Our first show

This week, Universal Group held their first show for the East Midlands Expo, at the East Midlands Exhibition centre. We advertised our five divisions and went into some detail of what these divisions could offer to groundworks projects across the UK.

We had a very busy day and it was great to meet so many new people and to discuss the services and expertise to potential new clients and customers.

Due to the success of this year, we hope to exhibit again next November.

Universal Group building empires

Universal Group are delighted to announce the opening of its new residential division as the business continues its growth trajectory. Our team brings with it over 30 years of experience in piled foundation solutions, groundworks and construction.
We live up to our company vision on a daily basis, which is:
“At Universal Group our people aim to consistently operate with the highest levels of professionalism and quality to deliver on our commitments and exceed client expectations and project outcomes through SMART thinking”
“Our buying power and reputation in the construction industry means we will be able to provide quality, reliability and cost effective solutions to residential projects across the UK” Rob Taylor Managing Director.
“We are proud to be able to share our experience and skills to a new sector of the construction industry, our commitment to our clients remains unwavering however big or small the project” Richard Lowe Managing Director.
If you are planning any extensions, conservatories, new build developments, retaining walls or have any other self build projects in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us for a no obligation quote.
Please send all of your enquiries to residential@universal-group.uk.

Raising money for Macmillan

Last week we held our coffee morning at our Head Office in support of Macmillan Cancer Support, our teams got together to bake cakes and bring in savouries for us all to enjoy. We managed to raise a huge £135.00 which will help to make a difference to people’s lives.

It gave our team a chance to get together to enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake whilst having a chat – something we don’t get to do very often as everyone is so busy all whilst raising money for charity!

Business award finalist

We are very excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the for the East Midlands Chamber’s Business Awards 2018.

Our next stage is to attend a judging panel day, we will be required to present our application to the panel and discuss why we feel we should win the category we have been shortlisted for.

This is the first time we have entered into the awards so we are extremely proud to have got to this stage.

Supporting Mental Health

This week is Mental Health Awareness week (14th – 20th May), this is a great time to think about how we can all address the causes of work related stress. As a company this is something we are focusing on helping our employees feel valued and supported by creating a mentally healthy workplace.

We have arranged for three Mental Health awareness courses for our site workers to take place at our larger sites in various places across the North West area of the country. We will also be rolling this programme out to our central teams later in the year.

We all know what it’s like to feel stressed – it’s part of everyday life. But when you’re overwhelmed by stress it may lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse. We want all our workers and employees to know that they are supported whenever they need it.

It is essential that we look after the well being of our team, as our value states the people are the core of our business.