Birkenhead-based MAC Roofing, dominated this year’s IMA Awards at a luncheon held at the Institute of Directors, London in mid-June.
The IMA (Intelligent Membrane Association) is BMI’s network of Icopal-approved contractors, and this year members vied for awards across six product categories. In the event MAC Roofing picked up three awards in the Eco Activ, Single Ply and Liquid Waterproofing categories for projects at Alexander Palace, the Menai Science Park in Bangor and the R7 mixed-use building in Kings Cross, London.
Mitie Tilley (Bristol), Tandragee Roofing and Avonside (Worthing) won the Reinforced Bitumen, Green Roof and FTP/Decra Metal Tiles categories respectively. Mitie Tilley (Bristol) achieved a high quality installation at 800 Aztec West in North Bristol, Tandragee Roofing secured its win with IQ Elgin Place, a new build student accommodation project while Avonside (Worthing) completed the Cowfold Community & Sports Pavilion to top its category.
Mitie Tilley’s Mitch Ashmead picked up the Craftsman of the Year award most notably for his very detailed work on the 800 Aztec West project.
This year there was an additional award for an outstanding contribution for services to the IMA. This went to Neil Harrison, the IMA Chairman, in recognition of over 22 years of service and dedication to the association and the roofing industry in general.
Neil has been instrumental in the IMA’s success, its continued growth and of course its very existence since its birth in 1996.
The afternoon culminated with a hugely moving and absorbing talk from former Royal Marine, Mark Ormrod, who described his journey from being blown up in Afghanistan, losing three limbs in the process, to his current role as campaigner, motivator and general champion of charities helping disabled servicemen. No surprise that he received a standing ovation at the end.