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Crofton wins CIBSE award

Consultant engineer operation Crofton was awarded the Employer of the Year prize recently.

The company collected its prize at the CIBSE Employer of the Year Award ceremony, where it was also named Young Employer (small company) of the year as well.

Crofton has now won four awards in two months, as it has also picked up the Restoration Award at the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) Awards (Kent and East Sussex branch) and the Best Building Structures award (small firm) at the national ACE Engineering Excellence Awards, for the restoration of the Victorian Grade II-listed Leas Lift in Folkestone.

The CIBSE Employer of the Year Awards recognises organisations who proactively champion young people in the industry, whether through a commitment to young people in employment or by supporting those employees through education.

The judges said they were particularly impressed by Crofton’s university and school work placements scheme and their involvement in the Engineering Development Trust’s Engineering Education Scheme.

Steve Hale, Crofton’s managing director said: “Our belief is that interest in the engineering industry needs to be encouraged before students embark on higher education. If we can interest them from a young age in a career in building services engineering, then I think we have a better chance of seeing many more young people coming into the industry in the next generation.” 

Crofton specialises in mechanical, electrical, structural and civil engineering design within the construction industry. The company has offices in Tonbridge, Kent; Newhaven, East Sussex and in London.