In each of the 23 categories in the award assessments there will be only one winner. Viewed rightly, however, every professional practitioner in the industry will be facing up to the question of how to grasp the opportunities presented by very rapid and unstoppable trends in client expectations, materials, methods, and the economic climate. What solutions can our businesses seize to ensure survival and growth? How can the challenges of Brexit become Great Benefits for Great Britain and our businesses?
Kinley’s, approaching 10th anniversary since inauguration is an opportunity to challenge the business direction and redefine it for maximum growth. The criteria for the Building Awards ‘Architectural Practice of the Year’ asked: - ‘how your firm has changed over the past 12 months, what your most innovative and exciting projects have been, and how you’ve solved problems and developed solutions. Whether you’re defining living and working space or the way we interact with our buildings, this award celebrates the best architectural practices in the UK.’
Innovation – thinking outside the box – throwing away the blinkers – a predominant word in many of the 23 categories in the awards scheme - and lifeblood to Kinley. Kinley’s new mission statement puts ‘Innovation’ in pride of place. Substituting sustainable and ecologically sound, recycled and recyclable aluminium edgings for the wasteful use of valuable timber resources in hard landscaping projects launched their environmental campaign. Winning that battle established the company’s ExcelEdge and AluExcel ranges as the market benchmark.
Kinley’s change of emphasis from problem solving hard landscaping products to a much more holistic approach to the entire external construction industry echoes the second strand of the Building Awards, Architects challenge.
Without diluting the company’s impressive range of decking and terrace surface and substructure products the new emphasis accelerates Kinley’s drive for greater interaction and collaboration with architects and landscape architects, academics and other professionals in identifying and developing ways to create enjoyable outdoor environments. Creative design in the outdoor environment industry already boasts a winner for Kinley with their acclaimed Raaft sustainable, stable, versatile and easily constructed terrace support sub-structures.
Resolving issues by supplying elegant and cost-effective solutions is already spurring further innovative answers to intractable design challenges. The Kinley enthusiasm for networking through seminars, CPDs, exhibitions and bespoke conferences aims to make every industry practitioner a winner!