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A Message from our MD

Once again I am pleased to welcome a newcomer to the company. Richard Rees has joined our electrical team in Central Park in pre-construction and he will further enhance our ability to develop our electrical services offering.

Our Bristol based staff are delighted to have moved into their new premises in Portishead. These offices are just around the corner from the original offices and give everyone more space in an open plan setting. I’m sure you will be made welcome if you drop in when passing.

As always, we are waiting on a number of contracts, however, Exeter have secured another hotel in Torquay with Willmott Dixon for £4m, Bristol have been successful in securing 3 contracts worth £2.5m, and a contract has been secured with Wates for Carter Sustainable Construction in Rumney, Cardiff for £2.4m.

It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to Garry Jones, Adam Bristow and Kevin Davison. We owe a debt of thanks to them for all they have done whilst employed with us. In particular, my thanks go to Kevin for his diligence in getting our Quality Assurance system up and running and successfully certified. I am delighted to confirm that Carl Myerscough will replace Kevin with the management of our QA system.

My congratulations go to all the BESA and CIBSE Award winners. For the BESA award winners I wish you further success in the Nationals in October!

I want to wish everyone well who is participating in the Mighty Hike charity walk in July and to congratulate Dafydd Jones in his recent success at the British Boxing Championships.

F P Hurley Wins Raft of Awards at 2022 BESA Wales/Cymru Awards

F P Hurley is celebrating after winning four awards at the BESA Wales/Cymru Awards on the 14th May 2022 at the Vale Resort near Cardiff. The BESA awards celebrate the achievements and success of apprentices and employers working within the building services industry.

Huge congratulations go to Michael Joseph who won the Level 3 Heating and Ventilation Apprentice of the Year award, as well as being awarded the prestigious Apprentice of the Year Award. Mike has worked incredibly hard throughout his apprenticeship and we are thrilled that he has received this recognition. Congratulations are also in order for Jordan Budd, who won the Level 2 Heating and Ventilation Apprentice of the Year award for his outstanding progress during his first year. Claire Pilcher also won the Customer Services Person of the Year award making the night a huge success. These are excellent achievements and highlight the development and great work being undertaken by our apprentices and employees.

We also want to say well done to all the finalists who attended on the night- Cameron Thomas, Daniel Matthews and Drew Watson were all finalists in the Level 2 and Level 3 Heating and Ventilation Apprentice of the Year categories.

All winners automatically qualify for the BESA National Awards taking place in London on the 20th October 2022, where regional award winners assemble to compete for the national title in their respective categories. We’re also thrilled to announce that Adrian Hurley has been invited to join the panel of judges at the National Awards, read more here.

Steve John Honoured with CIBSE Award

Our sincerest congratulations go to Steve John, Project Manager, who won the CIBSE South Wales HNC Building Services Student of the Year Award this month. Steve was awarded a distinction when he qualified with a HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) in 2020, although the CIBSE South Wales Awards ceremony was postponed almost two years due to coronavirus concerns.

The dinner event, which took place at the historical Exchange Hotel in Cardiff Bay, celebrates the best in building services and provides a great opportunity for everyone to get together and recognise those who’ve made a significant contribution to the built environment.

Steve was nominated for the award by his tutor, Gerald Israel, who is a Building Services lecturer at Bridgend College with of 50 years of experience within the industry. We’re very proud of Steve who was an enthusiastic and diligent student throughout his studies, clearly investing a lot of time and effort into achieving exceptional results. Well done on this tremendous achievement, Steve!

Anthony Perry Wins Subcontractor Employee Award

Congratulations to Anthony Perry who won the Subcontractor Employee of the Month award for his outstanding performance on the SA1 Student Accommodation project in Swansea, awarded by Langstone Construction.


Carl Myerscough, Health and safety Manager, was delighted to see Anthony receive the award, he comments:


“Anthony is a valuable employee who is always conscious of all aspects of his work including H&S, this is a well deserved award and it’s great to see his efforts are being recognised by Langstone construction. Well done Anthony.”

Courtyard by Marriott Thrilled with New Hotel

We were delighted to receive a written thank you from client Courtyard by Marriott for the Sandy Park Hotel project in Exeter. The hotel was recently unveiled at a grand opening and the client reached out to express their sincere appreciation for our performance on the project. Our thanks go to the project team that delivered this striking building- Ian Lewis, Adam Bristow, David Mills, Matthew Toms, Kyle Behan, Jordan Betts, Louis Brown, Derrick Evans, Mark Fielding, Strone March, Michael Smitheram and Sam Spearing. Take a look around the hotel here.

The opening went well and was a great success. Everybody is talking about how beautiful the hotel is. Thank you for creating such a magnificent building.
Jan Berkhout
Engineering Manager, Courtyard by Marriott

Dafydd Jones Claims Bronze Medal in British Boxing Championships

Huge congratulations to F P Hurley apprentice Dafydd Jones who competed and won bronze at the British Boxing Championships semi finals on the 27th May 2022. Dafydd, who has been a member of Porthcawl and Pyle Amateur Boxing Club since he was 12 years old, represented club and country for the British title at 63.5kg after fighting his way to the semi-finals and won the bronze medal. A truly fantastic achievement Dafydd that you should be very proud of- congratulations!


Daffydd has now got his sights set on a place in the Welsh team for the Commonwealth Games in 2026 and we wish him the best of luck.

Team Hurley to Take on Mighty Hike for Macmillan

Team Hurley has signed up to complete a marathon hike to raise essential funds for Macmillan, a charity that supports those with cancer and their families. The 26 mile hike in the Gower Peninsula will be a scenic one with plenty of dramatic coastline, but also very challenging with plenty of tough terrain and rocky climbs. They will be setting off at 7.30am in the morning from Penrice Castle in the Gower and will pass through areas of outstanding beauty such as Oxwich Bay and Rhossili Bay before making their way back inland to the finish point. The marathon route can be found here.

The 14 members of Team Hurley will be taking on the challenge on the 9th July and would love it if you could support them and donate what you can. It’s going to be tough challenge and your donations will help the team stay focused and get the job done! Thank you for all your support.

Donations can be made via the Just Giving page here.



Team Success at Bouygues Wales Charity Golf Day

We were delighted to support Bouygues UK at their Charity Golf Day last month, which raised vital funds for Llamau UK, a charity which aims to end homelessness for vulnerable young people and women, and Thrive Women’s Aid, a charity with a mission to help women and children rebuild their lives and regain independence in safe communities.


Taking place at the Vale Resort, Hensol, on the 5th May, we entered one team at the event with Adrian Hurley, Robert Pengelly, James MacDonald and Matt Trott of BSS making up the team of four.

The participants were blessed with blue skies, plenty of sunshine and very little wind. Teams set off at 11am, armed with a bacon roll and were ready to tackle the beautiful 18-hole course. Along the way teams had the opportunity to put their skills to the test with a Par 3 and Longest Drive challenge.

When teams had completed their round, golfers set aside their friendly rivalries to enjoy a delicious two course meal and drinks. The event awards were also announced with Team Hurley taking first place in the team event. Robert Pengelly also won second place in the overall individual’s competition and James Macdonald took third place. Undeniably a successful day all round!

At its heart, the event was about raising money for the essential work carried out by both Llamau UK and Thrive Women’s Aid. We want to extend our thanks to Bouygues UK for a great event, the team had a fantastic and memorable day.

Bristol Branch Relocates to New Office

We’re excited to say that our Bristol team have now relocated to new premises at the Marine View Office Park in Portishead, Bristol. After spending 7 years at the old office, the team had outgrown the space and the new office offers better and more spacious workspace and meeting facilities for the team. The open plan layout creates a modern, bright and comfortable space for the busy team to thrive in.

After months of planning and preparations, the team are settling in well.



F P Hurley Visits HMP Parc to Learn about Employer Engagement

Two members of the Social Value Team recently went behind the scenes at HMP Parc in Bridgend to find out how prisoners are being trained for a job in Construction as part of their Employer Engagement programme. The programme aims to link employers with the prison and probation service to bring benefits to both, in the hope that successful engagement reduces the risk of repeat offending.


Liam Bradley and Claire Pilcher met with the prison’s Employer Engagement and Employability Team and listened to presentations on what they are doing to improve the employability and skill sets of the prisoners.

The visit included a tour around their Construction Skills Centre, where prisoners are gaining qualifications such as first aid, CSCS cards and CSkills Health and Safety Awareness and achieving recognised qualifications in construction related trades such as bricklaying, painting and decorating and carpentry.

The key message was that rehabilitation through employability is a huge factor in reducing reoffending rates and this benefits society as a whole, as well as individual organisations and ex-offenders. The Social Value Team is looking forward to fostering links with HMP Parc to support their employability programme and to exploring the options which can help deliver meaningful social impact in our communities.

Supporting Local Organisations to Deliver Social Impact and Give Back to the Community

We’re always looking for worthy organisations to support in our local communities. Last month we were delighted to support the Community Impact Initiative in Bridgend with a donation of plumbing materials for their next housing refurbishment project. The Community Impact Initiative focus on community regeneration activities that support people to make positive life improvements. They purchase houses and buildings in need of complete renovation and work with people who may come from disadvantaged backgrounds to teach them skills such as plumbing, painting and decorating, plastering, tiling and carpentry to help and support them into a career in construction. By doing this, they are also helping to support the reduction of empty property numbers in Wales by innovatively bringing these properties back into use. Their Construction Manager was thrilled with the donation, which they will use on their next property renovation project in Glynneath, more details can be found on their Facebook page.

Bridgend Tennis Club

We were proud to assist Bridgend Tennis Club with the improvement of their disabled facilities by donating a Doc M shower pack, WC and a LST radiator. 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. At F P Hurley, we believe sport plays an integral role in the development of healthy and vibrant communities and is something that should be accessible to all. The Club were overjoyed with the donation which will significantly help them create first class facilities for all.


Contract Wins

We’re pleased to confirm we have secured just under £2.5 million worth of contracts since the last newsletter. This includes a £1.3 million contract for the Baytree School in Weston Super Mare, awarded by Willmott Dixon, which is a specialist school for children and young people who have severe learning difficulties and/or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Other contract wins include the MRI Scanner project at Cossham Hospital in Bristol for John Perkins Construction and West Pennard Church of England Primary School in Glastonbury for Harris Bros and Collard. We have also secured further works at D M Gosport with H&V Fusion and Drilling.

Baytree School

Contract Completions

Congratulations to Ryan Shapcott who has successfully handed over the Quad Two building at Harwell’s Science and Innovation Campus just outside Oxford. Known as Harwell’s premium Grade A office building, the Quad Two development provides four floors of flexible office space with first class facilities such as a gym and café.

Also thank you to Conway Jones who has handed over a string of projects for Swansea Bay University Health Board and also several projects for Protherics UK Ltd at the BTG Pharmaceutical site in Llandysul. Finally, well done to Robert Pengelly who has also successfully completed the Magnox South project at Berkely Power Station.

Harwell Quad Two


Retirement of Kevin Davison

Please join us in extending best wishes to Kevin Davison, who is retiring at the end of the month. Kevin has been an esteemed member of the Company for over 17 years and he will be greatly missed by us all. Kevin joined the company as a Project Engineer back in 2005 and delivered many flagship projects for the company, including the Llandysul Through School project which was the largest project ever to be delivered by Ceredigion County Council at the time. We have all recently benefited from the implementation of the SQMAS Quality Management System which Kevin developed with impressive determination and a commitment to excellence. We also recognise Kevin for his strong ethical and moral code and his willingness to support a good cause and help improve the lives of others through the Company’s community engagement work.

In addition to his competence and skill in project and quality management, he has been a friend to many with all his thoughtfulness and quiet encouragement. Kevin, you will be sorely missed and we wish you the very best for your retirement.

We Say Goodbye to Garry Jones and Adam Bristow

At the end of the month, we’ll be saying farewell to both F P Hurley’s Garry Jones and Hurley Exeter’s Adam Bristow. Garry will be leaving the world of building services behind to pursue a full time career as a Police Officer. For the past two years, Garry has been a Special Constable and is now taking the leap to become a Police Officer with South Wales Police. After almost 17 years with F P Hurley, Garry will be leaving us on the 1st July. Adam will also be leaving us to take up a new role at Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station as a Nuclear Operator. Adam has worked for the Hurley Group for a total of 10 years now and his final day will be the 30th June. Both Garry and Adam have been an absolute pleasure to work with and we wish them the very best of luck with their new careers – your new employers are gaining an invaluable asset and we’re sorry to see you go.

Mental Health First Aid

With Mental Health Awareness Week taking place last month, we wanted to focus on creating a positive workplace and wellbeing culture. We’re pleased to say that nine employees have been booked on Mental Health First Aid courses which are taking place this month. Though talking about mental health has become much more common, there can still be a real stigma when it comes to the workplace. Providing Mental Health First Aid training has been shown to encourage people to talk more freely about mental health, promoting early intervention which enables recovery, reduces stigma and creates a positive wellbeing culture.

SQMAS Quality Management Audit

Thank you to Kevin Davison and Carl Myerscough for successfully completing the SQMAS audit and for retaining the quality accreditation for another year. The inspection report recognised that excellent commitment to quality management was demonstrated by all staff throughout the inspection.

BS8555 Environmental Management Audit

We have also successfully maintained our Environmental Management System to the British Standard BS8555 Phase 3 for another year with the inspection taking place in May. Thank you to Claire Pilcher and Garry Jones, Site Manager, for successfully completing both the office and site audits.

Considerate Constructors Scheme Inspection

This month, we also successfully completed the Considerate Constructors audit to maintain our registration with the scheme. Carl Myerscough and Claire Pilcher met with the scheme monitor to discuss all the improvements made over the last year. The Considerate Constructors scheme requires contractors to show goodwill and respect to the community, to uphold the positive appearance of construction, to protect the environment and to secure everyone’s safety and care for the workforce.

Happy Birthday to You!

Wishing all of you with birthdays in May, June and July many happy returns. Happy birthday Brian Ahern, Mike Arnold, Paul Barham, Floyd Barrington, Neil Collins, Gareth Davies, Shaun Edmunds, Derrick Evans, Daniel Forester, Jon Gaywood, Liam Gully, Tim John, Mike Joseph, Lee Merrett, Paul Newman, Ian rees, Daniel Saunders, Sam Spearing, Matt Toms, Kevin Tyler, Drew Watson, Lewis Williams, Liam Bradley, Neil Clarke, Rosalind Crabtree, Marc Davies, Rhian Evans, Haydn Freebury, Neil Higgins, Simon Midgley, Darren Paul, Adam Robinson, Mike Ryan, Ryan Shapcott, Tony Smith, Mark Templeton, Simon Williams and Richard Williamson.