Kettering General Hospital

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It’s always good to carry out work that makes a huge improvement to the lives of local people.

Phoenix Surfacing Ltd was appointed to carry out car park resurfacing works at Kettering General Hospital. The car park was in a bad state of repair and needed urgent improvement to aid patients and visitors. Health and safety of hospital users was critical, as was carrying out the work on time and on budget.

This project was completed in the same month that works were completed at Northampton General Hospital, St Andrew’s Hospital Northampton, County Hospital Louth and Bedford Health Village. Across the UK, Phoenix Surfacing Ltd is preferred by Local Health authorities, trusts and charities to deliver a class-leading service.

The photographs show the excellent work carried out:

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New Contract

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Phoenix Surfacing Ltd is pleased to announce that it has secured a large road surfacing contract at Glebe Farm, Milton Keynes for Smith Construction.

The works which are a value of circa £800k will be carried out by Phoenix’s directly employed operatives using the latest plant and equipment.

This is the second large contract in the past year Phoenix Surfacing has secured for Smith Construction, following the successful £1.2m project at Brooklands, Milton Keynes.

Commercial Director Tom Greasley was pleased to have secured the works; “It’s always good to secure a large contract, more so when it’s based on performance of our operatives on previous projects. Our skill and workmanship, combined with our ability to compete at this range of the market, ensures a great product for our customers”.

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Further Investment

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  1. As part of Phoenix Surfacing’s ongoing investment, we have recently purchased a Kubota KX080-4 8t 360 excavator.

Kubota KX080 8T

Having trialled many manufacturers we were happy to stick with our trusted supplier Kubota, adding another machine to our extensive Kubota fleet.

Environmental Credentials

This machine also features a range of eco settings and lower fuel consumption, helping our drive towards reducing our carbon footprint.

Joint Managing Director Paul Knighton commented, “we are always looking to invest in the right equipment with an ever closer eye on the environmental impact. This new Kubota 8t excavator will reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions which not only benefits the company but everyone else too”.

Phoenix Surfacing – FORS Accredited

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Phoenix Surfacing Ltd is delighted to announce that after a rigorous internal audit it has been awarded the FORS Bronze accreditation.

Phoenix Surfacing’s company philosophy is to strive for continuous development and improvement across all sectors of the business.

The FORS accreditation helps us make the business safer, and greener by improving smarter vehicles, drivers, management and operations.

Fleet and Plant Manager Adam Howells commented,

“As we progress as a company it is vital we have the correct systems in place to maintain the high standards of service and safety. By obtaining the FORS accreditation we have demonstrated that our fleet is being managed in the best way possible”.

With safety, efficiency and environmental protection at its heart, the principals of FORS are closely allied to those of Phoenix Surfacing. We will continue to develop our systems to obtain further FORS accreditations.


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Heart of the Shires Shopping Village

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Phoenix Surfacing Ltd recently won the contract to complete the surfacing of the car parks at Heart of the Shires Shopping Village near Weedon, Northamptonshire.

Heart of the Shires is one of Northamptonshire’s most famous shopping attractions. Set around a Victorian courtyard, The Heart of the Shires Shopping Village offers a selection of individual shops with character. Our work involved the preparation of an existing stone car park with the surfacing element of the work thoughtfully programmed over a series of days and nights. This helped avoid disruption to businesses and their customers. The line marking of the bays was phased to allow sections of the car park to be opened at all times.

Heart Of The Shires Shopping Village

Heart Of The Shires Shopping Village by Phoenix Surfacing Ltd

Managing Agent Sam Skinner of Fisher German commented “The car park looks exceptional, please pass on our thanks to your team. The feedback has been nothing but excellent.”

Having had numerous compliments from customers of the shopping village too, Phoenix Surfacing commissioned aerial portraits using drone technology to showcase the finished article.




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Have a long and happy retirement John Alderson!

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Starting off his career in the North East, John has worked for many of the UK’s most notable surfacing contractors. Having been at Phoenix Surfacing for over 22 years, we have been very fortunate to have benefitted from John’s dedication, expertise and experience. His knowledge of the industry is second to none, something which has helped us stand out from our competitors
over the years.

We would like to thank John for everything he has done for the company and our customers over the years. We wish him a healthy, happy, well-deserved retirement.

Have a long and happy retirement John Alderson!

Have a long and happy retirement John Alderson!

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Phoenix Surfacing signs new CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter

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As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to quality and inclusion, Phoenix Surfacing Ltd has signed up to the new Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Diversity and Inclusion Charter. The charter is designed to help embed a change in culture in the highways and transportation industry.

CIHT is working with its Corporate Partners to continue to make, and strengthen, the case for diversity and inclusion and signing the Charter signals a commitment to this. The Charter states:

“The signatories to this Charter believe that a commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential to reflect the communities we serve.  It makes business sense because it helps us to attract and retain the best talent, it enables us to understand and meet clients’ needs more effectively and so provide a better quality service.”

Commercial Director Tom Greasley commented, “As a company we are committed to valuing and respecting the diversity of individuals. We see signing the new CIHT charter as a commitment to these beliefs. Using this charter alongside other initiatives, we are well placed to help encourage a diverse workforce in the engineering community.”

CIHT Charter Logo

In accordance with the Charter, as a business we will strive to achieve best practice in our recruitment, retention and career progression practices as employers, support the development of good diversity and inclusion practice by collecting and sharing examples of practical activities that contribute to progress with CIHT and other signatories, assign responsibility for meeting our Charter Commitments to a named, senior level individual, work together to develop and adopt future protocols and practice that support the implementation of the aims of this Charter, recognise, respect, capitalise and celebrate contributions from different people to strengthen team performance and display the CIHT diversity and inclusion logo to publically demonstrate our commitment to this agenda.

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Compton Ward – St Andrews Healthcare

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Here at Phoenix Surfacing, not only do we carry out asphalt surfacing and highway works, we also do special projects.

We recently completed works to the Compton Ward for St Andrew’s Healthcare in Northampton. The work involved the preparation and construction of a new outdoor safe space in a patient courtyard. The works were completed on time, on budget and with great care given the surroundings.


St Andrew’s Healthcare is a Charitable organisation providing psychiatric services in England. Its headquarters is at St Andrew’s Hospital in Northampton. The charity dates back to before the hospital opened in 1838. It is by far the largest mental health facility in UK, providing national specialist services for adolescents, men, women and older people with mental illness, learning disability, brain injury, autism and dementia.IMG_20160602_173913

The works included bespoke hand-railing, landscaping, construction of new rubber crumb safety surfacing and associated preparatory works.

We’re really pleased with the end result and most importantly, so is the Client.


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Prompt Payment Code

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Phoenix Surfacing Ltd is pleased to announce it has signed up to the Prompt Payment Code.


Prompt Payment Code





The Prompt Payment Code (PPC) sets standards for payment practices and best practice and is administered by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management. Compliance with the principles of the Code is monitored and enforced by the Prompt Payment Code Compliance Board. The Code covers prompt payment, as well as wider payment procedures.

As part of signing up, Phoenix Surfacing agrees to pay suppliers on time, give clear guidance to suppliers and encourage good practice.

We encourage all of our suppliers to adopt the Code which undertakes to:

1. Pay Suppliers on time:
within the terms agreed at the outset of the contract
without attempting to change payment terms retrospectively
without changing practice on length of payment for smaller companies on unreasonable ground

2. Give clear guidance to suppliers
providing suppliers with clear and easily accessible guidance on payment procedures
ensuring there is a system for dealing with complaints and disputes which is communicated to suppliers
advising them promptly if there is any reason why an invoice will not be paid to the agreed terms

3. Encourage good practice
by requesting that lead suppliers encourage adoption of the code throughout their own supply chains



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One To Watch For 2017

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Phoenix Surfacing Ltd is very happy to be named as one of the region’s “One To Watch for 2017” by Grant Thornton in their latest report.

Now in its fourth year, the Northamptonshire Limited study, conducted by financial and business advisers Grant Thornton, analyses the performance of the 100 largest, privately owned companies in the county to provide a recognised barometer of the overall health of Northamptonshire’s economy.

For the first time this year, the report also includes a Growth Index, looking at the 25 highest profit growth companies in the top 100, plus a ‘ones to watch’ section profiling 20 emerging companies. Since it’s formation in 1991, Phoenix Surfacing Ltd has shown strong growth year-on-year as it looks to become one of the largest privately-owned names in the highways and road surfacing industry. Now in the 25th year of business, Phoenix Surfacing is built upon the principals of quality, efficiency and service.

Commercial Director Tom Greasley commented, “We’re very happy to be included within the Grant Thornton report as an emerging company. Phoenix Surfacing has grown from an asphalt surfacing sub-contractor into a Highways Services Contractor, working across the region. Our commitment to quality, health and safety and innovation has been rewarded with an enviable reputation. It proves that the efforts by colleagues across the company are being recognised not only by the construction industry, but by the wider business community too”.627d619e-73ca-4181-9943-8ae3e9aeca5f-original

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