Stonbury Awarded Framework with South East Water

Stonbury are delighted to announce a new framework with South East Water for major Refurbishment, Cleaning and Inspection Stonbury have a long history with SEW, having carried out their reservoir cleaning contract for many years, alongside other major refurbishment schemes secured under individual tender. In 2013 both refurbishment and cleaning contracts were combined, where Stonbury secured the position as reserve contractor on the Framework. After 5 years as reserve contractor, Stonbury are incredibly pleased to have been awarded the position as main contractor within the Framework, running for an initial 5-year term from 2018 to 2023, with a 3-year option to extend to 8 years. The long-term strategy will allow both parties the opportunity to develop a new and fresh working relationship in meeting SEW’s challenging programme over the coming years. The Framework covers ‘all activities necessary for the cleaning, inspection, repair and maintenance of water retaining structures associated with SEW’s vessel maintenance and cleaning programme’ where Stonbury excel with 14 similar Frameworks with water companies across the UK. Jon Perryman, Stonbury Delivery Director responsible for the SEW Framework, comments “the Framework delivery model is ideal for both client and supplier and enables a long-term approach to providing service, in the first instance, but more importantly developing service levels through collaboration, cooperation and collective decision making. We are incredibly excited to be able to share our extensive knowledge of the challenges all our Framework clients face, delivering clean potable water to the public, that we have built up over decades and to ultimately become an added value partner to yet another very important Framework client.    Stonbury bring further skill sets and expertise to all relationships with our clients from design, optioneering processes, budgeting, planning, programming and of course construction services across the full supply network within the water sector and this inevitably ensures our clients ultimate goal.” Currently located from an office in Aldershot to service their Frameworks with Thames Water, Portsmouth Water and Sutton and East Surrey Water, the award of the SEW contract has reinforced further investment in the South East. Stonbury are currently refining searches for a new regional office to operate from, which will offer full client access to hotdesking and meeting capacity. South East Water have also offered hotdesking facilities from their Head Office in Snodland for such interaction and collective working, anticipated to bring huge benefits to the delivery model. The Framework mobilisation process is currently in progress, with delivery personal from the collective teams completing initial inaugural meetings to outline aspirations for the contract. Response has already been incredibly positive, confirming the strong ethos between Stonbury and SEW and making for a successful and exciting relationship.

Stonbury collaborate with Severn Trent for Community Portal

We are completing works at two Severn Trent Water sites which are regularly enjoyed by the general public We are currently working on both projects at Minchinhampton DSR and Elbury Hill DSR, both reservoirs are located within public areas, with shared access points and parking. In these circumstances, it is essential to keep the public and local residents informed of the works to be carried out and consider how this may affect them. Given the critical nature of the sites and the potential for an influx of phone calls from the local public, we offered STW the ITS Stonbury developed communications tool, Community Portal, as an additional means for reaching local residents. The Elbury Hill area is a popular destination for walkers/dog walkers, particularly during the early mornings and evenings, therefore it was particularly important to ensure local residents were made aware of any possible restrictions to the area.   The Community Portal is designed to ensure members of the public are updated with local project works through both visual and text updates. It was decided the most appropriate and efficient way to notify local residents of works to the area was by letter drop. Residents were informed of the plans to the area and information on how to follow for further updates as the works progress.  The Community Portal allows 2-way dialog, enabling local residents to ask questions through the mobile friendly site at any time. Any questions or concerns are resolved quickly and efficiently through the Portal, significantly reducing negative customer calls to the water company. For works to continue at Minchinhampton, local authorities have issued STW with a license to position welfare units and stores in public parking spaces on the outer area of the main site. Signage will be appropriately distributed around the area to inform the public of the works.  To access the Community Portal and view the latest update for Minchinhampton and Elbury Hill, please visit

Severn Trent Water annual Health Liaison Day

Stonbury were delighted to be invited to Severn Trent Water’s, annual Health Liaison Day and were pleased to deliver a short presentation on our services and highlight the information regarding the importance of the DWI Regulation 31 compliance Severn Trent saw a fantastic turnout of over 120 delegates, from Public Health and Standards, local authorities and representatives from other water companies. Representing Stonbury, James Stonor, CEO and regional team leader Mark Coope attended the event to share company initiatives in relation to public health and the supply of clean drinking water. Stonbury thanks Severn Trent Water for the organisation of the Health Liaison Day which was well received by all.

Wastewater Conference 2018

Stonbury pleased to exhibit at Wastewater 2018 The WWT Wastewater 2018 Conference & Exhibition is the UK’s largest wastewater event covering infrastructure, networks, treatment and sludge. The comprehensive, single-day event showcased the latest topics of the industry and tackled major wastewater challenges. Gathering over 250 industry professionals, Stonbury we’re pleased to exhibit in collaboration with BASF, for the launch of MasterSeal 7000 CR – 360 degree corrosion protection in wastewater treatment plants.   More on Waste Water

South Staffs WaterAid Ball 2018

Stonbury sponsors the South Staffs Water 'All that Jazz' WaterAid Ball 2018 We are delighted to report an incredible £62,000 was raised by the ball in support of WaterAid, with donations from the night contributing to clean and accessible drinking water across the world.  Hosted from the Hilton, St Georges Park, the Stonbury team had an excellent night. Thank you to all our guests that accompanied us for the evening in support of this great mission. Congratulations to Stonbury Director, Jon Perryman, the expectant winner of the drone bid! 

Fabrication Workshop Upgrades

Our in-house fabrication workshop in Crewkerne is undergoing refurbishment Now EN1090 approved, our workshop fabricates bespoke items from timber, mild and stainless steel. Typical fabrications can vary from debris screens, flood gates, equipment housing to bridges and jetty’s. Machinery is currently being moved and a new overhead gantry cane installed to facilitate the better movement of larger steel items and completed fabrications. Steel racks and storage areas are being re-sited to make more room and division walls erected to properly segregate the woodworking and metal working areas. Lighting, heating and local exhaust ventilation will be upgraded to improve the working environment throughout the warehouse. Once the refurbishment is complete, we look forward to expanding our scope of specialist supply and production to the UK Water Industry.

Turnover Growth

Stonbury are delighted to announce their financial review, for the year ended 30th June 2017 Another excellent year was achieved with 43% growth in turnover to £24 million, building on growth of 33% in the previous year to become the clear market leaders for the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of drinking water service reservoirs and water towers. A number of new build schemes were completed during the year, including their first new service reservoir near Burton-upon-Trent, for South Staffordshire Water. James Stonor, CEO, comments, “Our fantastic growth came from a clear focus on first class customer service.  During the year, we added three new frameworks to our already impressive roster of multi-year framework contracts that cover almost all of the water companies in England and Wales.”