Wolverhampton-based drainage specialist wins National Highways contract

A Wolverhampton-based business which specialises in highways drainage surveys has secured a seven-year contract with National Highways.

DDC Engineering Solutions helps to keep carriageways safe by reducing the amount of standing water on the road surface by surveying the networks of drainage that sit below road surfaces.

The team uses a combination of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and subterranean CCTV inspections which enable the identification of defects that may create potential problems needing attention, reports the Business Desk.

It was founded in 2000 by husband and wife team Dean and Lisa Whitbrook.

As part of the company’s success in securing the contract with National Highways, DDC has expanded its team.  Two managers have already been recruited with vacancies across further site and office-based roles being marketed.

Legal support throughout the two-stage bidding process was provided by Guy Birkett and the commercial team at FBC Manby Bowdler in Wolverhampton.

Mr Birkett said: “DDC are undeniably the experts when it comes to the specialist drainage surveying work that they deliver.  However, in a bidding process of this kind, it’s not just technical expertise that’s put to the test and being able to support a successful team such as that which Lisa and Dean have built with guidance around the legalities of the contract has been a pleasure.”


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