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.

Universal Group maintain ISO

This month Universal Group have had their annual audit for the ISO accreditations.

We are pleased to announce that once again we have maintained our ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditation. In doing so we have now transitioned to the 2015 standard for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

This is something we are extremely proud of. We pride ourselves on working to the highest possible standards and this underlines our key values of thinking SMART.

5 stars for RISQS audit

Universal Group has once again been awarded five stars in the annual RISQS audit. We have maintained the highest pass rate for the last four consecutive years, something which we are extremely proud of.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in helping us to achieve this.

New land for Universal Group


We are pleased to announce we have recently purchased a plot of land in Lower Pilsley, Derbyshire, it will be used for our own use.

We are currently working through phase one at the moment, which includes site clearance of a number of trees, a topographical survey as well as surveys for all services.

Throughout the development we will maintain communication via our website, social media and door drops to the local community.



Universal Group’s website is now live

Our new website is now live.

As part of our rebrand we have redesigned our whole website to reflect what we do best as a company. The website now includes detailed information of our capabilities and what we as a company can offer to any project.

On our website you will find detailed lists of piling works we are able to do, civils packages we can offer, a range of labour specialists as well as a catalogue of the plant we have available for hire. There’s contact information on each page to help direct any questions or queries you may have to the relevant person.

On each of our divisional pages you will now find a case study tab where you can view/download relevant case studies for the division.

We added an accreditations page for you to view/download our certificates and insurance schedule, we’ve also got a policies page which you can also view/download any of our current policies.