News & Events > MACS Win Industry Recognition at CITA Awards Dinner

MACS Plasterboard Systems were singled out for recognition at the Construction Investing in Talent 2016 awards during a black tie awards dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

MACS were among seven finalists including Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture, CGL, Engineering Construction Industry Association, BWB Consulting, Keepmoat and SGN to win the Best Learning & Development Initiative.

The MACS entry into the awards competition was focussed upon the in-prison training initiative that MACS (supported by Saint Gobain, British Gypsum and Gibbs & Dandy) are currently running at HMP Highpoint, a Category B&C facility housing 1,000 prisoners in Suffolk.

The competition judges awarded MACS Plasterboards with a “Highly Commended” distinction for its entry and MACS were singled out for recognition at the event.

“Tonight’s recognition by the industry at such an impressive event is humbling and a tribute to all those who have worked with the MACS team over the past year to make this initiative such a resounding success,” said MACS Chief Executive Tom McLoughlin, who was present at the awards dinner to accept the accolade.

“The recognition of our project being singled out by the judges as “Highly Commended” is a reflection upon the professionalism and commitment shown by the MACS training staff who have given their time and energies to train prisoners who want to get back on the right side of life.”

McLoughlin added, “the HMP Highpoint initiative is a collaboration of MACS suppliers including Saint Gobain, British Gypsum and Gibbs & Dandy. Without their generous support we could not have launched the initiative.”