The Clancy Group Timeline
The company was founded in 1958 by Michael Clancy as M.J. Clancy & Sons Limited. It quickly developed a reputation as a well-run business that delivered value for money solutions and quality workmanship. The company was built on good traditional family and business values, and these values of Integrity, Stability, Standards and Client Satisfaction are still central to the business today.
Founder Michael Clancy forms M.J. Clancy & Sons Limited in Wembley – undertaking ground works, drainage and road works in and around London.
The Clancy Group introduces a new aspect of their business ‘ Clancy Developments’
M.J Clancy & Sons ltd. moves to a new premises in Wembley
Kevin Clancy joins the business
Dermot Clancy joins the business
M.J. Clancy & Sons acquires water and gas public works contractor R.E. Docwra Limited.
Freehold premises obtained at Coppermill Lane, Harefield. The Clancy Group Companies now operate from this address.
Mary Clancy joined the business
The company celebrated its 25th anniversary
The company’s current Head Office was officially opened in Middlesex by Terry Wogan.
Kevin and Dermot Clancy were appointed Joint Managing Directors of The Clancy Group Plc in 1984, following the death of their father, founder, Michael J. Clancy. During their tenure as Joint MDs the business has grown from £8 million to over £250 million annual turnover.
Clancy Docwra purchase first set of Microtunneling equipment in the UK
The early years of the Water privitisation in the UK, The Clancy Group win numerous contracts including water companies throughout the South & West- including Southern Water, Thames Water, Anglian Water, Wessex Water, Mid Kent Went, Mid-Southern Water and East Surrey Water.
Clancy Docwra introduce a standard uniform for the workforce, one of the very first within the construction industry.
Clancy Docwra receives its first British Safety Council Award, Eight subsequent annual awards received.
Clancy Docwra receives its first ISO9000 Quality Systems Accreditation
Rees Construction Services acquired, renamed Rees Pipeline Services, bringing pipeline rehabilitation expertise into the business.
Water Industry AMP2 period
Westwick Construction Ltd acquired from Wessex Water.
New holding company The Clancy Group Ltd incorporated with a new group board of Directors and new Directors for both M.J Clancy & Sons and R.E Docwra Ltd.
First edition of Connections the in-house magazine published.
New Rail division established. Offices established in Ealing, West London.
First major contract award in the North of England with Northumbrian Water. Regional offices established in Darlington.
First major contract award in Scotland with East of Scotland Water. Regional offices established in Alloa.
The Clancy Group launches its very first website.
Holding company The Clancy Group Plc incorporated. R.E Docwra Ltd renamed Clancy Docwra Limited. M.J Clancy & Sons, Rees Pipeline Services and Westwick Construction cease to trade and all operations are amalgamated into the single operating company- Clancy Docwra Limited- together with a full rebranding.
M.J. Clancy & Sons, R.E. Docwra, Rees Pipeline Services and Westwick Construction are amalgamated to form the single operating company – Clancy Docwra Limited.
Business management system launched.
Clancy achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Accreditation.
Utility Training Centre opened in Hawley Depot.
Annual turnover exceeds £100m for the first time.
First UKSTT Award received for project at Thamesmead for Tilfen Land. Subsequent awards for VMR and Pipeline schemes in East Surrey in following years.
Company achieves Investors in People status for the first time.
20 years of Clare House celebrated with a client & friends event at Harefield, followed by a family fun day on the following weekend.
Major new awards for Southern Water, Anglian Water & Thames water for AMP4 starting in 2005
Clancy Apprenticeship scheme first launched.
Launch of Multi Utility business in Scotland, office opened in East Kilbride.
Clancy Docwra becomes Transport for London Road Streetworks Contractor of the Year for works on VMR for Thames Water, followed by a further award in 2009.
Annual turnover exceeds £200m
Golden 50th anniversary celebrations for the business
Operations in the North relocated to new premises in Sunderland.
Operations in Scotland relocated to Caledonia House in Livingston.
Project Core – IFS ERP System goes live.
Water industry award winners. Customer services initiatives of the year and partnership initiative of the year won with Southern Water.
New Traffic Management Division formed
Seamus Keogh appointed first Chief Operations Officer, Kevin & Dermot Clancy become Joint Chairmen of The Clancy Group.
First Innovation, Client & Supplier event held at Harefield.
Clancy Docwra selected as Capital Delivery Partner by Scottish Water for the next 4 years.
The 6S Vision (2010 – 2015) is launched. 6S is Skilled, Secure, Successful, Sustainable, Strong, Systems.
The company is among the first within the UK to achieve certification within the Achilles Information Limited Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS).
New Dartford offices are opened and developed.
Major milestone reached with completion of 500km of mains replacement with VMR in London for Thames Water.
The first roadmap to 6S Health & Safety is launched outlining our Strategic Initiatives and targets to 2015.
Clancy Docwra join Optimise JV to undertake AMP5 works for Thames Water.
Mobile-i, a mobile workforce management tool, is launched within the business.
Clancy Docwra is named Major Civil Engineering Contractor of the Year by the New Civil Engineer.
The company is awarded major contracts in Scotland, for Scottish Water and Scottish Power. Clancy Docwra is awarded the Anglian Water ‘Supplier of the Year’ Award.
Annual Turnover Exceeds £250m
Customer Service is at the heart of everything the company does. To demonstrate this, on September 18th the Clancy Group holds its first Customer Experience Event at its Head Offices in Harefield. The company launches its Customer Commitment document.
Clancy Docwra acheives a Bronze standard in the BITC CR Awards at first attempt.
The Clancy Group Plc launches its mandatory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) campaign
Work Safe=Home Safe 100%.
The Clancy Group launches it’s Vision 2020 in early April, with our new internal branding!
Major new contract awards from Southern Water, Thames Water in Joint ventures with Kier, Anglian Water & UKPN, making it a record orderbook.
Think Safe programme launched for all personnel.
Multi Utility business in the south becomes a reality