Dawnus was established by a team of professional engineers who, before 2002, had formed the management team for Taylor Woodrow Civil Engineering in Wales and the West of England. The biggest problem in establishing the company was being invited to tender for contracts which were complex enough to make maximum use of the technical abilities, which the company possessed. One of the major challenges was setting up supplier accounts and we must say the suppliers of key materials were exceptionally supportive and took into account the management’s experience, but it was (and is) difficult to get recognition from client bodies, particularly in the public sector. As a young Company, Dawnus may not be able to provide a comprehensive list of contracts but the staff employed have an enviable track record in carrying out both civil engineering and building contract.

Success Factor

The company is committed to employing its own Technical Staff, Tradesmen and Construction Operatives and providing them with a long-term career in the construction industry. It trains all its employees to meet industry recognised standards, which enables the firm to provide a quality service. The company is engineering-led, and able to meticulously plan its work and tenders, again enhancing the service to Clients and quality of the finished product. All employees are multi-skilled, and able to undertake projects in both the Civil Engineering and Building sectors, which not only increases the employees’ job satisfaction, but enables the firm to react quickly to clients needs.

The Future

Dawnus has now established Regional Offices in Exeter and Bangor to widen its client base. It intends to grow by increasing its share of the market in its existing areas of business, and by sequentially managing the opening of further offices in other areas of the country