BUILD September 2017

22 BUILD / September 2017 , Demolishing the Competition Cuddy Group, is one of the UK’s leadingmultidisciplinary contractors servicing primarily the construction and development industry. Following their success inwinning the Best Demolition Contractor 2017 – UK accolade, we spoke to the firm’s Mike Cuddy to find out more about the wide range of useful services they provide. The Cuddy Group are specialists in complex fields such as integrated decommissioning, demolition, land remediation, environmental risk assessment, asbestos management, environmental and civil engineering services. They can provide complete land regeneration working with UK and international clients. With nearly 40 years’ experience under their belt, Cuddy Group has seen the industry change many times, and has always kept itself at the forefront of that change. For them, history is all about what they’re creating today. Mike Cuddy then highlights the firm’s strong reputation and location, as the interview kicks off. “Cuddy Group’s reputation is a source of pride for all who work here, and it’s something we’re keen to preserve and develop the only way possible: through satisfying our clients. We have developed into a leading multidisciplinary contractor offering a truly comprehensive, integrated service to clients in development, construction, energy and many other sectors. “Located at Llandarcy, adjacent to junction 43 of the M4, Cuddy Group’s HQ is strategically situated to serve businesses throughout the UK and beyond. Our flexibility, transparency, industry awareness and professional approach mean we’re able to continue to offer a high standard of great value service, no matter how the industry changes in the future.” While Cuddy Group is a UK-based firm with a strong foundation in that market, their successes have also drawn attention from overseas, so they continue to enjoy some very successful partnerships from further afield. Mike then details the Cuddy Group’s success in serving clients for several decades, but also keenly points out their responsibilities. “For nearly 40 years Cuddy Group has been satisfying clients in the UK, and as we’ve worked with many larger clients, they have recommended us to their international partners. No matter where we’re working, Cuddy Group always ensures strict adherence to the highest standards of health and safety and regulatory compliance relevant to that nation, and we welcome enquiries from overseas clients. “When it comes to Cuddy Group’s responsibilities, I would that that our clients need to build in a way that’s sustainable and economical, which is why we’re so often their perfect partner. We are sincere in our commitments not only to both the staff and our community, but also to the future of the UK’s built and natural environments. “We hold the following values in equal standing: customer service; the quality of work; the motivation and wellbeing of the workforce; health and safety; and the use of sustainable processes and solutions at every step of our projects. For Cuddy Group, being a responsible contractor is about more than helping the clients receive the environmental regulatory sign-off they require to, for example, start developing on a former fuel storage site or chemical works. It’s about ensuring that our own stage of works is done with minimal impact to the environment or to the sites’ neighbours. “We support national and local charities and sporting bodies (including Ospreys and Glamorgan County Cricket Club) through a commitment to building strong community links, and we support our own staff both professionally and in their chosen charitable causes. Cuddy Group’s responsibility to the highest standards of health and safety – for our own staff, other contractors and the public – has been recognised with accreditation to Constructionline and the Safe Contractor scheme.” In terms of service, Cuddy Group’s track record is one of consistent project success, Mike reveals. But that is not the only thing about them that keeps their clients returning time and again, he adds. Mike then tells us more about the firm’s client base, his own staff and the importance of investment to ensure a safe working environment. “Cuddy Group’s client base consists of both large and small businesses, and we’re proud to say that each receives the same level of service from us. We work with a client from the very beginning of their consultation process, right through to the point when their project is complete or land is ready to be built upon, and beyond. “Cuddy Group offers the very best value for money in the industry, and we deliver on time and on budget, time and again. Cuddy Group’s teams are made up of the best-trained, most technically- proficient and practically-minded experts in the industry, and the firm’s programmes are built around realistic timescales with buildability at the forefront of our minds. “We continually invest in our plant and equipment, as well as training and procedures, and are keen to partner not only directly with the clients, but also their own professional partners, to create working environments which are as safe as they are efficient, no matter how complex or specialist in nature.” IA170021