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A Message from our MD

Welcome to the first edition of the company Newsletter. It’s purpose is to inform you, recognise, congratulate and celebrate individuals and teams, announce key events in the past and upcoming in the future and generally seek to engage you in the wider development of the business. Claire has agreed to undertake this task and deserves our thanks for the time and effort she puts in to ensuring the quality of the product.

We will soon be returning to the offices in larger numbers adding more colour and vibrancy to our working environment. This should be good for us all and I look forward to seeing you.

Director Gerwyn Davies Retires

After more than 30 years with the company and 9 years as a director, Gerwyn Davies has retired from F P Hurley. Gerwyn has been a loyal servant during his time with the company and has been instrumental in taking us into the major league when handling the larger projects which were offered to us such as Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg in Church Village and new hospitals in Newbury and St David’s in Cardiff. He has performed his duties with a cheerful outlook and has been ready to help out whenever required. He has always been proactive, professional and become highly respected and, through his personality, has developed many close relationships with likeminded people across the broad spectrum of the construction industry. It is through such friendships that we have been able to grow the business and carry out repeat contracts with the likes of the South Wales Police over many years. Gerwyn has been a pleasure to have around the office and has formed friendships with many of us that will endure long after his departure. We all have a lot to thank you for, Gerwyn. You will be sorely missed.

Recognising Outstanding Customer Service

Delivering excellent customer service is an important part of the F P Hurley offering and the dedication and commitment of our site teams is often recognised by clients. F P Hurley acknowledges the highest levels of service and the desire to strive for positive engagement and this is something that should be shared and celebrated. A number of our site teams have been recently commended for their professional, friendly and can-do attitude.


 Ysgol Tywyn – Neath Port Talbot County Council

All parties were delighted with the recent work at Ysgol Tywyn in Aberavon recently, with high praise received by the client representative at Neath Port Talbot County Council.

“Credit must also be given to Neil Higgins, John Eagle and the entire site team of F P Hurley for taking this job on at such a short notice and completing all internal work in ten days with no disruption to the school and to an excellent standard. Also credit must be given to their cleaning of the school before it was handed over to our cleaners. It is good to have the confidence in a contractor to enable us to meet all our objectives.”
John Evans
Neath Port Talbot Council for works at Ysgol Tywyn

HMS Sultan- Ministry of Defence

The team at HMS Sultan in Gosport were recently praised by the client representative at the MOD and a well deserved thank you goes the entire HMS Sultan team in Gosport in recognition of their professional approach. Thank you Marc Davies, Andrew Teall, Richard Duckfield, Sam Spearing, Andrew Watson, Lee Harben-Jones, Elliott Teall and Matthew Duckfield for your outstanding work ethic.

“I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks to our contractors (F P Hurley) who are fitting the new boilers etc in the SARC. They have been working around the LFD testing centres hours which has meant lots happening at unsociable hours for them and even weekends if needed. Throughout their time with us they have remained flexible and put simply they have been a pleasure to have in and around the building. Staff are also extremely friendly and although the work has been extensive nothing is ever too much trouble for them.”
Client Representative
Ministry of Defence

Pantyboblen Retirement Complex – Carmarthenshire County Council

The client representative at Carmarthenshire County Council expressed their gratitude for the professional approach of our site team at the Pantyboblen Retirement Complex project, notifying us that a resident had been extremely complimentary about our site team, describing them as ‘respectful, pleasant, sociable and grafters- even perfect’.

A special thank you to Robert Macpherson and Neil Higgins for their outstanding level of customer service here.

Green Card Awards

The dedication of our people has once again been recognised as several site operatives are awarded ‘Green Cards’ by our clients. Green Cards acknowledge best practice and achievements in developing a strong health & safety culture across a site. Green Cards awarded recently are:

  • Mike Wrench for his ‘very high quality workmanship standards’ at the University of West of England
  • Floyd Barrington for ‘excellent supervisory skills’ at the University of West of England
  • Rhodri Jones for his ‘proactive approach and attitude towards safety’ at Pencoedtre High School

Congratulations to you all on your exemplary approach. Impressive work, well done.

Social Value- Our Contribution to Society

We are pleased to announce that a small team of individuals within the Company have been tasked with shaping and strengthening our social value offering within the business. Social value is certainly a broad and rapidly maturing area, but ultimately it can be loosely defined as anything that improves the quality of life for those in the communities in which we operate. It is concerned with enhancing the well-being and resilience of our communities, from providing good job opportunities to local people, quality training and investment in our people, to engaging with voluntary and community organisations to deliver impactful interventions that make a long and lasting difference.

At F P Hurley we want to positively shape and improve the communities we operate in, bringing them long-term benefits whilst leaving a positive legacy. We want to create a culture where our people feel proud to give something back to our communities and feel inspired to invest their time and resources to deliver additional social, economic and environmental benefits. Our social value team, which is made up of Claire Pilcher, Kevin Davison and Ian Lewis, will begin their social value journey through focusing on key commitments:

  • We aim to have a positive impact on local communities through building relationships with clients, stakeholders and community organisations so we can understand what their social, economic and environmental priorities are.
  • Creating social value by focusing on future skills and employment, investing in local economies and pro-social companies, engaging with communities and delivering positive environmental impacts.
  • Donating business resources including employee time and skills, materials and funds to help tackle community issues.

We aim to think innovatively about what we can offer and seek to engage as many of you as possible to play a part. We welcome you to get in touch if you have any suggestions on how we can make a lasting impact in our communities, or if you have any social value opportunities associated with the delivery of your work.

The social value team can be reached on

An 'Unbeelievable' Opportunity

As part of our commitment to enhance lives within the communities around us, we are excited to announce our involvement with Bee 1; an organisation established to address the decline in bees both locally and nationally.

The scheme, which is being driven by the company’s social value team, is known as Bee Friendly and is aimed at educating children on the importance of the world’s most important animals- bees. F P Hurley’s social value team is funding Cwmaber Primary School, Caerphilly, to take part in the educational scheme. Through Bee Friendly, the school will enjoy several exciting benefits, including adopting a beehive, receiving an eco-pack which contains curriculum resources, wildflower meadow seeds, bee and bug hotels, air quality monitor kit, visits from Bee 1’s beekeeper and their very own honey to taste, jar and label.

To read more about the scheme, click here.

Contract Wins

We’re pleased to say we have been successful in securing over £16.7 million in contracts in recent months. This includes £4.5 million worth of orders from key client Wilmott Dixon, with notable contracts for works at South Wales Police in Bridgend, Dafen Custody Suites in Llanelli and Elm Park School in Bristol.

We’re also maintaining a strong presence in the healthcare sector with Tilbury Douglas (formerly Interserve) with orders to the value of £4.4 million for the cutting edge pharmaceutical research project ‘Genomics Partnership Wales’ in Cardiff and also Day Theatres in in St Joseph’s Hospital, Newport. Also in the healthcare sector, we’ve won the SPECT CT Scanner project awarded directly by Swansea Bay UHB valued at £1.1 million.


Other contract wins include projects to the value of £2.2 million from H&V Fusion & Drilling, the largest of which is the HMS Sultan Plantrooms project valued at £2.1 million, £400k worth of orders from both Vital Energi and Futures for Somerset, £120k order value from Edmunds Webster and £50k from Cooltherm.

Contract Completions

A number of projects have successfully completed during the month. Congratulations to project managers Ryan Shapcott, Tony Smith, Marc Davies, John Carter, Matthew Cook and Euan Jones for all getting your projects successfully over the line recently.

Completions have included the state of the art Whitmore High School in Barry, the Day Theatres project at St Joseph Hospital in Newport, CT Suite at Singleton Hospital in Swansea, HMS Sultan SARC & Wardroom in Gosport and Boiler Replacement project at National Museum in Cardiff.


Bridgend to Bangkok Raises £3500 for Charity

Bridgend to Bangkok fundraising challenge raised £3500 for charity, Gilfach Goch Community Association. The money will be used to help support their food poverty scheme and also to buy equipment for their outdoor learning cabin ready for when youth and disability groups resume. Read more here.

Kevin Davison Successfully Retains SQMAS

We’re delighted to announce that we have successfully retained our SQMAS quality accreditation for another year. Congratulations go to Kevin Davison, Quality Manager, for developing and implementing the SQMAS approved quality management system and for showing great commitment to maintaining exemplary quality standards.

Hurley Decarbonisation Solutions (HDS) is Launched

Last month saw the launch of our newest subsidiary company, HDS. The business is led by Ken Gale, who joins us from Willmott Dixon. The creation of HDS is a very exciting development for us, and is perfectly timed to address the upsurge in interest in the decarbonisation agenda throughout the industry.

Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary

A congratulations is in order for Robert Pengelly who will be celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary on the 2nd June 2021. 2001 was certainly a year of big life changes for Rob, as he tells us he got married in June, moved house in July and started a new job at Hurleys in August. Congratulations to the both of you on reaching this major milestone.

Congratulations on Your Marriage, Andrea Thomas!

Warmest congratulations goes to Andrea Thomas (formerly Morris) for tying the knot with partner David on the 10th April 2021. We wish you both a long and happy marriage.

Promotions Within F P Hurley

We are pleased to announce two new internal promotion appointments. Mark Templeton has been appointed as Supervisor for West Wales and Carl Myerscough has taken up the position of Health and Safety Officer. We wish them every success in their new roles.

Celebrating Work Anniversary Milestones

A work anniversary is an important milestone that should be recognised and celebrated. Each month we want to recognise employees who reach a significant work anniversary. This month it’s congratulations to Ryan Shapcott who has now reached his 15th year anniversary with the company. Thank you Ryan – it’s great to see you accomplishing your goals, building relationships and making a positive impact- all things which should be celebrated.

Wishing you all a Happy Birthday

May and June are certainly busy birth months with F P Hurley employees and we wish all those with birthdays in May and June a very happy birthday: Mike Arnold, Floyd Barrington, Brian Ahern, Paul Barham, Neil Collins, Gareth Davies, Shaun Edmunds, Daniel Forester, Jon Gaywood, Liam Gully, Mike Joseph, Simon Midgley, Jamie Mills, Paul Newman, Kevin Tyler, Darren Paul, Mark Templeton, Simon Williams and Richard Williamson.

Key dates

28 May-13 June 2021

Spring Clean Cymru

Several volunteers have come forward to take part in ‘Spring Clean Cymru: Pledge to Pick’ by Keep Wales Tidy’ by pledging their time to help keep our communities free of litter. We will be litter picking in several areas across Bridgend and surrounding counties as part of the event. Taking part is not only good for the environment, but also for our mental and physical health too.

14-20 June 2021

Men’s Health Week

World Environment Day is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action coordinated by the United Nations. The event was created to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. To find out more about the global celebration, click here.

14-20 June 2021

Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week is coordinated annually by the Men’s Health Forum and is focused on health living for all men. Men’s Health Week 2021 has the theme of ‘Take Action on Covid-19’ and is promoting mental health wellbeing through a ‘CAN-DO’ challenge. For more information and how to take part, click here.

01 August 2021

COINS Software

From the 1st August, we aim to move over to Construction Industry Solutions software, or COINS, which will replace our existing accounting software- Pegasus CIS and Opera. With our continued growth in recent years it was evident that we had outgrown our current system and its capabilities. COINS offers a wealth of functionality, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, job cost, service management, payroll, HR, equipment management, CRM, BIM, project management and procurement.