Cooper Fire takes best manufacturer category at Project SLAM Charity Awards
Cooper Safety specialises in products designed to save lives and protect property in commercial and industrial facilities. The Fire business unit has been awarded Best Manufacturer of the Year 2009 for project SLAM and also received joint third placing in the Innovations category. The award was presented by Ross Maynard Operations Director for Lorne Stewart - Electrical and Mechanical Services Engineers for the project.
The winners of the awards are voted by Office and Site employees of Lorne Stewart, so to be selected as a winner Cooper Fire had to over achieve on various MOD sites throughout the UK along with various Lorne Stewart offices. There are many manufacturers supplying SLAM sites with building materials, electrical, mechanical and plumbing products, so the criteria for the award is not just about product quality and value for money, but also
about all round support of the project including deliveries, project management, commissioning and after sales support.
“This is a highly contested category and one which Cooper Fire is very proud to have won” stated Tony Jameson when receiving the award on behalf of Cooper Fire.
Project SLAM (Single Living Accommodation Modernisation) is a contract for providing single living accommodation for the Ministry of Defence. The objective to help Service personnel feel valued has influenced it design philosophy and since the contract award 4 years ago, 70 individual projects delivering over 12,516 bed spaces have been completed as of 1 April 2009, equating to the provision of more than one new bed space for every working hour. In addition a further 34 projects delivering some 6000 bed spaces are in the construction or design phases.
The Project SLAM Charity Awards started four years ago as a means for Lorne Stewart to foster teamwork amongst all parties involved in Project SLAM. A key factor in the success of Project SLAM is the integrated supply chain as Gary Edwards; National Frameworks Director, points out, “This is a very public way for Lorne Stewart to acknowledge and reward the hard work of our Supply Chain Partners. Without their commitment to supporting our passion for an integratedsupply chain and our demand for effective teamwork, we would not be enjoying the successes on Project SLAM.”
The event also acts as a fundraiser for SSAFA, the Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Families Association. The association was established in 1885 to help former and serving members of the United Kingdom armed forces and their families. A silent auction and raffle was held with prizes donated by Debut and Lorne Stewart’s Supply Chain Partners with £4,350 being raised. This brings to total raised since 2005 to £10,430.
Tony Jameson accepting the award
on behalf of Cooper Fire