Portakabin has been named UK private business of the year at the UK Private Business Awards in London, sponsored by PwC and running for its sixth year.
It is the leading manufacturer of modular buildings and off-site construction solutions, delivering over 50 million square feet of building space over the last 50 years. It employs over 1,700 people and operates across Europe.
Brian Henderson, partner and UK Private Business Awards’ leader at PwC, said: “Many congratulations to Portakabin for winning the flagship Private Business of the Year award. The Group has a fantastic heritage and has a long-standing pivotal role in both the UK construction industry and in British manufacturing. It continues to be the pioneer in modular buildings and in breaking new ground with the speed, scale, complexity, efficiency and sustainability of its off-site solutions.
“The UK Private Business Awards recognise achievements and the important contribution that entrepreneurs and private businesses make to their communities and the UK economy. The finalists were selected from over a thousand entries from private businesses across the UK and reflect the increasing diversity in the business landscape. The winners demonstrate how the UK’s private business sector is innovating and growing across a wide range of industries.”
Derek Carter, Chief Executive of Portakabin, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive such important national recognition for this fantastic business and for our colleagues across the UK. The award celebrates the hard work, talent and commitment of all our employees, and the Shepherd family who have supported the business for more than 50 years.”