Bethell is a leading privately-owned UK group operating in the construction and utility sectors.

CECA North West 2023 ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Vinny O’Dowd was awarded with “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2023 CECA North West Awards Dinner for his outstanding contributions to the civil engineering sector during his 45 years of service in the industry.

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  • Bethell delivers on driver safety with FORS Silver accreditation!
    In line with Bethell’s commitment to upholding high standards within our fleet operations, we are pleased to announce that we have passed our FORS audit and received a Silver accreditation, following our recent DVSA Earned Recognition award in November.

Careers at Bethell

We pride ourselves in our culture and focus on people. We have a diverse team with wide ranging expertise and we are always looking to bring new people into the Bethell family.

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Who are Bethell?

Our Head Office is in Manchester but we operate nationwide through regional offices in the North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Midlands. Established in 1865 we combine experience with the latest innovation and technology to provide our clients with economic solutions in an integrated way covering the civil engineering and multi-utility sectors.


We are able to successfully manage and self-deliver civil engineering work packages and can offer a full range of services including reinforced concrete structures, drainage schemes, highway works, public realm, groundworks, hard landscaping, foundation works and underground structures.


Bethell Utility Services is one of the UK’s leading Independent Connections Providers (ICP) who can offer residential, industrial, commercial clients and high-rise developers a full “turn-key” service for all of our clients’ development requirements. We are NERS, WIRS and GIRS accredited, and able to design and deliver water, gas and electric connections for your development.

Green Energy

Bethell can help you deliver on your carbon net-zero commitments, offering a full turn-key solution for your EV charging points, the installation of district heating networks and associated energy centres, as well as the connection of distributed generation and energy storage systems.

Integrated Infrastructure

Bethell has the unique selling point of being able to offer a fully integrated infrastructure solution for our blue-chip clients, meaning you only need to appoint one multi-disciplined contractor to deliver your Civil Engineering and Utilities work packages.

Drone footage of completed Euro Garages forecourt in Maghull

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Working with Bethell on this project has been an absolute pleasure. Their collaborative approach on site with ourselves and the groundworks contractor has been first class.

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