A CONSTRUCTION firm has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Asbestos removal experts Merryhill Envirotec have been nominated for a prize in the Constructions New Specialists’ Awards.

The Romsey-based company is among the seven companies battling it out in the category for health and safety excellence.

Paul Fox, managing director, said: “Asbestos removal is a specialist area and to be recognised as one of the safest operators is a great reflection on our methods and our staff.”

The winner of the award will be announced on March 26.