Partnering & Alliancing

With a driving ambition to continuously deliver a better way of doing business, SQS has been ‘reinventing reinstatement’ since it began its operations over 20 years ago. The business model, the products, the processes and technologies have all continued to evolve to keep SQS at the leading edge of the industry.

The central focus on exceptional quality and customer service has not changed, but through our commitment to innovation and a sustainable business model we strive each day to deliver an even better service to clients and customers.

Collaboration and working in partnerships with others is at the heart of our way of working. With decades of experience of working in both structured and informal alliances within the utility sector we have the capability to maximise client value through partnering and alliance delivery models.

We are working towards the new ISO 44001 standard for collaborative business relationships.


We also adopt a partnering approach to research and development, working collaboratively with industry bodies, university graduates, product manufacturers and clients to bring high quality, environmentally friendly products to the market place.

For example, we are currently working with others to develop the use of waste plastics as a replacement material within hand-laid ‘black top’. This reduces the need for oil-based materials in the black top and recycles waste plastics away from landfill or the oceans. A double win for client and the environment.

Our partnering approach to research and development was recognised at the prestigious National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) Awards ceremony that took place in the Houses of Parliament in November 2016.

We were delighted to be presented with the NJUG High Quality Award for the development of an instrument for recording reinstatement depth, jointly created with Oxford Plastic Ltd.

SQS are continuously working on improvement and the achievement of ‘right first time’ in all aspects of street works delivery