Old Town glazing company’s project aids war wounded
A LOCAL conservatory and glazing firm is hoping to build on its success after being nominated for a national award.
Spooner Brothers, based in the Central Trading Estate, Old Town, has been shortlisted for the G12 Awards following its work for Help For Heroes at Tedworth House, Tidworth.
They are up against two large national firms Pilkington UK and Alumet for the Glass and Glazing Industry’s annual G12 Awards in the Public Sector Project Of The Year category.
Spooner Brothers has been working for the charity for more than six months, renovating a derelict building which will become a state-of-the-art sports complex, part of a new rehabilitation facility for wounded war heroes.
Tedworth House, a Grade II-listed building and former officers mess in Tidworth Garrison, was restored by the charity at a cost of more than £20m.
This is the second time the company, which was started by Phil Spooner in 2004, has been nominated at the awards and they are hoping to better their runner up place two years ago.
Phil, 48, of Old Town, said “We’ve really enjoyed the Help For Heroes project and are thrilled to have reached the national finals with it.
“I think the fact that we were local to Tidworth gave us the edge and is why Help For Heroes selected us.
“It was a fantastic project, it was massive and was such a learning experience for us working with so many companies.
“We are up against two massive national companies but we are hoping that will work in our favour.
“Winning this award would add to our reputation for providing a high quality, professional service and give us all a boost.”
The winner will be announced on November 23, at the G12 awards presentation in London.
The awards will be hosted by comedian, TV and radio personality, Patrick Kielty.
Tony Higgin, the organiser of the G12 Awards, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to all the G12 Awards Finalists, and my thanks to everyone who entered.
“As always the judges were impressed with the standard of the entries which remains consistently high year on year.”