Civil engineering firm, Minster Surfacing has marked its 20th anniversary with a new step for the company.
Celebrating 20 years since Minster Surfacing was launched, the company is now rebranding as part of the newly formed Minster Group Ltd.
The new Minster Group brand encompasses Minster Surfacing and its sister company, Alliance Recycling.
Minster was co-founded by Managing Director, Bruce Spencer-Knott and veteran tarmacker, Anthony Cole in 1999. Today, the firm has grown to become a major national contractor, working on civil engineering projects across the country and around the world.
Last year proved to be a record year for Minster, which laid more than 100,000 tonnes of asphalt during the year and completed some of its largest projects to date. This growth has enabled the firm to create jobs and invest in cutting edge technology and green innovations.
Minster Group works with leading commercial and residential developers, it repairs roads across Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire and Shropshire and works on behalf of Transport for London alongside supply chain partners. The company also works nationwide for the British Army, Royal Navy and RAF and has a 24 hour runway repair service at RAF Brize Norton; the largest NATO airfield in Europe.
Through Alliance Recycling, Minster has prevented hundreds of thousands of tonnes of road material from being sent to landfill. Recycling has also prevented the same quantity of mineral aggregate and oil from needing to be extracted, refined and processed, significantly cutting the carbon footprint of road surfacing.
Presently, Minster creates roads that are around 50% recycled and is developing a new system which will enable all roads to be made of 90% recycled material. It’s hoped that this innovative technology will be in use by the end of 2019.
Managing Director of Minster Group, Bruce Spencer-Knott said: “When we started Minster 20 years ago, it was a big gamble.
“I remortgaged the house to cover our startup costs and we worked hard to make ends meet.
“Looking back, the business has been a real success story. I’m really proud of how we’ve risen to meet every challenge we’ve faced and we’ve worked on some amazing projects.
“With the two companies combined, Minster Group is a major player in the civil engineering sector and we’re continuing our mission to modernise the road surfacing industry by being at the cutting edge of technology and the green revolution. We’re capable of far bigger things than we were before and now we have a brand that reflects that and where we’re going in future.”