Excellence in Engineering

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Awards 2013


Crofton is delighted to be named Business of the Year at the Kent Invicta Chamber Business Awards 2013.

The awards, which are now in their eighth year, aim to highlight the abundance of business excellence in Kent.

The awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 13th March, and saw a raft of Kent businesses coming together to celebrate business excellence in the county. The prestigious event was held at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, set within the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, and included a mindreading and illusion performance from magician Graham Jolley.  

Crofton is involved with a number major projects across Kent, such as Cheriton Sports Ground in Folkestone and William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, and is one of the fastest growing construction consultancies in the UK.

Jo James, chief executive of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce said: “This year we had a record number of entries for each category but what impressed us most was the quality of the applications received. The UK may be in the midst of economic turmoil but schemes like this demonstrate that those businesses that innovate and adapt to the changing environment are reaping the benefits.

“Crofton impressed our judging panel with its innovative and forward thinking approach which has resulted in significant businesses growth year on year, for the past three years. The company clearly displayed all the qualities that make business excellence and the Chamber is delighted to be able to formerly recognise its achievements,” James continued.

Steve Hale, Crofton’s managing director said: “Winning this award is a tremendous honour and is something that we would not have achieved without Crofton’s strong growth. We believe growth has been achieved via our focus on training and development, as well as through the appointment of a dedicated marketing manager in 2009.

This has helped to raise awareness of the company, and to build Crofton as a trusted brand amongst engineering consultancies.”