Keltbray Group; the UK leading specialist contractor, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, environmental services and reinforced concrete structure solutions, today announced an expansion of its specialist asbestos management services division, Keltbray Environmental Solutions (KES) to Wales and the South West. To support the expansion, Keltbray has opened a new office in Riverside Industrial Park in Pontypridd, Wales, as part of a strategy to increase coverage for its asbestos management solutions across the UK.
KES is a specialist division of Keltbray Group, which provides asbestos and other hazardous waste management services, such as lead, radiological, chemical and biological contamination across a wide range of sectors, including offices and schools, hospitals, defence, heritage, leisure, commercial and utilities projects.
While the company provides services nationwide, its services have traditionally been concentrated in the south east of England and the Midlands. This latest move means KES will be better placed to meet the increasing demand for asbestos management contracts in Wales and the south west of the country.
Keltbray has a track record for operating in highly regulated environments, and since the company started providing asbestos remediation services in 2008, this offering has been growing steadily with work on a high profile national five-year Royal Mail framework and complex projects, such as Battersea Power Station, the historic Old War Office in Whitehall and Guilford Cathedral; offering its services as stand-alone or as an integrated part of other Keltbray services to optimise cost benefits for clients.
“We are really excited about this opportunity to expand our services and provide greater national coverage. This move will enable us to better support and develop the industrial side of the business that has great potential for growth. We have appointed Christian Jones to head up this new region. He has more than 20 years’ worth of local asbestos management experience, and is one of only 14 people in the industry who is a Fellow of the Asbestos Removal Management Institute (ARMI).
“He also has a long track record for working towards raising the standards of the asbestos industry in the UK, with a seat on the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) Governing Council, where he has been a member of the Governing Council for over 10 years.
“In his capacity as Associate Member of the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE), we will also be looking to Christian to develop closer synergies with our demolition and decommissioning services,” explained Commercial Director for KES, David Harrison.
In addition to the necessary HSE asbestos licence, KES is ISO accredited for Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety standards, and has its own licensed transfer stations under Environment Agency Guidelines.