The FIS Awards Lunch took place on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at The Dorchester Hotel in London and was attended by 455 members and guests. The wet weather didn’t dampen spirits though as the industry came together to hear the winners of the Contractors Awards announced.

Steve Coley gave his last speech as FIS President; a very amusing account of his visit to the AWCI Expo in Las Vegas with a comparison of the problems our industry faces both in the UK and the US.

Representatives from our nominated charity Bounce Back collected a respectable £2,989.30 thanks to the generous donations of our members. The auction of the wonderful wood carving ‘My son the ceiling fixer’ was won by Helen Tapper of Tapper Interiors and raised £1,650.

We were treated to an amusing after-dinner speech by John Lloyd CBE, the man behind some of the most successful and well-loved TV and radio of the last three decades. John then compèred the announcement of award winners as follows:

Judges Award had two Gold winners;
Atkin Trade Specialists for its installation at Extra Care Housing in Dorchester
Worksmart Contracts Ltd for its project at Ayr Gaiety Theatre in Ayrshire

Operable Walls Silver – Hufcor UK for its contract at the Leicester Royal Infirmary clinical training facility
Operable Walls Gold – Style Moveable Partition Specialists for its installation at Francis Crick Institute ‏

Steel Framed System Silver – Errigal Contracts for its installation at Morello in Surrey
Steel Framed System Gold – SCS Building Solutions Ltd for its installation at Victoria Gate in Leeds

Specialist Joinery Silver – Pexhurst Services for its installation at DTZ Investors in London
Specialist Joinery Gold – Bushcrafted for its contract at Young Living in London

Drywall Construction Residential Silver – Errigal Contracts for its project at One Tower Bridge in London
Drywall Construction Residential Gold – Stortford Interiors for its Riverwalk Project in London

Drywall Construction Commercial Silver – Lakeside Ceilings and Partitions for its installation at Tata Technologies in Warwickshire
Drywall Construction Commercial Gold – Quad Building Services for its contract at Victoria Embankment

Suspended Ceilings Silver – Astins Ltd for its ceilings installation at The Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Project in London
Suspended Ceilings Gold – Integra Contracts for its contract at 6 PS in London

Partitioning category Silver – Moda Interiors for its contract at Birmingham University’s new library building
Partitioning category Gold – Clestra Hauserman for its partitioning installation for a leading packaging solutions provider in London

Interior Fit-Out under £1M Silver – QOB Interiors for its contract at One Carter Lane in London
Interior Fit-Out under £1M Gold – DSP Interiors for its project at KTM Sportmotorcycle in Northamptonshire

Interior Fit-Out over £1M Silver – Horbury Group for its contract at the University of Birmingham Library
Interior Fit-Out over £1M Gold – Claremont Group Interiors for its project at King in London

Project of the Year had two winners;
Locker and Riley Fibrous Plastering for its contract at the Lanesborough Hotel in London
SCS Building Solutions for its contract at Victoria Gate in Leeds

All winners are featured in the June edition of FIS Focus here. The full magazine can be viewed here.

We would like to thank all entrants and sponsors of the 2017 awards; entries for the 2018 FIS Contractors Awards will open in July.