Portview Fit-Out is ‘top of the world’ after proving its international credentials once again by sweeping the boards at two prestigious UK and International industry awards where it won three major accolades.
The Belfast-based company, which works for many of the world’s top brands, was revealed as the winner in the Contractor of the Year category of The Global RLI Awards 2014 which was held at a glittering ceremony in London’s National History Museum. And there was more success to follow for Portview Fit-out when it lifted Gold and Silver at the UK’s Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) Awards.
Simon Campbell, Managing Director at Portview Fit-Out, said of the RLI and AIS wins: “The Global Award is important in terms of raising our profile on the international stage and given that we are working with some of the world’s leading brands this recognition will help cement Portview’s position as a large, pan-European company. Given the nature of the competition we faced, which included companies that are multiple times our size, winning the Contractor of the Year category proves we can compete at the highest possible level.”
Portview Fit-Out has also won Gold at the AIS Awards for its exceptional work at leading drinks emporium, The Whisky Shop, London, in the Retail and Leisure Category and Silver for Mermaid Maternity Retreat, also in London, which provides luxurious, boutique-hotel style accommodation for mums and mums-to-be in the Healthcare and Education category.
Commenting on the AIS awards, Simon added: “There is also an element of satisfaction for Portview as a company to show what the great work our people are capable of, the quality of our workmanship and to receive this level of recognition in two different categories is doubly pleasing.
“Winning these top industry awards adds another string to our bow while allowing us to reinforce and build on all the other accolades we have won so far. You are only as good as your last job – but it certainly helps build credibility when you are recognised as an international player in the competitive retail and leisure sectors.”
The shortlist for the Global RLI Awards included some of the world’s top retail names and most talked-about international retail projects from places as diverse as Saudi Arabia, Dubai, China, Turkey, Czech Republic, Seychelles, UK and Portugal. Portview was the only company from Northern Ireland to feature on the shortlist.
Previously Portview Fit-Out took the Retail prize in the NAS Design Partnership Awards in 2013 for The Whisky Shop in London and the Leisure Award for the Knightsbridge-based Montreux Jazz Café.
Portview Fit-Out works for many of the world’s top high-end retail brands throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and in the US