In­ter­na­tional in­no­va­tion award

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Ful­ton Ho­gan has been recog­nised with a ma­jor in­ter­na­tional award for in­no­va­tion, pick­ing up the Premier Award in the In­no­va­tion Achiever’s Award cat­e­gory as part of the UK based Char­tered In­sti­tute of Build­ing (CIOB) In­ter­na­tional In­no­va­tion and Re­search Awards.

New Zealand chief ex­ec­u­tive Robert Jones says the com­pany is proud to re­ceive this ex­ter­nal recog­ni­tion for its over­all pro­gramme to en­cour­age and de­velop in­no­va­tive ideas from its 6,000-strong work­force, whether it’s from the work­ers on the front-line or from one of our back of­fice teams.

Chloe Smith, na­tional in­no­va­tion man­ager, says the com­pany’s in­no­va­tion pro­gramme has a strong in­dus­try ground­ing backed by more tech­ni­cal re­search where re­quired.

“Our in­dus­try base means we’re iden­ti­fy­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and in­vest­ing in im­prove­ments sug­gested by our teams who are out there ‘do­ing it’. With the in­no­va­tion grounded in the re­al­ity at the front­line, we get strong early ev­i­dence if the in­no­va­tion is go­ing to make a dif­fer­ence and can be ap­plied else­where to im­prove best prac­tice busi­ness-wide.

“This award ac­knowl­edges the value of hav­ing an open fo­rum for the col­lec­tion and de­vel­op­ment of in­no­va­tive ideas from our staff across all lev­els of the or­gan­i­sa­tion."

Ful­ton Ho­gan faced up against teams from as far afield as Hong Kong and Malaysia.

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