Krol Corlett Construction Ltd

With over 50 years of trading we have seen significant change along the way however our ethos and objectives to continue to deliver exceptional services to all stakeholders has never changed.We are passionate about what we do, we are focused on what we do best – delivering end-to-end project excellence and we have built lasting relationships with Clients, subcontractor and suppliers, all whilst ensuring the business remains both profitable whilst also being
environmentally conscious and serving the local economy. this has been posssilbe because of the bteam we have build over these years. We pride ourselves on ensuring our employees are happy, motivated, and resourced. We offer opportunities for progression and take a vested interest in their development, as this is also an investment in the businesses continual success.

One of the main challenges facing Kroll Corlett and the rest of the construction industry following the Covid pandemic is the ability to continue to operate while keeping staff safe and feeling comfortable to work in this new environment and helping them to adapt to changes in practice and health and safety . We have tackled this by given all staff a Covid 19 toolbox talk
and new PPE to comply with the new requirements as well and setting sites up with temperature checking equipment and all new social distancing measures. Employing and retaining the right staff is always an ongoing issue within the industry however the last 12 months have been considerably hard with Brexit there is a real shortage of skilled labour. Krol have dealt with this by upskilling employees and pushing apprenticeship internally. Enticing new young talent into the industry is hard as construction does always have the best of reputations how Krol see this as an opportunity to engage with local schools college and universities and deliver events , lectures and work experience to encourage young adults into different careers with in the industry. As a
SME Krol Corlett has always had to compete with larger national Contactors who are able to offer more attractive benefits and packages. Whilst we do offer competitive rates of and packages, we feel we offer more in experience and mentoring to potential candidates as we are a smaller company with family ethos, we feel this will appeal to many.

Krol Corlett Construction is leading the way with people development and we pride ourselves on ensuring our employees are happy, motivated and resourced. We offer opportunities for progression and take a vested interest in their development, as this is also an investment in our successors. This investment in our employees and specifically the younger generations is of paramount importance to the business as it replicates the company’s history and ethos, with 3 generations of the company’s founding partners now contributing and being part of the growth and success of the Krol Corlett Construction. In addition to this we take great pride in our reputation for excellent staff retention which is strengthened by the experiences of a number of members of our senior management team who have all previously been Krol Corlett apprentices Krol Corlett have been delivering apprenticeship schemes to our employees since the outset in 1969 when apprentices took 7 years to complete. Founding partners Roy Corlett and Eddie Krol both apprentice joiners during the earlier stages of their career strongly believed in the ethos of developing future skills to ensure the success and expansions of the business. A culture that has been passed through the business over the last 50 years and has seen a vast number of apprentices gain the experiences and qualifications required to enhance their career. A large number of Krol Corlett apprentices now hold management / senior positions within the businesswith one of the more notable being Daniel Tebay who started his career as an apprentice joiner
and was taken on by Krol Corlett as a technical apprentice, who is now the Commercial director and is involved in the day to day operations and continued growth of the business. Another success story is that of John McGowan who again started his career as an apprentice joinery with Krol Corlett and is now a well-respected site manager. John is a true representation of the development that can be achieved through apprenticeships and a supporting employer who looks to reward those employees who continue to work hard and remain committed. As we strive to achieve our company targets for 2020 and future years, we remain dedicated to our commitment set out by company directors Dave Corlett and Simon Krol upon the incorporation of the company in 2006. To continuously provide employments and apprenticeship opportunities to
members of our communities at a rate that replicates our success and growth. This year we are engaged with several higher education outlets to fulfil our objectives and we currently employ seven apprentices and have delivered 14, 560 apprenticeship hours over the last 12 months.

Key achievements

  • Clear and proved Staff retention levels over our 50-years plus operating in the local region
  • Heavily invested in the development and continual training and up skilling of our employees
  • Passionate about engaging with local communities in which we operate and encouraging  younger generations into the industry through engagement events in schools, colleges and universities as well as helping the long-term unemployed gain entry into the industry