Family-run firm MJ Church has won a £90 million contract with National Highways, securing work for the 400-strong workforce for the next six years.

According to a press release, the company was chosen to deliver major projects for National Highways and will be working on highway schemes for the A road and motorway network from Kent to Cornwall.

However, pivotal to securing the bid were framework manager Claire Coetzee and commercial manager Suzie Mott, who led the framework contracting division for the firm.

Group managing director Ben Staff said the company was ‘thrilled’ to have been selected as one of the civil engineering contractors, and that it gives the company’s workforce confidence in the future of the firm.

The work Claire and Suzie have done - not just on the bid, but also on the existing framework with National Highways - has been central to our success and they deserve high praise,” Ben said.

“We know they will run this for us with the same professionalism and enthusiasm over the coming months and years.”

The company has grown to become a multi-million-pound earthworks, civil engineering, plant and waste management contractor, and have various sites including its HQ at Marshfield, a contracting division office in Chippenham, and five waste transfer stations in Swindon, Allington, Malmesbury and Warmley.

Civil engineer Claire has worked in the construction industry for 26 years and has been part of major projects like the Queens Jubilee Bridge in London. He said that she has always loved being an engineer, and working with MJ Church has been ‘wonderful’.

“Its a company which inspires and cares for its staff and Im looking forward to leading the framework team through its next chapter.”

Suzie joined the firm two years ago and will be managing the finance and contracts associated with the £90 million deal.

She said: Im proud and excited to be part of the MJ Church team which will take these works forward. I believe we have won this contract because National Highways has come to trust and believe in us as we work very hard to be open and transparent in all that we do.”


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