How we’ve made a difference in 2023

There’s no denying 2023 has been a busy year – in the best possible way! From huge projects to professional and personal achievements, we’ve narrowed our year into some of the biggest moments that prove what we can deliver for our clients and the impact we have on our colleagues across the construction industry.  

Taking on transformations as a team  

With a wonderful team and a growing business, we’re proud we’ve been trusted by some leading names with their construction projects in 2023. It’s almost impossible to pick our highlights, though they’ve certainly been varied! 

Our team took on a big project at the University of Sussex, removing RAAC panels. It was crucial we did the job on time and on budget, but also allowed the students to access their studies safety at all times. The work was done to the client’s delight – and ours! 

We have also been working at Lancing College lately, an independent public school with beautiful historic buildings. We have been regenerating an existing space into a new café area, and refurbishing two Fives courts, and we look forward to finishing this project in the coming weeks. 

2023 also saw us retrofit an old pub into a domestic home. The new Warbill in Tun returned not only to its original name from many years ago, but also its former glory for new occupants. We also successfully completed the Towner Light restaurant at The Towner, Eastbourne, in perfect time for the Turner prize celebrations!  

Sarra’s commitments to herself and others 

When you’re a family-led business, like we are, personal successes and company achievements are intertwined. Our Director, Sarra, constantly works to champion others and improve opportunities for everyone – particularly women and young people – throughout the construction industry. 

This year, Sarra’s been raising the profile of women in the sector by connecting with other leaders in the construction industry and supporting women’s voices to be heard and amplified. As well as ongoing giving back through training and upskilling, this year Sarra’s been to many conferences and events. She interviewed two amazingly inspiring women in construction, Roni Savage and Kelly Cartwright, at the South East Construction Expo’s Women in Construction Lunch, and attended the Women in Construction Awards by Design and Build UK (the construction news magazine and marketing company) on invitation of Hays. 

Sarra also attended the IBWIS&C award ceremony at The House of Lords in June and, on 15th December, celebrated her Member of the Chartered Institute of Building graduation – cementing her place as a leading voice and high achiever in the construction industry. Well done, Sarra!  

Thank you – and on to 2024! 

With everyone at Hawes Construction Group living up to our values of pride and ownership, each and every person has stepped up and shown the high standards of work and support we give to our clients and others in the construction sector. We couldn’t do this work without our brilliant team. 

We also wouldn’t be where we are today without our wonderful clients and colleagues who give us the work and opportunities to make a difference sector-wide. Thank you for supporting us in 2023 – and beyond, with the 2024 diary looking exciting already! 

With that in mind, we’re taking a well-earned rest over the festive period. The office will be closed from 21st December to 3rd January, giving us time to recharge and welcome 2024 with a bang. 

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