Commercial fit-out and refurbishment specialist Butler & Willow has been awarded the People Development Award at the 2019 East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.

The awards honour the best of the region’s built environment and are open to both public and private sector organisations/projects.

Butler & Willow – which operates from its fully working showroom, mid-way between Nottingham and Derby in Long Eaton – received the People Development Award as recognition of the company’s commitment to developing and supporting its team and attracting new entrants to the industry.

The firm impressively demonstrated the different ways in which it invests in and develops its workforce, attracts new talent, works with the community and champions equality and diversity.

James Willow, managing director of Butler & Willow, said: “This award is especially important to us since our main priority is making sure our team feels supported and empowered. We recognise that investing in our amazing people, continually aiding development and providing encouragement creates a fulfilling working environment and a happy, motivated workforce which consistently upholds our values alongside our renowned reputation.

Serving both large multi-national and independent enterprises for over the past 25 years, Butler & Willow designs and installs tailored, effective workplaces that are more than just ‘places to work’ but places ‘people want to be’.

Alongside completing impressive projects for companies such as technology company ERT, software developer e-days, IT solution provider Retail Assist and business advisory firm Mazars.

The firm recently announced a number of new project wins, including for the UK’s largest independent car retailer Motorpoint (see photograph at top of page), business advisory firm Smith Cooper, global logistics provider DSV, law firm Elliot Mather, and talent recruitment firms Talk Staff and SF Group.