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A Message from our MD

Another eventful and successful year is closing in bringing some of the coldest weather the country has experienced for many years. This follows one of the hottest summers on record. These extremes of weather highlight the fragility of our planet’s ability to provide comfortable conditions for human occupation. We have to question if what we hear about being done is sufficient to improve the environment for those who follow us or even to maintain the status quo? There are ongoing global events that distract our attention and for us to reasonably ask why, as we are such a small country with very little global impact, are we attempting to change things for the better. However, we must do our best whatever is happening around us and show leadership. Our social value and sustainability committee are showing the way, not just with fund raising for great causes,  but in organising important clean-ups and improvements for everyone to enjoy. As importantly, we are addressing the Net Zero Carbon agenda head on by working to help organisations like the Police, schools, public authorities, and hospitals reduce their impact on the environment by reducing their carbon footprint. All these changes will ultimately help us meet our national objectives in the shortest timeframe. Thank you to all involved and may there be more of the same in the future.

There has been recognition of many individuals for their performances throughout the year. I would like to thank you all for your endeavours which serve to cement our close relationships with our Clients particularly through the project management and site teams. It is through these relationships that we survive and thrive as a business with repeat orders, coupled with the quality of our delivery.

There have been new faces joining,  and some leaving, the business along with a few who have returned following a leave of absence. I welcome all new employees and hope you will enjoy working in your chosen area.

The year has also involved the introduction of new, and the ongoing development of more recently introduced, systems. These are starting to be embedded into the fabric of the business and will be of great benefit in years to come.

Our prospects for the future are looking very optimistic and I expect the company to continue to grow. This will create opportunities for individuals to develop and move up into more senior positions.

The Christmas and New Year break is an opportunity for everyone to spend time with loved ones and to enjoy a well earned break (well for most of us). Please take the time to relax and recharge your batteries for 2023. For those who are working due to necessity please find some time over the festive season to have a break and relax.

Finally, I just want to say a big thank you to for all your hard work and commitment in making 2022 so successful.

Enjoy the break and keep safe.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Green Card Awards at SAP3

The professionalism and high standards of the site management team at UWE SAP3 was recently acknowledged with two Green Card awards for Paul Wookey and Sam Spearing, with the following comments made:

  • Sam Spearing – Sam is on top of the working areas, which are consistently safe, clean and tidy.
  • Paul Wookey – Paul is all over the waste management, and all areas are safe, clean and tidy.

Congratulations both on your exemplary approach and we were thrilled to receive the feedback below from the UWE team.

I recently carried out a review of the M&E work areas and F P Hurley foremen are doing a great job in keeping working areas clean and safe and in clearing up after work is completed. As usual FPH have not let UWE down in terms of quality foremen. They are doing great work on site, and when asked can answer most of my numerous questions on the spot. Would you please personally pass on mine and UWE’s thanks to the team, it has been noted and appreciated.
Chris Ballinger
UWE Site Manager

Supply Chain Respect Award for Rhodri Jones

Huge congratulations go to Rhodri Jones who has won a Supply Chain Respect Award for Excellence from key client Bouygues UK. Rhodri picked up the award due to his exceptional performance as site supervisor on the Pencoedtre High School project in Barry, scoring highly in all aspects of the award criteria which included reliability, quality, innovation and responsibility.


The awards, which recognise Bouygues’ key supply chain partners who have gone above and beyond in supporting its teams on the front line, were held at Bouygues’ Cardiff office on the 21st October. Read more here.

Floyd Barrington Wins Monthly H&S Award

Congratulations to Floyd Barrington who won Galliford Try’s Monthly Health and Safety Recognition Award on the Assembly B project in Bristol recently. Floyd was recognised for his ‘proactive approach and attitude towards safety’ and was presented with a £20 B&Q voucher.

Galliford Try would like to thank Floyd for his high standard of safety management on site which is reflected in the way the mechanical team conduct themselves, he is a testament to FP Hurley's quality and we are grateful to have him on our team.
Henry Walsh
Project Manager

Welcome to Matthew Mallett

We have recently welcomed Matthew Mallett, Senior Electrical Engineer, to our growing electrical department. Matthew joins us with over 31 years of experience in the industry and has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. Originally from a site background, Matthew started his career as an electrical apprentice gaining first hand experience on many commercial sites before qualifying as an electrician. He later moved over to the design of electrical services and completed a HNC and HND in Building Services Engineering (Electrical) to support his progression. Matthew is currently studying for his Masters of Engineering (Energy and Sustainability) with The Open University.

Please join us in wishing Matthew the best in his new role.

Andrew Powell Joins us as Electrical Project Manager

We would like to offer a warm welcome to Andrew Powell, who also joined us last month, taking up the position of Electrical Project Manager. Andrew joins us with a wealth of experience in electrical project management and his previous role was a M&E Contracts Manager responsible for overseeing large commercial projects and managing a team of project managers. Andrew began his career as an electrical apprentice and qualified as an electrician before moving over to project management, which he supported by studying for his HNC in Building Services Engineering.

Please join us in wishing Andrew every success in his new role and we look forward to supporting him with all his future aspirations.

F P Hurley Helps Bridgend Tennis Club to Provide Facilities for All

At F P Hurley, we always strive to engage in community projects that deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the surrounding communities. One example of this is the recent community project carried out at Bridgend Tennis Club where an old kitchen area was completely redeveloped to create brand new showering and toilet facilities, which include disabled facilities and improved access for all.

Bridgend Tennis Club are a Community Interest Company who are a non-profit organisation with Community Amateur Sporting Club status. The Club recognised they needed to improve access and facilities for the disabled and that delivering customised changing, showering and toilet facilities was key to this.

Works included the installation of a disabled shower system, DOC M disabled toilet, WC, wash hand basins, below ground drainage and builder’s work which involved building brand new walls to repurpose the area.

The works were completed in just under 4 weeks and provided excellent learning opportunities for apprentices Keegan Thomas, Morgan Boobyer and Liam Gully who were supervised and managed by Paul Barham. Also our thanks go to Cameron Thomas who completed the majority of the pipework installation and to Sean Grabham and Alan Smith for the builder’s work.

We believe sport plays an integral role in the development of healthy and vibrant communities. The Club has the community at heart and their aim is to provide an environment open to all. The Club were delighted with the transformation and extremely grateful for the improved facilities.


Inspiring Green-Fingered Pupils to Grow Their Own

As part of the delivery of social value on the Genomics Project in Cardiff with Tilbury Douglas, we were delighted to donate a brand new polytunnel to Coryton Primary School in Cardiff. The polytunnel will be used by pupils during their outdoor lessons and as part of their Super Ambassadors programme pupils are looking forward to growing food to give back to the community.

Mr Gareth James, Headteacher at Coryton Primary School, said:

“We are so grateful for the generous donation of the polytunnel from F P Hurley. It is a great way to engage pupils with self sufficiency, sustainability and the environment from a young age. Pupils love spending time outdoors and the polytunnel will bring so many benefits. Learning about growing food is a great life skill and will help them to become more sustainable adults. It will also help to boost their science education, mental wellbeing and also provides additional outdoor classroom space. We are really looking forward to becoming more green-fingered and developing our gardening skills.”

Polka Dots Childcare Centre Community Impact Project

Also through the delivery of social value on the Genomics project, we assisted Tilbury Douglas with the community project at Polka Dots Childcare in Gabalfa, Cardiff, which aimed to refurbish the site and improve their toilet facilities. The childcare centre, which is located within Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, runs baby and toddler groups and after school childcare provisions which supports the nearby Gabalfa Primary School.

F P Hurley apprentices Dafydd Jones and Drew Watson were supervised by Paul Barham to carry out the works, along with help from Lloyd Paul. The works included the removal of the old toilet and wash hand basins and the installation of a new IPS system toilet and 2 wash hand basins with thermostatic mixing valves. The FPH team also moved an existing radiator to a new location.

Other members of the team provided a new floor within the centre and also redecorated to create a bright and engaging environment for the community.

Charity Sky Dive Raises £3100

We’re thrilled to announce that Liam and Tony’s charity sky dive has raised £3100 for LATCH and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital, with £1550 going to each charity. Liam and Tony took on the adrenaline-fueled charity challenge on the 25th November on behalf of our colleague John Davies and his son, Roman. Recalling the 15,000ft jump as ‘absolutely terrifying but an incredible experience’, both Liam and Tony were determined to see it through for Roman.

Since reporting our fundraising efforts the support has flooded in and we are extremely grateful for every donation. The Just Giving pages remain live and can be found here if anyone would like to donate further. Thank you for your support.



F P Hurley Pair up with Tilbury Douglas for Litter Pick

Well done to the site team at Genomics who recently took time out to litter pick around the surrounding area. F P Hurley teamed up with Tilbury Douglas to collect up litter on Longwood Drive which has a long standing litter problem. The team collected 9 bags of rubbish from the area helping to improve the local environment and contributing to the continual community effort that’s needed to keep the litter problem under control within the area.

Thanks to Carl Myerscough, Steve John, Eben Thomas, Drew Watson and Owain Lewis who volunteered to join the litter pick.

A Year of Giving

As the end of 2022 nears, we’d like to take the opportunity to report on some of the charities and organisations we’ve supported throughout the year. Whether its through a monetary donation, donation of goods/materials or volunteering our time we aim to give something back to the communities we work in. A few examples are listed below.


  • Ty Hafan
  • Paul Satori Hospice
  • Red Cross Ukranian War Appeal
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Children in Need
  • Llamau
  • The Elms/Pobl Group
  • The Wallich
  • Matthew’s House
  • North Bristol and South Gloucestershire Foodbank
  • Bridgend Foodbank
  • Cerebral Palsy Cymru

Sports Clubs

  • Vale United Football Club
  • Bridgend Athletic RFC
  • Brynceithin RFC
  • Penybont Gymnastics
  • Nantymoel RFC
  • Portishead U8s FC

Other Organisations

  • Memorial garden donation for Barry Waterfront School
  • Community Impact Initiative, Bridgend
  • The Lighthouse Club
  • Whitchurch High School, Cardiff
  • Keep Wales Tidy


We’re delighted to say that our fundraising efforts have amounted to over £6,500 in 2022, which has gone to Macmillan, LATCH Children’s Cancer Charity and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity.


Contract Wins

Since the last update, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve been successful in securing over £3.2 million in contracts in recent months. This includes contracts worth £1.2 million from Somerset County Council for two primary schools in the region. Other contract wins in the education sector have come from Neath Port Talbot County Council for further works at Tywyn Primary School and at St Peter’s Church of England School in Portishead for Beacon Education MAT. Contract wins in the healthcare sector include projects for BECT Building Contractors at the University Hospital of Llandough and the University Hospital of Wales, and several other orders from Swansea Bay University Health Board and Lewis Construction for works at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. HDS have also received an order from South Wales Police to carry out the Ty Thomas Police Car Ports project. Continuing our work in the blue light sector, we have also received the order for the enabling works at Dorset Police HQ from Willmott Dixon.

Dorset Police HQ

Contract Completions

Several projects have been successfully handed over recently and our thanks go to all the project managers and site teams involved. Congratulations go to Kevin Mills who has completed Project Rayko and also to Conway Jones who has handed over a number of healthcare projects for Swansea Bay University Health Board, Vital Energi and T Richard Jones. Our thanks also go to Adam Robinson, Robert Pengelly and Tony Smith who have all completed projects in the education sector. Hurley (Exeter) have also successfully handed over the Lopes Hall project at the University of Exeter, which involved the refurbishment of a listed building and a heating system upgrade, BMS controls and carpentry works. Thank you to Ian Lewis and the site team for their hard work.

Lopes Hall, University of Exeter


BESA National Awards

It was a night of celebration at the BESA National Awards in London on the 20th October. Congratulations go to Claire Pilcher who picked up the national award for Customer Service Person of the Year, and to the site team that delivered the Police Learning Centre project in Bridgend for South Wales Police, which received a ‘Highly Commended’ in recognition of excellence and the range of innovative solutions delivered on the project. A special mention also goes to apprentice Mike Joseph, who received a ‘Highly Commended’ for his commitment and progression through his H&V apprenticeship, and to Jordan Budd who was also a finalist after winning the regional award at BESA Cymru’s Awards in May 2022. To read more about the night, click here.

IHEEM Healthcare Estates Conference

We were delighted to attend the IHEEM Healthcare Estates Conference as an exhibiting company, held at the prestigious Manchester Central Complex on the 4th and 5th of October. The conference and exhibition, which is the UK’s largest event for the healthcare engineering sector, brings together those who design, build and manage healthcare facilities. F P Hurley attended as an exhibitor located within the Carbon Energy Fund (CEF) stand at the 2 day event after joining the framework earlier this year. Adrian Hurley, Dr. Ken Gale and Simon Luff attended and took the opportunity to engage with other engineers, decision makers and management professionals from a variety of backgrounds both within the NHS and other healthcare providers. To read more about the event, click here.

Exeter Office Celebrates One Year Anniversary 

Our Exeter office celebrated its one year anniversary of being a manned office last month. The office has gone from strength to strength and the Hurley (Exeter) team is looking forward to a busy 2023.

Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy birthday wishes to all of you with birthdays in October, November and December. Many happy returns to Lee Harben-Jones, Owen Paul, Kyle Behan, Jack Medwin, Joseph Cousins, Euan Phillips, Joshua Burridge, Luke Meredith, Lee Budd, Ryan Davies, Adrian Hurley, Andrea Kiernan, Robert Raven, Chloe Ager, Elliot Evans, Craig Bound, Robert Macpherson, Daniel Raynel, Jordan Budd, Samuel Pratt, John Eagle, Andrew Teall, Kath Bolan, Russell Bowen, Steve John, Richard Rees, Emmanuel Smith, Vicky Mitchell, Steve Saunders, Mike Smitheram, David Smith, Paul Webb, Robert Lewis, Anthony Rees, Adrian Page, Kevin Watts, Cameron Hicks, Eben Thomas, Louis Brown, Kevin Hoey, Kevin Robertson and Daniel Butt.

Key Dates

January to February 2023

Occupational Health Checks

We will be arranging the annual occupational health appointments for all operatives for January and February 2023. These will be delivered by Insight Health Screening.

21 December 2022

Staff Christmas Party

The staff Christmas party will be held on the 21st December 2022.