About Trojan, Our Team and Company Ethos

  • January 2012

    Trojan is formed by Shaun Welsh and David Thomas

    Trojan is formed by Shaun Welsh and David Thomas

    January 1, 2012
    Trojan is formed by Shaun Welsh and David Thomas
  • April 2012

    First major contract awarded to build KFC Bridgend

    First major contract awarded to build KFC Bridgend

    April 10, 2012
  • July 2013

    Commenced our 10th KFC New Build Contract in Telford

    Commenced our 10th KFC New Build Contract in Telford

    July 17, 2013
    Commenced our 10th KFC New Build Contract in Telford
  • March 2014

    Awarded NFB Highly Commended Award for the New Build of the Year for KFC Caerphilly

    Awarded NFB Highly Commended Award for the New Build of the Year for KFC Caerphilly

    March 9, 2014
    Awarded NFB Highly Commended Award for the New Build of the Year for KFC Caerphilly
  • August 2014

    Commenced our 20th KFC New Build Contract in Fareham

    Commenced our 20th KFC New Build Contract in Fareham

    August 16, 2014
  • January 2015

    Commenced Portishead Retail Development, our first £2,000,000 project

    Commenced Portishead Retail Development, our first £2,000,000 project

    January 19, 2015
    Commenced Portishead Retail Development, our first £2,000,000 project
  • March 2015

    Awarded KFC Contractor of the Year for 2014

    Awarded KFC Contractor of the Year for 2014

    March 2, 2015
    Awarded KFC Contractor of the Year for 2014
  • September 2015

    Commenced work on our first Scottish based KFC in Kilwinning

    Commenced work on our first Scottish based KFC in Kilwinning

    September 18, 2015
  • November 2015

    Announced as 25th Fastest Growing Company in Wales

    Announced as 25th Fastest Growing Company in Wales

    November 20, 2015
    Announced as 25th Fastest Growing Company in Wales
  • March 2016

    Awarded Micro Business of the Year Award by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

    Awarded Micro Business of the Year Award by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

    March 5, 2016
    Awarded Micro Business of the Year Award by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council
  • March 2016

    Commenced our 30th KFC New Build

    Commenced our 30th KFC New Build

    March 6, 2016
  • September 2016

    Commenced work on our first Starbucks Drive Through in Bideford

    Commenced work on our first Starbucks Drive Through in Bideford

    September 10, 2016
  • November 2016

    Featured in Fast Growth 50 for 2nd year running

    Featured in Fast Growth 50 for 2nd year running

    November 17, 2016
    Featured in Fast Growth 50 for 2nd year running
  • November 2016

    Started work on our 100th construction project in just under 5 years!

    Started work on our 100th construction project in just under 5 years!

    November 20, 2016
    Started work on our 100th construction project in just under 5 years!
  • July 2017

    Our first UK Taco Bell build in Barnsley

    Our first UK Taco Bell build in Barnsley

    July 1, 2017
    Our first UK Taco Bell build in Barnsley
  • January 2018

    Our fundraising efforts reach £12,000 and have made a big difference to the charities we support.

    Our fundraising efforts reach £12,000 and have made a big difference to the charities we support.

    January 10, 2018
    Our fundraising efforts reach £12,000 and have made a big difference to the charities we support.
  • April 2018

    Our first Costa Coffee completed in Blackburn

    Our first Costa Coffee completed in Blackburn

    April 2, 2018
    Our first Costa Coffee completed in Blackburn
  • August 2018

    Trojan pick up “Business Services Business of the Year” award by the South Wales Business Awards

    Trojan pick up “Business Services Business of the Year” award by the South Wales Business Awards

    August 30, 2018
  • December 2018

    Our first Burger King completed in Telford

    Our first Burger King completed in Telford

    December 2, 2018
    Our first Burger King completed in Telford
  • January 2019

    Our 50th KFC drive through is completed in Carlisle

    Our 50th KFC drive through is completed in Carlisle

    January 2, 2019
    Our 50th KFC drive through  is completed in Carlisle
  • November 2019

    Cardiff Property Awards 2019 Contractor Category

    Cardiff Property Awards 2019 Contractor Category

    November 8, 2019
    Cardiff Property Awards 2019 Contractor Category

Trojan Group was founded in 2012 by Quantity Surveyor Shaun Welsh and Construction Engineer David Thomas. The company has seen significant and continuous growth, as a consequence of delivering construction projects to the high standards and value for money that clients expect and deserve.

Trojan is a renowned provider of full-service solutions, assisting its clients with all aspects of construction management.

Knowledge & Experience
Trojan directors and management team have extensive construction knowledge required to produce exceptional quality developments for retail brands and commercial organisations.

Diversity
Whilst delivering fast track, design-and-build as well as more traditional construction projects, Trojan also supports its clients by providing additional services. These include construction management services, feasibility studies, project costing and assisting in the planning stages of new projects.

Reputation
Trojan has developed a reputation for high standards, invoking a ‘partnering’ ethic and a no-nonsense approach to health and safety management at every stage of a project.

Our supply chain is fully committed to safely delivering high quality projects and has “bought-in” to the Trojan work ethic.

Location
Being one of the leading construction companies in South Wales means we have great transport links to the motorway network and are ideally located to serve the entirety of the United Kingdom. We have undertaken projects as far afield as the West coast of Scotland and the Isle of Wight.

Our project map clearly shows that location is not a barrier and that we are prepared to travel to maintain our client relationships.

Clients
Since our inception, we have completed many projects throughout the United Kingdom, working with a variety of clients across the commercial, residential, industrial and food retail sectors.

Projects have been successfully completed for clients such as KFC, Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Burger King, Taco Bell, Gastronomy Foods, Pure Gym, Loadlok Manufacturing and the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club to name but a few.

Cost Certainty
Trojan are the first point of contact for many developers, project management and quantity surveying practices. Many of our contracts are negotiated as fixed price, design & build projects, therefore giving clients cost certainty from start to finish.

Award Winning
Trojan won a prestigious award from the National Federation of Builders in its very first year of operation and were also named KFC Construction Contractor of the Year in 2015. Trojan featured highly in the Fast Growth 50 in consecutive years for significant growth in Wales and have won numerous business awards for our services to the industry.

We are Considerate Constructors
We are affiliated members of Considerate Constructors Scheme and have regularly achieved ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ recognition for our commitment to the implementation of good working practices across our projects.

Owner of South Wales Construction Company, Trojan Group

Shaun Welsh

Commercial Director

Shaun is a dynamic and highly motivated individual who has taken the experience gained from working within large main contractor organisations for 20 years and put it into practice with Trojan Group.

Shaun’s involvement in the commercial management of a number of significant major projects throughout the UK is invaluable in the day to day commercial operation of the company and he brings the professionalism of the UK’s leading major contractors with him.

David Thomas

Construction Director

David’s technical abilities and problem solving attributes are a result of over 30 years of engineering and management experience, gained while involved in large building and Civil Engineering projects throughout the UK.

Commercially aware, David has been instrumental in saving clients significant sums of money due to his keen involvement in the Design process.

Nick Byrne

Construction Manager

Nick is an extremely experienced and knowledgeable Project Manager and Engineer who has successfully completed many commercial build projects while working with Shaun and David. Nicks commercial awareness and ability to manage tight build programmes and complete projects safely and to a high standard, makes him an essential part of the project team.

Ian Tovey

Contracts manager

With 35 years experience in the construction industry, Contracts Manager Ian is proving to be a valuable asset to the Trojan team. Ian continuously demonstrates a wide range of knowledge and skills, and has experience spanning across a wide range of developments, including housing association, private housing, refurbishment and commercial projects.

Ben Reece

Commercial Manager

Ben entered the construction industry in 2009 as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor. He has since garnered experience in a variety of roles as a QS; from steel frame construction, to council house refurbishment, landscaping, fire regulations upgrades and new-builds. This experience, along with academic achievements has given Ben a wealth of knowledge and proficiency in the field. Ben joined the company in March 2018 as Commercial Manager and is now an integral member of the Trojan team.

Geraint Thomas

Procurement Manager

Geraints role within Trojan Construction Management is to obtain best value from our supply chain and to manage the projects daily requirements from a procurement perspective. His many years experience in the construction industry has enabled him to fulfill his role, while building strong partnerships with suppliers, as well as closely monitoring costs in his supporting role to Shaun in the commercial department.

Zack James-Thomas

Quantity Surveyor

Since the formation of Trojan back in 2012, Zack has been actively involved in over 50 KFC projects, as well as other various projects across the UK. As well as overseeing current projects, Zack is a keen estimator and has established good connections with suppliers and sub-contractors to achieve the best possible project costs for clients. With over 8 years industry experience, coupled with his knowledge and understanding of the build process, Zack has proven to be a valuable asset to the Trojan team.

Joseph Thomas

Project Manager

Joseph started his career with Trojan as an assistant Site Manager, alongside our experienced site teams on commercial new build projects. Joseph has gained a significant amount of experience in a relatively short period and this, coupled with the job specific training undertaken, has resulted in him managing larger new build projects in his own right. Joseph is currently studying a part time degree in Project Management. As further technical and commercial experience is gained, he is proving to be a valuable member of the construction team.

Ryan Richards

Site Manager

Ryan has worked for Trojan since 2015, starting off as part of our groundworks team.

Ryan quickly demonstrated that he had the ability to move into Site Management and with the support, training and experience gained while working with the Trojan team, he has developed into a highly motivated and skilled Manager.

He has completed a significant number of drive through projects for Trojan and delivered to a high quality, time after time.

Neal Parkins

Site Manager

Neal joined Trojan in August 2019 as a Site Manager.

Neal brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and has a ``hands-on`` approach to Site Management as well as being extremely commercially aware.

Another welcome addition to the Trojan team.

An efficiently executed project delivered ahead of programme by Trojan Construction. Their experience, positive attitude and willingness to respond ensured the unit met the Developer’s requirements and achieved the required standard of finish. I would have no hesitation with working with them again on future projects.

Paul MorrisThe Radcliffe Groves Partnership