Innovations & Excellence

Shepherd companies have a long tradition of innovation and excellence in their wide spectrum of operations.

These are just a few of the highlights.

  • Invention of the PORTAKABIN jack-leg modular accommodation concept
  • Major contribution to site welfare with introduction of the PORTALOO toilet concept
  • UK pioneer in Design and Build, single-source responsibility contract procurement format
  • Innovative foundation techniques helped to save York Minster for posterity
  • First national contractor to win ‘Investor in People’ Award, since repeatedly renewed
  • UK premier National Training Award for Shepherd Construction
  • Manufacturing Industry Award for ROTOFLO materials discharge system
  • Queen’s Awards for both Technological and Export Achievement to Portakabin
  • Introduction to the UK of safer hydraulically-operated trench shoring systems
  • First 20-year structural/5-year product warranties for modular buildings
  • Technical market leading advanced equipment shelter solutions for telecoms industry
  • Design Council and Civic Trust Awards and ‘Millennium Products’ status for LILLIPUT modular nursery
  • Invention of a practical portable cement silo for the UK market, with Patented weighing and discharge equipment
  • YORKON steel frame modular building system for pioneering affordable housing and largest UK factory-built hospital scheme
  • SES – ‘Specialist Contractor of the Year’
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