Keyline has named its Milton Keynes site as Branch of the Year, after it recorded a huge year-on-year growth in sales for 2013.

The Milton Keynes branch also earned plaudits for its safety record over the past year. It has prioritised safety management on site, including traffic management and developing an overall safety culture to help protect staff and the customer. The branch didn’t record a single Lost Time Injury during 2013.

The judging panel was impressed by the spirit and engagement of the team as well. Milton Keynes Keyline consists of 12 members with a wide range of experience; one member of staff has been with the company for 37 years.

Kieran Griffin, managing director at Keyline, said: “Milton Keynes Keyline had an impressive 2013 and the team deserves recognition for its performance. On top of fantastic financial results, the branch has prioritised developing an overall safety culture, which forms an important part of the Keyline philosophy. The sales team possesses a strong wealth of knowledge and the workforce includes very experienced yard staff and drivers.”

Darren Newbury, Milton Keynes Keyline’s branch manager, said: “The team’s extensive local knowledge and strong sense of community spirit is a key factor behind our success. Milton Keynes is always a busy place and the construction industry is on the up.”