LCEU Picks Up Prestigious RoSPA Award

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Lawson Civil Engineering & Utilities Ltd is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.

The company achieved the Silver award in the prestigious annual scheme run by  the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Silver Award 2017

The company will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the  ExCel, London on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The  award was achieved during a special year for the family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.

Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now their 61st year.

Amanda Lawson-Stoner, Strategic Director ac LCEU, said, “We are extremely happy to have received this award in recognition of our team’s approach to Health and Safety.”


Julie Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said, “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.”

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Christmas Hats off (and a big thank you) to LCEU Directors

The Lawson workforce, all suited and booted, stepped out with their partners for their annual Christmas dinner and dance recently. This much anticipated all expenses paid annual event is hosted by the LCEU Directors, and was this year held at the St George Hotel, Llandudno on Friday evening, December 16th 2016.

So as not to leave out the younger members of the family, LCEU Directors also hosted a children’s Christmas party on Sunday, December 18th where all children were treated to lunch, entertainment by Mr Bamboozle and a wonderful gift from the main man himself – Santa. The party, held this year at The Plough, St Asaph is always enjoyed by old and young alike.

Employees and their families wish to thank the LCEU Directors for their generosity and Vicky for organising the two events..


Below are some of the happy faces enjoying some Christmas cheer courtesy of Frank Snr, Angeline and family.publication1

GOLD … you’re indestructible!

iip1Lawson Civil Engineering & Utilities Ltd is proud to have retained its Gold Investors in People status.

Lawsons was first awarded gold IIP standard in 2013 however in 2015 the new standard, “The Sixth Generation”, was launched internationally. This new standard boasts four levels of accreditation – accredited; silver; gold and platinum and typically those being assessed against the new standard drop a level however due to LCEU being a great employer, an outstanding place to work and our commitment to sustained success we have been deemed to still be worthy of gold under the new standard.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Its framework reflects the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. It allows companies to benchmark against the best in business on an international scale.The assessment process is rigorous but achievement of the standard demonstrates that we understand that our people make a difference.

LCEU Strategic Director, Amanda Lawson-Stoner said “Despite our delight at having retained Gold, we are not happy to rest on our laurels and have already started to implement action points which will enable us to achieve platinum status in the future.”

Putting local photographers in the picture


Our corporate calendar for 2017 will feature the works of local amateur photographers.
Following a competition run on social media, a number of entries were received celebrating
the beauty of Denbigh and the surrounding area.

Capturing special moments and wonderful scenery the twelve photographs tell a compelling
tale and would grace any wall on which they will be displayed. Each of the winners will
receive a copy of the completed calendar.

Congratulations and thank you to Brian Blackford, Arwyn Roberts, Jacqueline Wheeler,
Ynyr Waller, Paul Andrew Jones, Grace-Lee Lawson, Sophie Elizabeth Williams,
Mark Ryan Hughes and Pete Lloyd this year’s winners.

A date to remember!


Helpwch wneud ein calendr 2017 yn unigryw trwy ddanfon atom eich hoff luniau o’r ardal. Rhaid i’r lluniau fod yn wreiddiol a rhaid mynnu caniatad y ffotograffydd cyn eu danfon.
Help make our 2017 corporate calendar unique by sending us your favourtie photographs of the local area. The photos must be original and the photographer’s permission sought before submission.


A massive diolch and llongyfarchaidau, congratulations to our Operational Manager Paul Jones and jetter Harry Jones who have been awarded the prestigious Diolch Award by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.

The Diolch Awards recognise and reward individuals who clearly put the vision of DCWW  – to earn the trust of customers every day – at the heart of everything they do.

The customer wrote to Welsh Water to let them know how impressed he was with both Paul and Harry when they visited his home about a surcharging manhole. The crew, he said, arrived within an hour of his call, and despite the location of the manhole, he appreciated how they kept him up to date with the progress. “I cannot praise them enough on their courtesy and good manners”, he said.

Both Paul and Harry were presented with a Diolch Award pin and a £35 high street voucher as a thanks from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.

They were also thanked via letter by Chris Jones, the chief executive of DCWW for their continued support and effort.

Diolch to you both for upholding the Lawson Promise.

A Day in the Sun for the Wider Lawson Family

Sashes for the Royal PartyWe at Lawsons value the community in which we live and as such are proud to support many local organisations and events. Our Senior Director, Angeline Lawson, is currently chairperson of the Henllan Community Leisure Association which organises the annual Henllan Extravaganza. With a number of the family sitting on the committee, employees who volunteer to help on the day and employees and their families who come along on the day to enjoy the fun – this really is an event which is eagerly anticipated by the wider Lawson family.

Speaking after this year’s Extravaganza, Angeline thanked all those who helped make it a huge success.

The sun shone as the crowds flocked to the field to enjoy the event held at Garn Field, Henllan. With a host of displays and activities ranging from parrots to axemen, Morris Dancers to classic cars, Denbighshire Leisure Services, children’s activities run by the Henllan children Activity Group, shire horses, falconry, ferrets, craft tents, play areas and Horlicks the sheep every taste was catered for.  Add to the mix stalls, stands, delicious food and some foot tapping music to boot and this was truly a day to remember.


Speaking after the event Angeline said: “The HCLA is a non for profit organisation, our aim is to support and bring the local community together, I believe Henllan Extravaganza 2016 achieved this!”

She also paid special tribute to the committee members and volunteers who worked tirelessly to make sure this year’s event was such a success. “The support we received this year was overwhelming with many volunteers turning up to help erect and to dismantle the show field including representatives of the Caerwys Show and the St Asaph Country Fair.

“We now look forward to repaying the compliment at the Caerwys and St Asaph events. It is important that we support each other if we are to ensure the survival of these unique village and country fairs.”




1. Princess Molly Mae Lawson 2. Grace Lawson making friends with Apple 3. Cari-Ann Lawson-Stoner tucking into the barbecue 4. Pete Lloyd's daughter Katie stops by the face painting tent 5. Charlie with his Pops, Paul Jones 6. The newest addition to the wider Lawson family, Pete Lloyd and Sian's baby girl, Carla Faith 7. Archie Lawson takes on his little sister Molly Mae 8. Fabio meets Frank Jnr 9. Simon Keating's children, Tommy, Miley and Leighton enjoying the afternoon sun
1. Princess Molly Mae Lawson
2. Grace Lawson making friends with Apple
3. Cari-Ann Lawson-Stoner tucking into the barbecue
4. Pete Lloyd’s daughter Katie stops by the face painting tent
5. Charlie with his Pops, Paul Jones
6. The newest addition to the wider Lawson family, Pete Lloyd and Sian’s baby girl, Carla Faith
7. Archie Lawson takes on his little sister Molly Mae
8. Fabio meets Frank Jnr
9. Simon Keating’s children, Tommy, Miley and Leighton enjoying the afternoon sun


The HCLA’s next event will be the annual Bonfire and Firework display on November 5th 2016.