EAG is pleased to announce the successful implementation and award of the international standard, ISO 45001:2018 which specifies an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system.
The certification complements our two existing ISO accreditations; ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) which was awarded in 2018 and ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management) which was awarded in March 2020.
EAG recognised that to survive in today’s competitive marketplace, we needed to manage and improve our already effective Environment, Quality and Safety systems. Therefore, a year ago we pledged to achieve ISO 45001 status within 12 months to demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement. Our investment into each of these three accreditations refines the way we work, it offers transparency and promotes our corporate social responsibility. Furthermore, it impacts how employees and prospective clients perceive our business and make us more attractive to prospective clients and future employees.
During the process to acquire these three standards, a lot of time and commitment was applied to ensure we were successful with our applications, none more so than from the internal HSEQ team. Although we retained high standards of Environment, Quality & safety practices, the process to evaluate our existing procedures to ensure they aligned to the new requirements was of the uppermost importance and a comprehensive appraisal was carried out by the team.
The transition of our safety system over to the ISO 45001:2018 system was a relatively smooth process. This was due to existing comprehensive documentation procedures and the proactive attitudes of our employees regarding Health & Safety and our HSEQ systems.
We have a progressive continual improvement plan in mind and having a fully effective HSEQ system in place is paramount to our business. Therefore, the implementation of the three standards has benchmarked our future performance and objectives.
Grant Young, Health & Safety Manager, would like to thank Heather Foy, HSEQ coordinator, for her continued effort to ensure the process to obtain all three standards was smooth and completed in the timelines agreed. Further appreciation to the Projects departmental managers and the effort by John Seeley to ensure the internal audit process was brought up to date. Further appreciation goes out to the Site manager Andy Breedon and the Design, sales and estimating departments.
Thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly to ensure we achieve our goals.
Nick Tappin, Finance Director, commented:
‘’As a relatively new Director at EAG I have been very impressed with how the Health and Safety and Quality sides aspects of the business are run. Health and Safety takes a very high priority right through the organisation already. Achieving the ISO 45001 standard is a very testing accomplishment, it reinforces already proven processes and puts down a path for continued improvement. Well done team!’’
Daren Clifton, Construction Director, commented:
“As the Construction Director of EAG, I have become acutely aware of our current and prospective Clients desires to engage with Specialist Sub-Contractors who are prepared to go that one step further than having just a policy and management system in place for HSEQ.
In EAG gaining ISO: 9001, 14001 and 45001, we show that we have had the commitment, dedication, and procedures in place to gain these accreditations and that we will continually improve our HSEQ processes, to ensure we maintain the highest standards possible.
This was a great team effort from all aspects of the business, and we should be proud of this achievement”.
The Clarison Group, a market-leading designer, manufacturer and installer of architectural glazing and façade systems in the UK & Ireland, is delighted to announce the appointment of John Foster in the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for its UK businesses.
Launched in February 2021, The Clarison Group combines four leading companies in the façade industry, Alucraft Limited and Williaam Cox, both based in Ireland, and Alucraft Systems Limited (“ASL”) and English Architectural Glazing (“EAG”) located in the UK. The combined group has over 400 employees and operates from six locations throughout the UK and Ireland, including Dublin, Tamworth, Cannock, Rotherham, Mildenhall and Attleborough. Additional employed design teams are based in Spain, Poland, and the Philippines.
John will start work as UK CCO on 1 July 2021, reporting to The Clarison Group CEO Mark Oliver. As CCO, John will lead the work winning and pre-construction activities of The Clarison Group’s UK businesses, EAG and ASL. He will work closely with customers across the UK on projects designed, fabricated, and installed by EAG and ASL. John brings a wealth of experience to the role, having been the Commercial Director of ASL since August 2019. He has previously held several executive roles for market-leading construction specialists, including Commercial Director positions at Saint-Gobain and Van Elle.
Mark Oliver, CEO, The Clarison Group CEO, said:
John is well respected throughout the industry and has the experience to build the sales pipelines of both EAG and ASL. His appointment as CCO will help us deliver our goal of making The Clarison Group an industry leader in façades. By leveraging the capabilities and capacity of the whole Group, we can provide customers with lower risk, better quality and more sustainably delivered solutions than our local and continental European competitors.
John Foster added:
The Clarison Group is rapidly becoming the market-leading façade group in the UK & Ireland. I am thrilled to be part of this important stage in the Group’s development. The UK façade sector has not experienced the same capacity and technical capability in a single domestic entity as The Clarison Group. Our sector is rapidly changing, demanding a higher level of engineering than ever before, and a focus on more sustainable and carbon-efficient practices. We are well placed to help our customers and partners to deliver these.
About The Clarison Group
The Clarison Group of companies provides innovative façade and envelope solutions to the UK and Irish markets and is a more sustainable alternative to using continental or global sub-contractors.
The Clarison Group was launched in February 2021 as one of the UK and Ireland’s leading suppliers of architectural glazing and facade systems. It comprises four leading companies in the façade industry, Alucraft Limited, Alucraft Systems Limited, Williaam Cox and EAG, and is a new force in the design, manufacture and installation of architectural glazing and façade systems in the UK & Ireland. Alucraft Limited and Williaam Cox are based in Ireland and Alucraft Systems and EAG in the UK.
The combined group has over 400 employees and operates from six locations throughout the UK and Ireland, including Dublin, Tamworth, Cannock, Rotherham, Mildenhall and Attleborough, with additional employed design teams based in Spain, Poland and the Philippines.
In 2020 Alucraft acquired an additional 3,000m2 manufacturing centre of excellence in Rotherham. This brings the total Clarison Group production capacity to over 25,000m2, utilizing the latest off-site manufacturing techniques with advanced CNC manufacturing equipment, Unitised Curtain Walling, Window, Door and Façade assembly lines, architectural sheet metal processing, structural bonding lines and a certified in-house powder coating facility. These facilities give the Group a market-leading annual capacity of 430,000 production hours.
As such, the Clarison Group is a new powerhouse in facades:
- The combined companies make the Clarison Group the strongest domestic player in the UK & Irish market.
- Clarison offers a domestic solution to tier-one Contractors that have, in the past, had to call on European companies for larger and more complex projects.
- As domestic providers, Clarison companies provide more sustainable solutions with a lower carbon footprint.
The Clarison Group launched as one of the UK and Ireland’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of architectural glazing and facade systems.
The Clarison Group was formally launched today bringing together four leading companies in the façade industry, Alucraft Limited, Alucraft Systems Limited, Williaam Cox and EAG, to create a new force in the design, manufacture and installation of architectural glazing and façade systems in the UK & Ireland. Alucraft Limited and Williaam Cox are based in Ireland and Alucraft Systems and EAG in the UK.
The Clarison Group is majority-owned by Elaghmore, the UK-based private equity fund, which acquired the Alucraft and Williaam Cox businesses in 2018 and EAG in 2019.
The combined group has over 400 employees and operates from six locations throughout the UK and Ireland, including Dublin, Tamworth, Cannock, Rotherham, Mildenhall and Attleborough, with additional employed design teams based in Spain, Poland and the Philippines. In 2020 Elaghmore supported Alucraft to acquire an additional 3,000m2 manufacturing facility in Rotherham. This brings the total Clarison Group production capacity to over 25,000m2, utilizing the latest off-site manufacturing techniques with advanced CNC manufacturing equipment, window, door and façade assembly lines, architectural sheet metal processing, structural bonding lines and a certified in-house powder coating facility. These facilities give the Group a market-leading annual capacity of 430,000 production hours.
Two new executive appointments have been made to lead the Group’s future growth:
- Mark Oliver has been appointed to the new role of Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Clarison Group. In this role, he will head up the leadership team of the Managing Directors of the four businesses in the Group. Mark brings over 25 years of construction supply chain experience to the Group. He was previously CEO of the Colt Group, which designs, manufactures, installs, and maintains ventilation, smoke control, climate control and solar shading systems. Other roles Mark has held include Managing Director at H+H, the UK’s leading aircrete products provider, and Group Business Development Director at main contractor Laing O’Rourke.
- Ronnie Mills has been appointed as Managing Director of Alucraft Ltd based in Dublin succeeding Jack McHugh who has led the Alucraft business since 2008 and prior to that Williaam Cox since 2002. Ronnie joins from McMullen Facades where he had worked since 1989, having held several key roles including most recently Managing Director, a position he held since 2016. Prior to this, Ronnie was Group Technical Director.
Jack McHugh will continue to work in Alucraft Ltd., as Chairman, supporting the leadership teams across the Group of companies. He will also assist Ronnie in building strong and sustainable relationships with the network of contacts Alucraft Ltd. has built over the years.
Mark Oliver had the following to say about joining the Group and its launch:
“I am delighted to have joined the business to lead the newly formed Clarison Group. The Clarison name combines the words clarity and vision. It embodies the purpose of the Group and complements our market leading Alucraft, EAG, and Williaam Cox brands. As a Group, we have the expertise, scale and experience to be a leading powerhouse in the design, manufacture and installation of façade systems for the built environment across the UK and Ireland. I look forward to building an exciting future.”
Ronnie Mills added:
“There are exciting times ahead with the formation of The Clarison Group and I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to be part of it within Alucraft. There is an impressive depth and breadth of knowledge within the Group which, when coupled with the facilities and technology available at the various manufacturing plants, will provide our clients with a world class service and an innovative solution for their projects. We bring construction expertise together with lean manufacturing processes that delivers in this highly technically area of building facades.”
Jack McHugh said:
“The reason I came into the Façade world (a few years ago) was a lot to do with the wonderful products and services Williaam Cox offered to the market. It has been a great and rewarding journey watching that business grow, then Alucraft scaling great heights and now being part of a Group with more than 400 employees and £100m turnover. I am pleased to be providing continuity and assistance to customers and staff, for the continued success of companies within the Clarison Group.”
The Clarison Group companies have the expertise and scale to deliver projects in the commercial office, educational and residential sectors, with a focus on a collaborative design process and innovative off-site construction methods.
Each of the companies in the Group offers full design and build solutions with vertically integrated in house design, valued supply chain partners, local manufacturing and directly managed installation teams. With one hundred design & engineering experts the Group has a core competence in offering innovative designs and value engineered solutions.
- Alucraft Limited, led by Ronnie Mills, is a leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of architectural glazing systems in the Republic of Ireland. It has a track record of providing facades to high-profile construction projects in Dublin, including the Fibonacci Square offices, the new European headquarters for Facebook, the new Salesforce Tower at Spencer Place and the Vertium Building, which is the headquarters for Amazon. Other projects include Lidl Ireland HQ and LinkedIn EMEA HQ. It has strong customer relationships with John Sisk and Son (Holdings) Ltd, John Paul Construction, Walls Construction Ltd and all leading Architects/Quantity Surveying Practices and Facade Consultants in Ireland.
- In the UK Alucraft Systems, led by Ian Davy, has worked on major buildings including Byron House in Nottingham, Tata Steel in Birmingham, Lancaster University Innovation Hub and the Bath University School of Management and Birmingham University School of Engineering. Its customer base includes BAM, Wilmott Dixon, Bouygues, Lendlease and Engie.
- EAG, led by Mark Oliver as interim managing director, is a specialist in designing, supplying and installing complex and intensively engineered envelope cladding packages. EAG also has a sister company, MultiFab Limited, that produces architectural and bespoke metalwork in aluminium and mild steel. EAG has completed prestigious projects including Great Ormond Street Hospital, Embassy Gardens and The Royal College of Arts. Its customers include Ballymore, the Berkeley Group, Kier, Sir Robert McAlpine and Skanska.
- Williaam Cox, led by Darragh Coleman, provides specialist glazing and is also a market leader in daylight products, smoke and heat ventilation solutions, the service and maintenance of life safety smoke control systems, and plastic distribution in Ireland. Williaam Cox has completed high-profile projects such the Seamark Building in Elm Park and numerous smoke ventilation projects in Dublin Airport Logistics Park and Horizon Business Park. Williaam Cox also works in partnership with Alucraft on all their projects to provide both Façade and Roof ventilation solutions for both smoke and natural ventilation. It is currently providing a smoke ventilation solution to the Façade of the National Children’s hospital in Dublin.
Andy Ducker, Co-Founder, Elaghmore Partners, commented:
“The formal launch of The Clarison Group today creates a new force in the UK and Ireland facades industry. The Group already has a strong new business pipeline, and we expect to employ more people as we grow over the coming years. As always, we will continuously strive to offer our customers the best service and quality with ongoing investment in people, technology and processes. We have sent a clear message to the construction industry about our position as a market leader.”
First of all on behalf of Ballymore thank you for your £1000 donation and supporting our charity football tournament in the Nine Elms Powerleague in conjunction with Embassy Gardens on the 22nd of November.
EAG fielded a football team made up of EAG & Complete Facades employees against ten other competing teams and made it to the quarter finals.
Top left-right: Vlad Cosma, Gabriel Muller, Ben Davies, Dani Cioca, Catalin Burda,
Cosmin Bararu, Bogdan Stana, Tinel Dobre.
Gentlemen many thanks for your commitment and participation !!
The charity we are asking you to make your £1000 donation towards is The Foundry. Your donation will go towards disadvantaged teenagers in the Vauxhall area as well as homecare assistance for the elderly and also keeping the gym open that they run free of charge during working hours as a means of keeping teenagers off the streets and engaging them in areas such as general fitness, boxing, football, athletics and upskilling as personal trainers. Further to this The Foundry will also be supporting along with Ballymore a hot-kitchen where some of the teenagers working with them are trained in food preparation and in turn the food is sold at minimum prices as well as supplied to the homeless.
EAG are delighted to display their work at the university campus in the gallery. The project was handed over to the Client on 27/9/19.
Well done to all concerned for delivering this tiled Masterpiece! The 5000+ glazed ceramic terracotta tiles form the envelope rain screen cladding.
EAG have been awarded BAM facade contractor of the year and overall BAM South East Contractor of the year for their work on the Centenary Building at the University of Southampton.
“Well done all those involved with consistently achieving the high level expected on this demanding project. Really proud of you all.”
Regards, Simon Gladwin MD
We are delighted to announce that as of 1st September we have now opened a design office located in Paseo Infanta Isabel 17, central Madrid. This is part of the planned expansion of our in house design facility which we believe will quickly strengthen our ability to deliver new and exciting projects.
Jose Yerga (centre) will be heading up this team as Design Manager, initially with two new members of staff Juan Fernandez as Designer and Mariana Cortes as Junior Designer, with a plan to increase this team to a total of four in due course.
Best wishes from your UK colleagues!
EAG were commissioned by Kier Construction in July 2017 as specialist facade trade contractor to provide a mixture of high performance aluminium curtain walling, windows and sliding doors as part of this multi million pound development.
Located in Kentish Town, the new three storey 3,228 sq m Community Resource Centre provides separate, dedicated, high-quality services for people with dementia, learning disabilities and mental health problems. In addition, it also provides services for younger people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and autism.
EAG successfully completed their contract for Kier in October 2018. The scheme was delivered on time, on budget, and with zero defects at handover.
Client: London Borough of Camden
Image courtesy of: e-architect
The deed is done as those of you who work with me have experienced. Thanks again to all of you who have donated and to those who are about to, for such a great life saving cause.
Please check out my shave page to donate. https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/heather-foy
To those of you who don’t know me yet my name is Heather Foy, I am the H&S Quality Coordinator at EAG. On the 7th of October I am taking part in the Brave The Shave Challenge for the Macmillan Cancer Org and I need your support.
Please check out my shave page to donate. https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/heather-foy
Thank you in advance for your contribution.
We are delighted to announce that the complete shareholding of Architectural Glazing Limited, comprising English Architectural Glazing Limited (EAG) and Multifab Limited, has been acquired by UK private equity fund Elaghmore LLP.
Looking forward, Elaghmore will work closely with our directors and existing management team, providing support to develop EAG’s resources and capacity, so we can work closely with new and existing clients on more numerous and larger upcoming project opportunities.
Following the acquisition, EAG will expand its pre-construction operations to increase the amount of work we can tender, giving a greater number of opportunities for our supply chain. In addition, further opportunities may well present themselves from the other façade and engineering businesses within Elaghmore ownership.
EAG is the eighth-acquisition made by Elaghmore from its private equity fund, Elaghmore I (Fund 1) which closed at the end of 2016. The investment strategy of the fund is focused on businesses that present a significant opportunity for growth. Elaghmore has a strong track record over the past decade, investing in, operationally supporting and successfully growing businesses.
Andy Ducker, Partner at Elaghmore, said: “EAG has a first-class reputation and track record, and is known as a high-quality contractor and manufacturer, offering excellent client service. With the operational support we can provide, the business has an exciting future, with a talented workforce that has a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience in design, engineering, manufacturing and fabrication. We look forward to working closely with the EAG team to grow the business.”
Commenting on the transaction, Simon Gladwin, Managing Director, EAG, said: “This is an exciting day for EAG, as we look to build the future and increase our client base. We are excited about working with Elaghmore, whose financial backing and operational expertise will help us to expand the business and capture the growing market demand for our products and services.”