News Archive


2018

Award-Winning Ian Williams’ Academy is Highly Commended by CITB

Posted: 30th October 2018

The Ian Williams’ Academy team is celebrating once again after walking away with a Highly Commended for the prestigious CITB Large Apprentice Employer of the Year Award. Encapsulating its success as making a significant contribution to deliver high quality construction apprenticeships, the team attended the awards last week.  Paul Snape, Ian Williams’ Key Account Advisor at […]

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Yet another award nomination for the Ian Williams’ Academy

Posted: 27th September 2018

Our commitment to direct delivery ensures that our recruitment and Academy teams were kept busy throughout the summer in readiness for our Autumn trade apprenticeship intake. Taking a break, the team were recently delighted to be recognised for all their hard work, by making the finals in the CITB Large Apprentice Employer of the Year […]

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Keeping it in the family!

Posted: 26th September 2018

Our mission is to be an employer loved its employees and customers, and we believe that by directly employing our workforce we can create a culture that nurtures our homegrown talent to their full potential throughout their careers at Ian Williams.  This is certainly the case for the Ward family, who have given us over […]

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Latest Edition of Review Magazine Now Available

Posted: 18th September 2018

The latest copy of Review – a business update for our clients and the industry – is now available. In this edition we report on some of the successes of those in our business – from the RoSPA President’s award to a CITB Scholarship – as well as throw a spotlight on how Ian Williams […]

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Developing trainee surveyors

Posted: 12th September 2018

Ian Williams was recently approached by the CITB for our comments and thoughts surrounding the challenges of a continuing skills gap, in a sector that’s forecast to grow significantly.   According to the CITB’s latest Construction Skills Report (CSN) “construction output is expected to grow by 1.3% over the next five years, with 158,000 jobs to […]

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World class painters

Posted: 28th August 2018

Over Summer, our second-year painting apprentice Zoe Evans, won the Welsh regional heat of the CITB UK ‘Skillbuild Competition’ which was held at the college she attends in Coleg Sir Gar. Zoe’s winning piece was inspired by the world cup fever. We were delighted to receive further good news that Zoe has been ranked as […]

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What a difference a day makes!

Posted: 27th August 2018

Never a truer phrase was penned than what a difference a day can make! We recently completed a full garden clearance for two senior living tenants of City West Housing. The tenants had found their garden harder and harder to maintain and were just not able to keep on top of it to the standard […]

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Official hub launch

Posted: 15th August 2018

Our Birmingham Hub has officially opened its doors, unveiling a welcoming new brand identity. The Hub is the focal point of Ian Williams’ delivery of an integrated service to clients and  is our integrated service centre where people and technology work in synergy to deliver the best customer experience  

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Newydd Housing are awarded the RNIB Cymru ‘Platinum Visibly Better Award’

Posted: 1st August 2018

Ian Williams was delighted to recently work with Newydd Housing Association on a scheme to deliver innovative renovations to support their tenants’ living with sight loss to live independently for longer at Ellis Fisher Court in Barry. The changes recognised by the RNIB Cymru mean that Newydd have been awarded the ‘Visibly Better Platinum Award’. […]

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Ian Williams joins ‘Accent on Tour’

Posted: 28th July 2018

As part of an initiative to enable their customers to find out more about their existing and new services, both Anchor and Ian Williams headed out on the great 2018 ‘van tour’. The tour van travelled 82 miles over 4 days and the teams visited customers in Allerton and Keighley, South Kirby, Manningham and Bradford. […]

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Proud winners of the prestigious Painting and Decorating Association’s Residential Category Premier Trophy Award

Posted: 25th July 2018

The PDA celebrated its 30th anniversary this summer in London’s Plaisterers’ Hall. This year the award categories increased from five to seven in a bid to represent a broader and more diverse range of the painting industry. Ian Williams was extremely proud to be able to put forward two entries for their work with Caring […]

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Apprentice Zoe hits it home!

Posted: 23rd July 2018

Congratulations to our second year painting apprentice Zoe Evans who has won the Welsh regional heat of the CITB_UK ‘Skillbuild Competition’ held this week at ColegSirGar. Zoe’s winning piece was inspired by recent world cup fever. Huge well done Zoe – we love the artwork!  

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GO TEAM IAN WILLIAMS! Wish us luck as we take on the might of the Three Peaks’ Challenge to raise funds for The Stroke Association

Posted: 20th July 2018

This weekend sees 12 intrepid climbers (and 2 mini-bus drivers) from Ian Williams taking on the might of the Three Peaks Challenge – 23 miles over the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, within 24 hours. Supported by 2 drivers who will transport the team between the ascents, the total distance travelled will […]

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Ready for the future: Making the most of new talent

Posted: 2nd July 2018

For anyone who has not yet read the latest issue of Inside Housing,  follow the link here for to see the Ian Williams’ Chapter in association with Mark Farmer and Shelagh Grant, CE of the Housing Forum. Ian Williams’ Executive Director Mike Turner looks at how nurturing in-house skills and keeping control of labour and resource […]

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Celebrating Templer HomeBuild’s grand opening!

Posted: 2nd July 2018

Templer HomeBuild recently hosted a ‘Grand Opening’ event to celebrate their move into their new modern offices. Ian Williams’ Response Operations’ Director Jayne Cox, Templar Homebuild Chief Executive Jo Reece and operative Ricky Jamieson officially cut the ribbon surrounded by a crowd of Teign Housing and Templer HomeBuild colleagues and tenants. Ian Williams has a contract […]

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‘Dream Team’ Lita Mitchell and Angie Smith celebrate their new appointment at Ian Williams

Posted: 28th June 2018

We are delighted to welcome Lita and Angie as the latest members to join our  Liverpool painting and decorating team. Lita and Angie are currently carrying out cyclical painting and decorating work on our customer Riverside Housing’s stock. Both ladies have a wealth of painting and decorating experience having worked together as a team for […]

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Ian Williams Academy receives C2S Best Practice Award

Posted: 26th June 2018

Launched at last week’s Circle 2 Success Big Breakfast in Cheltenham, the Excellence In Business Awards were themed around delivering expertise in education and training amongst C2S members. We are delighted to announce that the Ian Williams Academy was presented with the Best Practice Award, accepted by Business Manager Warren Buffery. Sian Pearce, Ian Williams’ […]

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Winner of Winners!

Posted: 25th June 2018

Last night, the Ian Williams team was delighted to walk away as the Winner of Winners’ in the Training and Personnel category at the PwC West of England business awards. Celebrating 30 years of the awards, which have seen a roll call of some of the region’s most successful companies and best loved brands, the […]

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Uplifting environments for ‘Friends of the Elderly’ dementia home

Posted: 25th June 2018

The Ian Williams team works in many sensitive environments, with much of our activity in the homes of older people or those who are vulnerable. We recently completed a project in a Dementia Unit for The Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH) in Bournemouth, on behalf of the charity Friends of the Elderly, who look after […]

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Delighted to be part of the team that supported the re-opening of Tavistock’s Visitor Information Centre

Posted: 19th June 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Tavistock Heritage Trust will be reopening its Visitor Information Centre (VIC) this summer thanks to a little help from local businesses including Ian Williams. Run by volunteers and overseen by the Tavistock Heritage Trust, the VIC will help welcome visitors to the town and support local businesses. Services offered will […]

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GO TEAM IAN WILLIAMS! Wish us luck as we take on the might of the Three Peaks’ Challenge to raise funds for The Stroke Association

Posted: 18th June 2018

This weekend sees 12 intrepid climbers (and 2 mini-bus drivers) from Ian Williams taking on the might of the Three Peaks Challenge – 23 miles over the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, within 24 hours. Supported by 2 drivers who will transport the team between the ascents, the total distance travelled will […]

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Shining Star Tyler Heath is awarded a CITB Scholarship

Posted: 18th June 2018

Shining Ian Williams’ star, Tyler Heath who attends Nottingham College, has been singled out as an exceptional candidate to receive the scholarship by both Nottingham College and the CITB. Tyler is currently completing his year 2 plumbing apprenticeship. Tyler was nominated for the scholarship by CITB Apprentice Officer Alison Byrne who explained: “It is so […]

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Apprentice Ben Hegedus awarded ‘Construction Apprentice of The Year 2018’ from Walsall College

Posted: 11th June 2018

Congratulations to Ian Williams’ apprentice, Ben Hegedus who was nominated for Construction Apprentice of the Year 2018 by his assessor. He then went on to successfully scoop the prize due his hard work and performance over the last three years. Ben is currently completing his level 3 Painting and Decorating apprenticeship at Walsall College. Ben […]

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Apprentice Daniel Richards awarded the CITB Student of the year award for his ‘Exceptional Performance’

Posted: 6th June 2018

Congratulations to our apprentice Daniel Richards, whose hard work and exceptional performance both on site and at college has been recognised by his tutor who nominated him for the prestigious CITB award. Daniel is currently completing his level 3 Painting and Decorating apprenticeship at Coleg Sir Gar. Jo Down, Academy officer for Ian Williams commented […]

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Ian Williams achieves prestigious RoSPA President’s (10 consecutive Golds) Award for Health and Safety practices

Posted: 24th April 2018

Ian Williams is delighted to announce it has achieved the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) President’s Award for its health and safety practices. Presented as a result of Ian Williams having received 10 consecutive Gold Awards, the coveted President’s Award celebrates consistently high levels of performance in occupational health and safety […]

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Up On The Roof – Putting Training into Practice!

Posted: 17th April 2018

A group of Ian Williams’ apprentices from all over the UK recently came together in Newport, Wales to work on the Central Chambers in the city which is undergoing a total refurbishment. For the apprentices, the first-hand experience they gained working on roof trusses will help them complete their practical portfolios, as well as giving […]

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One of the UK’s leading education centres for women enjoys a classroom make-over courtesy of our Liverpool team

Posted: 16th April 2018

The Ian Williams team in Liverpool has recently completed decoration works for Blackburne House on behalf of client Riverside Housing Group. The project has been delivered as part of the £1.6 million 3-year cyclical painting and repairs contract awarded last year by Riverside to Ian Williams. Blackburne House is a Grade II listed building which […]

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Ashley Ward Nominated for G4C Mentor of the Year Award

Posted: 12th April 2018

Ian Williams is delighted to announce that Contracts Manager Ashley Ward, has been nominated by the CITB for Generation for Change Mentor of the Year in the Constructing Excellence South West awards for his outstanding contribution to apprenticeship training. Jo Down, Academy Officer at Ian Williams comments on the nomination: “Ashley Ward is an exceptional […]

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Five Years in And Going Strong

Posted: 23rd March 2018

In 2013 Ian Williams was appointed by Wiltshire Council to carry out improvements to 5,500 homes across the county. Five years in and the partnership which encompasses planned maintenance, modernisation and renewals is going strong. We recently caught up with the team in Salisbury who are responsible for delivering the improvement programme. To date Wiltshire […]

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Ian Williams maintains a strong financial performance within its full-year results

Posted: 15th March 2018

Ian Williams announces good full-year results to 5 November 2017. The business delivered a strong overall performance maintaining a good underlying operating margin of 5.5% with sales of £86 million. Importantly, liquidity further improved and now exceeds £20m with Dunn & Bradstreet reporting a credit rating of 98. Commenting on the results, Andy Havard, Managing […]

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Ian Williams Marks National Apprentice Week with Qualification Celebration Lunch

Posted: 12th March 2018

To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week 2018, leading property services specialist Ian Williams held its second Qualification Celebration Lunch at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium. The event which was attended by 32 people, celebrated the company’s apprentice, trainee and staff achievers and recognised the vital contribution they make to the business. Ian Williams is committed to […]

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Apprentice Case Study: Zoe Evans

Posted: 8th March 2018

In 2017, Zoe Evans, who’s from Llanelli successfully applied to our Apprentice Scheme and has since been working with our Swansea based teams delivering a range of painting and decorating projects whilst studying for NVQ Level 2 at Coleg Sir Gâr. Her college entered her into the Regional heat of Skills Competition Wales (WorldSkills UK) […]

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Daniel Rayner Nominated As Trade Construction Apprentice of the Year!

Posted: 7th March 2018

Ian Williams is delighted to announce that apprentice Daniel Rayner has been nominated for Plymouth’s Trade Construction Apprentice of the Year 2018.  This award, known as The Ron Simmonds Construction Apprentice of the Year, seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an apprentice’s exceptional contribution to their workplace, and recognise their commitment to the Apprenticeship experience.  Ron […]

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2017: A Year Of Milestones – the latest Ian Williams’ Review Magazine now available

Posted: 6th February 2018

Here is the latest copy of the Ian Williams’ Review Magazine – a business update for clients and the industry at large.

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Ian Williams joins the ARCO Affiliate Network

Posted: 2nd February 2018

In coming months, we will be actively engaging with the main body representing retirement community providers in the UK as we join the Affiliate Network of ARCO, the Associated Retirement Community Operators. With an increasing workload for clients in the senior living sector, including Anchor, Housing & Care 21, Hanover Housing Association and Cheltenham Caring […]

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Celebrating Longfield Hospice’s 30th Birthday

Posted: 31st January 2018

Ian Williams has been a long-standing supporter of Longfield Hospice over many years. In the past, this has included the refurbishment of their charity shops, helping with fun runs and more recently the collection of over 1,500 Christmas trees for recycling and chipping. As Patron of Longfield, The Prince of Wales visited the hospice charity to […]

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Ian Williams Scoops Best Apprentice Scheme in the National Housing Maintenance Forum 2018 Awards

Posted: 29th January 2018

The Ian Williams’ team is delighted to be announced the winner of the National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) Best Apprentice Scheme in their 2018 awards which highlight ingenuity and success within the housing sector. Sian Pearce, Training and Development Manager for the Ian Williams’ Academy commented: “Winning this award is especially important as it reflects […]

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In At The Deep End!

Posted: 9th January 2018

Works were recently finished on a fantastic swimming pool project in Yate, close to our head office. Ian Williams was the main contractor working on the refurbishment of the swimming pools at Yate Leisure Centre to provide the local community with refreshed, upgraded and more efficient facility. This was the first major refurbishment of the […]

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Community Hub Official Opening

Posted: 8th January 2018

The Ian Williams’ team has been working with City of Cardiff Council to create the exciting new Powerhouse Community hub, now home to a new library including a child’s area and public access computers; housing, benefit and other advice services and community spaces for activities and meetings. The team was delighted to be involved in […]

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Ian Williams Joins Mel, Sue and Mary Berry to deliver a surprise Community Project in South Wales

Posted: 2nd January 2018

For those of you who missed it, the Ian Williams’ team was recently called in to help the BBC with a special makeover of a community centre in South Wales. Presented by Mary Berry and Mel and Sue, ‘The Surprise Party’ project was kept under wraps as none of the residents in the village knew […]

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2017

Delighted to Support Midland Heart’s Important Christmas Homeless Appeal

Posted: 12th December 2017

With Christmas just around the corner and freezing temperatures sweeping the country, the issue of homelessness reaches crisis point which is why we wanted to support Midland Heart and their Birmingham Homeless Gift Appeal. Together with other volunteers, donors and outreach workers, the appeal has resulted in 220 gift bags going to people accessing emergency […]

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Shortlisted For Best Apprentice Scheme 2018!

Posted: 11th December 2017

The Ian Williams’ team is delighted to be short-listed for the National Housing Maintenance Forum’s (NHMF) Best Apprentice Scheme 2018 Awards which celebrate success and ingenuity within the housing sector. We have been recognised for the Ian Williams’ Academy which we created to formalise the significant investment we commit to training and development. The Academy […]

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A Christmas Tree is Not Just For Christmas!!!

Posted: 11th December 2017

We are long term supporters of Longfield Hospice and this Christmas, we will be supporting their Christmas Tree Collection initiative by donating three vans to drive around homes and businesses to pick up trees following the festive period. Once collected, the trees are recycled before being stripped and de-barked. The chips will then be used […]

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Domestic Adaptations Framework Success

Posted: 1st December 2017

Ian Williams is delighted to have secured a four year framework with Cardiff Council to deliver aids and adaptations throughout the City adapting residents homes so that they are as independent as possible. With an annual value of £1million, work commenced in November and is being delivered by Ian Williams’ directly employed workforce led by local […]

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Powerhouse Hub Officially Open!

Posted: 29th November 2017

We’ve been working with City of Cardiff Council to create the exciting new Powerhouse hub, which thanks to a two storey, 600m2 extension, is now home to a new library including a child’s area and public access computers; housing, benefit and other advice services and community spaces for activities and meetings. Our team was delighted […]

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Principal Designer Seminar Heads to Birmingham

Posted: 10th November 2017

Earlier this year, in conjunction with the Health & Safety Executive, Ian Williams hosted a series of seminars on The Risks and Pitfalls Associated with the Appointment of a Principal Designer. Following the success of these events, a fourth seminar is announced to take place in January in Birmingham. These seminars are free to attend […]

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Taking the Company Forward

Posted: 6th November 2017

To fulfil Ian Williams’ ambitious future commercial strategy, we’ve looked at how the business is structured and as a result, created a key leadership role management team responsible for looking after and driving growth across our core products and services. Promoted from within the business are Jayne Cox to Response Operations Director, and Zane Poyner to […]

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Ian Williams Ltd Celebrates the Official Opening of its new Plymouth Office – with a 145-mile bike ride and £5000 donation to The Brain Tumour Charity

Posted: 30th October 2017

To celebrate the official opening of leading property services specialist Ian Williams’ new Plymouth office, a team of employees and directors recently took to their bikes and raised £5000 for The Brain Tumour Charity. The two-day challenge started out from the company’s head office in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire and saw the team cover 145 […]

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Wishing Everyone The Best of Luck for this year’s Wigmore School Celebration Evening!

Posted: 30th October 2017

 For the second consecutive year, Ian Williams is delighted to be sponsoring the Wigmore School Celebration Evening which awards the achievements of pupils who have now completed their studies. The guest speaker is Ms Danielle Brown MBE, the inspirational double Paralympic gold medallist in archery, three time World Champion and world number 1 for her […]

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Charity Bike Ride to Celebrate Opening of New Plymouth Office

Posted: 3rd October 2017

To celebrate the opening of the new Ian Williams Plymouth office on Tuesday 17th October, we plan to raise money for ‘The Brain Tumour Charity’ by getting on our bikes. The charity bike ride will start from our Chipping Sodbury head office on Monday 16th October stopping overnight in Tiverton before reaching Plymouth on Tuesday […]

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Keeping Fire Doors At The Heart of the Agenda #FDSafetyWeek

Posted: 28th September 2017

With National Fire Door Safety Week hitting the headlines, we thought we’d take a look at some of the projects our teams are working on across the country, which underline our clients’ commitment to best practice when it comes to protecting residents from the potentially fatal consequences of fire.   Anchor Housing   As part […]

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ARMA Officially Welcomes Ian Williams as Partner Member

Posted: 21st September 2017

Property services provider Ian Williams will be joining ARMA as a Partner Member. ARMA is the leading trade association for residential leasehold managing agents in England and Wales, and works to promote the highest standards of leasehold management and professionalism across essential managing agent services. ARMA recognises the valuable role that specialists like Ian Williams […]

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Congratulations to St Austell Brewery: This Year’s PWC West of England Business of the Year

Posted: 11th September 2017

As 2016’s PWC West of England Business of the Year, Ian Williams was privileged to pass on the title to St Austell Brewery at the awards ceremony, held on 13th September under Concorde at Aerospace in Bristol. Following the company’s success Mike Turner was invited to join the independent judging panel and present the award. […]

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Richard Leyshon joins Ian Williams as General Manager

Posted: 5th September 2017

We’re delighted to announce the recent appointment of a familiar face to Ian Williams – Richard Leyshon, who joins us in the role of General Manager. Although not directly employed by Ian Williams in recent years, Richard has kept in touch with the team through joint customer frameworks and industry events like those organised by […]

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Mike Turner To Address ISBA Health & Safety Conference

Posted: 30th August 2017

Mike Turner, Ian Williams’ Executive Director has been invited to speak at the upcoming ISBA Health & Safety Conference in September. Mike Turner comments: “The Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA) supports and advises the bursars and senior management staff of more than 1000 independent schools across the UK and overseas. As much of the work […]

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Ian Williams Mobilises New Contract with Wrekin Housing Trust

Posted: 16th August 2017

Mobilisation has already started on a new Ian Williams’ contract with Wrekin Housing Trust, one of the largest social housing providers and associations in the West Midlands. Looking after almost 12,000 homes across Shropshire and Staffordshire, the Ian Williams team is now responsible for delivering the external painting and pre-painting repairs to Wrekin residents’ homes […]

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Ian Williams brings home five Commended and Highly Commended accolades in the PDA Premier Trophy Awards 2017!

Posted: 8th August 2017

We’re delighted to come back from the Painting and Decorating Association’s Premier Trophy Awards 2017 with a clutch of five Commended and Highly Commended accolades. Rewarding the highest standards of excellence in the industry, Ian Williams is a frequent winner and this year saw our painting teams being recognised in the Decorative, Highly Decorative and […]

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Ian Williams Secures multi-year dual Riverside Group contract, covering Painting and Repairs and Aids and Adaptations Framework

Posted: 3rd August 2017

Ian Williams Ltd has been appointed by Liverpool’s Riverside Group to provide two key elements of its ongoing Liverpool property refurbishment plan. The company will deliver a cyclical painting and repairs contract, while also working as part of the group’s aids and adaptations framework.   Both services will be delivered to up to 3,000 houses and […]

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The Foundation Summer Update

Posted: 1st August 2017

Established last year, the Ian Williams’ Foundation is an employee led team that manages the funding we provide for community investment, charitable donations and supports voluntary work nationally. The value equivalent of the foundation’s work exceeds £100,000. The last few months have seen the Committee have a record number in grant applications to consider from […]

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Ian Williams Puts Residents First in Parbrook Court

Posted: 17th July 2017

A complex new re-roofing project, undertaken by Ian Williams subsidiary Chamberlain Building Contractors, has been nominated for two separate 2017 construction awards: the Master Builders Awards and the National Federation of Roofing Contractors Awards. Managed by Bristol City Council, Parbrook Court provides sheltered accommodation for vulnerable residents, in the form of 20 self-contained flats plus […]

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Cameras, Action, Roll ….. Ian Williams supports CITB training Initiative

Posted: 10th July 2017

Some Ian Williams trade staff recently enjoyed cameo roles in videos being shot as part of the CITB’s latest initiative to create literacy and numeracy training materials to help Apprentices. The film crews used a selection of our locations including Elizabeth Barn court in London where we’re carrying out works on behalf of long standing […]

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Ian Williams Awarded Aids and Adaptations Framework for Bristol City and North Somerset Councils

Posted: 23rd June 2017

Ian Williams Ltd has been awarded a £3.8 million pa 3+1-year framework for Aids and Adaptations across Bristol City (BCC) and North Somerset (NSC) Councils’ properties.

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Ian Williams Secures Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrade Contract with Wandle Housing

Posted: 19th June 2017

Leading property services specialist Ian Williams has recently been awarded the contract to deliver kitchen and bathroom upgrades on behalf of south London housing association, Wandle Housing. The programme which covers 7,000 homes in nine of the south London boroughs including Croydon and Lambeth, is valued at £4.1 million for up to 2 years.

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Ian Williams 2017 6-aside Football Tournament

Posted: 14th June 2017

This summer marked the long-awaited return of the Ian Willliams Annual Football Tournament, which was held at the Cirencester Indoor Arena on Saturday 3rd June.

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Ian Williams appointed by Teign Housing to deliver £84 million planned, response and M+E works for up to 15 years

Posted: 12th June 2017

Representing one of the most significant social housing contract awards this year, Teign Housing announces the appointment of property services specialist Ian Williams to deliver a 10+5 year £84 million programme of planned, response, void, disabled adaptations, electrical and heating works. Describing the move as a ‘step-change’ in the way RSLs deliver such services, Teign has established a new Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS) Templer HomeBuild which will see its in-house staff, supported by Ian Williams, create a more accessible, better-managed and streamlined service for tenants.

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Collaborative working partnership set to continue between Shepherd’s Bush Housing Group and Ian Williams

Posted: 1st June 2017

We are delighted to report that ourcollaborative working partnership with Shepherd’s Bush Housing Group (SBHG) has been extended for an additional year.

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Café gets a facelift at Titchfield Park

Posted: 27th May 2017

Ian Williams and Akzo Nobel have been working together to deliver a community project for Mansfield District Council.

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Ian Williams Showcases Educational Expertise at Independent Schools’ Bursars Association 2017 Annual Conference

Posted: 23rd May 2017

The Ian Williams team has returned from exhibiting at the 2017 Independent Schools’ Bursar Association annual conference.

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Working In Wales: Spring Round Up

Posted: 22nd May 2017

The Ian Williams team has been busy across Wales in recent months on a variety of contracts across the health and education sectors.

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Ian Williams’ Bristol Office Secures NICEIC Registration

Posted: 22nd May 2017

Congratulations to our Bristol office which joins the ranks of other Ian Williams’ businesses by achieving NICEIC accreditation.

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Third Principal Designer Seminar is a hit in Cardiff

Posted: 21st May 2017

On 2nd May, delegates and representatives from the South Wales area attended the third Principal Designer Seminar hosted by Ian Williams

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The Ian Williams’ Foundation: Spring Round-Up

Posted: 5th May 2017

Established last year, the Ian Williams’ Foundation is an employee led team that manages the funding we provide for community investment, charitable donations and supports voluntary work nationally.

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Ian Williams Achieves Investors in People Gold Accreditation

Posted: 4th May 2017

Leading property services specialist, Ian Williams Ltd is delighted to announce it has achieved the Gold Standard Investors In People Accreditation in recognition of excellence in areas including people management, leadership and performance evaluation.

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Ian Williams Reports Strong Financial Performance

Posted: 3rd May 2017

The recently published Annual Accounts for Ian Williams Ltd show another successful year in terms of financial performance, a robust pipeline of future sales and ongoing investment in the sustainable, future growth of the leading property services specialist.

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Works Completed on Cardiff’s ‘best preserved’ shopping arcade

Posted: 1st May 2017

Ian Williams has recently completed works on an iconic building in the heart of Cardiff’s shopping district, the Morgan Arcade

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Ian Williams Secures Significant New Painting Contracts in London and the South East

Posted: 27th April 2017

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Shepherd’s Bush Housing Group has extended our £1.9 million contract which includes cyclical redecorations, our painting team in London has secured other significant contracts.

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Celebrating Success across Ian Williams Ltd

Posted: 27th April 2017

Laura Joyce is the first member of the Ian Williams Appointing Helpdesk to be promoted to Planner – well done Laura!

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Ian Williams Achieves Prestigious RoSPA Gold Award for the 9th Consecutive Year

Posted: 25th April 2017

Ian Williams Ltd is delighted to announce it has achieved the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety for an impressive 9th consecutive year.

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Ian Williams Secures Greater Manchester Police Measured Term Contract For Building Maintenance

Posted: 21st April 2017

Ian Williams is delighted to win a new contract, looking after the planned, responsive maintenance and minor projects for Greater Manchester Police.

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Book Your Place Now – free seminar on the Risks and Pitfalls of Principal Designer Appointment

Posted: 16th April 2017

Following two successful events in Birmingham and Bristol, the Ian Williams team will once again be sharing good practice with industry peers at a free seminar at Cardiff Bay’s St David’s hotel on the 2nd May.

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Revitalising Southampton’s Oldest Catholic Church

Posted: 7th April 2017

The Ian Williams painting team have recently completed external redecoration works on Southampton’s historic St Edmund’s Church, along with its surrounding community buildings.

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Making A Difference Awards 2017

Posted: 28th March 2017

The Ian Williams team was delighted to support the recent Wales and West Housing Making A Difference Awards 2017.

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Our Apprentice Stories – Clinton Brewer

Posted: 17th March 2017

Read about Clinton’s training and work experience with Ian Williams

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Our Apprentice Stories – Aaron Phillips

Posted: 15th March 2017

Here’s Aaron’s story about his experience training and working for Ian Williams.

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Our Apprentice Stories – Harry Thompson

Posted: 15th March 2017

Here’s Harry story about training and working for Ian Williams.

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Another Brick In The Wall

Posted: 8th January 2017

One of the more unusual projects our team has recently undertaken was centred on a historic boundary wall at Gwaelod y Garth primary school which we had to dismantle, strengthen and then reconstruct using the original stone bricks. Located at the foot of Garth Hill, area falls under Conservation protection so all building works – including boundary walls – need to be maintained with respect to the high quality materials and architectural detailing within the townscape.

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2016

A Summer of Building Improvements to A ‘Rare Gem’ of a School

Posted: 28th November 2016

The investment into improving the fabric of this architecturally interesting independent school was undertaken to ensure that the built environment appropriately reflects the high levels of quality afforded by its learning environment. Founded in 1896, buildings on the 60-acre school site range from the late Victorian Alfred Waterhouse manor house including oak panelling, carved staircase and plasterwork gilded ceilings, to more recent modern buildings.

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Supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Posted: 10th October 2016

Now a familiar date in many diaries every Autumn, Macmillan Cancer Support 2016 World’s Biggest Coffee Morning has so far raised over £5 million across the UK.

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£1.5m contract agreed for North Bristol homes

Posted: 1st August 2016

Bristol City Council has appointed four contractors to the three-year agreement, with Ian Williams the sole supplier to some 1,800 properties in the north of the city.

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A Winning Day at Pencoed

Posted: 17th March 2016

Yesterday was another busy day with our painting and decorating competition at Pencoed Campus, Bridgend College. There were 25 Level 1 learners present, as well as pupils from local schools.

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And the thanks go to

Posted: 1st March 2016

The Ian Williams Bristol Capital team for sensitive working with a deaf Freeways resident who was receiving a new kitchen. To help communication we produced a laminated information poster about who would be calling and what we would be doing in the home. This combined with the use of sign language led to the resident’s support worker Charlie commenting: “In the nine years that I’ve been a support worker, never have I come across a company that was so helpful and accommodating, and willing to step outside the box to include a resident.”

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2015

50 mile charity bike ride raises £1,500

Posted: 18th May 2015

On Sunday 17 May a team from Ian Williams’ head office took on the Cotswold Hills to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and Longfield (formerly Cotswold Care Hospice).

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Our Apprentice Stories – Usman Ahmed

Posted: 5th April 2015

Here’s more about Usman’s experience training and working at Ian Williams

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2014

Additional £3 million deal secured with Shepherds Bush

Posted: 24th September 2014

Building on the success of our existing partnership, we are delighted to have secured a new three-year contract with Shepherds Bush Housing Group.

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Apprentice Harry learns a trade with Ian Williams

Posted: 10th July 2014

A teenage college student is realising his dream of becoming a professional painter and decorator, thanks to an apprenticeship with Ian Williams.

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