Hear from previous APS award winners
Safer Sphere, a CDM Consultancy, won CDM Consultancy of the Year at last year's APS CDM and Student Awards. In the first of four question and answer sessions with previous award winners, we spoke with Lisa Mitchell, Marketing and Bid support Manager from Safer Sphere, who was heavily involved in putting the winning submission together.
APS: Did you find the submission process relatively straightforward?
Lisa: We found the submission process relatively straight forward. All the questions were project related and allowed us to demonstrate our safety influence and CDM knowledge on the scheme.
APS: Were you surprised when you won?
Lisa: We were absolutely surprised and delighted to win CDM Consultant of the Year. We believed in the work we had done on the development but we were against tough competition. When we heard our company name announced as the winner, the whole team cheered.
APS: How has being an award winner helped you?
Lisa: If there was award or accolade we would want to have for our business it would be CDM Consultant of the Year from the APS. As CDM Consultants you cannot get any better than winning an award for what you do as a business. We have been able to reference our award win in a variety of ways including supporting bids, to clients and to demonstrate to potential clients why we differ from other Consultants. We received a lot of positive exposure from winning the award and it was one of the highlights of our business to date.
APS. What tips would you give anyone applying this year?
Lisa: The only advice we would give to anyone applying is to show all aspects of your involvement on the project and what made this project different in terms of the work and support you provided. The categories have changed from last year and we too are entering a new category this year.
APS: Is there anything else you'd like to tell us?
Lisa: Winning a National APS Award helped us establish our position as a leading nationwide CDM Consultancy as we now have the award to back that up.
Enter the APS awards
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