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Construction Firm Fulfils Pledge to Give Back to the Community After Maes Y Gwendraeth School Build


Award winning construction company Andrew Scott Ltd has yet again fulfilled their pledge of giving back to all the communities that they work within. Maes Y Gwendraeth is a school that Andrew Scott is particularly familiar with, as well as their Director of Stadia and Leisure Jonathan Davies OBE – you may know him better as a retired rugby player – being a former pupil, the firm actually built the school as part of a £14million scheme.

“I am looking forward to returning to my former school! Facilities have indeed changed for the better since I was a pupil but it is great to see that sport and rugby in particular are still thriving as part of the modern day curriculum,” said Jonathan.

directors_in_stadium_260716After the completion of phase one of the scheme, which saw a range of additions linked to the existing school building, including a new technology and science block, the company moved on to the completion of refurbishment works in phase two before returning this year to lead the way once more with the development of the 4G Pitch.

Unlike many national construction companies however, Andrew Scott gives back over £100,000 per annum in community donations and sponsorship as part of their community partners strategy. With this particular project, the team called upon their sports stadia construction experience once more to build a TV and commentary gantry at the school overlooking the 4G Pitch, an addition worth over £8,000.

“Community and giving back are terms that feature heavily within our unique set of company values and as a result this is a fundamental and essential part of our business strategy. We regularly work on projects that are at the heart of the community, and our policy of giving back to each remains regardless of the size, sector or contract value of the particular build,” concluded Mark Bowen, Managing Director at Andrew Scott Ltd.


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Laurence has spent most of his career in the media industry working in senior management roles with major publishers including Thomson Regional Newspapers, United News & Media and The Newsquest Media Group.

In 2001 Laurence left the corporate publishing world and after a 3-year spell in pharmaceuticals he set up on his own. In 2005 he created Swansea Life & Swansea Bay Business Life, two highly successful magazines now fully established in their respective markets, and since acquired by the Trinity Mirror Group.

In 2010 he stepped outside of the publishing bubble and set up a full service media agency specialising in PR, Advertising & Marketing, with a series of offices along the M4 corridor helping to develop regional campaigns for successful brands such as Las Iguanas, Andrew Scott and a wide portfolio of well-known law firms.

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