A rich history and an exciting future
2016 marked our 70th anniversary and the business Robert “Bob” Woodhead started has evolved into a strong group of companies focussing on construction, property management and regeneration.
From a family dining room in the 1950’s to three regional offices and over 150 people in 2016, this is our history.
Bob was called up for military service in 1939 and was deployed to The Signals serving in Scotland, Iceland and Brussels. Meanwhile Uncle Ernest, Bob’s father’s brother, who had been running a joinery business from the workshop at the family home in Church Street Edwinstowe, died. At the end of the War Bob returned home to take over Ernest’s joinery workshop. From this workshop he started to build the Woodhead reputation for teamwork, craftsmanship and innovation.
The company grew over the years, expanding to purpose built offices in Bilsthorpe in the 1990’s at which time turnover was in the region of £1.75m. In 2013 Woodhead outgrew the premises in Bilsthorpe and acquired Edwinstowe House enabling a return to their roots in Edwinstowe. This enabled the company to diversify by launching Woodhead Enterprise Limited which provides property management, meeting and serviced office space, training, and business support services to growing business in Nottinghamshire at Edwinstowe House and Lincolnshire at Boston Enterprise Centre.
The growth in housing paved the way for establishing a new company Woodhead Regeneration Limited. Woodhead Regeneration is focused on three core activities land and works opportunities, Joint Ventures and creating homes for market sale built by Woodhead Living and sold through Woodhead Homes. The current market housing offer remains uninspiring. Volume house builders have little desire to provide an alternative product that is actually shaped by how we currently live in our homes. The vision is to revitalise communities whilst answering the nationwide housing need, delivering social and economic value within the community.