About Us

Kingstown Works Ltd (KWL) was established in 2006 and we operate as one of Hull and East Riding’s leading building, repair and maintenance contractors.

Our primary contracts are with Hull City Council to provide extensive property services to approximately 26,000 homes in the Hull area, which includes refurbishment of dwellings. We also deliver gas and maintenance services to over 22,000 homes and have built up an extensive private sector client portfolio.

 

Supporting the local area

Since 2007, we have worked hard for the people of Hull and continue to show our commitment to making everyday life easier for residents by providing an efficient, personal and speedy service at all times. We have a dedicated team of managers, supervisors and staff to ensure all our work meets the highest of standards.

We employ approximately 420 local people and aim to be a ‘one stop shop’ for our customers.

 

Investing in our team

We do not just focus on doing the very best for our customers. We are also dedicated to helping our staff develop their skills and knowledge. Our staff training programme ensures our team members have the technical ability to do their job and to interact with customers confidently at all times. We are committed to ensuring our staff:

  • Are Construction Skills Certifications Scheme (CSCS) approved
  • Are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) approved to work within educational, domestic and social service establishments
  • Wear a marked uniform and carry an identification card
  • Meet our clients’ objectives through teamwork, quality assurance and exceptional customer care

Team training – we are committed to providing our team with a continuous training plan. This not only provides our individual employees with better skills and abilities, it also helps maintain and improve our service delivery to our clients. Examples of the training courses that we regularly commit to are:

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • ACS Domestic Gas
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • BTEC HNC in Construction
  • City and Guilds
  • Computer ECDL
COSHH
  • Electronics
  • Equalities and Diversity
  • First Aid Training
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • Safe Working Procedures
  • Telephone Skills
  • Working Safely
  • Working at Heights

 

Better for the local economy, community & environment

Within the delivery of our services, this provides the local economy with benefits such as:

  • Employ local people
  • Provide opportunities for learning & development
  • Sustain the local skills base by recruiting apprentices – we have a continuous apprentice recruitment and training programme
  • Support local education – we have over 175 opportunities for work experience
  • Reinvest in the local economy by engaging with the local supply chain, including micro businesses
  • Protect the environment by recycling 99% of our waste

 

Awards

 

Year Award Body Achievements
2016 LABC Building Excellence Awards – South Yorkshire & Humberside Finalist: Best Social or Affordable Housing Development
2016 The Green Apple Award Awarded – Built Environment & Architectural Heritage
2015 Hull Daily Mail Business Awards “Finalist: Training & Development
Finalist: Business of the Year (large)”
2015 APSE Annual Service Awards “Finalist: Best Service Team – Construction & Building
Finalist: Best Service Team – Highways, Winter Maintenance & Street Lighting”
2015 CITB Managing Agency Apprenticeship Awards Highly Commended: Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year
2015 The Green Award Winner – Investors in the Environment
2015 APSE Housing and Building Winner: Apprenticeship Awards – Ryan Gagg
2015 The Green Organisation Winner – Green Apple Award 2015 – Sustainability
2015 LABC Building Excellence Awards – South Yorkshire & Humberside Winner: Best Domestic Project (Riverside Bedsits)
2015 Housing Excellence Awards Finalist: Best IT System or App
2015 LGC Awards Finalist: Driving Efficiency Through Technology
2014 Sustainable Housing Awards Finalist: Sustainable Social Housing Contractor of the Year
2014 APSE Housing & Building Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Finalist: Male Mechanical & Electrical Category