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A Message from our MD

This has been a very busy time again for everyone. Reading all the articles in this newsletter confirms this!

We are both expanding certain areas of the business whilst simultaneously losing some long serving staff to retirement. This is placing a great strain on us all and providing an added challenge to ensure our standards are maintained. This is happening and I thank you all for the work you are doing.

The areas that are changing or expanding include our electrical department, Bristol office, Design, and preconstruction. There has been movement of staff both in and out (mostly in I am pleased to say) so let’s give a warm welcome to all the new employees. I hope they will enjoy working with us and wish them well for their further personal development.

The reason for these additions to our staff centre around our success in securing repeat business from our existing clients, of which the list is expanding steadily, and through winning new work from new clients. In this regard, I am delighted to confirm that the team working on the South Warwickshire NHS Trust CEF grant supported bid have been successful in being awarded our first decarbonisation contract for the sum of £7.7 million, and £209,000 (until 2040) for the annual maintenance. The team have been commended for their work in securing this 2 year contract and, excitingly, it is highly likely that there will be follow on works in the coming years from this client as they endeavour to decarbonise their whole estate. However, this has not been our only success, and I thank all concerned with the winning of other contracts, in particular, congratulations go to the electrical team in recording their first few contract wins.

There has been other contracts starting up, and notable recent completions, in the Health sector. Particular recognition is deserved for all those who contributed to the intensive work completed at St Joseph’s Hospital, Newport, over the Christmas/New Year period again this year.

There have been other interesting developments with our apprentices at SAP 3 under the guidance of Paul Barham. Also, there has been some impressive charitable and volunteering works undertaken. I would encourage more of you to commit to this and to contact Claire about the initiatives which are coming up.

Finally, it is with some sadness that we bid farewell, after 38 years of service, to Mike Marten. Mike is retiring from his role as director of HFMM and will be joining his wife, Cate, in planning regular trips abroad. We wish them both a healthy and happy retirement together.

Outstanding Performance – Congratulations Ryan Davies

We want to thank Ryan Davies for his contributions to the Nottingham Crown Student Living project and his outstanding dedication to excellence. Ryan has really impressed the team since returning to the company a few months ago, going over and above to ensure the site team are working safely and are achieving the highest level of workmanship. We are appreciative of the high expectations he has set for himself and others around him. Thank you, Ryan!

Dave Perry Wins Lancer Scott’s Employee Award

Big congratulations go to Dave Perry who has won Lancer Scott’s Employee of the Month Award for his performance on the Endoscopy project at the Royal Gwent Hospital. It has been recognised that Dave has gone above and beyond to ensure the project’s success, and that he is a pleasure to work with, extremely helpful and always positive.

“Congratulations to Dave for winning the Employee of the Month award. Dave has shown good commitment to: health and safety (including permit control), housekeeping, site attendance including work extra hours for site surveys, working nights when required and communicating with other trades. Dave also has a good attitude and willingness to help on site – keep up the good work Dave”
Richie Davies
Contract Manager, Lancer Scot

Sandy Park Hotel Reaches out with Heartfelt Thank You

It was great to receive a thank you from a key contact at Sandy Park Hotel in Exeter recently, after the project was completed a year ago. Well done to the team, who have worked incredibly hard to ensure the client was supported during the aftercare period.

I just wanted to quickly reach out. Today is my last day with the hotel. The past few days have gone by with immense speed. I didn't want to leave without saying a big, heartfelt thank you. When issues arose and we were left floundering, with seemingly very limited help available, you were always there to offer support and guidance. Your assistance and that of your team was very much appreciated.
Chris Villar
Engineering Associate, Sandy Park Hotel

Steve Thomas Joins our Electrical Department

Last month we welcomed Steve Thomas, Senior Electrical Estimator, to our rapidly developing electrical department. Steve brings with him over 25 years of experience in electrical building services, having started his career as an adult trainee on site to complete his electrical apprenticeship C&G 2351. He later moved into design and completed his C&G 2400. He has worked extensively in preconstruction and has also worked as a Contracts Manager running multiple large scale electrical projects across Wales and the Southwest of England. Outside of work, Steve’s passion is playing tennis and watching football and rugby. He also enjoys hitting the slopes and is a keen snowboarder. Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Steve. We’re excited to see him apply his industry experience to help grow our electrical department.

Welcome George Evans

George also joined us last month as an Administrative Assistant for the Bristol office. George will be working with us in an office support role and also to gain experience of the different areas of the business which will offer him interesting career progression opportunities. Please join us in wishing George the best of luck in his new role. Feel free to reach out and introduce yourself, George would love to hear from you.

Vicky Mitchell Joins as Bid Coordinator

We’ve recently welcomed Vicky Mitchell to the company as Bid Coordinator. Her role includes bid planning, document creation, population, compilation and control, and submission in line with the client’s timescales. Vicky assists with several types of documents including Invitation to Tender, Pre-Qualification Questionnaires, Quality Submissions and presentations. Vicky also assists with the coordination of several framework agreements under which the Company is delivering projects. Please join us in wishing Vicky a warm welcome and the best of luck in her new role.

Dean Psarelis Joins the Preconstruction Team

We also want to extend a warm welcome to Dean Psarelis who joined the team as Senior Mechanical Estimator this month. Dean has over 20 years of experience in the building services industry and is quickly establishing himself as a core member of the preconstruction team. He began his career as a Heating and Ventilation (Commercial) Apprentice and later worked his way up to Senior Mechanical Estimator after completing a HND in Building Services Engineering. Dean has extensive experience in both pre-designed and design and build projects and has worked across the education, health, retail and residential sectors. A very warm welcome from all of us.

Electrical Department Welcomes Nathan Jones

Our growing electrical department also welcomed Nathan Jones, Senior Electrical Design Engineer, to the team recently. Nathan brings over 12 years of experience in the industry and he started out as an electrical apprentice before working his way up to electrical design where he completed his HNC Electrical Engineering course. Currently, Nathan is working towards his BEng (Hons) degree in Engineering Design, further expanding his expertise in the field.

Apprentices Crucial in the Delivery of SAP3

Our apprentices are playing a crucial role in the delivery of SAP3, a student residences project at the University of West of England which is being built to Passivhaus standards. Apprentice Mentor, Paul Barham, is working with a team of seven apprentices on the project to complete entire floors and areas of pipework within the building. The apprentice team is made up of Louis Brown, Dafydd Jones, Daniel Forester, Jay McCarron, Euan Phillips, Toby Griffin and Liam Gully.

Initially, Paul and his team of apprentices completed the hot and cold domestic water services and drainage installation for the 5th floor of building 1.2 (Core 8), and then they’ve moved onto the next building, known as 1.3 (Core 9), where they’re currently working on the top three floors.

The installation incorporates a modularised approach with the use of bathroom pods, which offers great benefits. The apprentices have installed all pipework for the bathroom pods, including both copper, which also consisted of expansion bellows and anchors, and plastic pipework (soil and vent).

The project is providing an opportunity for the apprentices to learn key skills, such as reading drawings, complying with fire stopping details and scaling from walls to services. The team are benefitting from having constant support from Paul during the works. They’ve been able to soak up valuable knowledge and really build their confidence with hands-on experience. The team are also using our project management software, Procore, to complete their Tool Inspection Checklists.

We want to say well done to all the apprentices on the SAP3 project. We’re really proud of your progress and it’s great to see you embodying our values of delivering an exceptional quality service and a passion for the industry.


Sincere Thanks to Ashworth for Tool Kit Donations

We want to say a big thank you to suppliers Ashworth for their tool kit donation and support. Ashworth donated four full tool kits to our H&V Apprentices working on the SAP3 Student Accommodation project at the University of West of England. A special mention goes to Kelly Boughton, Ashworth’s National Key Account Manager, who took the time to organise the donation which will positively help our apprentices’ progression on the SAP3 project. The tool kits were donated to apprentices Dafydd Jones, Louis Brown, Toby Griffin and Euan Phillips. Thank you Ashworth!

F P Hurley Volunteers with Matthew’s House – ‘Hospitality and Hope in the Heart of Swansea’

Thank you to the eight F P Hurley employees who volunteered their time to spend a day at Matthew’s House recently, a homeless charity based in Swansea. Matthew’s House runs Matt’s Café which provides regular access to nutritious meals for people that are suffering food poverty and those who are homeless or facing homelessness. The meals are made from donated surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away and the café operates on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.

A team of eight F P Hurley employees spent the day carrying out essential maintenance and cleaning tasks for Matthew’s House that included painting and decorating, plumbing repairs, donations sorting and deep cleaning the kitchen. To read more about the volunteer day,  click here.

Team Spirit at Nottingham CSL

F P Hurley teamed up against Winvic to take part in a football match in Nottingham this week to boost team morale and bonding both on and off the pitch. The match was drawn 1-1 and gave the team members a chance to enjoy some sport after a long day’s work on the Crown Student Living project. Well done to the Hurley and HTIC operatives who took part- Andrew Teall, Ryan Davies, Lee Harben-Jones, Daniel Saunders, Lloyd Green, Cameron Thomas and Elliot Teall for taking part.

Contract Wins

We’re pleased to say that since the last update we’ve secured £4.4 million worth of new work. This has been from a range of clients, including orders from T Richards Jones for works at Morriston and Singleton Hospitals. Other notable orders have come from John Perkins for the Transporter’s Bridge Visitors Centre in Newport, further works for BTG in Llandysul, projects for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Swansea Bay University Health Board.

We’re delighted that the new electrical department has secured orders from NHS Property Services for Mount Gould Hospital in Plymouth and from Caerphilly County Borough Council for LED lighting at Ystrad Mynach Primary School. More locally, orders have been received from South Wales Police including the PV canopy project and a replacement switchboard installation.

Contract Completions

A number of contracts have successfully completed recently and our thanks go to the project managers and teams involved. Congratulations to Conway Jones who has completed a number of projects in the healthcare sector, including works at Singleton Hospital, Swansea, and Dyfed Road Health Centre in Neath. Matthew Cook has also successfully delivered the LINAC C5 project at Singleton Hospital, building on his extensive experience with Swansea Bay University Health Board. Well done to both Euan Jones and Neil Higgins who have also handed over projects for Lewis Construction and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

Richard Williamson and Simon Midgley also delivered extensive works over the Christmas and New Year break at St Joseph’s Hospital in Newport to the value of £1.9 million.

Expansion of our Electrical Services Design and Installation Department

We are very pleased to announce the continued expansion of our electrical department, which was initially launched in 2019 to undertake electrical design and coordination work for M&E contracts. Since then, the department has established its growth path and installation operatives joined the team in early 2022. This provided an extension to the range of services the company could offer, and creating significant new opportunities through a stable platform for growth.

The company has recently joined the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) as an Approved Contractor, which demonstrates compliance and competence in the electrical services industry.


Read the full news post on the expansion of our electrical department here.



New Decarbonisation Website Goes Live

We’re happy to announce we have launched a new Decarbonisation website which demonstrates our commitment to delivering Net Zero infrastructure. The website has recently gone live and provides details on the full range of services our Decarbonisation department can deliver.

Support #TeamHandsum Raise Funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)

On the 14th May Paul Newman will be taking on the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon in aid of the MNDA. Paul and #TeamHandsum dedicate a lot of their time raising money for the charity through organising and taking part in sporting challenges. Please support them by donating what you can. Paul’s Just Giving page can be accessed here.

Trek 26 for The Alzheimer’s Society

Further to our recent announcement that we will be entering a team into the Alzheimer’s Society’s Trek 26 for both the 26 mile and 13 mile routes, we’re excited to say we now have a team of 13 hikers that have signed up. The trek, which is happening on the 15th July, takes place in the Cotswolds which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We’ll soon be concentrating our efforts on fundraising as much money as possible for the charity, so watch this space for more details!

Wishing you a Happy Birthday

Many happy returns to all those who’ve celebrated their birthday in January, February and March- Andrew Watson, Richard Duckfield, Vicki Allen, Strone March, Matthew Duckfield, Matthew Emery, Mohammed Ali, Owain Lewis, Mark Fielding, Jay McCarron, Kyle Salter, Gavin Pengelly, Morgan Boobyer, Joel Rendell, Paul Milne, Jon Andrew, James Teall, Daniel Matthews, Lewis Reynolds, Lee Robson, Cameron Robson, Dafydd Jones, Roger Lewis, Simon Jones, John Carter Snr, John Davies, Matthew Evans, Anthony Isaac, Conway Jones, Neil Joseph, Simon Luff, Vicky Midgley, Kevin Mills, Chris O’Neill, Rob Pengelly, Claire Pilcher, Carly Rose, Nathaniel Waite, Paul Wookey, Mike Wrench, Matthew Mallett, Steve Thomas and Debbie Evans.

Charity of the Month

We are now running a Charity of the Month scheme until the end of the year, which will involve picking a charity at random at the beginning of every month for a donation of £250. Please send in any charities that you wish to be included in the draw to Our first draw will take place on the 3rd of April.