FSB 2018 Wales Family Business of the Year Finalists

2018 got off to a fabulous start here at LCEU HQ with the news that we had been shortlisted for the Wales FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards in the Family Business of the Year category.

The awards showcase the best small businesses from the length and breadth of the country, offering national recognition and expert small business judges have selected category winners in 12 areas across the UK.

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards promote and recognise innovation, enterprise and accomplishment amongst the UK’s 5.5 million-strong small business and the self-employed sector. All businesses also have the chance of being recognised as the UK’s best of the best at the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards national finals ceremony which will be held later in the year.

Our CEO Frank Snr and Senior Director Angeline will attend the glittering award ceremony which will be held in Cardiff at the beginning of February. Being shortlisted is a huge achievement and we wish them every success.

 

 

The Lawson Family – Wales FSB Family Business of the Year finalists 2018

 

Queen of our Hearts

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Many of us will have woken up to wonderful surprises over the Christmas and New Year break but few of us can have woken up to a surprise that made us whoop with joy and utter the words “How very well deserved and how long overdue”.

These are the sentiments we at Lawsons felt when we woke to the news that our Senior Director, Angeline Lawson, had been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.
Those who know Angeline know that she devotes her time and energy not only to Lawson Civil Engineering & Utilities Ltd but to a myriad of other causes and that she fulfils so many roles in our community that she leaves most of us breathless wondering how she manages to fit it all in. Those who don’t know Angeline would be unaware of her superwoman qualities as she carries out all that she does in an unassuming way, never drawing attention to herself and always paying tribute to the teams who work with her.

That is why it is so wonderful that she has been awarded this medal as it is to recognise all that she has done for children, the judiciary and the community in Denbighshire.It a chance for all of us to congratulate her on everything she has done and continues to do.

Angeline, you deserve this and we are so very proud of you.

Angeline’s story also makes front page news in this week’s Denbighshire Free Press.

Free Press

or to read her story online, highlight the link below, right click and go to

http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/15803150.Angeline_Lawson_recognised_on_Queen__39_s_Honours_List/

All in a Day’s (and night’s) Work

LCEU jetters were on hand to help restore order to communities following the recent bad weather.

Anglesey was particularly badly hit and our on call crew was immediately mobilised to the worst hit area when floodwaters rushed through the centre of Llangefni after the river burst its banks.

Battling against atrocious conditions Phil and Nathan worked throughout the night and were supported the next day by our other crew Paul and Harry with both crews working tirelessly supporting customers the length and breadth of the island.

Henllan Still At The Top

2017 Llandyrnog and District Champions HENLLAN FC sponsored by Lawson Civil Engineering &Utilities Ltd
2017 Llandyrnog and District Champions HENLLAN FC sponsored by Lawson Civil Engineering &Utilities Ltd

Henllan FC has notched up its second championship title in as many years. Having survived a lean few years in the Llandyrnog and District Summer League the team, sponsored by Lawson Civil Engineering and Utilities Ltd, was crowned 2016 champions. Having tasted success and liking it they weren’t, however, about to relinquish their title and retained it this season (2017) in convincing fashion with two games to spare.

Now the club hopes to go one better than last year by also beating Llanfair to clinch the league’s prestigious Tony Evans Memorial Shield – settling old score, proving Henllan FC is a force to be reckoned with and the ones to be beaten.

Shield Final on Friday July 14th at 7:00pm in Rhewl. Henllan v Llanfair

Silver for commitment to Health and Safety

LCEU was presented with the ROSPA Silver Award in recognition of its commitment to Health and Safety at an awards ceremony held in London last week.

Our Strategic Director, Amanda Lawson-Stoner, being presented with the ROSPA Silver Award by Frances Richardson, RoSPA Director of Operations at the ROSPA Award ceremony on Tuesday.
Our Strategic Director, Amanda Lawson-Stoner, being presented with the ROSPA Silver Award by Frances Richardson, RoSPA Director of Operations at the ROSPA Award ceremony on Tuesday.

LCEU Named Wales Federation of Small Businesses Business of the Month

FSB Wales Blog – Big enough to cope, small enough to care

Lawson IIP Gold Presentation 121

The Lawson family
Seated left to right: Victoria Lawson (HR & Customer Service); Grace Lawson (Director); Angeline Lawson (Senior Director); Amanda Lawson-Stoner CMIOSH (Strategic Director).
Standing left to right: Frank Lawson Jnr (Operational Director); Frank Lawson Snr (CEO); Gary Stoner (Accounts Manager)
FSB Wales’ Business of the Month for May is Lawson Civil Engineering and Utilities Ltd – an award winning family business based in Denbigh, North Wales. The first of its kind to have been granted IIP Gold status in the region, Lawson prides itself on providing excellent products and services to all clients.Specialising in the Construction, Energy, Technical Consultancy and Utilities sectors LCEU offers clients the complete construction solution with project management, demolition, new build, extensions, contract maintenance, commercial development, structural services, supporting and retaining, highways and infrastructure, pavement and surfacing and drain care inspection and repair included in their current portfolio.The business is headed up by Frank Lawson, who founded the company and has been at the helm since the very beginning. He set up the company in 2000 having worked for more than 20 years in the business and has watched the company grow into a multi-million pound pioneer in its field, employing a dedicated and highly qualified workforce of men and women working across both the private and public sectors.Despite its extensive and rapid growth, Lawson has at its heart the values instilled into Frank Lawson Snr at an early age and which still drives the company today “An honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay”. He and his wife Angeline, LCEU’s Senior Director, both bring their strong morals, principles and values to the business. They have also passed these on to their children, all of whom are directors of the company and who play an integral part in the family business. Furthermore, Frank has passed these morals, principles and values on to his wider family – his workforce, and these are the foundations of his company.

Frank’s aim has always been to set high standards, deliver a quality of service to all clients and to offer quality positions to all employees whilst instilling in them a positive proactive approach. It is this ethos which has seen Lawsons grow into the success it is today. Investing in its current workforce is as important to the company as is developing youngsters coming into the industry by giving them the skills which will benefit them in the future, and they have a rigorous training program for all Operational and Administrative staff based upon their individual needs.

Community is also very important to the Lawson family and LCEU is proud to support many local individuals and initiatives. Denbigh man Owen Gallagher, Welsh and British BBU Cruiserweight Champion, successfully defended his British title twice under the company’s sponsorship, the long established Henllan Football Club, one of the premier teams in the Llandyrnog and District Summer League, benefits annually for their kit sponsorship as does the junior team who play in the Rhyl and District League. LCEU is also a key contributor to the Henllan Extravaganza and the Henllan Bonfire and Firework display – organised by the Henllan Community Leisure Association with members of the board of Directors and administrative staff on the organising committee.

Looking to the future, the company aims to continue to develop and to embrace new innovations based on the principles of professionalism, quality, and honesty, and to continue to be recognised for excellence in the products and services provided to their customers and community.

Clean Sheet at start of New Season

 

LCEU's new logo adorns the 2017 shirts of Henllan Football Club
LCEU’s new logo adorns the 2017 shirts of Henllan Football Club

Henllan, last year’s Llandyrnog and District Summer League Champions, have started the season in fine form by winning both of their opening matches. Tonight (Monday 24th April 2017) the team, who is sponsored by LCEU, plays against Caerwys away. This will be their only match this week as they have a bye in the Thursday fixture.