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Yorkshire fit-out specialist secures chartered status

9 September 2020

A Cardinal fit out in Leicester University’s Lasdon Hall 

Bradford-based Cardinal takes up chartered status as firm turns 30

Cardinal Project Management is celebrating becoming a CIOB Chartered Building Company.

A family-owned company based in Yorkshire, Cardinal invests heavily through employee engagement, apprenticeship schemes and significant social value in the wider community. The accolade comes as it turns 30 years old. 

Michael Brearey FCIOB, construction director at Cardinal, is delighted with the new status. “This has been a number of years in the making and is something that we all, not just the directors but stakeholders at all levels, are extremely proud to have been awarded as it is a massive achievement. 

“Being recognised as a company that is able to uphold the integrity and professionalism of the CIOB is an incredible accolade which we will uphold. This is a massive milestone in the Cardinal journey and one that we will look back on for years to come as game-changing moment.”

David Newlove MCIOB, contracts director, agreed. “Achieving CBC status is something I have aspired to achieve ever since myself and Michael Brearey first met back in 2009 and started on our journey to becoming chartered members of the CIOB.”

The CBC status continues a run of success for Cardinal this year. The firm has won or is waiting to hear on a number of awards including: winner of RoSPA Silver Award; finalist in six different categories for NBCA awards (awaiting final decisions); finalist in Best Use of Technology in Construction at the Yorkshire Property Industry Awards (awaiting final decision); Green Apple Award winner, Green World Ambassador and put forward into the Green World Awards (awaiting final decisions).

It has been shortlisted in the Serving the Community Category for the International CSR Excellence Awards and its HSQE manager was shortlisted for a Construction Role Model Award.