Kier Harlow Achieves Chartered Status
Published by Rebecca Jackson for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities
Kier Harlow is celebrating after its technical services department was awarded Chartered Building Consultancy (CBC) status by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
The joint venture partnership between Harlow Council and Kier was set up in 2007 to provide a number of services for the town of Harlow, including repairs and maintenance for the council’s 10,000+ properties.
Monitored by the CIOB, the Chartered Building Consultancy scheme is a gold standard created to provide an accredited benchmark which assists in choosing companies for repairs and maintenance, extensions or new build projects. It verifies that organisations which have achieved CBC status, such as Kier Harlow, are run by professionally qualified managers who are not only experienced in all aspects of the building process, but also adhere to the CIOB’s globally-recognised standards of best practice in management, integrity, competency and professionalism.
Kier Harlow operations director, John Phillips, said: “Any client or project partner has the right to ensure the service and advice they receive is of the highest calibre, and that all work represents both an excellent investment and value for money.
“CBC status exemplifies the experience, professionalism and all-round ability of the Kier Harlow team and gives both existing and prospective clients the reassurance they are dealing with an experienced ‘safe pair of hands’ that consistently provides a high quality service.
“With a very high number of professionally qualified staff (CIOB, CIHO, CIH, NICEIC, APM, Gas Safe) and many years of proven experience in our respective fields, Kier Harlow is pleased to be awarded endorsement. We constantly invest in our staff, ensuring ongoing training and CPD (continuing professional development) remain high on our agenda for the benefit of all clients and partners.”
To successfully qualify as a consultant, a company must provide evidence of the professional qualifications of its executive directors or partners, showing in particular that a significant proportion are qualified as Chartered Builders in line with the CIOB’s global standards. In addition, they must ensure that all staff who manage the construction process have achieved, or are working towards, appropriate qualifications, again in accordance with CIOB standards.
For more information about Kier Harlow visit www.kierservices.co.uk