May was a great month for Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering. We were delighted to discover that we had been shortlisted for two national awards. As a regional SME civil engineering company, this feels really special.

The first award we are shortlisted for is Contractor of the Year within the Procure Partnerships Framework. The PPF team selected us to appear on the shortlist—this is not an award you can put yourself forward for, so it is a great honour and a tribute to the hard work and professionalism of our teams working on the framework. We will find out in September if we have won.

The second award we have been shortlisted for is the Best New Mental Health Supporter Engagement Award by Mates In Mind, a charity specialising in supporting people in the construction industry with their mental health and wellbeing. Over the last 6 months, our internal Wellbeing Team have been working very hard to ensure that our entire D&W team is well supported in terms of mental health and wellbeing provisions. Some of the things we have introduced include:-

We will find out whether we won the MentalHealth Award on Friday 7 June.

Shortlisted for PPF contractor of the year

Danaher & Walsh. Award Winning Civil Engineering

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Pipelining Prowess:- Celebrating top spot in performance league table for second year running.

We are very proud to announce that for the second year running we have come out top of the table for Alliance delivery performance in Anglian Water. 

Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering is proud to have worked with Anglian Water for almost 20 years.  We form an integral part of an Alliance of delivery partners known as the Integrated Maintenance and Repair Water Recycling (IMRWR) Alliance.

Anglian Water work closely with their delivery partners.  We are monitored meticulously in terms of the quality, performance and value we provide.

The IMRWR Alliance topping the performance league, out of all of Anglian Water’s suppliers, is a prestigious commendation.  Danaher & Walsh are very proud of the significant role we play within the Alliance.  Together with our other partners we have achieved some impressive results over the last twelve months, including using our innovative no-dig technology to save many hundreds of thousands of pounds, reducing health and safety risks and significantly reducing disruption for Anglian Water customers.

“A massive well done everybody – the IMR WR Alliance has smashed it yet again and finished top of the CDI table (for the second year), for Alliance delivery performance throughout the whole of Anglian Water.  The Capitol Delivery Index (CDI) metric measures all alliances (and internal AW departments) for expenditure (within budget); delivery on time (completion of all expected schemes and works) and efficiency, and is a recognized measurement of overall performance across the water industry. This accolade cannot be over-stated, and is a testament to everybody’s commitment and hard work.”
Ian Gilbert, Commercial Director, Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering

Danaher Walsh Pipelining Prowess:- Celebrating top spot - Anglian Water supplier

Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering has been awarded a GOLD MEDAL AWARD from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This is as a result of five consecutive years of achieving a Gold Award.

“Workplace accidents don’t just pose financial risks and operational disruptions; they significantly impact the quality of life for individuals. This is why acknowledging and rewarding excellent safety performance is vital. We congratulate Danaher & Walsh for winning a prestigious RoSPA Award and showing an unwavering commitment to keeping employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director

According to RoSPA themselves, by earning a RoSPA Award, organisations not only receive recognition for their accomplishments but also become part of a legacy that values dedication to high safety standards and the well-being of individuals and signifies a commitment to excellence. This epitomises Danaher & Walsh values, so we are delighted to receive this award that reflects our passion as far as health and safety and our commitment to excellence are concerned.

Thank you to everyone at Danaher & Walsh for following our health & safety procedures and working hard to keep yourselves and each other safe – nothing is more important than this. Well done and thank you to our SHEQ team.

Full marks in considerate constructors audit

March also saw the final audit by the Considerate Constructors Scheme at our Watkin Road Bridge site as the project is nearing completion. Having achieved 44/45 on our previous audit we were determined to get full marks this time around . .and due to the hard work of the site team and the support functions, we smashed it! Full marks!

We received a maximum of 45 across all the categories. The monitor commended the team for achieving all aspects of the checklist to a very high standard. We are very proud.

Fantastic work by all involved. Next up for the Watkin Road Bridge team . . the final bridge beam lift! Watch this space.

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Your website is your shop window and we wanted ours to reflect the true professionalism our brand. So after months of planning and putting it together, along with our web designer Simpkin Burley, this site finally went live in February 2024.

The new site includes:-

Still to come:

We hope you find it helpful. If there is anything you would like to see on this website that doesn’t appear – please contact

Alice Stewardson, Quantity Surveyor at Danaher & Walsh, has had her University research paper published by an eminent industry publication, the Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction.  

Alice joined Danaher & Walsh in 2016 as a trainee and combined her work here at Danaher & Walsh with her studies at Birmingham City University, where she was a consistently high achiever.  

As part of her degree, Alice submitted a paper for her Individual Honours Project (a sustained, in-depth and research-informed project) as the final part of her studies.  


It focuses on the late payment epidemic that persists within the construction industry and specifically analyses the effectiveness of government-led voluntary payment initiatives.   

Alice gathered information from one-hundred construction professionals and carried out a comparative analysis of upstream (main contractor) and downstream (subcontractors/suppliers) experiences.  

The resulting paper was so highly regarded by Alice’s tutor, the esteemed Professor David J Edwards, that the document was submitted for publication.  

“I am honoured and delighted to have had my work published. I am hugely grateful to Birmingham City University and Danaher & Walsh for the opportunities they continue to give me. Late payment continues to be a huge issue in UK construction, and I hope by having my research published and raising awareness, I am playing a small part in helping to find a solution for this problem.” Alice Stewardson.  

Ian Gilbert, Commercial Director at Danaher & Walsh commented on the news: “We are all very proud of Alice and her continuing achievements and are delighted to have been able to support her throughout her journey”. 

The work is published today, 14 February 2023.

You can find the article (behind a payment gateway) here.

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“An overall round fabulous piece of academic literature that has been produced to a quality that exceeds all expectations at the undergraduate level”.

Professor David J Edwards

Dan Danaher Managing Director, Danaher & Walsh

“To win a Considerate Constructors Leading Light award means a great deal. To win the overall award is fantastic. This is a national award and we are a local contractor. We know our standards are high, but to have this recognised by such a well-respected body as Considerate Constructors is very special. We are very proud indeed.”


Dan Danaher Managing Director, Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd

Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering has been awarded a place on the new PAGABO Civils & Infrastructure Framework.

D&W is one of 48 firms to have have been appointed to the national framework, which is valued at £1.6bn over four years, commencing in June.

Danaher & Walsh has been appointed to Lot 1 – covering projects up to £5m value – for both the Midlands and London & South East England regions.

The framework is open to local authorities and public sector bodies, and provides a quick, effective and compliant procurement route for a diverse range of civils projects.

Jason Stapley, Managing Director at Pagabo, said: “We’re really pleased to see our new Civils & Infrastructure Framework go live with a range of excellent suppliers, especially after such great interest and demand from the market.”

Danaher & Walsh’s Commercial Director Ian Gilbert said: “It’s a privilege to have been appointed to this major new framework, which offers a very efficient procurement method for public sector organisations.

“Being awarded a place on this prestigious framework is a reflection of our growth as a business, with the capability to deliver projects effectively whilst offering social value benefits to the communities in which we operate.”

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