26 July 2017

Winner and runners up awards received in hoarding competition

Two GRAHAM Construction projects have been recognised at this year’s CCS Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition.

The artistic competition encourages anyone registered with the Scheme to invite local communities to help design and decorate their hoarding based on a chosen theme.

Winners Award

With the help of Trivallis sheltered housing/local residents/school students/the ward councillor/Artis Youth Workers and the local police, GRAHAM Construction picked up a Winners Award for its mural which is currently on show at its railway embankment works project in Pontypridd. The artwork is themed ‘wellbeing and youth engagement’ and features a steam train with a rotating exhibition of local amateur photographer’s work displayed in the train windows.

The site hosted a ‘thank you’ drop-in for local residents who helped achieve the CCS Hoarding Competition win. Deputy Mayor of Pontypridd Town Council, Councillor Lynda Davies handed out goodie bags, medals and certificates to the attendees, and, as winners of the competition, they also received a complimentary visit from Ivor himself!

Watch time-lapse video footage of the winning entry HERE

Runners Up Award

GRAHAM also worked with students from Melland High School to enliven hoardings at Manchester Life Development Company’s Murrays’ Mills development in Ancoats who were delighted to be awarded as ‘Runners Up’.

Lee Mottram, GRAHAM Project Manager and Caroline Gee, GRAHAM Community Engagement Adviser, visited the students to pass over their medals and certificates at a recent whole school celebration of achievements event.

Since his inception ten years ago, Ivor Goodsite has made appearances at thousands of schools, sites and countless other events to help educate young people about the importance of construction site safety and to promote all that is positive about the UK construction industry.

Edward Hardy, Chief Executive of the Scheme, said: "I would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the 2017 Hoarding Competition. Every entry team put a huge amount of effort into their artwork, which made the judging very hard. I would like to thank contractors for their continued enthusiasm and passion to engage with their communities and promote the very best of our industry."