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SIPBuild UK boss recognised for outstanding entrepreneurship

SIPBuild UK managing director Chris Duckworth has been shortlisted for the property entrepreneur of the year accolade at the 2014 Yorkshire Property Industry Awards.

The nomination by Insider, which publishes business to business magazines, recognises Mr Duckworth’s progress in introducing his product to diverse markets in 2014, including a contract to build flats as part of the Battersea Power Station regeneration project in London and a number of different projects in the education sector to increase primary school capacity.

In other categories York Minster is up for best restoration of the Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe, and MEPC is shortlisted for best development for its Wellington Place life-work complex in Leeds.

SIPBuild UK relocated to a larger site in in May to accommodate its growth and provide on-site manufactururing facilities after winning contracts in palliative care, self-build and restoration.

Mr Duckworth said:

“A key aspect of our work is explaining what Structural Insulated Panels are and what that means in the context of individual projects, whether that’s shorter project length, lower transport costs, a cleaner ecological footprint or reduced energy bills.

“Business is continuing to grow as SIPs become a mainstream option for new-builds, commercial and residential and public sector projects.”

The awards ceremony takes place on 24 September at New Dock Hall at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

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