Hope Construction Materials has won a prestigious health and safety award, the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) John Crabbe Award.

The trophy, which was presented to Amit Bhatia, founder and chairman of Hope Construction Materials, is awarded for outstanding excellence in health and safety.

To be eligible for the John Crabbe Award, Hope Construction Materials had to demonstrate excellence across four areas: leadership and engagement; worker involvement, management of contractors; and health, stress and wellbeing.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr Bhatia said: “The journey towards safety excellence is long, and not always straightforward, but every step along that journey is an important one. This success is a reflection of our progress on that journey and I am immensely proud of each and every one of my colleagues. I look forward to the next milestone on our journey.”

Nigel Jackson, chief executive of the MPA, added: “Congratulations to Hope Construction Materials on a safety performance that would be impressive for any company, let alone a business that’s still in the early stages of its development. On behalf of the MPA we applaud the safety spirit and ambition of everyone at Hope and wish them well for the future.”