Published: 30 Jun 2017

Tideway, the company delivering the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a 25km sewer urgently required to tackle pollution in the River Thames, is sponsoring the Emerging Talent Award in the CQI’s inaugural International Quality Awards. The awards ceremony will take place this November.

Tideway is aiming to deliver the project – one of Europe’s biggest – in a transformational way, both during construction and in the legacies it leaves behind. In total, the project is expected to create 4,000 direct sustainable jobs, with one in every 50 site jobs an apprenticeship. 

It wants to raise the level of understanding of quality at all levels in both its own organisation and the wider construction industry. It promotes the right behaviours, and governance, to meet its stakeholder and shareholder requirements.

“We want to improve productivity by promoting lean thinking and continuous improvement by working collaboratively with our contractors and supply chain,” said Karen Young, Head of Quality at Tideway.

By partnering with CQI, Tideway hopes to be at the forefront of the movement to bring quality to the forefront of our daily routines across engineering and construction.”
Karen Young, Head of Quality at Tideway

“The Emerging Talent Award fits perfectly with Tideway’s legacy commitment to inspire and up-skill a new generation in the construction industry. By partnering with CQI, Tideway hopes to be at the forefront of the movement to bring quality to the forefront of our daily routines across engineering and construction.”

Vina Bongiorno, Executive Director of Commercial Partnerships at the CQI said “It’s important to the CQI that our awards event partners are as passionate about the development of those within the quality profession as we are. The Emerging Talent award is designed to recognise the positive impact of up and coming quality professionals, at a critical stage in their career. We’re therefore delighted to be partnering with Tideway, as they realise their legacy commitment to the development and support of the next generation of quality professionals”