TAC shortlisted for prestigious industry awards

TAC shortlisted for prestigious industry awards

Poole-based T.A Colbourne (TAC) has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry accolade at the Construction News Specialist Awards.

Selected from a record number of entrants, TAC has been chosen as a finalist for the Project of the Year (subcontract over £2M) Award, for the company’s involvement in the build of the Ben Ainslie Racing Building (BAR).

TAC began works in October 2014 to construct the steel structure framework and encasing envelope for the iconic building which is home to Britain’s America’s Cup sailing team. The team provided more than 700 tonnes of fabricated steel to produce a water tight envelope in record time, enabling the racing team to move in at the end of May as scheduled.

Director of T.A Colbourne Tom Colbourne said: “We are delighted to be recognised by the construction industry greats for our work on the innovative BAR building. This project is a shining example of what can be achieved by collaborative working and non-adversarial management techniques.

“When TAC was briefed for this project the design was far from complete, but despite this and the very exposed site, a dry envelope was achieved by February 2015. Overall this was a fantastic achievement by the team and the supply chain who should all be very proud.”

The next stage for the specialist contractors for commercial, industrial and public sector buildings is to present to a panel of judges made up of some of the leading names in the country’s largest construction companies and projects.

Now in its 12th year, the Construction News Specialists Awards are the only national awards which celebrate the very best specialist contractors in the UK.  With 18 categories, the awards aim to recognise and showcase the achievements of specialist contractors of all sizes and specialisms.

Construction News editor Rebecca Evans commented:  “Construction News is proud that its Specialists Awards are the only national awards recognising the achievements of specialist contractors, whose hard work and innovation fuels the success of the UK construction industry.”

The winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony among the industry’s elite on 24 February 2016 at the Hilton Park Lane.

For the full list of finalists go to: specialistsawards.cnplus.co.uk

Dorset based construction company chooses Liz Lean PR to manage its public relations



T.A. Colbourne Limited (TAC) in Poole has appointed Liz Lean PR (LLPR), to manage its public relations and help raise awareness of the organisation’s profile across the region and beyond.

A specialist contractor and subcontractor in the construction industry, TAC was established over thirty years ago and has become one of the leading companies in its field, designing, supplying and fitting the building envelope to commercial, industrial and public sector buildings.

The TAC team has worked on a number of high profile buildings across the south and south west, including the prestigious Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) headquarters in Portsmouth.

Owner of T.A. Colbourne, Tom Colbourne, said: “We are privileged to work on some notable schemes across the region and beyond; we believe that now is the right time to start openly sharing our news.  To work with an agency on our doorstep which has an understanding of the trade press and wider regional media was an important consideration for us. We look forward to a strong and newsworthy partnership with LLPR.”

LLPR managing director, Liz Willingham, said: “Our varied portfolio continues to broaden as we welcome T.A. Colbourne Limited into the LLPR client family – they are a leading light in the construction industry. TAC’s exciting projects lend themselves to attracting strong media attention and we will be working hard to raise their profile.”

For more information about T.A. Colbourne Limited, visit www.tacolbourne.co.uk or telephone 01202 716516.