Outstanding quality bid secures the first combined Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City road marking contract for WJ worth £1.5 Million per annum and runs for 2 Years with an option for 5 Years.
WJ had successfully serviced Leicester City since the mid-nineties and Leicestershire County since 2004 so the retention of these clients under this new combined format provided even more satisfaction in continuing what has been a bastion of skills cultivation for the company.
The new contract was tendered under both quality and price elements and whilst highly competitive, it was the WJ quality submission driven by their vision for exceptional service and core values of delivery, safety, innovation and collaboration that proved decisive.
Andy Stubbs WJ Commercial Director for WJ South commented “This is my home patch and over our long period of service in the City and County we have been able to build up our people resource from local labour, creating new jobs and developing skills.”
Mr Stubbs continued “I am a skills ambassador for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and introducing into our team two Leicestershire based apprentices has been particularly rewarding for me.” He added “The foundation and success in operating these contracts and then retaining in the new format is without doubt due to the cooperation, hard work and dedication of our locally based crews and supervisors.”
The new contract commenced on the 1st May 2015 and WJ, from their satellite depot facility in Bitteswell, will delivery all road marking and road stud projects whilst bringing new products and processes all adding value and enhanced road safety to Leicestershire.
Chris Green Senior Operations Manager Leicestershire Highways said: “What impresses me most about WJ is their passion, high standards and integrated approach to all the many aspects of road marking delivery with a collaborative focus on client needs”
WJ recently won two industry Health & Safety Initiative Awards one presented by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) and another from the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) which is a clear indication of their embedded culture and best practice.
WJ Group is the UK’s leading specialist road marking business dedicated to permanent and temporary road markings, road studs, high friction and safety surfacing, asphalt repair, Hydroblast line removal, surface preparation and retexturing.