Entries for the “In Search of Excellence” competition by Polyflor South Africa exceeded expectations.

After receiving an overwhelming response to their “In Search of Excellence” competition with entries in all three categories exceeding expectations, Polyflor South Africa officially imposed a competition entry cut-off on 15 July 2015.

The Architect and Client entries were evaluated by a panel of eight judges made up of Denver Coleman and Ryan Falkenberg from Polyflor South Africa, Mark Scull and Thomas Rollo from Polyflor UK, Architects Jacques and Michelle du Plessis, Darren Leishman from Penquin Advertising and Roxanne Mancini from FLOORS in Africa magazine. The scores were tallied and the winners declared.

The Flooring Contractor entries were evaluated by Denver Coleman, Charles Davids and Leroy Arendse of Polyflor SA’s technical department.

The results have been externally audited by Haig Randall and Associates.

“The standard of the entries was very high,” says Tandy Coleman Spolander of Polyflor SA. “The judges certainly had their work cut out for them. It has been wonderful to see so many of our clients enthusiastically and proudly submitting their projects.”

The winners will visit the Polyflor UK factories that make heterogeneous, homogeneous and safety flooring, as well as tour the warehouse and head office facilities. They will also be visiting Gradus to experience their extrusion plant, matting manufacture and vast range of wall protection products. “As part of the tour, we will spend a weekend in Newcastle and will attend the Springboks vs Scotland game of the Rugby World Cup,” Tandy highlights. “The tour will leave Johannesburg on 1st October 2015 and return on 9th October.”

After all the judging, collating and scrutinizing of the very close results, Polyflor South Africa is proud to announce the following winners:

ARCHITECT CATEGORY:
Heloise Urry from Graceland Architects for Mediclinic Midstream

CLIENT CATEGORY:
Adrian Breckenridge from Spar for Spar Eagle Canyon

FLOORING CONTRACTOR CATEGORY:
Pieter du Plessis of Flor Pro for Toys R Us, Wonderboom,Pretoria

“Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to all our participants,” Tandy concludes. “It has been fantastic to see all your wonderful projects.”