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Wainwright awarded £14 million local authority contract

The North Somerset contract is the first time Wainwright have supplied direct to a local authority
The North Somerset contract is the first time Wainwright have supplied direct to a local authority

Company secures four-year North Somerset Council surfacing and minor civils contract

MENDIP-based John Wainwright & Co. Ltd have been awarded a £14 million surfacing and minor civils contract by North Somerset Council.

The contract was awarded through competitive tender, with Wainwright scoring especially well on quality, price, and social value.


Worth £3.5 million per year until 2027, the North Somerset contract will build on Wainwright’s reputation in the public sector, establishing the company as a Tier 1 supplier.

Working as a subcontractor for the likes of Milestone and Volker Highways, Wainwright have long been a part of the supply chain for organizations including National Highways and Bath and North East Somerset Council (BaNES).

The North Somerset Council contract is the first one awarded to Wainwright directly by local or national government.

‘We’re excited and heartened to be awarded the North Somerset contract,’ said Lee Seviour, Wainwright’s contracting director. ‘We worked hard on the tender and it’s gratifying to see our bid come out on top. We look forward to delivering our customary quality and service for the local authority.’

A key feature of the contract is educational and careers outreach work in the local area, as well as sustainability. Wainwright have a well-established commitment to these activities, including through the Wainwright Futures Foundation and their sponsorship of the Somerset Earth Science Centre.

Councillor Hannah Young, North Somerset Council's executive member with responsibility for highways, said: ‘I’m really pleased that by working directly with Wainwright the Council will achieve better value for money in our road resurfacing works. This is more important than ever, because local demand for improved road maintenance consistently outstrips our available funding.

‘It’s also great news that our local young people will benefit from the careers development support that Wainwright are committed to delivering.’


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