Montel announce new MD

Montel Civil Engineering Ltd has announced a board-level restructure as part of its ambitious plans for growth. The move includes the appointment of Simon Turbutt as Managing Director having previously served as the company’s Operations Director, with former MD Jon Kirkland taking on the newly created position of Chief Executive Officer.

Simon Turbutt commented: “We are going forward from a strong foundation the team has built over the last 10 years. These are uncertain and difficult times, but we are taking the opportunity to strengthen our business in a way that will promote growth and sustain profitability for years to come. There are areas we would like to explore, new directions that complement the current business and potential expansion from our existing client portfolio. I am thrilled to be taking on my new role and thank the owners of the business for offering me this fantastic opportunity.”

Simon added. “When I look back to my first step into the industry back in 1989 with Monk Construction Ltd as a trainee Quantity Surveyor on the M5/M42 Northern Link I did not think for one moment that I would end up as Managing Director! My formative years within the Monk/Trafalgar House/Kvaerner group provided some amazing experiences and I was privileged to work and be trained by some of the best people within the industry – I owe them my career!

Hard work and a desire to expand my experience in different areas of the industry enabled me to change career path into project management whilst working for Dean & Dyball Construction Ltd. Various management roles within Dean & Dyball and then G F Tomlinson & Sons Ltd, prepared me for more challenging roles and when Jon Kirkland asked me to join Montel in 2013 to work with him to evolve the business and move it forward, it was too good an opportunity to miss!

The last seven years of Montel have been both exciting and very satisfying, we have a wealth of talent and enthusiasm within our organisation and I look forward to working with them in taking Montel through its next stage of evolution and beyond.”

Montel delivers projects ranging in value from minor works to £10 million and spans numerous sectors including commercial, industrial, local infrastructure, residential, defence and education.

Montel are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract to construct a new 1,600-space staff car park at University Hospital, Coventry.

Montel are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract to construct a new 1,600-space staff car park at University Hospital, Coventry.

Construction work will start soon on the car park, which will be located on land to the east of the hospital site.

The car park is being delivered by Montel and the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust’s development partner Prime and is expected to be ready in Summer 2021.

The new car park aims to enhance the overall experience for staff, patients and visitors accessing the hospital, as well as improving vital access for emergency vehicles and public transport.

The new car park will include 34 active Electric Vehicle charging spaces and 46 passive charging spaces, 34 motorcycle parking spaces and 160 bicycle parking spaces. It will be accessed via the main hospital entrance off Clifford Bridge Road.

Montel are finalists for a Construction News Specialists Award

Montel are delighted to announce we are finalists for the Community Engagement Award (recognising those firms that have put community engagement at the heart of their business or on a particular project.).

As part of the second phase, Montel attended Construction News Shoreditch office in February where we pitched our work face-to-face to judges who were looking for evidence of lasting benefits and legacy to the local community and how the team went above and beyond what would be normally expected. The winners will be announced at a ceremony being held on 25th March 2020 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Montel sponsor Worcester Warriors AASE team

Montel are proud to be sponsoring the Worcester Warriors AASE team kit for the 2019/20 season. As sponsors of the Warriors AASE (Achieving Academic and Sporting Excellence) team, we look forward to working in collaboration with The Stourport High School & VIth Form College to offer the students work placements within the company.

Montel has received UKAS accreditation for compliance with the new ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management standard.

Montel has received UKAS accreditation for compliance with the new ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management standard. ISO 45001:2018 is an international standard that reduces workplace risks to improve employee safety, focusing on operational best practice. Companies must demonstrate practical and effective safety management systems which reduce the likelihood of injury incidents or breaches of legislation and also improves the organisation’s overall performance. The new standard was received in addition to Montel’s successful UKAS accreditation’s to ISO 9001:2015 Quality and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental standards.

Montel promotes a proactive approach to the management of Occupational Health and Safety on all its projects.

Martin Chivers, SHEQ Manager commented on the accreditation; “We are delighted to achieve UKAS accreditation for the ISO 45001:2018 standard, building on our existing strong safety record. Occupational Health and safety is a core priority when it comes to our people and our projects, we are proud to be recognised for this through accreditation of this occupational health and safety standard and we are dedicated to continuously improve our health and safety.

Montel sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Montel is pleased to announce its commitment to support serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, this highlights our promise that Montel will uphold to demonstrate it is an Armed Forces friendly organisation, including encouraging the employment of service leavers and supporting its current Reservist employees or those aspiring to join the Reserves service.

Montel will endeavour to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant by:

  • Promoting the fact we are an armed forces friendly organisation
  • Seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for service leavers
  • Striving to supporting service spouses and partners
  • Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment
  • Seeking to support our employees who choose to be member of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible
  • Aiming to actively participate in Armed Forces Day

Montel gain NQA Certification

Montel are delighted to announce that following an NQA audit we have ensured that we maintain a high level of quality and environmental control across the entire business, after four days of intense auditing we have successfully achieved validity of certification and transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.