Originally formed in 1985 as a partnership by Steve and Lynn Caunce, after facing redundancy for the fourth time, they decided to go it alone. Purchasing one van and a jetting machine they worked from their dining room at home. The business has expanded and moved three times over the years, each time to a bigger premises and started trading as a Limited company in 1999.
With our current management structure in place we have continued to grow from strength to strength expanding into our current premises in November 2007 to maximise our efficiency.
What we do
Steve Caunce Limited are Environmental, Industrial Drainage and Pump Specialists with over 30 years’ experience in the industry and a large portfolio of Blue Chip clients.
Our core philosophy is to continually build on our reputation for good workmanship and personal customer care. We firmly believe that this approach holds the key to our success. Our management ethos is for close customer liaison to ensure all needs and individual requirements are met from the onset of instruction. This is achieved by regular direct contact from the Director, down through our management team and our service desk and general administration.
We have a sensible pricing structure which our management are able to discuss and tailor to individual customer work instructions, be that for a one hour job, a long term planning project or a regular service agreement.
Who We work with
Our main client base is with high profile commercial property management companies, managing agents and property maintenance companies who have high expectations and requirements. Our client list also includes partnering with housing associations, supermarkets, fast food chains, breweries, commercial, retail and private properties.
We are contactable in any emergency: 24 hours a day – 7 days a week – 365 days a year. We have the capacity to travel anywhere in the UK daily on both planned maintenance and reactive work. We give high priority to all aspects of Health & Safety and our competent fully-trained personnel operate a wide range of equipment capable of dealing with any blocked drainage system, spillage or flooding, be it to a commercial, industrial or domestic property.
We work efficiently and quickly in order to minimize any health risks or contamination. All on-site personnel are conversant with Health & Safety regulations and requirements with all our vehicles being equipped with the necessary safety equipment to ensure safe working.
Executive & Finance Manager
Customer Contracts Manager
Service Desk Co-ordinator
Head of Accounts
Service Desk Co-ordinator
Head of Sales Invoicing
Sales Invoicing Administrator
Office Junior/Trainee Administrator
Steve Caunce Limited sponsor and support many different charities and groups within the North West area. The chosen charity for 2016 is the Steve Prescott Foundation.
The Stephen Prescott Foundation has been established to provide funds for both The Christie Hospital in Manchester – one of the world’s leading cancer hospitals - and the Rugby League Benevolent Fund, which offers help to those who have been seriously injured playing one of the world’s toughest sports. As part of our commitment to the Steve Prescott Foundation sponsorship was made last year towards the team completing The Spectrum Kilimanjaro Challenge Team.
10k Running Team
Steve Caunce Limited have their own running team that competes in local North West 10k runs attempting to complete at least one every month.
Last year two of our employees Andy White and Paul Birch completed Total Warrior in the Lake District which is a 10k obstacle course involving mud, water and fire which they are going to take on again in 2016.
A keen Baritone player for many years, Steve is always ready to help in any way he can to assist, making donations towards the cost of instruments, competition entries even finding locations and seating for rehearsals. Steve Caunce Limited have recently pledged a donation to Wingates Band that will allow them to perform a fund raising concert at St Georges Hall, Liverpool April 2016 in aid of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
Friends of Gambia Schools – Steve’s keen love of fishing took him to Gambia; here on making friends out there he now takes out books, pencils and other stationary for the school children. Eventually setting up an ongoing donation fund to provide continued help.
St James the Great Church
Steve’s local church, St James the Great Church Haydock, needed funding for various projects. Initially Steve Caunce Limited provided sponsorship of a marquee for outside events but after lead flashing was stolen from the roof the church needed thousands of pounds to be raised to carry out vital repairs; a donation by Steve Caunce Limited was made of prizes for fund raising events.
King George VI Park
Steve became chairman of the Friends of King George VI Park, Haydock following a sponsorship of prizes for the best logo for the Friends Competition at Legh Vale School. Living all his life in close proximity to the park he is keen to preserve and promote the park for the use of everyone living in Haydock.
Stroke Association – St Helens
Steve Caunce Limited make donations to the St Helens Communication Group for the Stroke Association. The Stoke Association is the only national charity solely devoted to stroke, both in the community and in funding research programmes. Without the support of general donations and raffle prizes they would be unable to continue the work they do.
Mentoring – St Helens Chamber
Not only does Steve make donations to charities and groups throughout the North West he also gives up his own time to help mentor individuals looking to start their own businesses. Through St Helens Chamber Steve meets with people in the early stages of starting a business to provide encouragement and guidance about their business idea and helps them to develop a business plan.
A young up and coming athlete, Steve Caunce Limited is proud to be sponsoring cyclist Lauren Bate-Lowe this year . Lauren’s interest in track cycling was sparked in the summer of 2012 by the London Olympics. After watching the track cycling she decided to go to the Manchester Velodrome to see what it took to get involved. Lauren found that to try it she had to take part in a taster session at the Velodrome which involved a 10 week wait for a place. When Lauren finally did she was hooked and soon after enquired about joining the club Eastland’s velo based at the Velodrome. Lauren then had another two month wait until a place became available allowing Lauren to finally ride the track regularly in January 2013.
Progressing through the ranks
Lauren soon progressed through the clubs ability levels and it became apparent that she had a talent for riding fast as she began to beat older, more established girls and boys of her age in sprints. Lauren started to race regularly at the Knowsley track league based at the outdoor velodrome in Huyton, eventually going on to win her category that year. In May she entered the regional youth omnium, held over three rounds this is an event were the riders race five events in one day and the winner is the rider with the best average of results. The top five riders at the end of the three rounds qualify for the National Final later in July. Against all the established riders in the North Lauren showed she had real potential winning a number of the races in the rounds and eventually qualifying for the National final in Reading. Although the final didn’t go as well as Lauren hoped qualifying was an achievement in its self at this stage.
The next challenge for Lauren was the Youth and Junior National Championships held over a week at the Manchester Velodrome, this is where the national titles are earned. As an under 14’s rider the main event to enter was the omnium. Lauren rode superb and although finished fifth overall in the event she narrowly missed a medal place. The same week Lauren entered her first True Sprint event at 13 years old she was riding against 15 & 16 year olds but Lauren showed where her true talent was coming 5ht overall beating some quality established riders along the way.
By now Lauren was starting to show real potential and in October she was selected for the British Cycling Olympic Talent program. Known as the Talent Team this is the first step on the ladder into the GB setup known as the Performance Pathway. Soon after that Lauren was selected to race in that years Revolution, Future Stars Event, held over five rounds in Manchester, London and Glasgow. This is an event held on the same night as the senior elite riders in front of a full house and is top level competition designed to give young riders the experience of racing on the big stage. Lauren performed well throughout the series gaining valuable experience.
2014 began with a series of regular training camps with the talent team and regular track league racing at Manchester. As the year went on Lauren had been struggling with reoccurring tonsillitis which had been hindering her training and school so after a lot of doctors’ appointments Lauren was offered the chance to get them removed, Lauren took a couple of months out to get it done with the hope of being fit for the Nationals in August.
By August Lauren was fully recovered and had a great national championships getting a silver and bronze in the under sixteen sprint event and two bronze in under eighteen sprint event. Shortly afterwards Lauren was selected to represent the North West for the Sainsbury’s school games. This is an event based on a Commonwealth/ Olympic Games format. Young athletes from all kinds of sports compete over three days staying in an athlete’s village as a team to give them the experience of the bigger events as well as some top level competition. The North West won their title that year with Lauren coming home with four medals.
In October 2014 Lauren was promoted to the Olympic Development Program as a confirmed sprinter for GB, this is the next step up on the performance pathway program and is aimed at junior riders. As Lauren still had another year to go to be considered for this she got on a year early. Lauren was again selected for the Revolution Future Stars unfortunately a bad crash in round two meant Lauren did not have the best of series this time round.
2015 was mainly for Lauren’s regular training routine and training camps with very few racing opportunities this year as a sprinter putting the main focus on the Nationals that August. During the 2015 Nationals there was a lot of expectation on Lauren, the older riders who had been in Laurens way were now too old and Lauren was favourite for the sprint. Lauren didn’t disappoint easily winning the under sixteens but more importantly breaking the national record and becoming the first youth girl to ride under 12 seconds in qualifying. Lauren went on to get gold in the 500m TT which is a two lap sprint with the fastest time being the winner, again more importantly she broke the national record for this too. A silver in the under eighteens sprint topped off a great week.
Lauren has recently had her GB placed confirmed on the newly structured performance pathway with a place on the junior academy sprint team. Steve Caunce Limited wish Lauren the best of luck with all of her in events in 2016 and onwards.