The Clancy Group PLC

The Clancy Group PLC

The Clancy Group PLC

The Clancy Group Plc, through Clancy Docwra Limited, is well established as one of the leading national construction companies in the UK, operating principally in the utility, transportation, power and infrastructure sectors. With offices across the UK, from Livingston in Scotland to Longham in the South, the company has a strong base in the water sector, as well as a significant presence in the gas, electricity, rail, highways, new build and refurbishment sectors.Clancy Docwra are recognised for their outstanding client service, the quality of their work and their commitment to Health & Safety. These strengths have helped us to retain key clients and win new ones.From our current position we are well placed to expand into new areas to continue our steady successful growth.

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Clare House,Clare House , Harefield , Middlesex UB9 6HZ United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

The Clancy Group Plc, through Clancy Docwra Limited, is well established as one of the leading national construction companies in the UK, operating principally in the utility, transportation, power and infrastructure sectors. With offices across the UK, from Livingston in Scotland to Longham in the South, the company has a strong base in the water sector, as well as a significant presence in the gas, electricity, rail, highways, new build and refurbishment sectors

Clancy Docwra are recognised for their outstanding client service, the quality of their work and their commitment to Health & Safety. These strengths have helped us to retain key clients and win new ones

From our current position we are well placed to expand into new areas to continue our steady successful growth.

1958 Founder Michael Clancy forms M.J. Clancy & Sons Limited in Wembley, undertaking groundworks, drainage and roadworks in and around London.
1962 The housebuilding arm of the business, Clancy Developments Limited is created.
1968 Clancy Plant Hire Limited is incorporated to service the requirements of M.J. Clancy & Sons Limited contracting companies.
1974 M.J. Clancy & Sons acquires water and gas public works contractor R.E. Docwra Limited.
1983 The company’s Head Office and yard is built in Harefield, Middlesex on ground next to the Grand Union Canal.
1988 The Clancy Group purchases the first Microtunnelling machine in the UK.
1996 Rees Construction Services is bought by the company, adding No Dig technologies to the existing services. It is renamed as Rees Pipeline Services.
1997 To establish a presence in Corfe Mullen in the South of the UK, the Group purchases Westwick Construction.
2000 An office catering for the growing Rail business is established in West Ealing, London. Offices in Darlington and Alloa are set up to support contracts with Northumbrian Water and East of Scotland Water. The first Clancy Group website is launched this year.
2001 M.J. Clancy & Sons, R.E. Docwra, Rees Pipeline Services and Westwick Construction are amalgamated to form the single operating company - Clancy Docwra Limited. At the same time, the Special Services division is launched offering various services including pipe bursting, directional drilling and joint sealing.
2002 The Business Management System is launched providing employees with a clear direction as to how the company conducts its activities. Also this year, Clancy Docwra, Utilise and Morrison Utility Services open a purpose-built training centre in Dartford allowing trainees to work on live gas, water and electricity supplies.
2003 The company is awarded Investors in People status and ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditations.
2004 Clancy Docwra launches the Modern Utilities Apprenticeship scheme. The Training Centre at Head Office opens.
2005 Clancy Plant Hire forms the new division Clancy Plant Fusion, providing butt and electro fusion capabilities to the business as well as Cat and Genny recalibration. The company also achieves OHSAS 18001 accreditation.
2006 New company uniforms are developed and launched.
2007 Triple M Communication system launched within business
2008 The Clancy Group celebrates its 50th Anniversary year.
2009 Seamus Keogh appointed Chief Operating Officer.  Clancy Plant opens the Re-processing Division and introduces the first mobile recycling unit into the UK Construction Industry.  Innovation, Client and Supplier Event held in at Head Quarters in Harefield - Believed to be the first of its type.
2010 Innovation Manager appointed and team established.  Milestone reached on Victorian Water Mains Replacement Programme for Thames Water - 500km of distribution mains laid.  Company is amongst the first to achieve certification within the Achilles Information Limited, Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS).The Six S  Vision is launched - Skilled, Secure, Successful, Sustainable, Strong, Systems

he Clancy Group Plc is committed to the development and management of a highly trained and multi-functional work-force.

This diverse and experienced team proactively supports the company’s business objectives and its operations.

Providing relevant and appropriate training aligned to the company’s competency requirements is the prime objective of the dedicated and professional Training team.

Annual performance reviews are conducted to identify training needs and individual development plans, thus, ensuring company potential and realizing ‘Best In Class’ performance.

Long-term development of the company’s work-force is a key goal; this includes a Management Programme that has incorporated MSC’s, MBA’s and HNC’s and a two-year Management Training Programme, with an annual intake of five.

The successful Graduates achieve the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) level 3 Award and Certificate. The Group realises that it has to invest heavily in its people in order to provide the quality of service our clients demand - particularly within trade skill-sets.

The company offers a two-year Apprenticeship Programme that focuses on providing a rounded construction education. Apprentices attend college where they complete a Construction Diploma, this includes an NVQ in General Construction and an NCO level 2 in Water Services.

This is supplemented and enhanced by ‘on site’ training with qualified and experienced personnel. Many of our apprentices have won a variety of awards from CECA and the National Construction College.

The training team works closely with external bodies, such as the Government, Industry Associations and Clients in the development of sector specific qualifications, funding and recruitment into the industry.

It has developed close relationships with Universities to develop industry specific University programmes, this includes Southern Water’s Excellence with Industry (EWI) in conjunction with Brighton University.

The ISO9000 Quality System was first approved by LRQA in 1994. The system has been continually reviewed and extended to cover all Group Operations.  In January 2003, the company was awarded the ISO 9001:2000 standard through the development of it's integrated process-led Business Management System (BMS).  The BMS is in electronic format and can be accessed via the Company Intranet or installed on local machines.  It is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.


The intention of the BMS is to prevent inconsistent management and decision making, often to the detriment of the company.  The key to the BMS is the process led approach.  Each process describes individual activities and the outputs produced.  Job roles are allocated to each of the activities, thus giving clear roles and responsibilities.  Standard procedures and forms are attached to the activities to ensure the standardisation of information.

The Clancy Group Business Management System (BMS) is a fully accredited Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Management system which is accredited to ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

The BMS prescribes the way in which we wish to conduct our operations, not in one particular area, but across all our operations.  Through creating a culture of consistency across the business we believe that the BMS will serve to benefit the business and therefore it’s stakeholders as the processes contained within the system represent best practice.

The company effectively manages its Environmental impact by a series of robust verified systems. Our carbon management system is independently verified by the Achilles Information CEMARS scheme and waste is monitored by the company EMS system which is ISO 14001 certified.

The reduction of waste where possible is a significant objective together with the recycling and the use of recycled materials. The company has calculated its carbon footprint, has set a carbon reduction target and is implementing schemes to meet this target.