Established in 1977, Pexhurst has grown from providing simple office fit outs to delivering large-scale and sophisticated refurbishments for a range of commercial, industrial and private sector clients. We have established a strong reputation for the quality of our workmanship, helping to transform spaces throughout London, the Midlands, and the South of England.
Our values, our DNA
With 45 years of experience, we are a privately owned company with excellent financial stability and a strong pipeline of projects, working with some of the largest property, investment and asset management companies in the UK. We have a very experienced team, of whom many have been with us for over 10 years, including our Managing Director Martin Vella who has led the company for over 30 years.
Progressive ideas are always at the heart of what we do. At Pexhurst, we pride ourselves on being dynamic, whether that be by exceeding client expectations through suggesting sustainable alternatives for projects, or delivering innovative onsite solutions. Access to extensive resources also means we can fast track delivery of projects where needed, thanks to our high quality and reliable supply chain. Our solid foundations that our 45 years in business were built on, ensures we remain focussed, and have the ability to adapt to the constantly evolving environment in which we work.
As a family run business, our shared commitment to clients and supply partners underpins everything we do. We pride ourselves on an approachable and personal approach to working which means we apply the same high level of quality and commitment to each project, whatever the sector and budget.
We are proud to have achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. These are externally accredited industry recognised certifications underpinned by our ISO Integrated Management System which is maintained by our in-house management team requiring us to adhere to quality procedures and provide our clients with the comfort of knowing they can rely upon us to deliver to the highest possible standards.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing
We are committed to promoting a health, safety and wellbeing culture among our employees and supply chain partners which is reflected in our excellent on-site Health and Safety track record.
Traditionally, the health and safety focus in construction has been on the more immediately-apparent physical hazards on site and less so on employee wellbeing. At Pexhurst, we are contributing to changing these long-held attitudes through investment in training and developing a positive health and safety culture including bi-annual toolbox talks on mental health.
As part of the process, we employ external consultants to regularly visit our sites, review best practice and provide real time reporting on relevant issues. All site and contract managers undergo regular training, and we provide peer support sources like our workplace Mental Health Champions to all employees. We have implemented an anonymous survey and encourage open and honest conversations so that our employees are able to express themselves freely.
We are proud to have built an organisation that prioritises the long-term and invests in the future. At the forefront of our approach is our people; enlisting and managing the right talent has been the key to our longevity.
We operate a company where all employees are recognised and rewarded on the basis of their performance, effort and achievements. And we have integrated continuous learning and development into our culture through internal programmes and partnerships with external training institutions.
Our comprehensive apprenticeship scheme offers fully funded training and education alongside paid hands-on learning, where individuals are given the opportunity to learn a wide range of new skills and techniques while familiarising themselves with the business by following our bespoke Pexhurst training plan. We are incredibly proud of the success of this scheme, which is a core part of our talent strategy.
Many of our site workers have studied for and achieved their Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Construction Site Management and those who have also achieved their HNC in Construction Management. And we support many of our head office employees through further education too, such as master degrees and aiding members of our team to become a Chartered Member of the CIOB.
For further information on our Apprenticeship Scheme please contact our Head Office on 01707 282 080.
Social Responsibility and Sustainability
We are committed to corporate social responsibility, particularly in the communities in which we work, engaging with local people and charitable causes through a number of opportunities. In 2021, we donated and raised in excess of £13,380 for a number of charities, including Mates in Mind, Teenage Cancer Trust, Isabel Hospice and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. We recently achieved an impressive milestone of £25,000 raised for Isabel Hospice, a charity very close to the heart’s of everyone here at Pexhurst.
We are also dedicated to minimising the environmental impact of our work, reducing waste and investing in new ‘green’ technologies. This is supported by our qualified Site Sustainability Managers whose main responsibility is to support the achievement of sustainable design aspirations during all stages of a project, including achieving target BREEAM ratings. We support sustainability through:
- Quality – targeting flexibility and adaptability to ensure the integrity of durability across all projects
- Materials – understanding the efficiency, durability and resilience of all materials used
- Energy – optimising site for efficient energy use and energy management
- Waste – targeting waste reduction and management for minimum environmental impact
- Social – targeting positive impact and contribution to the local community through regular communication on operation matters through our tenant and neighbour newsletters