Decking firm’s anniversary year milestones

Published:  17 January, 2018

Dorset-based metal decking company SMD Ltd is looking ahead to a successful year after celebrating a number of significant milestones during 2017.

The company, one of only a handful of British firms to design, manufacture and install its own steel decking systems, commemorated its 30th anniversary with a number of prestigious national award wins.

SMD, headquartered at Tower Park, Poole, was founded in Ringwood in 1987 and now employs more than 120 staff at locations across the UK, including Leeds, Nottingham and Glasgow – as well as a satellite office in Dubai and a design centre in India.

In the Construction Enquirer awards SMD was named Best Specialist Contractor to Work With (Under £25m) category and also awarded a top 10 spot in the Best Specialist Contractor to Work For (Under £25m) category.

There was also a triumph in the FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) Excellence of Work Award 2017 for SMD’s high standard of work and health and safety performance on the 40-storey Scalpel building in London, and a highly commended in the Health Safety Training Achievement award.

SMD won the Innovation Award in the 2017 Building Safety Group (BSG) Health & Safety Awards and was shortlisted in the Sub-contractor Award and Best Use of Technology Award.

SMD Development Director Dan Williams said: “We are delighted to have won so many awards in 2017, which is testament to both the skill and dedication of all my colleagues and the high standards we set ourselves.

“Despite the challenges faced this year by the construction industry as a whole, we have continued to hit targets and grow both turnover and market share. We look forward to 2018 with renewed optimism.”

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