Big Tick Award
The BIG TICK is awarded to companies that are able to demonstrate a high standard of excellence in the way they organise and integrate their responsible business practices, and can demonstrate a positive impact both on society and on the business. Benfield ATT continue to be the only winners of the Impact Upon Society Award in Wales.
Impact Upon Society Award for a Small Business 2004
Impact Upon Society Award for a Small Company 2005
Extracted from the Wales Awards for Excellence programme:
"Benfield ATT is a Welsh company providing ecologically-sourced timber frame homes, schools, health centres and other unique buildings. Leading innovators in the construction industry, Caldicot-based Benfield ATT was established in 2002.
Benfield ATT's highly energy-efficient projects use Modern Methods of Construction to ensure high quality and are created by a motivated and passionate team. Certification from the Greenpeace-backed Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) ensures that the timber used is from ethical sources.
By implementing new procedures such as the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Assessment Model, working with professional associations and facilitating workshops, as well as developing existing systems including reporting, sharing information and website enhancement, Benfield ATT integrates its ongoing improvement with positive benefits to the business and its community.
Committed to being recognised as a leader in safety, diversity and training within the timber frame industry, Benfield ATT responds to industry changes to limit the adverse effects on environmental, social and economic welfare. Examples include launching a range of Low-Cost Housing Kits and Disaster Relief Housing.
Despite its relative size, Benfield ATT holds more quality and environmental credentials than any other company in the UK Construction Industry, and is widely respected for creating the UK's finest sustainable buildings."
What does this mean to you?
As winners of the only two Impact Upon Society Awards ever won in Wales, Benfield ATT have been praised for the positive economic, social and environmental impact it has upon UK society through its programmes and business practices. Business-led and rigorously assessed, the awards recognise best practice and focus on impact and evidence of results.
This means that Benfield ATT demonstrate and practice...
- raised awareness of the benefits of timber frame and corporate responsibility
- encourage ourselves to improve our positive impact on society
- recognised and shared best practice
- promoted the positive role business can have in society
This years Awards for Excellence were organised in association with the Financial Times and sponsored by Royal Mail and the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI). The Awards criteria were developed in line with the EFQM Excellence model recommended by the British Quality Foundation. Entries were rigorously assessed by 108 independent assessors representing business, Government and the not-for-profit sector and evaluated for rewarding best practice and effective impact across four key areas:
- workplace and
In 2005, only 7 other Big Tick awards were won in Wales.