latest industry developments so receiving this award gives us recognition for all our hard work which was backed up in a recent customer service survey where are customers rated us as ‘very good’.

As an ECI ACTIVE member, PROjEN have sought to apply the ECI ACTIVE principles and practices throughout their operations by appointing a Company Champion to oversee the change and improvement process. PROjEN have been using the ECI ACTIVE company assessments as a mechanism for measuring the success of their improvements and have carried out a company-wide programme of training based upon the ACTIVE principles.

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