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Our Vision 2020

In May 2015 we launched our ‘Vision 2020’. We believe that our mission, values and vision statements are the fundamental ingredients that bind our business and keep us focused on delivering an excellent service to our clients.

Our Vision

In May 2015 we launched our ‘Vision 2020’. We believe that our mission, values and vision statements are the fundamental ingredients that bind our business and keep us focused on delivering an excellent service to our clients.

News Stories

Want to know the latest news at The Clancy Group? Read through our news stories to find out what we’ve been up to.

Our People

We are a people based business which values and invests in its staff. Our people are the most important asset we have, and our aim is to provide them with ongoing development for the long term benefit of the business – in keeping with every aspect of our Vision 2020.


Browse through, or search for, all of the jobs available at The Clancy Group – and find out what makes our workplace ‘a great place to work’.


Want to know the latest news at The Clancy Group? Read through our news stories to find out what we’ve been up to.


‘Sustainability’ means meeting our present needs without compromising future resources – by creating a responsible and profitable business that contributes to a good society. Our company’s principles, and our commitments to being a sustainable business, have been embedded in our corporate Vision, Mission, Policies and Values.

Our Services

We provide a broad range of expertise and serve multiple sectors ranging from the water sector where we have recently secured a £700M order book, to complex civil engineering projects and large frameworks.

Furthermore, we are a leading provider of multi utility services, rail services, energy and more recently renewables, where we are leading two ground-breaking district heating projects that are shaping the way we recycle and distribute energy.

Our Company

The Clancy Group Plc is one of the largest privately owned construction firms in the UK. With almost sixty years’ experience and a workforce of over 2500, we have worked hard to develop a reputation as a well run business that you can trust to deliver value for money, essential services that help keep the UK running.

Our History

Our History - Clancy Docwra

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.

  • 1958

    Founder Michael Clancy forms M.J. Clancy & Sons Limited in Wembley – undertaking ground works, drainage and road works in and around London.

  • 1963

    The Clancy Group introduces a new aspect of their business ‘ Clancy Developments’

  • 1964

    M.J Clancy & Sons ltd. moves to a new premises in Wembley

  • 1968

    Michael J Clancy’s eldest son Kevin Clancy joins the business

  • 1970

    Michael J Clancy’s second eldest son Dermot Clancy joins the business

  • 1973 - Clancy Docwra

    M.J. Clancy & Sons acquires water and gas public works contractor R.E. Docwra Limited.

  • 1976 - Clancy Docwra

    Freehold premises obtained at Coppermill Lane, Harefield. The Clancy Group of Companies now operate from this address.

  • 1980

    Michael J Clancy’s eldest daughter Mary Clancy joins the business

  • 1983 - Clancy Docwra

    The company celebrates its 25th anniversary. Our Head Office is officially opened by Terry Wogan

  • 1984 - Clancy Docwra

    Founder Michael J Clancy passes away suddenly. Kevin and Dermot Clancy become Joint Managing Directors of The Clancy Group Plc.

  • 1990 - Clancy Docwra

    The Clancy Group becomes the first contractor in the UK to purchase microtunneling equipment

  • 1991

    Following water privitisation, The Clancy Group wins numerous contracts for Southern Water, Thames Water, Anglian Water, Wessex Water, Mid Kent Went, Mid-Southern Water and East Surrey Water.

  • 1993 - Clancy Docwra

    The Clancy Group introduces a standard uniform for the workforce, one of the very first within the construction industry.

  • 1994

    Clancy Docwra receives its first British Safety Council Award, as well as its first ISO9000 Quality Systems Accreditation



  • 1995

    Pipeline rehabilitation expertise is brought into the business via the acquisition of Rees Construction Services, subsequently renamed Rees Pipeline Services


  • 1997

    Westwick Construction Ltd acquired from Wessex Water.

  • 1999

    Rail division established. Offices established in Ealing, West London

  • 2000

    Major contracts won in the north and Scotland for the first time for Northumbrian Water and East of Scotland Water. Regional offices established in Darlington and Alloa.

  • 2001 - Clancy Docwra

    Holding company The Clancy Group Plc incorporated. All operations of M.J. Clancy & Sons, R.E. Docwra Ltd, Rees Pipeline Services and Westwick Construction are amalgamated into a single operating company, Clancy Docwra Limited

  • 2002

    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.

  • 2003

    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.

  • 2004

    Major new awards for Southern Water, Anglian Water & Thames water for AMP4 starting in 2005

    Clancy Apprenticeship scheme first launched.

  • 2005

    Launch of Multi Utility business in Scotland, office opened in East Kilbride.

  • 2006

    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.

  • 2007

    Annual turnover exceeds £200m

  • 2008

    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

  • 2009

    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.

  • 2010

    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.


  • 2011 - Clancy Docwra

    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.

  • 2012 - Clancy Docwra

    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

  • 2013 - Clancy Docwra

    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.

  • 2014 - Clancy Docwra

    The Clancy Group Plc launches its mandatory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) campaign
    Work Safe=Home Safe 100%.

  • 2015 - Clancy Docwra

    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

  • 2016 - Clancy Docwra

    Our Multi Utility South division began.

    This year saw us win a large multi-utility job in the south of the UK as we continue our expansion in this exciting sector.

    The contract is worth in excess of £3.2m and is on behalf of a consortium of developers comprising Linden Homes, Bloor Homes and Bovis Homes.


  • 2017 - Clancy Docwra

    2017 saw us achieve lots of Awards for The Clancy Group

    Considerate Constructors Gold Awards (2017)
    Considerate Constructors Silver Awards (2017)
    City of London Considerate Contractors Gold Awards (2017)
    RoSPA Gold Fleet Safety Award (2017)
    Constructing Excellence London & South East Awards – Young Achiever of the Year (2017)
    Future Water Association – Special Recognition (2017)
    Future Water Association – Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Achievement (2017)
    CREAM Awards – Best Use of Illustration (2017)
    Driving for Better Business Champions (2017)
    RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award (2017)



  • 2018 - Clancy Docwra

    Our Battersea Cable Tunnel, London, UKPN Project, Phase 1, won the ‘Infrastructure Project of the Year 2018’ at the Institute for Civil Engineering.

    The complex project was constructed in close proximity to rail lines and utilities, and carefully designed to complete an underground reinforced concrete junction chamber.