Sudbury firm shortlisted for national award

WELL DESERVED: Peter Wilson hailed recognition as 'fantastic news'.
WELL DESERVED: Peter Wilson hailed recognition as 'fantastic news'.

A Sudbury company is celebrating after being nominated for a top award at a London ceremony.

Echo Barrier, which is based on Woodhall Business Park, was unable to clinch first place in the Innovation in Safety category at the Infrarail Awards.

But technical director Peter Wilson said the firm’s top-three finish was a fantastic achievement.

The company, which specialises in noise reduction barriers at construction sites, was nominated for its work with the likes of Balfour Beatty and the track partnership on the London Underground.

Mr Wilson, who headed up a team representing the company at the awards evening, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised at a national level for the work we have undertaken in the rail industry.

“To have made the final three in such a competitive category is just reward for our hard-working team, who have taken what is a relatively new product in the market and made it a vital part of site management.

“The competition was tough, so to have made the final three is fantastic news.”

As well as noise reduction, the acoustic barriers also minimise dust and debris.

Last week’s awards ceremony was hosted by former England football manager Kevin Keegan.