H+H has received a 2012 Barratt Supplier Excellence Award, as part of Barratt Developments’ Supplier Conference in February 2013.

The award for Partnership and Innovation was presented to H+H’s managing director Mark Oliver by Barratt’s chief executive Mark Clare, in front of hundreds of the company’s top suppliers.

The award recognises how H+H has collaborated with Barratt to introduce Thin-Joint and other innovations into the AIMC4 consortium, a unique partnership based on volume production of low-carbon homes for the future.

H+H also worked with Barratt to develop solutions for designing homes providing cost-efficient aircrete solutions. H+H developed a bespoke thermal block for Barratt and achieved the highest levels of quality and customer service, measured using its quarterly site surveys.

This was the first time Barratt has held the Supplier Excellence Awards and only five companies received them. The Partnership and Innovation category was the last award of the night and a real highlight.

H+H is especially proud of the fact that Barratt sees the company as its most innovative partner, amongst a range of suppliers and a plethora of new products and solutions. This recognises that innovation is not just about launching new products; it is also about new ways of applying existing products and different methods of doing business.

John Adams, group procurement director for Barratt, gave a glowing testimonial: "H+H set a very strong example for others to emulate."