Company Information - [top]

JOHN REILLY CIVIL ENGINEERING LIMITED commenced trading in May 1986.

The Company was established by three brothers initially as a Civil Engineering and Groundworks Company which has developed into a sophisticated business that provides an array of quality products and services to Construction Companies and Construction Clients.

Initially, the principal area of operation was Hampshire and Dorset, ultimately expanded to include also the counties of Kent, East and West Sussex, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Middlesex. In 1992 a further office in the North West was established, which currently envelops the entire North-West, to include North Wales and Yorkshire. The Company has and will carry out projects “out of region”.

Historically the Company has included in its client base most of the major house builders in the UK.

Although the Organisation has grown over the years in terms of complexity as well as output, the majority of its Staff and Principals of its workforce have remained with the Company for more than a decade.

Initially we operated solely in the private housing development sector; however, during the late eighties there was diversification into the commercial, industrial and public housing sectors of the Construction Industry. By 1992 seventy-five per cent of the Company’s turnover was generated from sub-contracts with major building contractors.

Due to a slowdown in industrial and commercial construction output our level of activity in these sectors slowly decreased and a reverse strategy to that earlier adopted has resulted in a return to a situation where almost total output consists of private housing works or social works for private developers.

This varying experience instilled an unparalleled depth of knowledge, proficiency and flexibility into all of our longer-term incumbents.

We achieved a major step towards improving the quality of its products and services to Clients by incorporating ISO 9001 (under UKAS) accreditation in December 2002.

Primarily due to the wide-ranging experience and expertise of the Company’s management team our product portfolio now includes Major Highway Construction, Commercial Buildings, Shell and Core Construction, Harbours, Sea Defences, Reinforced Concrete Substructures and Superstructures. [top]

Management Style - [top]

All of our managers and supervisors are friendly and eager to serve, with virtually all of our upper and middle managers having a formal construction qualification. John Reilly Civil Engineering board members comprise:

  • John Reilly - Chairman
  • David Reilly - Financial Director
  • Michael Reilly - Managing Director
  • Jamie Austin - Regional Managing Director (North)
  • Rob Jones - Commercial Director (South)
  • Graham O'Neil - Health & Safety Director
  • Yip Lieu - Accounts Director

Our organisation is structured into teams of people, dedicated to the needs of the Company’s Clients.

We try to promote a “Culture of Partnership” in all Client relationships.

Whilst we take the view that true partnership will always have a firmer basis in trust than in contract we remain aware of and understand the difficulties associated with the establishment and maintenance of this trust, especially at a commercial level.

Our staff are continuously encouraged to supplement and develop their skills and to propose and implement any new innovations identified.

Staff training is given high priority and is organised in response either to the request of an individual member or an identification of an organisational need.

Training is only effected when Management is convinced that the Company’s products and services can be consequently improved or enhanced in some way.

Seminars, which apply to our realm of activity, are attended as a means of acquiring useful information. CPD (Continued Professional Development) is promoted. [top]

Health & Safety - [top]

At JOHN REILLY CIVIL ENGINEERING LIMITED we do not just talk Health and Safety, we put it into practice.

The Company Safety Policy forms the backbone of our corporate culture and ensures that Health and Safety is not a “bolt on” extra but the fundamental feature of our day-to-day activities.

As part of our risk management procedures general and project specific health & safety information is communicated to our Workforce and Sub-contractors in various forms by our Site Supervisors.

Our Safety Director is supported by a dedicated Health & Safety Department with professionally qualified advisors, who are corporate members of their respective institutions.

We are founders of and actively support the following Health & Safety Groups:

  • Hampshire & District Construction Safety Group
  • Merseyside & Cheshire Construction Safety Group
  • CDM Duty Holders Group
  • North West Safety Initiative

The Company has been recognised by both Clients and Organisations for our contribution in raising standards, for example; Countryside Properties awarded the company with a National First prize in recognition of our commitment to Health & Safety.

Continue reading about our client base here. [top]

  • Northern Office
  • Millennium House, Euxton Lane,
  • Euxton, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 6AE, UK
  • Telephone 01257 264 441
  • Southern Office
  • Barley House
  • Duncan Road
  • Park Gate
  • Southampton
  • Hampshire, SO31 1ZT, UK
  • Telephone 02380 629 900