2012 G4C Young Achiever Award
G4C YOUNG ACHIEVER OF YEAR
Winner: Beulah Keane - Marks & Spencer
A role model for young leaders at Marks and Spencers, Beulah Keane is delivering the chain's most ambitious shop-fit programme to date which aims to change the appearance and trading performance of more than 300 stores across the UK.
About the category
A growing network of young people, it now operates across the UK using the power of social media to facilitate inclusivity plus events and other media to accelerate the thinking & networking capabilities of those involved.
This award is for individuals that have most constructively challenged the status quo, made an outstanding contribution to their project, organisation or the sector's development, and/or achieved great things in a particular issue.
Judges will particularly recognize those that best address current G4C priority areas of people, sustainability and innovation.
As a company which has been demonstrating excellence for more than 50 years, McGee Group understands the need for long-term thinking in the construction industry.
Encompassing the decontamination, demolition, civil engineering and building constructions sectors, the company has grown dramatically in size, capability and reputation since being founded by Tom McGee in 1958, becoming one of the largest specialist contractors in the UK.
With more than 700 directly employed staff, McGee is committed to developing talented individuals, making it the perfect sponsor of the G4C (Generation for Change) Young Achiever's Award at the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2012.
McGee Group Director John McGee said: "Our involvement in supporting this key category not only demonstrates we are committed to driving improvement in the construction sector, but that we also recognise the importance of highlighting the leaders of tomorrow."
McGee has a reputation for delivering the highest quality for its clients, using experienced teams capable of responding and adapting to challenges and applying the knowledge and commitment gained during the company's long history. Important milestones in that development include constructing the approach roads to London's Blackwall Tunnel and Dartford Tunnel, playing a key part in demolishing the last original structure of London Bridge and helping with the earthworks stage of Heathrow Terminal 4.
There has been recent involvement in projects at Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wembley Stadium and Ascot Racecourse, while the growth of the company is illustrated by its completion of a piling project in Abu Dhabi Marina in 2009 and the start of work this year on the deconstruction of several structures in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Meanwhile, McGee has also been responsible for award-winning work on student accommodation in Newcastle for Balfour Beatty and Heathrow T2B for BAA.
McGee's strength lies in the diversity of its operations which provides its clients with an integrated ‘one-stop shop' thanks to its ability to use its own resources across all disciplines. From enabling a project site to the completion of the structure and finishes, McGee offers unrivalled service and efficiency to clients with corresponding cost and time savings.