Britcon provides building, civil engineering and steelwork solutions for the built environment. Established in 1990 as a family owned business with exceptional credentials, Britcon is a trusted partner delivering safe, innovative and value driven solutions, consistently.
Britcon is one of the UKs most successful and progressive construction and development businesses based in the North of England.
Established for nearly 30 years as a family owned business, Britcon has exceptional pedigree with an impressive and diverse client portfolio.
The business directly employs over 100 people in its team and maintains an operating turnover of £50million.
Britcon (UK) Ltd is a member of Hunt Group, which also includes a number of other operating companies such H.G. Sites Ltd, H.G. Homes and Specialist Surfacing Ltd.
Operating with its subsidiaries as well as external partners, the company offers complete turnkey solutions for almost all types of construction projects with expertise in general civil engineering including highways, building, development, steel erection, and industrial process engineering.
Specialising in design and construction Britcon works as a valued partner on projects ranging from remote quarry engineering and highways/rail infrastructure to commercial business parks, bespoke emergency services and renewable energy schemes.
Britcon is now a preferred and trusted partner for many local authorities, public departments and blue chip clients.
Britcon (UK) Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services, website or contact us. In this policy we explain how and why we collect your information and what we do with it.
We may collect data from you in a variety of ways: -
We may also obtain information from third parties, if this is permitted by law. We may also use legal public sources to obtain information about you. This information will only be sourced in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We may automatically collect non-personal information about you (such as the type of Internet browser or device you are using) when you use our website(s) or online services. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in provide an effective online service.
We collect and process your personal data only for those reasons allowed by law. These reasons include: -
We will keep information about you confidential and secure. We will never share personal data with any third party unless we have a lawful basis for doing so. We will never share your data with third parties for marketing purposes.
When we share data with others, we put contractual arrangements and security mechanisms in place to protect the data and to comply with our data protection, confidentiality and security policies.
Personal data held by us may be transferred to:
We only ever retain personal information for as long as is necessary and we have retention policies in place to meet these obligations.
We take the security of all the data we hold very seriously. We use a range of measures to keep information safe and secure which may include encryption and other forms of security. We require our staff and any third parties who carry out any work on our behalf to comply with appropriate compliance standards including obligations to protect any information and applying appropriate measures for the use and transfer of information. We have a framework of policies, procedures and training in place covering data protection, confidentiality and security and regularly review the appropriateness of the measures we have in place to keep the data we hold secure. It is our policy only to hold your data within the EEA.
You have the right to access any personal information that we process about you and to request information about: -
If you believe that we hold any incomplete or inaccurate data about you, you have the right to ask us to correct and/or complete the information and we will strive to update/correct it as quickly as possible. If there is a valid reason for not doing so, you will be notified. If you would like your personal data to be removed or the use to be amended, you have the right to request: -
If we receive a request from you to exercise any of the above rights, we may ask you to verify your identity before acting on the relevant request; this is to ensure that your data is protected and kept secure. We will inform you if your request is possible under current regulations and inform you to what extent your request has been processed. Where we are under legal obligation to retain your information, we will clarify the requirements around the extent of data as well as the duration we will continue to hold your personal data. If you would like to make a request around the processing of your personal data, please contact us at email@example.com. If you wish to work with us your personal data is required to process your application and complete the contract of employment.
We hope we have provided you with plenty of information around the processing of your personal data that we undertake and the rights you have over it, however if you have any additional questions or would like more details around any of the points listed above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not happy with this notice, believe we have processed your data in an unfair or unjust way or are non-compliant with the relevant data protection laws and you wish to raise a complaint, please contact us and we will carefully consider your complaint and respond to you. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority the Information Commissioners Office (www.ico.org.uk).
Britcon is committed to employing and development the skills of a local workforce and as such retains a loyal team and extremely low staff turnover. This philosophy has enabled the retention of an immense wealth of local knowledge within the company, as well clear direction and a focused management approach.
After a year of recording our carbon footprint via the construct CO2 website Britcon has now established a benchmark Carbon footprint for the business as a whole.
Our total spend for CO2 between October 2017 and September 2018 was 1658 tonnes. So for every £25,000 spent as a company, we create 1 tonne of CO2. In comparison with nearly 40 other companies that use the Construct CO2, this represents on average 7% less carbon spend per £ turnover.
Through our ongoing focus on Carbon measurement and reduction, we aim to continually reduce these emissions over the coming years through implementation of initial measures as detailed below, with a target of a 20% reduction by 2025.
Britcon are a forward thinking company and we know we need to start putting infrastructure in place to encourage the use of electric cars and in time, support our electric car users – as the sales of electric cars has increased by 300% in 6 years worldwide and this is expected to be a trend for years to come.
Britcon are positive in encouraging cleaner car usage and sharing car journeys but we can do more.
As an organisation, according to our ConstructCO2 statistics, we are good at sharing journeys in one vehicle. But we can encourage and enforce this more, by making it common knowledge that the drivers of the vehicle get a 5p per mile tax free allowance for sharing a journey with a passenger. Also, we can make it in to a company policy to impose vehicle sharing at every opportunity.
By installing LED lighting, we know huge savings can be achieved to our electricity expenditure. As well as savings, we provide better lighting / working conditions to our team. We have started replacing all our lighting with our Estimating and Accounts team currently having their lighting replaced now.
Britcon have introduced a cycle to work scheme. This will hopefully encourage local employees to not use their car for their commute and cycle to and from work instead; reducing Britcon’s carbon footprint as well as a fitter/healthier workforce.
Our full Carbon Emission Data report is available on request from Dan.Grewer@britcon.co.uk.
Please click on the link to view our Britcon Carbon Footprint Policy
Britcon appreciates the fundamental right for everybody to work in a safe environment, free from discrimination and bullying.
With our operations extending across the UK, projects invariable impact on the local community. Whilst carrying out these projects it actively seeks out and contributes generously to community based initiatives through sponsorship, time, or resources. We believe in investment into our communities in which we operate, through better selection and improved usage of local products and services. We also encourage suppliers to adopt practices that minimise their community impact and deliver benefits in relation to their own operations and throughout the supply chains in which they operate.
Britcon works in partnership whenever possible with local stakeholders to achieve common goals.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is an act of parliament that requires us to produce an annual statement of the steps we are taking to eliminate the risk of modern slavery within our business and supply chain. Modern slavery includes forced labour, labour trafficking as well as other hidden third party labour exploitation and according to government statistics, is the fastest growing global crime with an estimated 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK alone.
Following a review of our existing procedures and in line with the Act, Britcon has taken the following additional steps to ensure that any risk of modern slavery is eliminated within the business and our supply chain:
For more information or to report a case of modern slavery please call the helpline 0800 0121 700 or report it online on the Modern Slavery Helpline website.
Britcon worked closely with regeneration charity Renew to deliver upon Leeds City Council's employment and skills aspirations for the project.
As Britcon grows from the recently opened regional Wakefield office, we were keen to demonstrate how our work can have a big impact on local community groups with this project. We felt that it was important to work with the local resources available and were amazed at the broad level of skills and experiences within the community.
By working closely with Re’New from the outset and continually throughout the scheme, we were able to focus on achieving minimal targets, whilst aiming to go the extra mile to better them.
It is also good that everyone involved in the scheme has been able to give something back to the community by helping to improve the facilities at the popular visitor attraction.
Over 90% of our work is in collaborative arrangements and we have a successful record of delivery on 13 frameworks.
Britcon view frameworks as a long term relationship within the community whereby we can working together with our framework partners to deliver sustained ongoing improvement to customers and local and specific sector communities. Britcon are proud to have been involved with numerous frameworks, some included below.
Britcon are committed to conducting our business in a professional and ethical manner. We take our corporate responsibilities seriously and work hard to manage the social, environmental and economic impact of our work on the world around us. To this end, Britcon are, and have been, OSHAS 18001 accredited for many years with the British Standard Institute (BSI) and are regularly audited against these standards.
We have an excellent health and safety record which we have achieved and maintained through the commitment of all staff from the Managing Director down to our project teams on site. We work in partnership with our supply chain, and see them all as equals in achieving the successful delivery of all Britcon projects.
Our excellent record in the 'Considerate Constructors' scheme not only provides fully independent monitoring but demonstrates our continuing achievement of commitment to the local communities within which we work.
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