Groundforce Shorco is celebrating after winning the award for ‘Specialist Geotechnical Supplier of the Year’ at this year’s GE Awards.

Contractors, designers and geotechnical experts

The awards brought together more than 800 clients, contractors, designers and geotechnical experts for a glamorous evening of celebration, recognition and networking, which was held at the London Hilton hotel on Park Lane. After a review by the panel of more than 50 expert judges, Groundforce won in recognition of how it clearly demonstrated innovation in a number of areas and across a variety of projects, including training provision. Good growth and investment in staff built on the foundations of the key values of service, technical excellence, innovation, value and compliance. Good all-round business with high standard of ethics with regards to the treatment of the supply chain. Groundforce’s sales and marketing director, David Garden, said: “Becoming a finalist and then going onto win is a great achievement for our business. "It endorses our expertise; the products we develop; how our training division is raising standards in excavation construction; and how our teams in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe are delivering the highest levels of service to our customers.”

'Award-winning innovation, technical expertise and value engineering'

Commenting on the awards, Claire Smith, editor of 'Ground Engineering', said: “The GE Awards is now in its 11th year and every year the industry has demonstrated that however tight the budget and competitive the market, it can still deliver award-winning innovation, technical expertise and value engineering – and this year is no exception. “This year the ground engineering sector has excelled not just in terms of quality but also quantity, with our highest number of entries ever from a more diverse group of businesses. "I’d like to congratulate everyone on the shortlist - getting to the final stage was not an easy task this year – but we have some very worthy winners this year who should be proud of their achievement.”