Southern Enterprise Awards 2023

SME News Southern Enterprise Awards 2023 | 36 Beginning with the launch of Duchy Civils in 2015, Duchy Group had an eye for what it could be, and was willing to work as hard as it needed to in order to meet that ambition. It recognised a gap in the market – one that needed to be filled as effectively as possible in order to truly elevate Cornwall’s groundworks and civil engineering industry to the next level. Over the following eight years, Duchy Group would come to launch two additional trading divisions – Duchy Plant Hire and Duchy Demolition plus pursue an acquisition strategy to fuel growth across the South West. Devon based heavy haulage company, Aardvark was acquired in December 2022. With these four assets, Duchy Group has managed to effectively make its mark, and then some. Now, Duchy Group has accumulated an impressive repertoire that spans from small to large clients alike. However, regardless of size, every client is treated to equal levels of care, dedication, professionalism, and respect. Duchy Group prides itself on this quality – it values its ability to maintain consistency throughout each of its operations, all whilst uplifting every client, regardless of their status. Duchy Group always deploys its team of highly skilled individuals to see it through, all whilst preserving a level of quality in both its services and its customer interactions. From offering tipper grab hire services, to groundworks, civil engineering, and demolition services, Duchy Group sees to the sector’s greatest needs, making it an invaluable companion to any construction project. Since its launch in 2015, Duchy Group has come leaps and bounds in every aspect. From the scope of its services, to the sheer magnitude of its staff and equipment, it exemplifies the progression that’s possible, should one have the drive to achieve it. Gone from having a few selfemployed staff and one 7.5 tonne truck, to a workforce of over 80 people, a fleet of 35 trucks, and over 300 items of plant equipment for hire, Duchy Group has accumulated an impressive amount of resources, all for the sake of its clients. This, of course, all serves to capture its initial vision – to become a market leader in terms of standards, quality, and compliance across all of its services. And, judging by its inclusion in this award supplement, it’s clear that Duchy Group has practically fulfilled this vision on the groundworks and civil engineering front. Inspired by its vision to become the leading independent company within the groundworks and civil engineering sector, Duchy Group has spent the past eight years refining its practises in order to be the best of the best for its clients. What started as a small business soon developed into an awardwinning collective that truly understands the complex requirements of its clients. Join us as we explore how Duchy Group has earned itself such a stellar reputation throughout the South West of England, and how its passion for indiscriminate excellence came to be. Groundworks & Civil Engineering Company of the Year 2023 - Cornwall