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    Monday 11th September 2017

    Press Release – RoSPA Award
    Waitings Ltd picks up a prestigious RoSPA Award   Waitings Ltd is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.   The company, based in PENRITH, achieved the Merit award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).   They will be presented with the […]

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    Tuesday 18th October 2016

    End of the season for Keith … till next year!
      Keith Farmer has performed miracles on the Quay Garage Racing Honda. Winning two races and claiming a string of podiums, equaling an excellent season for our Waitings rider. Keith commented ‘It would have been really nice to end season on a high with a win but it wasn’t to be. We secured 3rd in championship, […]

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    Tuesday 18th October 2016

    Jen -The Pink Digger’s latest post
    Read Jen’s latest post on her blog

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    Monday 3rd October 2016

    New project – New partnership
    We have just completed our first project for Eric Wright Civil Engineering Group. Working at the River Derwent in Cockermouth we were tasked with flood relief work, clearing over 2000 metres of gravel deposits, and clearing the outfall from the treatment works. The work was completed swiftly and we were all thanked by the client […]

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    Tuesday 20th September 2016

    Two new local projects started
    Two new local projects have been started and both helping with the flood relief work and repairing some of the damage from December 2015. Sockbridge Mill, Penrith and Patterdale works both feature on our projects page and have some great photography depicting some of the work being undertaken. Have a look at our projects page for […]

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  • History

    The founder of the business David Waiting (1944-2004) had a lifelong passion for engineering and from a young age he had an inventive mind and a vision. His vision however did not fit the criteria of the education he was in at the time………During his apprenticeship through Newton Rigg Engineering College he served his time at West Cumberland Farmers, at which his lunch times weren’t spent reading the daily papers, they were spent designing and building his own digger. Not something that went down to well with his employers, therefore his services at WCF were terminated and he left with little in the way of formal education.

    His vision was then realised and through his passion for engineering has resulted in the fleet we have today.

    If there was not a piece of equipment out there to buy to do a job, then he would go ahead and design and build one. We have many examples of this still in our fleet today such as the mastenbroek 25/20 trenchless machine. This was manufactured to install land drainage, however wanting to expand the company’s capabilities in the utility industry, he saw an opportunity to install PE pipe in open land with this machine. So with a little research and development, the mastenbroek was modified to do just that. The machine has been used to install thousands of miles of water mains throughout the UK and still remains active.

    The early years weren’t just about establishing a construction company, they were about laying the foundations for a different type of company, one that has vision to engineer out problems and be simply the best.

    The company continues to be led by the Waiting’s family. Victoria Waiting led the company until recently and now Robert Waiting leads the way with Adrian Ash. Both of which maintain the founders vision and values along with expanding our scope of works to enable us to grow within the industry.

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    Mr Waitings early college work

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    The first digger built by Mr Waiting