Aptus Utilities Ltd was founded in Bolton, in March 2010, out of an ambition to provide a multi-utility solution that streamlines and speeds up building processes for construction companies and to create a business that places customer service and integrity at its core.
The economic recession of 2008 was hugely detrimental to the construction industry, in particular small building firms, while increasingly complex procedures and protracted bureaucracy were obstructing the completion of construction projects. With more than 50 years’ combined industry experience Aptus Utilities’ owners Andrew Reay and Jonathan Holden identified an opportunity to form a business that supports local independent firms as effectively as national housebuilders and helps the construction industry to meet vital targets.
Their approach was to combine multi-utility solutions with total project management. Total or ‘full’ project management means that each scheme is led by a project manager, providing one point of contact which aids communication with the developer. This means Aptus Utilities takes charge of all aspects, liaising with local authorities, network operators and third parties to implement end-to-end utility connections. Knowing that the utilities are in safe hands frees the developer to focus wholly on the completion of their development.
Eleven years on and more than 1700 contracts later the Aptus model has proved effective, acting as a catalyst to others within the Utilities industry. A raft of experience has been added to our ranks and we now support clients across the full breadth of Northern England up to the Scottish Borders and as far south as The Midlands and Wales.
Aptus Utilities was named in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 in 2016 and again in 2017 and continues to be one of the fastest-growing businesses in the UK. In 2017 Aptus Utilities was included in the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report by London Stock Exchange Group, and repeated this success again in 2018 and 2020.
Aptus Utilities has proactively invested in the workforce developing our technological know-how and skills to lead the company confidently into the future, ensuring that we remain a strong asset to the construction industry and can deliver on ambitious infrastructure and building targets.
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Our success is not possible without the dedication of our team and a unified approach and commitment to deliver the optimum customer service. Ongoing rigorous processes of evaluation and review inform every aspect of the business, at every level, to ensure our high standards never slip.
At Aptus Utilities we aim to get it ‘right first time’ and we will go the extra mile to find a cost-effective solution, but not at the expense of quality or safety. We aim to be responsive and accountable throughout the course of our business, from site to office. These are the principles that have shaped the company as it has grown from one employee to over 350, and as we continue to build each day.