About

Our vision & Values

To be respected as an integral, collaborative delivery partner in the regional construction sector. By realising our vision to continually build on success, we will set the standards by which others are measured.


S Safety starts here.
Responsibility for safety starts and stops with every single employee.
U United with our stakeholders.
We have built a business based on trust and relationships with our clients.
C Commercially independent.
Since 1971 we have re-invested in our business and created financial independence.
C Community focused
Social value and lasting legacy are key performance drivers for all of our projects.
E Environmentally pro-active.
It is our responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for tomorrows’ generation.
S Skills development for the future.
We have a longstanding commitment to develop skills and training for the benefit of the industry.
S Service orientation.
We provide integrated, multi-disciplinary construction services to customers both new and old.

 

Accreditations

  • Hobson & Porter Ltd is accredited as a contractor within the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) having demonstrated compliance with and sound management of current health and safety legislation.
  • We operate a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 for the construction of building works for both public and private clients incorporating new construction, renovation, refurbishment and minor works contracts.
  • We are assessed and approved by QMS International plc to ISO 14001: 2004
  • We are fully qualified as a supplier on Achilles UVDB
  • We are an accredited SafeContractor business

Associations


  • We are proud members of the Considerate Constructors scheme
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  • We are proud partners of the Considerate Constructors scheme
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  • We are full members of the Hull Building Safety Group
  • We are registered as an upper tier waste broker and dealer by the Environment Agency, under the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011
  • We are proud members of RoSPA and support the organisation’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries
  • We are certified members of the Humber Training Group, a group dedicated to Business Improvement, Qualifying the workforce, Training and development and continuous improvement
  • We hold a silver SmartWaste membership delivered by bre
  • We are a subscribing member of the British Standards Institution
  • We commit to playing our part in halving the amount of construction, demolition and excavation waste going to landfill by 2012. We will work to adopt and implement standards for good practice in reducing waste, recycling more, and increasing the use of recycled and recovered materials
  • We are a registered member of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce
  • We are members of the National Register of House-Builders and Developers
  • We are certified members of the Humberside Occupational Health & Safety Group
  • We are a Supportive Employer of the Armed Forces’ Reserves
  • We are a members of the Reset Certification Scheme, a competence management system supporting and promoting a safer working environment
  • We are proud training partners of the Chartered Institute of Building

Our History

Founded by friends

1971

Our Chairman Peter Hobson laid the foundations of the business it is today. He then collaborated with Bernard Porter on small building projects covering joinery and brickwork for private clients. Peter Hobson bought out Bernard Porter and remains sole shareholder.
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Our Chairman Peter Hobson laid the foundations of the business it is today. He then collaborated with Bernard Porter on small building projects covering joinery and brickwork for private clients. Peter Hobson bought out Bernard Porter and remains sole shareholder.

1979

Hobson & Porter soon expanded and was incorporated as a limited company with larger works for the local authority forming part of our portfolio.
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Hobson & Porter soon expanded and was incorporated as a limited company with larger works for the local authority forming part of our portfolio.

Roy Atkin joined the Company as General Manager/Estimator, working from Pete's converted garage in East Hull.
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Roy Atkin joined the Company as General Manager/Estimator, working from Pete's converted garage in East Hull.

1984

Hobson & Porter outgrew the 'office' that was Pete’s converted garage in east Hull and moved to premises on New Cleveland Street.
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Hobson & Porter outgrew the 'office' that was Pete’s converted garage in east Hull and moved to premises on New Cleveland Street.

1993

Dave Watson joined the company as a Quantity Surveyor.
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Dave Watson joined the company as a Quantity Surveyor.

1996

Change of company name to Hobson & Porter Limited. Roy Atkin retired and Dave Watson became General Manager.
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Change of company name to Hobson & Porter Limited. Roy Atkin retired and Dave Watson became General Manager.

1997

Hobson & Porter Limited steadily grew and, after 13 years on New Cleveland Street, moved into premises at the current location on Sutton Fields Industrial Estate which were designed and built by the company.
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Hobson & Porter Limited steadily grew and, after 13 years on New Cleveland Street, moved into premises at the current location on Sutton Fields Industrial Estate which were designed and built by the company.

The company took on larger projects along with additional staff, turning into a significant local contractor and employer, with 160 staff and a turnover of £10 million. The workload and client base expanded, with work from the local authority being complemented by regular contracts with the Department for Health, Housing Associations and Smith & Nephew, eventually extending to work with East Riding Council and authorities south of the River Humber.
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The company took on larger projects along with additional staff, turning into a significant local contractor and employer, with 160 staff and a turnover of £10 million. The workload and client base expanded, with work from the local authority being complemented by regular contracts with the Department for Health, Housing Associations and Smith & Nephew, eventually extending to work with East Riding Council and authorities south of the River Humber.

As workload grew, the company eventually changed direction becoming a management contractor developing a wide and sustainable supply chain of local subcontractors allowing the business to deliver larger and more complex projects. The company developed a more sophisticated structure of management, and also brought estimating, buying and surveying in-house.
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As workload grew, the company eventually changed direction becoming a management contractor developing a wide and sustainable supply chain of local subcontractors allowing the business to deliver larger and more complex projects. The company developed a more sophisticated structure of management, and also brought estimating, buying and surveying in-house.

2016

The company is headed by a board of Directors including Peter's daughters Jacquie and Julie and sons-in-law David and Mark. The business has seen recent expansion to a turnover of in excess of £35 million despite the economic downturn, and a restructure has focused the company on a diverse selection of construction projects, both major and minor, and clients from all sectors.
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The company is headed by a board of Directors including Peter's daughters Jacquie and Julie and sons-in-law David and Mark. The business has seen recent expansion to a turnover of in excess of £35 million despite the economic downturn, and a restructure has focused the company on a diverse selection of construction projects, both major and minor, and clients from all sectors.

The business’ reputation for reliably delivering quality construction projects has led to a large bulk of future works coming from repeat business. The future vision for the business is to maintain the core values of Quality, Honesty and Service, the same values the business was founded on over 40 years ago.
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The business’ reputation for reliably delivering quality construction projects has led to a large bulk of future works coming from repeat business. The future vision for the business is to maintain the core values of Quality, Honesty and Service, the same values the business was founded on over 40 years ago.

Hobson & Porter enjoy a large public sector client base complimented with large local private organisations, delivering an impressive 90% of repeat business.
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Hobson & Porter enjoy a large public sector client base complimented with large local private organisations, delivering an impressive 90% of repeat business.
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