Vaughan Engineering Services Ltd.
We are driven by a responsibility to engineer sophisticated buildings that meet the needs of the people who live and work in them. We do this by providing high quality, safe, and best value building engineering services through our commitment to operational and technical excellence.
Construction is of vital significance to the economy. It creates and maintains the workplaces in which businesses operate, the infrastructure that keeps the country connected, the homes in which we live, and the schools and hospitals which provide our crucial services.
Our dedication to this industry and our core values of integrity and quality have remained unchanged since Albert Vaughan founded our company in 1955. We are proud of our history and look forward to continuing our legacy. Delivering for our customers, our partners, and our industry.
Celebrating 60 Years
In 2015 Vaughan Engineering celebrated 60 years in business with an event that took place at the Titanic Centre in Belfast. The reception was attended by a number of VIP guests and old friends, as well as staff, customers and suppliers.
The magnificent setting and the success of the reception was a fitting tribute to the founder of the Company, Albert Vaughan, who can now proudly look to both 2nd and 3rd generations of the family to continue the journey.
Speaking on the night Mr Vaughan praised the second generation for a job well done, and described making 60 years as “a real surprise” that proved “the family and the team had done a marvellous job growing the business across the UK and Ireland. There is a real feeling of pleasure seeing the dedication and passion of the third generation in this family business.”
Group Managing Director
“As a family business, both our people and our clients are extremely important to us; we have employees from site supervisors to senior management with over 30 years’ service, and our client relationships span several decades.”
Group Finance Director
“I am privileged to have been part of the growth and success of the Vaughan Group over the past 64 years and thank all our staff both past and present for making our business the success that it is.”
Health & Safety
At Vaughan Engineering, we believe our greatest asset is our workforce. As a result, the safety and wellbeing of our employees, sub-contractors, customers and the public, is our ultimate priority.
Health & Safety is a fundamental core management responsibility at all levels and it is our policy that all operations are carried out and managed in order to achieve the highest standards of Health & Safety at all times.
By taking a sensible and balanced approach to Health & Safety, providing the necessary training and leading by example, we actively promote a positive safety culture amongst our employees and supply chain. We take the initiative in enforcing and maintaining a consistently high standard of Health & Safety across all project sites regardless of the performance of other contractors.
In recognition of our Health & Safety management performance and high standards, we have achieved and maintain Safe -T- Cert Grade A accreditation, the highest level achievable. This is a third-party accredited health and safety scheme recognized under the ‘Buildsafe’ initiative in Northern Ireland and the ‘Construction Safety Partnership’ in the Republic of Ireland. Safe-T-Cert is also a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) which is recognised in England.
We pride ourselves on being able to offer and deliver a total service. Our operating ethos is founded upon collaboration, ownership and delivery. By Combining expertise, innovation, and experience we are adept at finding the least complicated approach to delivering complicated services.
To assist in this, we adhere to our Information Management System (IMS), which is certified to ISO 9001:2015, including aspects specific to the
provision of design, programme and project management systems.
All personnel understand the requirements of our policy which ensures that we comply with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.
By constantly monitoring our performance we can implement any changes to improve our service as and when required.
Opened for business
Vaughan Heating opened for business on 1st April 1955 in an old mill building in Belfast with Albert Vaughan and his secretary.
A growing business needs larger premises
The business moved to Tomb Street in 1958, then on to Corporation Street in 1961. Vaughan occupied two floors of office space, with bigger stores, a workshop and a ground floor show room.
Scottish office opened
The 1960s saw a big growth period with turnover doubling year on year. A regional office was opened near Edinburgh.
Moved to our current home in Newtownabbey
Land was acquired from the Department of Commerce and a purpose built office, factory and store were built. This coincided with the establishment of an electrical division.
Brankin Engineering aquired
Recognising the growing importance of air conditioning in commercial buildings (until that time the only air conditioned building were hospitals), Vaughan acquired W Brankin, a manufacturer of air ducting.
Vaughan Homes founded
Vaughan Homes was established in 1985 and has grown considerably, building a reputation for creating properties of quality and distinction having completed numerous luxury property developments throughout the Province. Vaughan Homes continues to update and review its building techniques to achieve the very best in house building, giving their customers’ homes which they can be proud of.
Newcastle office opened
An office was opened in the North East of England to expand the company’s geographical coverage in a quest for further growth.
Warrington office opened
A further regional office was opened in Warrington, servicing the rapidly growing North West market.
Celebrated 60 years in business
When you consider the turbulent and unpredictable nature of the UK construction sector over the past 60 years, Mr Vaughan’s success in both guiding the business and managing its succession is proof of a thriving legacy ready to innovate and succeed for generations to come.
April 2020 marked 65 years in business when AJ (Bert) Vaughan opened the Vaughan Heating company. Testament to his commitment and passion for the business he was still regularly attending the office until the Covid-19 pandemic. Much has changed in our industry and the world over the past 65 years, but perhaps no more so than in the past year as we all adjust to dealing with home working, social distancing, regular hand sanitising and zoom meetings.
Whilst we quietly celebrated our significant milestone, we want to thank all our people and partners for their part in our history and look forward to future success.