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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN) will receive 50 awards at this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards.

NGN distributes gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses to cities and towns including Newcastle, Darlington, Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, Hull, York and Carlisle. It also provides the region’s rapid response team when a smell of gas is reported.

A total of 54 NGN sites across the North East, Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire were nominated for an award, with 50 sites being confirmed as award winners.

The type of award (gold, silver or bronze) will be announced on the night of the Awards ceremony in Spring 2019.

Since 1999, the CCS has been rewarding the UK’s most considerate sites for the contribution they have made towards improving the image of construction.

It looks at the measures a site has put in place to be more considerate towards local neighbourhoods and the public, the workforce and the environment.

All NGN projects scheduled to take more than six weeks to complete are registered with the CCS and NGN is now rolling out CCS principles to all sites, including Emergency & Repair and Connections projects.

Tim Harwood, Head of Programme Management for Northern Gas Networks, said: “The fact we have received so many nominations and awards this year is testament to the hard work of our teams, who strive to make sure all our sites observe CCS best practice in terms of appearance, protecting the environment, safety, valuing the workforce and respect for neighbouring communities.

“As the first gas distribution network to sign up to the CCS, this achievement shows the commitment NGN has made towards ensuring our works have minimal impact on communities and that we’re delivering the best experience we can for our customers and our engineers. I’m incredibly proud of all our colleagues who have worked so hard to produce such excellence.”

NGN is dedicated to maintaining its high standards on site, both for its customers and contractors. The company is constantly monitoring best practice and in doing so, regularly improving its processes and site efficiency.

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