QTS Group takes home prestigious award for collaboration
QTS Group has won the UK Geotechnical Team of the Year at the 2023 Ground Engineering Awards for its work alongside Network Rail Scotland, COWI, Fairhurst and MHB Consultants.
Following a record year for entries, the collaborative team were announced as winners at the awards ceremony in London.
After review by a panel of over 70 expert judges, the team was chosen in recognition of work done on the CP6 Scotland Earthwork and Drainage Framework which included works in drainage, soil cutting, structural works and more.
Andy Steel, operations director for QTS Group, said: “We were honoured to have received the UK Geotechnical Team of the Year award. It’s fantastic to be recognised for the outstanding work done on the Renewals and Enhancements Geotechnical Framework by our dedicated team.
“Throughout the CP6 Framework, we strived to deliver exceptional geotechnical solutions and services, pushing the boundaries of innovation and ensuring the highest standards of quality. This award is a testament to the hard work, passion, collaboration and commitment that each member of our team has demonstrated.”
Mark Wilson, project manager for Network Rail, said: “Winning the UK Geotechnical Team of the Year Award is a remarkable achievement and a real testament to the whole team’s collaborative approach in working successfully together over a number years.
“I am extremely proud of what the team has achieved, they are all fully deserving of this accolade and recognition. To win this award category against an extremely high calibre of industry-wide competition is outstanding. Everyone involved in the success of this team should take a lot of pride in receiving this acknowledgement from their industry peers.”
The GE Awards brought together close to 1,000 clients, contractors, designers and geotechnical experts for a glamorous evening of celebration, recognition and networking.