Awards & accreditations


During the past two years Hodgson Sayers has won some of the most prestigious awards in the UK including the British Chambers of Commerce ‘Company of the Year’ 2015. The breadth of the awards includes recognition of the individual skills of its tradesmen, the commitment to people development and, at a corporate level, the acumen and vision of the senior management team.

2015 — Best of British!

During this unforgettable year we brought home two national awards. One was recognition from our peers in the construction industry, while the other was acknowledgement from the wider business community A common thread for the judges in both awards was our commitment to people development and, in turn, the inspirational impact that our staff have on our business and, most importantly, our culture and outlook.


British Chambers of Commerce — Business of the Year
We were one of seven companies from the region that made it to the national finals. Not only did we win our category People Development, but we went on to beat all 70 companies present to the title Business of the Year. An outstanding achievement and as a company with its roots embedded in the North East, we were so proud to show the rest of the UK what business in our region is all about. Learn more

Constructing Excellence — Company of the Year
The Grosvenor House Hotel, London, was the venue for what is one of the most prestigious events in the construction industry calendar There is no greater feeling than to be acknowledged and applauded by your industry peers. This award was recognition for the hard work of every member of our staff who constantly strive to enhance the reputation of our industry. Learn more

The full list of awards and achievements that we are delighted to have gained since 2015 are listed below:

British Chambers Award 2015– UK Business of the Year – Winner
Constructing Excellence National — SME of the Year 2015 — Winner
North East Business Awards – Durham & Wearside Apprenticeship Award Winner
North East Business Awards — NE Regional overall Apprenticeship Award Winner
People Development Award — British Chambers Award 2015 — Winner
Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 — Qualified in Large Business Category (my how we have grown!)
Constructing Excellence North East – SME of the Year 2015 Winner
Listed in LSE / Lloyds Bank publication of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development SME HR Team of the Year — Finalist
Considerate Constructors Scheme Bronze National Award 2019 

2014 — Growth strategies applauded

Our awards success in 2014 was a perfect reflection of our ambitious plans for growth linked to people development. Being recognised as one of the 50 fastest growing businesses in the region was confirmation that our strategies for growth were justified and proving successful, while the success of one of our longest serving tradesman as national Craftsman of The Year demonstrated that we have a seam of best-in-class employees who will make our plans a reality.

The full list of awards and achievements that we were delighted to gain during 2014 are listed below:

LHC – Project of the Year in Association with ISOS Housing for re-roofing scheme in Prudhoe
Intelligent Membrane Association – Contractor of the Year
Intelligent Membrane Association — Craftsman of the Year for Billy Wilson, one of the firm’s first apprentices who started in 1982.
National Federation of Roofing Contractors – Gold Award for Excellence in Health & Safety
Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 — Runner up in Medium Sized Business Category

Accreditations & Certifications

We recognise the importance of being fully accredited in terms of industry standards and meeting statutory requirements in areas such as health and safety, quality control and environmental care. Achieving all relevant industry accreditations not only ensures that we are acting responsibly, but reassures our customers that we are a professional and well-managed company they can trust and rely on. We regularly go beyond our statutory responsibilities by taking membership of bodies that we believe will enhance our own reputation and that of our industry as a whole. These range from The North East Chamber of Commerce, where we sit on two of the sub-regional committees, North East Ethics in Business and Considerate Constructors – which has as its goal developing a positive image for our industry.


British Safety Council
Competent Roofer
Considerate Constructors
Contractors Training Group (NE)


Achilles UVDB – Utilities Vendor Database
Achilles UVDB – Achilles Verify Category B2
CHAS – Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme
Futurework – Approved Learning Environment
ICO – Certificate of Registration
LPCB – Factory Production Control
Safecontractor – Safecontractor Accreditation
SGS United Kingdom – Environmental Management System ISO 14001 certified
SGS United Kingdom – Quality Management System ISO 9001 certified
BRE – Global certified security doors LPS 1175 : Issue 7 Security rating 2,3 & 4.