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Nuaire crowned the winner of Building Awards ‘Proud to Help’ award

Winner Of The 2020 Building Awards

We’re delighted to share the news that Nuaire has been crowned the winner of the 2020 Building Awards ‘Proud to Help’ category for our impactful work in the battle against COVID-19.

The category, ‘Proud to Help’ was launched this year to recognise businesses that exceeded in the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, doing what they could to help others in times of crisis and demonstrating their ability to rise from the challenge with a hunger to succeed and grow.

With news of the pandemic arriving earlier this year, we joined the battle against COVID-19 early into lockdown once implementing our own internal processes that protected the safety of our team and clients. From this, we recognised the crucial need for our services amongst private companies and public services and wanted to do everything we could to help, with particular focus on the NHS.

As more information came to light about the virus and the positive impact good air quality has on patient recovery, we were keen to offer our support to the NHS through the difficult months that followed.

In April, we donated our energy-efficient ‘Dave’ extract and supply fan to the Neville Hall Hospital in Abergavenny. Recognising the urgency for the installation, the team took just two days to complete the project – from initial product requests to its safe delivery at the hospital.

We then collaborated with other hospital and field units across the country, including the Bluestone National Park Resort’s COVID-19 recovery centre in Pembrokeshire and Bay Studios Swansea, supplying the largest units we had ever built – Goliath AHU. Also working alongside NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, we dispatched 12 large ‘Airmovers’ to the site within 48 hours and supported the WRU training facility in the Vale of Glamorgan, donating two ‘Airmover’ units with fan value of £16,000.

Nuaire’s Managing Director, Wayne Glover said: “We are delighted that our team has been recognised by Building Awards for the work that we’ve done throughout the pandemic to put key worker safety and patient recovery first. From our engineers to our procurement and production team, we were quick to roll up our sleeves and get involved, and our team was working around the clock to play our part in reducing the spread of the coronavirus. “On a global scale, we have all been faced with new and difficult challenges throughout 2020, and we recognise how privileged we have been to offer our support and expertise during this time, and we were proud to do so.”

“Our expertise lies in air quality but when we saw the real impact of the PPE shortage, we knew we had the expertise and equipment to intervene. We worked within government guidelines, meeting the Essential Health and Safety Requirements of the “Personal Protective Equipment REGULATION (EU) 2016/425” using BS EN 166:2002 as the harmonised standard for compliance, along with aBSI approved technical COVID standard. Plus, they also passed the British Standards Institute’s PPE for Healthcare Professionals 2020/403 – Eye Protection Technical Specification with a Module B certificate that’s valid for five years, meaning they will last beyond the pandemic, reducing the volume of single-use plastics during this time.”

But that’s not all. We also recognised the shortage in NHS-approved PPE face masks and worked hard to find a solution, committing to producing 100,000 face masks alongside the wider Polypipe Group, a donation worth over £25,000.

The desire to help others in a great time of need is what the ‘Proud to Help’ award recognised Nuaire and all other finalists had achieved. The judges described this as a time where ‘the industry rallied together, united in the face of a common adversary’. It was a time where industry professionals left their badges at the door and became one team.

To watch the full 2020 Building Awards, please visit https://building-awards.com