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Robertson Group earns CCS recognition

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Mike Petter, Considerate Constructor Scheme chairman and Gemma Nicoll, Robertson Group community development manager

Robertson Group has achieved Associate Membership status with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Recognised across the industry as a beacon of best-practice, CCS was established by the construction industry to improve its image. Registration with the CCS requires members to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. The scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole.

Robertson Group was recognised after it picked up eight Considerate Constructor Awards and was named runner up in the Most Considerate Site category at the 2014 National Site Awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

Robertson Group chief operating officer, Derek Shewan said, “We have worked incredibly hard over the last few years to be in a position to apply for Associate Membership. And to have been accepted at this level is testament to the team’s efforts. We’ve really elevated ourselves through the Scheme and it is very rewarding to say that our performance has been recognised at the highest end. Associates not only contribute – they help shape initiatives, making us a valued partner of the Considerate Constructors Scheme. We have gone from registering four of our construction arms to 11 registered businesses including our homes division over a 10 year period, which is pretty unusual in the industry. The decision to bring our homes division into the fold was a big step for us.”

Associate members must register all of their sites with the scheme; agree to work to the highest standards of consideration to the general public, the workforce and the environment; and promote the Scheme and its aims.

Considerate Constructors Scheme chief executive Edward Hardy said, “Robertson Group has demonstrated great commitment to improving the image of the industry and works hard to raise standards across each of its businesses. The Company clearly recognises the huge benefits of being members of the Scheme. We are particularly pleased that their homes division is registered with the Scheme as house builders form such an important part of how the construction industry’s image is portrayed.”

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