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Happy birthday Gwynedd Consultancy

Ymgynghoriaeth Gwynedd
Huw Williams, head of Gwynedd Consultancy and Councillor Gareth Roberts, the Senior Portfolio Leader

This year one of Gwynedd Council’s services will be celebrating its 15th anniversary and its involvement in major building projects, environmental schemes and maintenance work all over Gwynedd and beyond.

Gwynedd Consultancy provides professional building and engineering services to clients throughout North Wales and beyond which provides high quality and specialist employment for local people which supports the local economy.

Huw Williams, Head of Gwynedd Consultancy Service, said: “Gwynedd Consultancy is an unique service. It is the third largest local authority consultancy service in the UK in terms of staff, and the largest in Wales.

 “It provides a wide range of services for a number of clients, ranging from the Council itself to other private and public sector bodies such as the Welsh Government.”

Councillor Gareth Roberts, Gwynedd Council’s Environment Portfolio Leader, said: “Despite the difficult economic climate we find ourselves in today, the department’s turnover during the last financial year was more than £5 million and according to independent experts this is equivalent to an annual £45 million injection into the local economy.

“The service employs around 145 local people in professional posts, which in turn gives local people the opportunity to continue to live and work in this area and support our local economy.

“All too often we hear about young people having to move away to realise their professional ambitions but Gwynedd Consultancy’s vision of providing a complete service for high-end projects means that people can continue to live and work in the area.

“Without this sort of service the Council would have to commission private companies for all sorts of contracts and there is a substantial risk that much of the money spent on them would be lost out of the local economy.

“I am delighted to see the service mark its 15th anniversary and look forward to many more successful projects over the coming years.”

Some of the major projects that Gwynedd Consultancy has been working on over recent years include:

  • A499 improvement scheme between Aberdesach and Llanaelhaearn
  • National Sailing Academy for Wales in Pwllheli
  • Ysgol Cae Top, Bangor
  • Upgrading work on the A470 near Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Gelligemlyn improvement scheme between Ganllwyd and Llanelltyd
  • Tywyn coastal defence scheme
  • Rhiw road on the Llŷn Peninsula

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