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The Power of Construction Collaboration: A Midlands Case Study

This month we wanted to highlight a success story that celebrates the power of collaboration and how SLS supports local contracts being delivered by businesses that are based further afield.


About a year ago, our journey took us to a Midlands based construction company with a labour requirement for a substantial groundworks project in Portsmouth. This partnership came from a recommendation by a trusted site engineer who was already well acquainted with our reputation for delivering reliable skilled labour. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how SLS met the client’s needs, surpassing expectations.


Our client, a Midlands based company boasting an annual turnover of £15 million, specialises in groundworks, civil engineering, and construction projects. Their quest for a partner to provide top tier labour in the Portsmouth area led them to us. Their requirements included a working foreman and up to 18 additional operatives, segmented into three and four-man teams, each equipped with essential qualifications such as SSSTS and CPCS/NPORS.


The project’s scope was nothing short of extensive. SLS undertook the responsibility of delivering full external works, which included draining, kerbing, paving and the installation of a substation base and ducting. This ambitious project demanded a diverse skill set and a committed team of operatives to ensure execution at the highest standards.


Richard Allen, our Director, shared his insights on this contract, viewing it as a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional labour services. He emphasised the pivotal role of our experienced Contracts Managers in successfully handling contracts of this magnitude. Our approach was comprehensive, going beyond just providing skilled operatives. We engaged in regular site meetings and helped with planning from inception to completion. This collaborative nature played an important role in ensuring the success of the project.


A standout moment in this case study is the testimonial from the Client’s Managing Director, expressing gratitude for the support we provided throughout the project.

“Thanks for your assistance with everything. It’s always difficult to manage projects that are further afield especially when it comes to labour, but I think I speak on behalf of all of us, when I say that working with yourselves and the labour you provided did make it that bit easier, so thanks again.”


Our collaboration with this client serves as a testament to the crucial role reliable subcontractors play in the construction industry. By working closely with our clients and providing skilled labour tailored to their project’s unique requirements, SLS has established itself as a trusted partner for businesses seeking excellence in groundworks and civil engineering projects.


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About Author : Liz Clarke