2015 MBOY Awards

  1. Master Builder of the Year

The PR team at Ridgemount have signed off on a very successful Master Builder of the Year campaign end. Into its 12th year, the awards ceremony and media coverage generated was a delight to the Federation of Master Builders, its members and our team.
Taking on bigger and more diverse challenges was the key to achieving pleasing results. Success this year, an audience reach of more than 10 million people was only made possible with the assistance from the whole team. Coverage came in from several different media this year and a huge highlight came with the post award interviews on national television and radio. Coverage numbers were boosted with regional and national print press and broadcast media.


Months of hard work prior to the event gave FMB members a spot in the limelight in their local and national media.


Here is what a few of the winning FMB members said about the press coverage gained and the effect it had on future business.

Ben Lang, commercial director at Stonewood Builders (FMB), employer of Apprentice of the Year Steven Davey said: "I thought that the coordination from the Ridgemount team was extremely professional and we enjoyed the additional exposure," said Lang. "We certainly felt like we were very looked after by the team and by the FMB."

Ian Henderson from Hende Building Services, winner of the Heavenly Builder of the Year award for 2015 said: "The Ridgemount PR customer service has been first class and the additional press coverage has certainly increased our work enquires. 
"I was particularly impressed with your professionalism and attention to detail, when speaking with you, and arranging appointments for photo shoots, etc."

Finally to the overall 2015 Master Builder of the Year winner, Robin and Debi Sporn from Sporn Construction gave this account of their dealings with Ridgemount PR staff:

"Following winning the much coveted award of Master Builder of the Year 2015, we were amazed at the media coverage that swiftly followed. From the BBC National newspapers and glossy home magazines, the coverage of our achievement was very detailed," Debi Sporn said. 

"We also very much appreciated the professionalism of Ridgemount PR who seamlessly liaised between ourselves and relevant media professionals. We have already received enquiries as a result of the coverage and indeed most welcomed congratulations. We would like to thank the whole team at Ridgemount PR."

After a fantastic event we were delighted with the coverage statistics that we were able to gain for both the FMB and for its members. This was an exciting event to take part in, one that we look forward to starting again. Comments made by the FMB team working on the Master Builder of the Year awards after the event put the cherry on top for Ridgemount PR. 

A happy client is what we always hope to achieve. "Your commitment to the whole awards process was second to none and we quite literally couldn't have delivered the event without you. Not only did you achieve fantastic coverage for the FMB, you also helped ensure the event itself ran smoothly and took much of the burden from our shoulders." Sarah McMonagle said.  "We have all thoroughly enjoyed working with you on MBOY over the past year and can't thank you enough for the support you've given to us as well as the media coverage you've managed to get for us," Francesca Chappell said.

Posted by Mitch Hyde