Constructing Carmarthenshire Together
Constructing Carmarthenshire Together is a unique and forward-thinking partnership which works together to create opportunities for people, businesses and communities, making best use of shared investment and resources to create a lasting, sustainable, legacy for future generations.
The partnership is made up of Carmarthenshire County Council, Coleg Sir Gar and Carmarthenshire Construction Training Association Ltd (CCTAL). With strong links to local industry partners, key service organisations and other independent agencies, this partnership is the driving force behind several award-winning schemes that work with one another to create exciting opportunities for people, businesses and communities.
The Property Services division is responsible for the repair, maintenance and improvement of the majority of the council’s property assets, including council-owned homes, schools, leisure facilities and social care establishments. It uses its own resources, or works with partners, to provide property design and construction expertise for many of the council’s major capital investment projects, such as the Modernising Education Provision programme and the Carmarthenshire Homes Standard. It also provides expert advice on property-related health and safety responsibilities, and ensures compliance with legislative requirements.
One of its key aims is to develop the potential of its existing workforce, and to work with education and training providers to develop apprenticeship programmes.
Lloyd & Gravell Ltd
Lloyd & Gravell Ltd is a family run Carmarthenshire business which provides high quality and professional construction, waste management and plumbing and heating services. Established in 1991 and incorporated in 1998, Lloyd & Gravell Ltd has successfully completed numerous contracts within both the private and public sectors. The company continues to strengthen and develop and currently directly employs a local workforce totalling 58.
Lloyd & Gravell Ltd has been part of Carmarthenshire County Council’s construction framework since 2007.
The Built Environment Centre at Coleg Sir Gâr is leading the way for its provision and success in construction training. Student success and the quality of training has achieved national and international recognition at skills competitions run by industry-led organisations such as ConstructionSkills and the Chartered Institute of Building. Working in partnership with various organisations and construction industry bodies has led to a number of successful and award-winning schemes such as the Shared Apprentice Scheme and the Pink Ladies. Coleg Sir Gar, which is one of the largest further education colleges in Wales, has invested heavily into a brand new purpose-built learning environment which offers facilities in a range of construction industries which includes gas and solar installation. The centre offers a wide range of provision at its Ammanford campus, from school-link programmes right up to degree level qualifications.
CCTAL was formed over 22 years ago to provide a forum to develop and implement the training requirements of local construction employers. In 2001 it became the first independent construction training association in Wales. In 2008 it changed its status to a company limited by guarantee. It is also affiliated to ConstructionSkills (Sector Skills Council).