Keltbray to expand its specialist asbestos management services divisionPublished 10/10 at 13:11
Keltbray Environmental Solutions (KES) is set to expand its asbestos management services division to now include Wales and the South West. To support the expansion, Keltbray has opened a new office in Riverside Industrial Park in Pontypridd, Wales.
KES is a specialist division of Keltbray Group, providing asbestos and other hazardous waste management services across a wide range of sectors, including offices and schools, hospitals, defence, heritage, leisure, commercial and utilities projects. While providing services nationwide, these have traditionally been concentrated in the south east of England and the Midlands. This latest move means KES will be better placed to meet the increasing demand for asbestos management contracts in Wales and the south west of the country. In addition to the necessary HSE asbestos licence, KES is ISO accredited for quality, environmental and health and safety standards, with its own licensed transfer stations which are run to Environment Agency guidelines.
“We are really excited about this opportunity to expand our services and provide greater national coverage. This move will enable us to better support and develop the industrial side of the business that has great potential for growth. We have appointed Christian Jones to head up this new region. He has more than 20 years’ worth of local asbestos management experience, and is one of only 14 people in the industry who is a Fellow of the Asbestos Removal Management Institute (ARMI),” explained KES commercial director, David Harrison.
Christian Jones has a long track record of raising the standards of the asbestos industry in the UK, being is a member of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) governing council, which he has been a member of for over 10 years. “In his capacity as Associate Member of the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE), we will also be looking to Christian to develop closer synergies with our demolition and decommissioning services,” concluded David Harrison.