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Register to Attend the FPS Awards

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is pleased to announce that Members and Associate Members can now register to attend its Awards 2021, which are being held Friday 15th October, at 6:30pm at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel.

The FPS Awards, which will be hosted by well-known celebrity and mental health champion Ruby Wax, alongside FPS Chair Steve Hadley, is a chance to celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies of the FPS and their contribution to the Ground Engineering industry.

This year’s event will feature a prosecco and cocktail drinks reception, three course meal, with petite fours and live musical entertainment from operatic duo, Bella Voce. For the first time, the Awards will also feature an exclusive after party, which will be held in the hotel’s sleek and contemporary TwoRuba bar, fronted by DJ, Sim Corcel.

Open to FPS Members, Associate Members and clients, you can confirm your company’s attendance by completing a registration form, which includes the option to select your choice of starter, main, and dessert, as well as indicate any dietary requirements. The registration form also includes details of accommodation, travel, and parking.

The deadline for Award entry submissions is Friday 3rd September and Friday 24th September for registrations.

Download the registration form here:

For further information email Caroline Kratz on fps@fps.org.uk


Event Sponsors


Cleveland Steel

Supplying the piling industry with steel pipe since 1974. Circular Economy pioneers with steel reuse at its heart. Cleveland Steel combines the UK’s largest steel pipe stock with unrivalled in-house processing facilities so that you;  Reduce Carbon. Reduce Material Costs. Reduce Leadtime.

For more information please visit: www.cleveland-steel.com

John Lawrie Tubulars

John Lawrie Tubulars is a leading specialist in the supply and purchase of new and repurposed steel tubulars, casing and drill pipe. With a keen focus on a circular economy, we purchase steel tubulars from oil & gas associated industries and repurpose them as high-quality piles for the construction and civil engineering sectors globally.

For more information please visit: www.johnlawrie.com/tubulars

Cementation Skanska

Cementation Skanska is an internationally recognised specialist piling and ground engineering subcontractor. We provide first class solutions, and work for a wide and varied range of clients. We have an outstanding record of working across all market sectors, and developing industry leading techniques and innovations.

For more information please visit: www.skanska.co.uk

Acero Construction

Acero Construction – Committed to supporting the success of your piling project. An approved supplier to piling and construction companies across the UK, Acero Construction provides piling operatives and steel fixers to many industry-leading clients. Whether you’re looking for short or long-term contracts, Acero responds quickly to your requirements, providing flexible, tailored labour support to cover any skill, in any discipline.

For more information please visit: www.linkedin.com/company/aceroconstructionltd/ 

Casagrande UK

Casagrande UK is one of the leading suppliers of piling and drilling equipment to the UK foundation market. We are the exclusive dealer for the UK for a number of globally renowned manufacturers, and can supply and service a range of equipment including large diameter Rotary and CFA piling rigs, small diameter Drilling and Mini-piling rigs.

For more information please visit: www.casagrandeuk.com


Soilmec Ltd supplies new Drilling Rigs and Accessories to the drilling and foundation industry in the U.K and Ireland. The Soilmec range of machinery covers the field of foundations for piles, diaphragm walls, cased secant piling, micro piles, soil consolidation, tunnels, geothermal and also site investigation.

For more information please visit: www.soilmec.co.uk

Bauer Equipment

BAUER Equipment UK Ltd are the U.K & Ireland subsidiary of deep foundation equipment manufacturer BAUER Maschinen GmbH. Providing sales, after-sales service, and technical support to all UK & Ireland geotechnical contractors. Passion for Progress.

For more information please visit: www.bauer-equipment.co.uk


TOTAL are a leading British manufacturer of CARES approved pile cages & diaphragm walls. The company originated and has grown in the West Midlands, an area with a proud history in manufacturing, with a richly diverse population. We operate from four depots and operate our own FORS accredited transport fleet making deliveries nationwide.

For more information please visit: www.total-group.co.uk


Keller UK is part of the world’s largest geotechnical solutions specialist. We combine our global strength with local focus to respond to clients’ needs by offering a range of cost-effective ground engineering solutions across all sectors of the construction industry.

For more information please visit: www.keller.co.uk

F Brazil Reinforcements Ltd

Founded in 2007, F Brazil Reinforcements has become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of prefabricated pile and diaphragm wall cages. First operating out of our head office in Canvey Island in Essex, in 2021 this operation was expanded by the acquisition of a new production facility in Burton-on-Trent.

For more information please visit: www.fbrazilreinforcements.co.uk