PRIME MINISTER GORDON BROWN OPENS
MEIKLEM'S NEW PREMISES
proud moment for LDCA members John and Christine Meiklem
was the opening of their new premises by the Prime Minister
Gordon Brown recently.
The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown MP. Prime Minister, officially
opened the new purpose built premises of Meiklem Drainage
Ltd, which is situated in Kelty Industrial Park, Kelty,
with excellent access to the M90 motorway, on 20th August
Meiklem Drainage Contractors Limited was formed in 1982
recognised widely now as Meiklem Drainage and Groundworks,
one of the leading names in the field of drainage, site
preparation, groundworks and hardlandscaping with a proven
track record stretching back over twenty-five years.
The Company has carried out the groundworks for St Elizabeth’s,
Glenlee and St Cuthbert’s Primary Schools in the Hamilton
area. Recently groundworks packages have been completed
at various prisons, namely Castle Huntley, Cornton Vale,
Saughton, Polmont and currently Perth.
The Company was one of the first contractors on site at
the new Queen Margaret University College, near Musselburgh
in November 2005 and one of the last off site on September
2007 having completed an earthworks, groundworks, drainage
and hard landscaping package valued at over £3.0m.
Meiklem has also recently installed the drainage at the
Kingsbarns and Castle Golf Courses, St Andrews, Nairn Dunbar,
Duff House Royal GC in Banff and more recently the drainage
for the G West Golf Course at Blackford, near Gleneagles.
Company employs over 40 people from the locality of Kelty
and Kinross with many men having over fifteen years service
and seven with over twenty-five years service to the Company.
They also give employment to the local contractors and suppliers.
Employees are all ‘carded’ with, either CSCS/CPCS
cards the majority of which have been obtained through grandfather
rights, on-site assessment and NVQ’s. The company
holds the “Certificate of Commitment – Gold
Standard” for the Construction Skills Certification
The Company carries its own plant fleet consisting of tracked
and wheeled excavators, JCB 3c type machine, dumpers, rollers,
sports field equipment and various small plant. They are
members of CECA, CITB, Constructionline, SPOA and of course
the Land Drainage Contractors Association.
The Company is trackside sponsors of Kelty Hearts and Dunfermline
Athletic Football Club and hold a ‘Corporate Box’
at East End Park.
Contractors have been LDCA members since the Association
was founded 25 years ago and John and Christine regularly
attend LDCA meetings and AGMs. On behalf of all their fellow
members the Association congratulates them on the completion
of their new premises and opening them in such style!
JOHN MEIKLEM DRAINAGE
Kelty Industrial Park, Cocklaw Street,
Kelty, Fife, Scotland, KY4 0DT.
Contact: John Meiklem.