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Wincanton shortlisted for five leading industry awards for HPC work

Wincanton, a leading supply chain partner for UK business, is celebrating  five award nominations in 2023 for its work as the official warehouse and transport service partner for the construction of EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

In a first for the business, Wincanton has been shortlisted for the Partnership Initiative of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards, which take place in London on October 11.

The nomination recognises Wincanton’s collaborative approach to security in its capacity as the Tier One warehousing and transport partner for EDF in the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Wincanton is shortlisted alongside some of the most prestigious infrastructure projects in the UK, including Thames Tideway Tunnel, HS2 and Sellafield.

Run in collaboration with the Institution of Civil Engineers and New Civil Engineer, the British Construction Industry Awards are the most prestigious awards in infrastructure and construction.

Carl Meewezen, Managing Director, Public and Industrial, Wincanton, said: “Wincanton has worked collaboratively and innovatively with EDF Energy and fellow HPC Tier One contractors to successfully generate and embed a security culture that protects its colleagues, their working environment, and the project’s supply chain, removing risk from the build and disruption to its schedule.”

Embedding a people-orientated culture on a project of such scale, where individual colleagues are risk-aware, has seen Wincanton recognised at the Supply Chain Excellence Awards with a nomination for the Supply Chain Operations (People) Award. The winner at the ‘Oscars of the supply chain industry’ will be announced on November 9.

Furthermore, Wincanton’s collaborative work with Hinkley Point C has seen it shortlisted for Logistics Partner of the Year at the Logistics UK Awards. Logistics UK is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for efficient logistics. As the only business group in the UK that represents all of logistics, its awards, which take place on December 7, represent the very best in the industry.

This year, Wincanton has been recognised at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) 30th Awards for Excellence, where its focus on guaranteeing accuracy, security and transparency for EDF’s £32 billion construction project saw it shortlisted for the Operations Management Award.

Wincanton was also proud to be shortlisted for Employer of the Year at the Business Leader South-West Awards, which acknowledge and celebrate outstanding business achievements in the region in September.

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