Establishing leading housing maintenance provider as a dominant voice in the construction sector

The client

Kier Services is the UK’s leading provider of specialist services to the public and private sectors and is a division of Kier Group plc, the £3 million turnover construction, services and property business with 24,000 employees worldwide.

The objective

In 2010, Acceleris was appointed by Kier Services Maintenance, one of the UK’s foremost contractors in the social and affordable housing sector, to boost its national and regional profile.

What we did

We devised a comprehensive rolling programme of national and regional media relations, internal communications, event management and marketing support. Highlights included the production of a regular employee magazine called Kiertalk and the organisation of director-level dinners in the House of Commons and at industry conferences.


Kier Maintenance is recognised as a respected and authoritative voice in the social and affordable housing sector and an innovative and successful business with a proven track record of delivering results and an impressive pedigree in community commitment.

As a result of our work with Maintenance, Acceleris was engaged by other Kier Services businesses, including Facilities Management, Energy Solutions, Environmental, as well as by Kier Homes.


“We chose Acceleris to support our communications programme due to the agency’s professionalism and extensive sector knowledge.” Dan Maher, Partnership & Business Development Director, Maintenance