A BIRCHWOOD company has been celebrating a golden success at a prestigious awards bash.

Birchwood Park and Nuclear Engineering Services (NES) were among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.

The gold award was presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre.

NES is one of a growing number of nuclear businesses operating out of Birchwood Park in Warrington.

Warrington South MP David Mowat has praised the nuclear industry in Warrington.

 Andrew Cowell, commercial director at MEPC Birchwood Park, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and it’s great to see one of our occupiers being recognised in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

“We’re delighted to have won the RoSPA Gold Medal alongside the team at NES and are delighted to be celebrating this accolade together.”

NES head of function QHSE, Stephen Hughes, said: “We are delighted to win the RoSPA Gold Award for the second year running in recognition of our organisational-wide commitment to continuously improve and put safety at the forefront of everything we do. We hope to continue raising the bar for safety in our industry.”

The RoSPA Safety Awards are internationally recognised and have fast become one of the most sought after accolades from companies in a variety of sectors.

The awards recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work.

RoSPA’s awards manager, David Rawlins said: “Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as NES, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

This second Gold Award for NES clearly recognises their goal to continuously improve, their overarching occupational health and safety management system and strong leadership and workforce involvement.