Avant Homes was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards in recognition of its practices, achievements and commitment to providing excellent health and safety standards across all aspects of the business.

Commenting on the award, Avant Homes group health and safety director, Steve Foley, said: “We are extremely proud to have been presented with a RoSPA Gold Award for the eighth year in a row. It is an incredible achievement and is testament to the hard work and commitment to exemplary health and safety practices by everyone at Avant Homes.

“We are constantly striving to achieve the highest standards across all aspects of our business. This award demonstrates our ability to continuously raise our health and safety standards whether it be for our staff, contractors or customers.”

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, assesses achievements in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

The awards mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals are only presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level, over consecutive years.

Avant Homes employs more than 700 people and has five regional offices located in Stirling, Scotland; Sunderland, North East England; Wakefield, Yorkshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire and Nottingham in the Midlands. The company’s head office is at Junction 30 of the M1, near Sheffield.

Its 2017-18 financial performance saw Avant Homes leap 15 places in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 to become the UK’s 31st fastest growing private mid-market company.

For the year ended 27 April 2018, Avant Homes’ revenues were up 21 per cent to £447m driven by rapid growth in completions and a continued increase in its private average selling price. The group achieved 1,903 total completions, up 16 per cent on the previous year