S&C Slatter 2020 Year in Review

21st Dec 2020

Whether you refer to it as ‘uncertain’ or ‘unprecedented’, 2020 has not been an ordinary year. As vaccines and the hope of the new year draw closer, we thought we’d take the opportunity to focus on the positive and reflect on our work over the last 12 months, despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Here’s our roundup of just what we got up to in 2020:

We expanded

Following a successful 2019, which saw the company grow substantially overnight with the acquisition of White Horse Contractors by The Slatter Group, S&C Slatter made a number of new hires and changes to the company structure.

We announced the appointment of Ben O’Connor as the new Managing Director of S&C Slatter, with David Slatter moving into the role of CEO of The Slatter Group. We also welcomed a number of new faces to S&C Slatter across Surfacing & Civils, Design & Planning, Sales & Estimation, Purchasing and Health & Safety teams.


We began new partnerships

S&C Slatter have worked in closely with Tarkett Sports over the past seven years through our exclusive relationship with leading artificial turf manufacturer FieldTurf, across England and Wales.

In November we were excited to announce our exclusive new partnership with world-leading athletics track manufacturer Beynon Sports, a member of the Tarkett Sports Group.

Demonstrating our commitment to designing and constructing world-class facilities with the very best sports surface producers, the announcement came with the commencement of construction on two Class I World Athletics tracks in a prestigious project that will continue into 2021.

Meanwhile our sister company, White Horse Contractors, caused a stir in the elite sports market with the announcement of an exciting new partnership with pioneering hybrid sports turf manufacturer GrassMaster Solutions, another member of the Tarkett Sports Group.

…and built on existing ones

Earlier in the year, we celebrated 5 years of partnership with Freedom Leisure, the non-for-profit-leisure trust for whom we deliver 180 maintenance visits annually.

We were also delighted to be re-selected, with our exclusive artificial turf partners FieldTurf, to the Football Foundation AGP framework 2020-2024, following a successful four year term from 2015-2019.

We designed, built and refurbished over 100 sports facilities

All divisions of S&C Slatter were kept busy this year, with projects varying in size and scope – from small refurbishments for local schools to state of the art facilities constructed for global performance – our team have been kept on their toes!


Here are some of our favourite projects of 2020:

  • Delivering a 3G Community Pitch for Swindon Town FC, the pitch was 25 years in the making (well, funding…) with funding from the Football Foundation AGP Framework and the late Nigel Eady.

Swindon Town Foundation Park Artificial turf pitch


S&C Slatter tennis & netball court construction Charterhouse School


  • Working again with Paul Doswell to deliver his 2nd 3G Stadia Pitch conversion for a non-league club Havant & Waterlooville FC. We wish Paul all the best in recreating his success after installing an S&C Slatter pitch at Sutton United.

Havant & Waterlooville 3G Stadia Pitch opening constructed by S&C Slatter


West Midlands Safari Park roadway construction


  • Maximising sport through winter for students with a new athletics track at Castle School, a school in Newbury, specialising in education for children with complex learning difficulties.

athletics and sprint track construction Castle School by S&C Slatter


  • Helping to keep The Crown at Bray open through the winter, by maximising capacity with the installation of professional landscape artificial grass for their outdoor restaurant.

Crown at Bray Garden Restaurant constructed by S&C Slatter

We provided maintenance services at over 600 sites

Our hard-working maintenance division delivered routine preventative maintenance, ad-hoc repairs and specialist deep cleans to maximise the performance, safety and lifespan of sports facilities across the UK.

We shut down to protect the NHS

Although the construction industry was allowed to stay open during the first national lockdown in March, our senior management team took the decision to cease construction on all sites for a 3-week period.

The decision was made to protect the NHS as well as staff across The Slatter Group, while new health and safety measures could be identified and implemented.

Only when the situation became clearer and these procedures were in place did work slowly begin to re-commence, starting with a handful of carefully selected sites to ensure that new health and safety measures would be successful.



Like all companies in 2020, we have had to quickly adapt to ever changing rules and advice. Microsoft Teams may have replaced face-to-face meetings, kitchens may have become offices but our dedication to producing first class workmanship has only strengthened, with our dedication to customer service and team spirit very much alive!

Thank you to all of our staff, partners and clients for working with us during this extra-ordinary year. Here’s to a brighter 2021!

Constructed With Integrity

With our extensive in-house expertise across design, planning, construction and maintenance, S&C Slatter are your one-stop-shop for first-class sporting facilities.

We’re committed to producing facilities that are designed and built for top performance, maximum use and longevity.

Get in touch now.

Call 01635 34521 or email info@sandcslatter.com