Family-owned civil engineering company Story Contracting scooped two top honours at leading rail industry awards which attract some of the biggest names in business.
The company, who recently opened a York office and has a base at Normanton, lifted the “Investing in People” and “Community Engagement” titles at the Rail Partnership Awards which celebrate the very best of 2018’s achievements.
The Investing in People award reflected the company’s commitment to sustainably grow, retain and attract a diverse group of multi-talented people to the rail industry.
The Community Engagement award was given in recognition of Story’s work raising awareness and breaking down stigmas over mental health. Partnering with mental health charities Mind and Scottish Association for Mental Health, Team Story has raised more than £9,000 for the two charities to date, and renovated a vital mental health crisis centre, the Lighthouse, in Cumbria.
Jason Butterworth, CEO of Story Contracting, said: “To be recognised for our work in investing in people and our projects around mental health is hugely gratifying. People have always been Story’s most important asset and at the core of everything we do.
“From creating first-class apprentice and graduate programmes, to ensuring the right mental health support networks are in place for our employees, sub-contractors and local communities, we have continually invested in our people which has allowed us to grow and strive for success.”
Judges said the awards, held at The Vox in Birmingham, represented excellence and best practice in all areas. Story Contracting was also shortlisted for Best Project for its work at Edinburgh Waverley.
Ian Purdham, Rail England managing director, said: “It has been a phenomenal year so far for Story Contracting with the business securing a five-year work bank worth up to £200m at the beginning of the year, and now taking home two Rail Partnership Awards.
“To win two of the three awards we were nominated for just shows how hard everybody in Team Story works at consistently remaining amongst the top suppliers to the industry and it’s a reflection of the close and valued relationship we have with Network Rail.”