KIDDERMINSTER solar energy specialist Eco2Solar has been named National SME Construction Company of the year at the National Constructing Excellence Awards 2012.

It comes after the firm, based at Hoo Farm Industrial Estate, was named a regional winner in the West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards in July, taking it forward to the national UK finals.

Eco2Solar beat off competition from eight other UK regional finalists to win the industry accolade at the national finals in London.

Organised by Constructing Excellence, the award recognises the firm’s continued developments, growth and best practice in providing solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and heat pump system installations for a range of commercial, social and domestic clients throughout the West Midlands and UK wide.

Managing director Paul Hutchens said: “To be acknowledged for our services and growth in the West Midlands was already a tremendous achievement for us but to be recognised on a national level is really the icing on the cake and it’s a real vote of confidence in what we do.

“Despite the challenging economic climate, we have continued to work hard and remain at the forefront of our industry and this award is a fantastic testament.”