We are absolutely thrilled to see that we have been nominated in FOUR categories at this year’s Livercool awards with Downtown In Business.
It has been a strange old year for the whole world, and like most other businesses, Sutcliffe has certainly felt the ups and downs of 2020.
Thankfully, we enjoyed our most successful year to date in 2019, reporting an 11% profit growth, which has helped us weather the pandemic. We can happily report that we are coming out of lockdown – the first fight – with confidence and stability – and these award nominations are the cherry on the top!
Thank you to Downtown for the nominations – and we kindly ask all our friends to vote for us!
Male Networker of the Year 2020 – William Baldwin
Billy has been with Sutcliffe for 31 years – starting out as an apprentice, and now becoming a director of the company. With over 20 years of experience in social housing and regeneration, and boasting specialist knowledge of the geo-technical and environmental field, Billy has used networking to develop new connections on behalf of the company for over three decades, even during lockdown!
Employer of the Year 2020 – Sutcliffe
At Sutcliffe we believe in going above and beyond for the wellbeing of our staff. We remained open for business during lockdown, providing staff with new technology so they could work efficiently from home, while new health and safety precautions were put in place for their safe return to the office. Their wellbeing remains our number one priority.
Property Professional of the Year 2020 – Sean Keyes
With 30 years service at Sutcliffe, Sean has become a dynamic leader that has developed many of the structural engineering practices for the company. Sean has played a valuable part in creating much of Liverpool’s landscape, playing a major role in developing many projects across the city region and beyond. Some of his big projects include Wythenshawe A&E in Manchester, Parrenthorn High School in Manchester, Little Lane in Wigan, and St Bernard’s Church in Toxteth.
Sean is our fearless leader, not only an asset to the team but also a great friend to his employees and to so many others in the property industry. This year also saw Sean become a chair on the LEP Built Environment Board, bringing his wealth of knowledge to the future of Liverpool’s building plans.
Sutcliffe ensures that CSR remains at the heart of the business, using targets to involve staff and stay true to its values. One of our core values is to offer opportunities for staff to donate hours to volunteer at local charities and education facilities.
The Decade of Excellence Award 2020 – Sutcliffe
Since 1985, when John Sutcliffe founded the company, Sutcliffe has been prominent in shaping Liverpool’s built environment. In the last decade alone we’ve worked on such iconic projects as The Welsh Streets regeneration project, St Bernard’s Church in Toxteth (which is now award-winning), various University of Liverpool buildings, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital and more.
This past decade has also seen us grow our team to now 43 industry experts, we have had a full rebrand, with a new website and logo, we conquered the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for MacMillan and Cancer Research, and we continue to form new partnerships with stakeholders across the city region.
Over the last ten years we’ve also offered hundreds of work experience placements to school children, school leavers, undergraduates and graduates, allowing a valuable insight into the engineering world of work, and we remain committed to the future of our young people who want to enter our industry.
If you would like to vote for us at the Livercool awards, please click here.
Voting closes on Friday, October 30, 2020.