Lincoln-based Minster Surfacing secures contracts worth £4m

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Minster Surfacing, a Lincoln-based construction firm and road and runway supplier, has been awarded several new contracts in the past month worth a combined £4 million.

The deals include £1 million to repair the runways at two Ministry of Defence bases and £2.5m to fix and maintain Lincolnshire’s roads.

Minster has seen a sales growth of 50% in the last three years.

Its work for the MOD involves the replacement of almost half a kilometer of high-performance drainage for the armed services at RAF Brize Norton.

Meanwhile its latest local authority contract in Lincolnshire will see Minster’s workforce maintaining the region’s roads until at least 2019, offering a 365-day, 24/7 emergency response team through the Highways Alliance via Kier Group.

Bruce Spencer-Knott, managing director of Minster Surfacing

Bruce Spencer-Knott, managing director of Minster Surfacing, said: “This is great news for our business – the whole team’s worked hard to secure these contracts and it means our recent fast growth looks set to continue.

“Keeping local authority investment in the area to support jobs is vital, and so too is proving that Lincolnshire’s businesses can beat the rest of the country to win prestigious, national contracts. It’s a vote of confidence in our business and in the local economy too.”

Minster’s new permanent fix road repair material is being used at each site, which allows roads to be repaired faster and cheaper without compromising on quality.

Its Foambase solution allows crews to recycle more waste road material than ever on-site – over 30,000 this year alone – saving it from landfill and expensive, energy-consuming transport.

Work already completed this year in Lincolnshire includes Gibraltar Point near Skegness, Caistor High Steet and Roughton, with planned works on Burton Road and the A52 now underway.

Founded 18 years ago, Minster Surfacing now employs 40 people and turns over more than £8 million a year. It counts The Highways Agency, Highways England, Kier & CarillionAmey among its customers.

It has worked with the MOD since 2007 and last year opened its new 3-acre headquarters in Lincoln, just past the Showground off the A15.