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Southern Water moves sewer monitoring into the cloud

07th December (from Water and Waste treatment magazine): Southern Water has announced that it will be moving the monitoring of its sewer network from DVD to cloud based technology. Cappagh Browne will continue to carry out the survey work now using WinCan VX and WinCan Web technology. The information will now be able to be added to a central data storage system. For the main story please follow this link:

By |January 3rd, 2017|news|Comments Off|

Cappagh Browne achieves bronze FORS standard

December 7th 2016: Cappagh Browne have achieved the bronze award in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). To attain the award, the business needed to develop a number of processes and achieve certain standards before being assessed by an external auditor and achieving the award. We will keep the award for 12 months before being reassessed – hopefully graduating to silver and then the gold standard.

By |January 3rd, 2017|news|Comments Off|

Southern Water posts ‘Record’ SIM score

Friday 16th December: Southern Water posted their ’Wave 3′ SIM scores late on Friday, which was the highest score that they have achieved since the scoring methodology was changed. Cappagh Browne contributed with a score of 4.38 out of 5, ranking us 5th out of 10 UK waste water companies in this wave. This was also our highest SIM score yet and Southern Water’s highest for waste since the SIM scoring methodology was changed. The SIM score is allocated by water regulator Ofwat after a series of our customers are contacted at random to rank their experience of our services out of 5.

By |January 3rd, 2017|news|Comments Off|

Cappagh Browne Utilities celebrates Living Wage Commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Cappagh Browne Utilities has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Cappagh Browne Utilities receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25 – significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 and the new minimum wage premium for over 25s of £7.20 per hour introduced in April. 

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

Cappagh Browne Utilities’ Managing Director, Lawrence Summers, said “When I became aware of the Living Wage Foundation it was frankly an easy decision to make to sign up. Like most good employers, we are simply looking to pay a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work and the Government’s national minimum wage falls short of what people need to be able to afford a decent standard of living.”

Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said: “We are delighted to welcome Cappagh Browne Utilities to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.

We have accredited over 2,500 leading employers, […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|


Cappagh Browne Utilities provide sewerage network maintenance services across
Southern Water’s entire region – Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

We are now seeking to recruit experienced operatives, gangers and supervisors for
the civil engineering works under the contract which include open cut trench
excavation, gravity sewer and rising main repairs, pipe laying, manhole construction,
interceptor removal, manhole cover and frame replacement, backfill and reinstatement
and other ancillary maintenance works.

We would be interested in hearing from experienced individuals or sub-contractors of
any size.

For further information please contact:-  or 07525 277794

By |January 29th, 2016|news|0 Comments|

A day at the Lab

Two of J Browne’s staff recently visited the cancer research laboratory at University of Sussex as part of a fund raising initiative to aid research into DNA related cancer treatments. Eleanor Philpott and Jeremy Browne spent a half day in the labs helping separate DNA from cancer cells but mostly trying not to drop anything or get in the way!

Professor O’Driscoll and his excellent team of scientists were very welcoming and they both learned a lot. Eleanor in particular showed some real promise with a pipette and was complimented by the team, they were just grateful that Jeremy didn’t set anything on fire.

Eleanor said, “We had a fabulous day with the team and the work they are doing is fantastic and will make a real impact on cancer treatment in the future, I can’t think of a better charity to support. The money will have an immediate impact in fighting this horrible disease and improving people’s quality of life”.

The Company has made a contribution to the ongoing work and hopes to help regularly going forward but further monies would be very welcome –

By |January 28th, 2016|news|0 Comments|
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    Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Heart Unit Donation

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Heart Unit Donation

J Browne Construction (the Browne in Cappagh Browne) and two of its long standing supply chain partners Crangy Construction Ltd and Glenea Contracts Ltd came together to make a £15,000.00 donation to GOSH’s heart unit appeal. The new heart unit will provide treatment to children with heart conditions in London and the South East. The new 14-bed unit will cater for children who need heart transplants or life-saving heart operations. GOSH carried out 20 heart transplants last year and more than 600 open-heart surgeries.

By |January 26th, 2016|news|0 Comments|

SIM score climbs

Ofwat announced the results of Wave 3 of the SIM survey for 2015/16 on Friday 4th December and Southern Water has improved its waste water score and climbed two places in the league table. This is as a direct result of the commitment of both Cappagh Browne and Southern Water to work collaboratively to improve the service Southern Water’s customers receive.

By |December 8th, 2015|news|0 Comments|

New works management system goes live

Cappagh Browne Utilities’ new works management system, Corona, went live this morning with the first jobs being received into the system and dispatched to the field.

This is a huge achievement after several months of hard work and collaboration with Southern Water and WIPRO.

By |December 2nd, 2015|news|0 Comments|
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    Cappagh Browne Utilities clear ground for Hampshire learning centre

Cappagh Browne Utilities clear ground for Hampshire learning centre

Neighbourly spirit was in full force this autumn when Cappagh Browne Utilities helped to clear ground for the growing Riverside community garden and learning centre in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

The Centre is creating a place where local people can learn new practical skills. Cappagh Browne Utilities offered its assistance to this project while a team was in the area waiting to access a wastewater clean up job for Southern Water.

The team was able to clear and grade back some of the garden areas on site and also removed some heavy log piles using an excavator.

Riverside Director Steve Edmonds thanked Cappagh Browne for its hard work. “We now have the area clear and can start repairing the paths, which we will be using to teach brickwork skills on,” he said.

District Sewerage Operations Manager, Stuart Hatt, came across the Riverside Centre while visiting stakeholders ahead of the planned clean up operation. “I spoke to the staff at the centre to gain access to the piece of land at the rear of the garden centre and they were very helpful in supplying access, an area for spoil collection and a secure area for plant,” he said. The staff explained what the centre was intending to do with the grounds and Mr Hatt advised them that Cappagh Browne Utilities could offer its assistance.

By |October 10th, 2015|news|0 Comments|