Public sector procurement specialist, LHC, hosted its anniversary event and awards ceremony on Thursday 13th October at The Brewery, London. The event bought together over 320 public sector clients, framework suppliers and partners to celebrate 50 years of excellence.

The lunchtime event, which was co-hosted by Sally Gunnell OBE, celebrated the success of LHC’s stakeholders and included an exclusive pre-event seminar programme for LHC clients, which focused on key topical issues, including Brexit, energy efficiency and off-site construction of housing in the public sector. The seminar sessions were followed by the LHC awards which were delivered to both clients and suppliers who have worked to deliver excellence.

Awards & Winners


Award Category


Delivering Excellent Quality


Delivering Excellent Service Award

Graham Roofing

Delivering Excellent Collaboration on Projects Under £250k

Amber Construction

Delivering Excellent Collaboration on Projects Over £250k

Kier Construction

Delivering Excellent Sustainability & Social Responsibility for Project Over £250k

Wates Living Space

Most Innovative use of Rebate in Scotland:

East Ayrshire Council

Most Innovative use of Rebate in England and Wales

Thurrock Council

LHC also presented a ‘Red Hat Award’ to Kier Construction, to give special recognition for their lasting contribution to LHC in delivering excellence to its clients and members.

LHC Director, John Skivington commented: “Over the last 50 years LHC has built a reputation for delivering excellent quality construction and refurbishment frameworks to the public sector organisations it serves. We were delighted to celebrate this with our clients and suppliers at LHC50. Congratulations go to all of our award winners and those who submitted entries. Special thanks go to Kier Construction for their lasting contribution to LHC.”

LHC Frameworks in numbers

LHC frameworks were used to purchase over £256,000,000 of products and services during the year ending 31st March 2016, a twenty two percent increase from £210,000,000 in 2014/15. Further information on LHC is available in the latest Annual Review available to download at https://www.lhc.gov.uk/about-lhc/annual-review/.

For further information on the event or for a copy of the seminar slides please contact Naomi Joyce, Marketing Manager: naomi.joyce@lhc.gov.uk.