Who We Are

Rapidgrid is an established specialist groundworks and civil engineering company. Our site personnel and office based management team have the technical abilities and experience that have enabled us to undertake a wide range of construction projects and developments ranging in value from £50,000 to £10 million. Since being formed in 1990 we have established long term relationships with our clients, which include major national house builders, regional developers and main contractors. We have an exceptionally high level of repeat works and our current clients include: Barratt Homes; David Wilson Homes; Taylor Wimpey; Persimmon Homes; Charles Church Homes; Morgan Sindall; Willmott Dixon Construction and the Kier Group.

What We Do

Rapidgrid Contracts We are currently engaged on a range of projects that include:

  • Major earthworks/remediation works on fast track development
  • Greenfield site redevelopments
  • Major infrastructure works to speculative and social regeneration schemes and commercial developments
  • Construction of multi-storey concrete frame apartments in a prime city waterfront development
  • Complete residential developments

Rapidgrid Civil Works We provide a range of services and products to our clients including the following:

  • Site clearance and demolitions, including foundation decommissioning
  • Major earthworks and remediation, including concrete storage pipes and works within existing highways
  • Pumping station, hydro brake chambers and culver/attenuation tank construction to Welsh Water approval
  • Specialist and traditional foundations
  • Reinforced concrete frame construction to apartment blocks
  • Road construction including highway improvement schemes to existing Local Authority assets
  • Utilities and street lighting infrastructure provision
  • Specialist and traditional retaining wall solutions
  • Landscaping schemes



Grant Hughes

Managing Director Grant graduated with a BSc (hons) degree in Quantity Surveying in 1997 and became director of Rapidgrid Ltd in 2006 at the age of just 30. Grant is named as managing director and oversees the construction and operations aspect of the business. Grant works with developer clients as well as out quantity surveyors and site management team to complete our client’s contracts on time and on budget.


Craig Hughes

Director Similarly to Grant, Craig graduated with a BSc (hons) degree in Quantity Surveying in 1997 and became director of Rapidgrid at the age of 30. Craig is the head of the commercial department, overseeing but working with the estimating department and team of quantity surveyors. Craig and his team have obtained a range of contracts varying in size and complexity through making sure all of our tenders are the most competitive they can possibly be.


Together, Grant and Craig have developed the company into the success it is today; they pride themselves on the quality of service Rapidgrid is able to provide over a wide range of construction projects and developments. They have built a workforce with a wealth of experience ensuring that new employees just starting their career in the industry will develop the skills so that the company can continue to provide outstanding work and services.

Commercial Department

Lyton Chimuzi

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Lyton joined Rapidgrid in 2007 and is a well respected senior manager of the Rapidgrid commercial department. After achieving a first class honours degree in Quantity Surveying Lyton has gone on to have a successful career in the construction industry.

Rob Phillips

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Rob joined Rapidgrid in 2014 with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Rob has brought to Rapidgrid vast experience in the industry including being part of projects such as the Senydd and Cardiff Bay developments as well as Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan in Ebbw Vale

Chris Jones

Senior Estimator

Chris also joined Rapidgrid in 2014 expanding our estimating department. Chris trained as a quantity surveyor after obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and went on to build a successful career as a senior quantity surveyor with well established construction companies such as Laing O’Rourke and Costain Ltd.

Nicholas Hancock

Quantity Surveyor

Nick joined our team in 2012 as a quantity surveying graduate. After working alongside our experienced senior management team Nick is now a trained quantity surveyor.

Aled Evans


Aled joined the commercial department in 2012 after completing his degree in Mathematics. Aled joined Rapidgrid as an assistant to the commercial department and is now an estimator.

Buying Department

Ricky Williams


Ricky started with Rapidgrid in 2006 and has developed a career in buying for the company. Ricky works with the commercial department and negotiates with suppliers in order to provide our site employees with quality materials which are cost effective.

Accounts, HR & Administration

David Morgan

Company Accountant

David joined Rapidgrid in 2007 as company accountant and heads the administration and accounts team at our offices. David has over 20 years of experience in management and accounting.

Nyree Goddard

Payroll Officer & Accounts Assistant

Nyree joined Rapidgrid in 2009 with a degree in business management. Nyree started with us as an accounts assistant and has since trained as Rapidgrid’s payroll officer as well as liaising with our developer clients and site management team to organise our customer programme.

Leanne Watkins

HR & Training

Leanne joined Rapidgrid at the start of 2014. Leanne has a degree in law and deals with HR and employment related matters. She also organises our training programme to ensure employee’s qualifications are kept up to date.

Tanya Clarke

Administration Assistant

Tanya joined Rapidgrid in 2014 as administration assistant with 16 years experience in the construction industry.

Health & Safety

Sonia Thomas

Health & Safety Manager

Sonia has been Rapidgrid’s health and safety manager since October 2012 and is dedicated to implementing health and safety policies to ensure the safety of all of our employees. Sonia is highly trained with NEBOSH National Certificates in Environmental Management; Fire, Safety and Risk Management; Construction Safeth and Health and Occuapational Safety and Health. Sonia is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Building; a Technician member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and is an associate member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

Site Management Team

Michael Lawrence

Contracts Manager – South & East Wales

Michael began working for Rapidgrid in 1997 and is one of our longest serving and most respected members of staff. Michael ensures compliance with all of our client’s requirements and specifications by managing developer contracts and teams of employees extremely effectively.

Marc Watkins

Site Engineer

Marc joined Rapidgrid in 2007 and completed his HNC in Building and Construction with us. Marc has gone on to become a respected engineer and is forging a successful career in the industry.

Rhys Evans

Site Engineer

Rhys obtained a HND in Building Studies in 1990 and has 25 years of experience as a site engineer. He has worked with Rapidgrid since September 2013.

Craig Finnerty

Contracts Manager – South & West Wales

Craig started working for Rapidgrid in 2011 as a site engineer and was promoted to contracts manager in 2014. Craig started in the industry 27 years ago as a trainee engineer, he is a highly respected member of our management team and understands the client’s need for quality when completing a contract.

David Murray

Site Engineer

David graduated in 1995 with a degree in Building Technology and Management and now has a long and successful history in the industry. David joined Rapidgrid in 2002 as site engineer