We're Moving!

Stonbury has proudly operated from our Southern branch in Cranfield for the past 30 years As a result of company growth, we have now outgrown our premises and are pleased to announce that Stonbury Head Office will soon operate from Chawston, Bedfordshire. The new premises will allow more space for storage and workshops, additional office space, room for training, conference facilities and hot-desking for staff and clients. The new site is based just off the A1 with excellent transport links. We anticipate the move to be completed over the next few months. West Lancashire Alongside our head office transition, we have also reserved a unit on a new development by West Lancashire Borough Council in Skelmersdale. This will serve as a local base for delivery of our framework with United Utilities, this too should be completed over the next few months. For anymore information on our move or new facilities, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We are Hiring: Assistant Commercial Manager / Quantity Surveyor

Job Location: Bedfordshire Salary: £24,000 - £25,000 Due to continued expansion and planned future work flow’s, an excellent opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Commercial Manager / QS to be based at our Cranfield Office to commercially assist with the management of key client accounts on both our specialist refurbishment and civil schemes for the likes of Anglian Water, Affinity Water, Essex & Suffolk Water & Thames Water. Stonbury are a specialist company providing cost effective, high performance refurbishment and structural waterproofing solutions to the water industry. We manage a number of service reservoir and tower refurbishment projects throughout the UK. The Southern office operating predominantly in the M25 corridor, with individual project values ranging from £5k to £1.5million. The position will include the following: Assisting in receiving, surveying, inspecting Framework Enquiries and processing to quotations stage, including taking off quantities. Working with our Management teams on Site Surveys and Scoping new works. Tender & quotation pricing, assist in managing financial negotiations with both Framework & Non-Framework clients for both refurbishment and civil schemes. Processing sub-contract orders and payments, Internal Labour orders and payment allocations, cost reconciliation for scheme performance and monthly accounts using the SAGE accounting system. Assisting with the negotiations of variations, early warnings and compensation events under NEC contract change management processes. Internal Budgets and Scheme / Job cost control. Monthly interim Valuations & Final Account settlements including payment recovery. Assisting with managing area monthly operational accounts for nominated clients including turnover projections. Working closely within a Commercial Manager and Project Delivery team including Team Leaders, Project Manager and Site Agents. Academic qualifications are welcomed but not viewed as essential, a greater credence will be given to a proven tack record in construction and civil engineering commercial roles, particularly in the Water Industry. A level headed personality and an ability to deal with clients in a manner which contributes and builds on Stonbury’s excellent reputation as the number 1 contractor in this very specialist field. If you wish to be considered for this opportunity please send your CV in complete confidence to joannaterry@stonbury.co.uk or by post to Stonbury Ltd, 187c High Street, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0JB marked for the attention of the Commercial Manager. Stonbury operates as an equal opportunities employer.

Anglian Water IOS Exhibition

Stonbury were pleased to attend the Anglian Water IOS Market Stall day in Peterborough earlier this week We were joined by a varying selection of Anglian Water and IOS suppliers and contractors, some who were even lucky enough to bag one of our new Stonbury keep-cool water bottles! We would like to thank Anglian Water and IOS for arranging the day, it was great to meet many old and new faces.  If you would like to get in touch with any of the team you met on the day, our contact details are below:  We look forward to hearing from you Glenn Frew: Commercial Manager glennfrew@stonbury.co.uk Paul Dart: Project Manager pauldart@stonbury.co.uk Laura Su: Business Development Manager laura@stonbury.co.uk Sarah Hodgson: Brand Manager sarahhodgson@stonbury.co.uk

Lightning Fast Response

At Stonbury we pride ourselves on being able to react quickly for our clients wherever possible.  Our reactive cleaning and maintenance teams are familiar with this and demonstrate efficiency on a regular basis with planned maintenance works. An unexpected situation meant we were able to demonstrate this beyond our expectations. On a recent clean, Stonbury were called to assist Yorkshire Water on returning the asset to supply as quickly as possible. Reactively and with only two hours’ notice, we were able to gather a team of 7 staff to site by 4:00PM that Friday afternoon. The Stonbury team efficiently finished the works that afternoon, returning on the Saturday morning to complete final clearing of site.  Yorkshire Water praised Stonbury for their efforts and awarded each team member with Golden Helmet reward vouchers.  Yorkshire Water Engineer, Dave Axe sent his thanks to Stonbury, stating “it’s good to know when our backs are against the wall you can find the people to support us and complete the task.”

Stay Hydrated - Drink More Water

At Stonbury, the health and wellbeing of our staff has always been extremely important to us Earlier this Summer, we launched our new health and wellbeing campaign ‘Stay Hydrated’ encouraging our staff to, well… stay hydrated! Many of our staff and site operatives are fortunate to work in and among the great outdoors, however without regular water intake, they are especially at risk to dehydration and in hotter temperatures, heat stroke and exhaustion. As part of our campaign to promote good health and encourage drinking more water, we are very excited to launch our new Stonbury water bottles, making drinking water that one step easier. Alongside the water bottles, we have water coolers and campaign awareness posters in every Stonbury office, site and cabin. Check out these happy faces and remember to 'Stay Hydrated!'     

STONBURY: FOUR TEAMS ONE GOAL

Due to the continuing progression of the Company, Stonbury has re-organised into four regionally dedicated teams We are extremely excited by this initiative and believe that this will allow us to increase our client service level. Our customers now have dedicated points of contact to personally discuss all their business needs. The make up of the teams and their respective client bases are as follows: BLUE TEAM – Team Leader Richard Harrison – Clients: Yorkshire Water, United Utilities, Welsh Water YELLOW TEAM – Team Leader Bob McKinnie – Clients: Northumbrian Water, Scottish Region GREEN TEAM – Team Leader Mark Coope – Clients: Severn Trent, South Staffordshire Water ORANGE TEAM – Team Leader Stuart Brooks – Clients: Anglian Water, Thames Water, Essex and Suffolk Water, Affinity Water Stonbury Directors responsible for the operation of the teams are Jon Featherstone who will oversee Blue and Yellow and Jon Perryman who will look after Green and Orange. The Teams  Whilst the teams have primarily been set up to facilitate our existing frameworks, they have also been tasked with a Client Development role, identifying new and alternative opportunities within our clients' geographical areas. Any non-framework client, personnel or other framework contractor who requires advice on any scheme that we can assist with, can now contact the appropriate regional Director or Team Leader directly.  To make our management and site operatives feel proud to work within their teams, we have held a number of team event days, undertaking a diverse range of activities from ‘Go Ape’ through the forests, track days and even archery, clay pigeon shooting and axe throwing! We hope that the spirit created through these events will have a positive influence on how we conduct ourselves in the full range of disciplines involved in the delivery of our projects. It is important to stress, that all our teams are still expected to carry out their work to the same high standards in terms of safety, quality and ethics as mentioned by Stonbury’s Company Management System. In anticipation that all clients will notice a difference in the way we are conducting our business, we would appreciate any feedback, positive or otherwise, through our Client Portal.