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A1 Flue Systems scoops first top industry award

A1 Flue Systems has been named Contractor of the Year at a prestigious construction industry award ceremony in London.

We scooped the top prize at the HVR (Heating and Ventilating Review) Awards, which were held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in the capital.

It is the first time we have entered such a prestigious construction industry award but we were quietly confident, given that A1 has recently completed work on high-profile projects such as The Shard and the Leadenhall Building (known as the Cheesegrater) in London.

Being crowned Contractor of the Year is a huge accolade for the company, according to director TJ Moir, who hopes this will be the springboard for a boost in business.

“This is our first significant industry award and we can’t express how thrilled we are to win it because of what it will mean to our business moving forward,” she said.

“We felt we stood a chance of winning the award as we have a great story to tell about how a company from New Ollerton in Nottinghamshire has won projects on merit to install flue and chimney systems into the UK’s most prestigious projects.

“And it wasn’t just the fact that we’d won the contracts that we think impressed the judges: it was the level of design capabilities, the quality of our products and the skills of our engineers who install flues.”

The award caps what has been a fantastic year for our family-run firm, which was restructured a little over 12 months ago to allow founder Colin Moir’s daughter TJ and fellow director John Hamnett to take the helm of the company.

John Hamnett said the 130-strong workforce should take the plaudits as they’re the ones who have been instrumental in getting the company to this position.

“Awards on this scale put into perspective just how far our business has come –even in the last few months,” he said.

“We’ve got a brilliant team of local people, most of whom live within four to five miles of the factory, and it’s down to them that A1 Flue Systems has achieved this recognition.”