About Us

Henry Williams and Son (Roads) Ltd has been a family-owned business for five generations, with a history in road construction and highway maintenance stretching back as far as the 1860’s. Our pride in the company’s history along with our widespread experience, innovative approach, and personal commitment, ensures we provide our clients with the highest standard of products, services, and support.

We have bespoke and sustainable solutions that can solve new-build and maintenance challenges for all parts of infrastructure and the road network, helping to create better places to live and work.

An efficient UK road network is vital in supporting the UK economy. It plays a crucial role in moving people and goods, and the consequence of not having a well-maintained network will adversely affect economic performance.

Good highway asset management relies on embracing all different types of maintenance techniques and surface treatments, and innovation is at the forefront of how we approach and deliver this.

 


Effective maintenance is not just about treating roads or infrastructure in poor condition, it involves keeping them in better condition, and in a good state for longer, by applying the right solution at the right time, in the asset management life cycle.

Cost effective and sustainable maintenance solutions for all your infrastructure, not just part of it.

We are trusted by local highways authorities, NHS Trusts, facilities management contractors, building contractors, civil engineering contractors, landscape contractors, schools, universities and colleges, private landowners, the Canal & River Trust, and the National Trust to deliver a high-quality product, on time and on budget.

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Over the previous 15 years, we have strived to develop our quality management systems. We have held ISO9001 accreditation since 2005 and NHSS13 accreditations of highway surface dressing for 4 years. We are pleased to have been awarded health & safety accreditation ISO45001 in 2015.

The Future, Our Priorities…

Research and development (R&D) is essential for the past and future success of our company and we welcome the opportunity to combine our future R&D with like-minded industry colleagues.

We continuously seek to develop our develop our products and services in line with current technological, environmental and industry developments. We are pleased to have increased our capabilities in shallow depth carriageway and footway recycling (Retread) along with targeted surface dressing and asphalt preservation. These innovative services have provided our clients with successful alternatives to the more traditional infrastructure and surfacing solutions used.

Our History

Our
History

Our Founder: Henry Williams - A major in the Royal Engineers, was called to build and maintain supply lines behind the trenches during the First World War....

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Accreditations & Memberships

Accreditations & Memberships

Henry Williams & Son (Roads) Limited are proud to hold a number of accreditations and are members of some of the industry’s leading organisations...

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Community Benefits All...Henry Williams & Son Ltd has always supported the philosophy that local jobs should be for local people where possible...

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Our People

“You are only as good as your staff and workforce…”

Each of our operatives and road surfacing engineers are highly experienced, accredited by CSCS and NPORS training schemes to ensure the efficient completion of all road surfacing contracts to the strictest of standards.

Employees have successfully obtained RSTA endorsed CSCS cards as required by Sector Scheme 13, and which includes NVQ 2 Roadbuilding (Construction).

Our management have attended the RSTA’s professional training advanced surface dressing course. The course covered the recent changes to RN39, updates to the ADEPT Code of practice for Signing at Surface Dressing sites, changes to specifications and standards, and new innovations such as crack sealing, asphalt preservations and SAMI’s.

We are committed to the ongoing development of our workforce.

Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams

Company Chairman

As the 5th generation of Williams to join the family business, Stephen worked in the surface dressing gangs after leaving school and cut his teeth as a junior engineer with Pochins and site engineer with Alfred McAlpine before joining the company as contracts manager at the age of 23.

Over the following 30 years he has gained valuable experience on the civil engineering and infrastructure contracts, running up to 10 NRSWA reinstatement gangs in the 1990s, overseeing the surface dressing and Retread contracts division for the past 15 years and developing new company activities including Retread, Target Dressing and most recently Asphalt Preservation Treatments.

David Bryan

David Bryan

Contracts Director

David has been involved in the construction industry from 2001 serving time as a site engineer before progressing to site agent involved in the production of large scale schemes such as marinas, windfarms, highways, a new automotive race track and landfill engineering builds.

In 2009 David joined the family company when the opportunity arose to manage the Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Department at Henry Williams. David’s experience has helped develop the Civils team who are constantly expanding within the industry year on year.

Jon White

Jon White

SHEQ Manager

Jon joined the British Army in 1995 and served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He deployed on operations all around the world including Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.

After finally leaving the service after 24 years he decided he needed to start working for a living! On completion of his colour service, he joined Arriva Traincare as their Quality compliance officer within an extremely busy Health and Safety department. Jon joined Henry Williams in March 2021 as the SHEQ manager and is responsible for all matters concerning health, safety, welfare, quality and environmental. Jon is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

Berwyn Griffiths

Berwyn Griffiths

Contracts Manager

Berwyn joined the company at the age of 18 after a short period as a brick layer and labourer. Employed as a general site labourer he quickly moved up the ranks gaining experience as an asphalt ‘rakeman’ in the early 1990s. With the emergence of the NRSWA in 1991, he was soon qualified to NRSWA operative and then supervisor level managing up to 10 reinstatement gangs on cable TV, water and gas industry.

Berwyn has supervised and managed the surface dressing division since 2010. He was instrumental in the expansion of the company’s Retread shallow depth recycling process and has been vital in the company’s move into asphalt preservation.

Paul Garner

Paul Garner

Contracts Manager

Paul started fencing at the age of 17 for a local Cheshire fencing company. He was soon promoted to contract supervisor and was managing his own fencing division by the age of 22.

Paul joined Henry Williams in 2009 and was instrumental in the creation and subsequent expansion of the company’s new fencing division. His wealth of technical knowledge and expertise has provided clients and main contractors with the necessary reliability and assurance in the end product and service.

Jake Hampton

Jake Hampton

Contracts Coordinator

Jake joined the company in 2014 having successfully completed a diploma in company administration at Wrexham University.

Originally employed as an accounts assistant Jake role was soon expanded to include the administration of vehicle maintenance, 6 weekly inspections, annual spray-bar calibrations and MOT servicing scheduling. In 2019 Jake was promoted to contract administrator for the bond coating and vertical joint sealing contracts and is responsible for the successful day-to-day programming of resources to meet customer demands in this sector.

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