RG Kellow Ltd - News


09 November 2022

Rob Kellow, Managing Director of RG Kellow Ltd won ‘Health, Safety and Wellbeing Leader of the year’ at the prestigious Construction News Workforce Awards.  Rob was nominated by his team for two awards, both of which the business was shortlisted for. The awards took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on 8th November 2022.  The company was also highly commended in the ‘Best Place to Work, Subcontractor’ award category.     


Rob was nominated because of his consistent efforts to focus on wellbeing, health and safety at work for his team and clients.  The company even has its own Superhero, Max Safety, who is the focus of workshops, highlighting the dangers of construction sites to Primary School children.  The company operates in the education, public, commercial and blue-light sectors and undertakes construction and maintenance activities across Cornwall. 


Mental health and wellbeing is top priority for the company.  In May of this year the company trialled a Friday 1pm finish for all staff, paying them to spend Friday afternoons doing something for their own health and wellbeing.

With the support of 'One and All’, the trial was such a success that everyone at RG Kellow Ltd are delighted to now enjoy long weekends doing activities ranging from spending quality time with family to volunteering for charity as part of their normal working week. 


The awards celebrate the people striving to make construction a more inclusive industry, as well the businesses doing outstanding work to improve the construction industry’s reputation and employment practices. 


Following a rigorous judging process conducted by HR, equality and diversity and organisational development leaders from inside and outside the industry, Rob Kellow emerged as the winner of Health, Safety and Wellbeing Leader of the Year for their work training staff, investing in wellbeing with a Friday 1pm finish for staff, NHS Health Checks and for developing his own superhero, Max Safety, to help school children understand how to stay safe near construction sites.   


The judges praised Rob for clearly leading HS&W from the front within his business during a difficult time for all businesses over recent years. Key points of note that impressed the judges included the running of workshops in schools covering the importance of H&S, plus his focus on work-life balance for staff, his vast approach to mental health training, plus investing in a team to deliver what is clearly important to him. 


Rob Kellow, MD said "Thank you to Construction News for putting on such an amazing Awards ceremony, and congratulations to all finalists. The industry was well represented and it was a fantastic opportunity to meet other individuals pushing the boundaries and carving their own path. It was a huge surprise to win the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Leader award and also to be recognised as Highly Commended as 'Best Place to Work'. I couldn't do it without the team here though, and I am massively proud of all they do." 


Steve Risby, Site Manager said, on behalf of the team 'We are really pleased Rob has won this award.  We consistently work hard on ensuring site safety comes first and it feels great to have that recognised.'  


Construction News editor, Colin Marrs said: 

“The CN Workforce Awards celebrate the people and organisations who make construction such a great industry to work in. Our award winners are making a difference every day in areas including physical and mental health, improving diversity and inclusion, closing unfair pay gaps, and becoming more socially responsible. 
“This industry would be nothing without the people who work in it. Our awards reward those who are finding better ways of working to deliver the society of tomorrow. We salute the winners and thank them for their innovation and leadership.” 

01 March 2016

New Property Maintenance Partnership a first for Heads


Cornwall Association of Primary Heads (CAPH) has appointed RG Kellow Ltd as its official Property Maintenance Partner in an agreement that will see the Contractor support its members property maintenance requirements for the next two years.


CAPH is a Community Interest Company owned by 232 Primary School Members in Cornwall. Its purpose is to be a vehicle for improvement and innovation for education in Cornwall. Katie Chandler, Business Development Manager for CAPH said “We are delighted to form a partnership with RG Kellow to offer schools greater 

choice and support with their building and maintenance needs. RG Kellow is a local firm committed to providing high quality services, and also committed to supporting the communities in which they work.”


RG Kellow Ltd provides a range of planned and reactive maintenance services to public and private sector clients across Cornwall and South Devon. Managing Director Robert Kellow said “It is a real privilege to work with such a proactive and forward thinking organisation as CAPH. We are extremely proud to be their first Property Maintenance Partner and look forward to working with them, their members and other partners over the next two years.”


Photo: CAPH Executive Officer Ian Bruce (L) shaking hands with RG Kellow Ltd Managing Director Robert Kellow.


For more information on CAPH please visit www.caph.org.uk.

01 February 2016

Apprentice Matt earns his stripes!


Congratulations are in order to (ex!) Apprentice Mason Matt Curnow for successfully completing his NVQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations.


Matt joined RG Kellow Ltd mid way through his NVQ 2 in the summer of 2013.  After completing this Matt was keen to undertake the advanced apprenticeship at Cornwall College and has recently been awarded a full time contract with the company.


Managing Director Robert Kellow said "If there is anyone who really deserves this award it's Matt. He has pushed himself hard where others would have quit. He

takes great pride in his work and we are really proud to have supported him through his journey".


Photo: Matt Curnow with a copy of his Apprenticeship Award certificate.