In just 15 months Hydrotech Environmental & Civils has grown from sole trader to employing nine full time staff and growing turnover from £250k in the first year, to an expected £500k in year two. Achieving SafeContractor accreditation is a key milestone in that success.
Hydrotech Environmental & Civils Ltd is a drainage specialist engaging in all aspects of drainage work, specialising in surveying and repairs. The company covers the whole of the South West of England and South Wales, with the head office located in Taunton.
“We work with a lot of sensitive clients in the public sector, such as blue light services including the fire service, police, MOD, and other high-profile customers. Having a reputable health and safety accreditation is a pre-requisite, and we found that SafeContractor was the preferred accreditation by many of our clients” commented Neil Newman, Director of Hydrotech Environmental & Civils Ltd.
“We applied for the SafeContractor accreditation as we found them to be the market leaders and we wanted to be taken seriously. There are a number of similar health and safety accreditations but after speaking to the team on the phone, we knew SafeContractor was the right choice for our business.”
“Building on our early success, growing the team, we have recently started to branch out to more commercial clients as far away as Scotland. Tendering for new work opportunities can take a lot of time. This is time that is unpaid, and time that is not spent with existing clients. Anything that we can do to simplify this process would be an enormous help for our business. Fortunately, now all we have to do is show our SafeContractor certificate which saves us both time and money” continued Neil.
For contractors that want to enhance their reputation, Alcumus SafeContractor, the UK’s leading health and safety accreditation, verifies your compliance and connects contractors to leading organisations through our online portal. This builds a business profile and showcases you to hundreds of companies that only work with SafeContractor members, saves time and money when bidding on new tenders, and gives them and you peace of mind that health and safety practices are compliant with the law.
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."
"We’re thrilled that Hydrotech Environmental & Civils Ltd has joined our community of 33,000 contractors. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”