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In search of excellence competition

Online since 5.11.2015 • Filed under Advertorial • From Issue 16 page(s) 202
In search of excellence competition

Local organisers have recently announced the winners of the flooring “in search of excellence” competition.

Polyflor South Africa has just announced the winners of the company’s In Search of Excellence competition. This was the first of its kind to be run by Polyflor, and aimed to recognize and reward clients, architects, designers and flooring contractors who completed projects between the 1st of January 2014 and the 30th of June 2015, using Polyflor flooring products and preferably also Gradus wall protection. ‘We received an overwhelming response in all three of the competition categories since we announced our call for entries in November last year. Both the quality and quantity of entries far exceeded our expectations,’ says Tandy Colman-Spolander, the company’s Marketing Director. Entries closed mid July, after which the judges began the difficult task of carefully weighing up each entry against a set of predetermined criteria. The final results were sent to Haig Randall & Associates for external and independent auditing. The judging panel was made up of Denver Coleman and Ryan Falkenberg (Polyflor SA), Mark Scull and Thomas Rollo (Polyflor UK), Jacques and Michelle du Plessis (architects), Darren Leishman (Penquin Advertising) and Roxanne Mancini (FLOORS IN AFRICA magazine). The flooring contractor entries were evaluated by Denver Coleman, Charles Davids and Leroy Arendse of the Polyflor technical department. ‘These judges had their work cut out for them as the standard was extremely high,’ Tandy says. However, after much deliberation and scrutinizing the very close results, the winners in the various three categories were announced:

• Architects category: Heloise Urry from Graceland Architects (Mediclinic Midstream Project)

• Client category: Adrian Breckenridge from Spar (Spar Eagle Canyon project)

• Flooring contractor category: Pieter du Plessis of Flor Pro (Toys R Us, Wonderboom Pretoria) These winners will be treated to an all-expenses paid, 9-day trip to the United Kingdom in October, where they will visit the Polyflor UK factories that make heterogeneous, homogenous and safety flooring, as well as tour the warehouse and head office facilities. They will also be visiting the Gradus Company to see their extrusion plant, matting manufacture and vast range of wall protection products. However, the biggest highlight of the trip will undoubtedly be spending a weekend in Newcastle and attending the Springbok vs Scotland match of the World Cup. ‘This has been an unbelievably positive experience thus far. It has been truly wonderful to see so many of our clients enthusiastically and proudly submitting their projects. We are looking forward to spending time with the winners during our forthcoming trip and will most certainly be returning home with great experiences and fond memories to share,’ Tandy concludes.

Polyflor South Africa

T +27 11 369 3500



Issue 16

Issue 16

November 2015

This article was featured on page 202 of
To Build Magazine Issue 16.

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