OnSite, a leading provider of specialist engineering services, has announced that it has been awarded the prestigious title of Contractor of the Year at the Water Industry Awards 2023. This accolade recognises the company’s exceptional achievements, innovation, sustainability efforts and commitment to its employees.
Onsite now operates on 22 national water sector frameworks, which is a 25% increase on the previous year. Working with all UK WASCs, WOCs and non Ofwat-regulated water companies, the company has established a strong presence in the industry. Turnover has soared to an impressive £100 million, marking a 25% growth compared to the previous year and a 37% growth over the past two years. This expansion has been driven by the company’s ability to deliver results across multiple performance targets, including leakage reduction, water conservation, flood risk mitigation and pollution reduction.
The company has formed exclusive partnerships with international technology providers, bringing cutting-edge solutions to the UK water sector. One such example is the introduction of Kando, an international wastewater analytics product that identifies pollutants in sewers. This ground-breaking technology has been successfully trialled by three water companies, with ongoing projects aiming to identify pollutants, polluters and prevent future occurrences.
Additionally, OnSite has partnered with Phoslock Environmental Technologies (PET) to improve excessive richness of nutrients (including phosphates) in a lake or other body of water.
The company has also made significant investments to reduce it’s fleet’s environmental impact, employing the ‘Lightfoot’ data-led driver coaching technology and fleet telematics system, resulting in a 29-tonne reduction in CO2 emissions within four months. OnSite has also introduced environmentally friendly sewer CCTV vehicles with integrated solar panels, reducing noise pollution and carbon emissions. By leveraging AI-powered software, such as VAPAR, the company has increased efficiency in pipeline inspections, minimising time spent on site and providing added value to clients.
Simon Dray, Managing Director of SSI, Water, Waste and Infrastructure, expressed his gratitude and excitement, stating:
“This is an incredible recognition for the OnSite team, a business with ambition, a first-class leadership team and an industry track record to prove its pedigree. A huge thank you to all the employees and for the recognition from the Water Industry Awards panel of members.”
The Water Industry Awards 2023 serves as a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the remarkable achievements of companies within the water sector. OneSite’s win as Contractor of the Year showcases its industry leadership, innovation and commitment to sustainability and employee development.