TD were able to celebrate at the NEC, Birmingham in October as we were listed as one of the ‘Top 5’ Best Construction Suppliers in 2019. UK Construction Week held the inaugural UKCW Construction Awards at the NEC Main Stage on Tuesday 8th October, the details can be seen here.

The directors of TD were extremely happy with the ‘Top 5’ finish despite not quite winning the award this year. This is because it shows our ongoing commitment to be known throughout the industry as an organisation that provides all our clients with high quality services designed to meet their specific requirements and at all times striving to exceed their expectations.

“The staff deserve recognition for the hard work and willingness to go the extra mile each and every day and I am glad the industry saw fit to reward them today. Our staff are vital in helping us to achieve our company objective of being renowned for being able to provide our clients with what they want, right first time by working in a partnership with them. We aim to do this by providing a tailored service to suit our clients requirements and we differ from other firms in that, as well as carrying out routine testing, we also offer a full ‘Materials Engineering’ service assisting with sourcing materials, developing specifications, etc.” stated the directors on the day of the awards.


We are delighted to announce that following our recent UKAS assessment which spanned across a number of days we have successfully transitioned to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017. A huge thanks to our staff for all their effort and hard work, in particular our Quality Manager, Liz Gaskell, who has done a fantastic job with the transition process.

Please feel free to look at our UKAS Schedule for our full list of accredited tests.



Despite challenging conditions in the Construction Industry which have been well documented and seen both SME’s and Giants in the industry fail, TD is moving forward. In a time were many companies are delaying investment, our glowing reputation amongst contractors and subcontractors has allowed us to look at expanding our capabilities further. We have pushed ahead acquiring new additions to our fleet of vans as well as having multiple new job opportunities on offer. Please feel free to visit our Careers Page.


We are a proud supporter of Mates in Mind, a registered charity operating in the UK who aim to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health and improve positive mental wellbeing in the UK.

Mates in Mind has an ambitious goal – to reach 100,000 workers in the first year, and by 2025, they aim to have reached 75% of the construction industry. Peter Gabbott (Office Manager) said “At TD we too had an ambitious goal but with dedication and hard work, achieved it. I believe it to be the perfect partnership, the team at Mates in Mind are dedicated to improving workplace mental health”.


We are now 5 years old! We have come along way since starting up back in 2013 and are extremely proud to be in the position we are today. We continue to improve and have continuously grown in size, clients, projects and capability and are now a popular name in the industry. We have extended our scope of accredited testing a number of times, worked on multiple award winning contracts, been recognised by various organisations for the way we operate and have truly cemented our position as a leading laboratory in the North West. A big thank you to our clients and a bigger thank you to our committed staff, here’s to the next 5 years and many more beyond that! – SIC PARVIS MAGNA


We had a great night at the Construction Enquirer Awards as part of UK Construction Week. We were originally happy just to be nominated but then after a public vote amongst construction professionals we were selected as finalists and came to the awards ceremony with a chance to win. Whilst we did not win our category – Best Supplier to Work With (Under £25m) we were extremely pleased to have been awarded a position in the ‘TOP 10’ and would like to thank all our clients within the Construction and Civil Engineering Industries. Darren Ames (Director) said “It is a very proud moment having the work we do acknowledged. We do actively cooperate with our customers in all stages of a project and whilst we do get feedback crediting our technical support, flexibility and expediting of results, it is great to be recognised on a national level”.


It has been an extremely busy week with UKAS, the UK’s National Accreditation Body sending a team of auditors across four days to conduct our first full reassessment of our entire suite of accredited tests. The visit was successful due to the hard work of all involved which is why we would like to credit our amazing staff for their dedication throughout!

Please look at our full accredited test schedule.


We attended the St. Helens Chamber Business Awards at Langtree Park which saw one of our apprentices, Callum Hunking, make the final 5 in the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ competition. On the night TD were recognised by St. Helens Chamber Chief Executive Kath Boullen for our commitment to developing our staff and awarded a certificate by Former St. Helens R.F.C and England International Jon Wilkin.


Today marks the start of a new chapter for us. Once a new name in the geotechnical/materials testing industry we have had 3 consecutive years of growth. In the last year we have experienced a substantial increase in clients, contract wins and workload which highlighted the need to move to a larger premises. As part of a strategic review it was the decision of the directors for TD to purchase Gerard Hall, once a Community Hall, Nightclub and Gym situated on Lord Street in St. Helens. The 20,000 sq ft site will start a new life as a Materials Testing Laboratory, representing a huge upgrade in space and we are excited to see how the building develops over the coming years. – SIC PARVIS MAGNA


Doha Metro Red Line North and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) proudly marked the final TBM breakthrough and UK contribution to the works in Qatar. The Doha Metro System project is approximately 13km in length and required the excavation of 2,500,000m3 of material and won the Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017 and in 2018 won the RoSPA Silver Award for its strong health and safety performance in 2017, qualifying as one of the projects with the best practices in its sector. We provided QA/QC assistance for the concrete works including supplier approvals and production inspections. This goes to shows our technical excellence is not only recognised nationally but internationally as well. We are becoming renowned for being able to provide our clients with what they want, right first time by working in a partnership with them. Tom Robinson (Managing Director) said “we aim to provide all our clients with high quality services designed to meet their specific requirements whilst at all times striving to exceed their expectations”.