Three years growth ends in record breaking 2014 for Woodhead

Construction company Woodhead hit highest ever turnover in 2014 of £28.5m.

The family business puts its 20% growth down to securing a number of major contracts in 2014. It’s the third year in a row Woodhead has seen its turnover rise in the region of 20%, and the company’s Business Development Director, Glenn Slater, puts it down to a dedicated and highly skilled workforce.

“We have a highly motivated and skilled workforce. It is these people, and our positive relationships with our clients and supply chain partners that make our business a success.”

Woodhead was awarded the CIOB East Midlands Contractors of the Year Award in 2014 and the company continues to see its order book and workforce grow. It was also named in the top 200 fastest growing East Midlands companies earlier in 2014.

The company’s continued and structured growth across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire has enabled Woodhead to open a new office in Lincoln city centre and invest in a brand new fleet of Ford Courier Transit vans.

Glenn added: “Our exceptional results have enabled us to invest more in training and developing our local supply chain partners. We have been able to engage with more students and young people than ever before thanks to of our pilot BIG Initiative (Building to Inspire a Generation).

“We are particularly proud of our Investors in People Gold standard and our position in the top 5% of all UK companies rated by IIP.”

Specialist teams across Woodhead are currently working on a large number of sites across the East Midlands, most recently securing a £4.7m restoration project in Northampton.

This year will see the completion of its multi-million pound restoration of Lincoln Castle and the unveiling of the new National Civil War Centre in Newark, which Woodhead Heritage, the company’s specialist conservation team has been working on over the past year.

Glenn added: “. In the past year we have also recorded our highest average Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) scores, which is a testament to the hard work our site managers and office-based teams put in to make building a better experience for all.

“We remain focused on continued growth and delivering social, environmental and economic value on our projects this year and beyond.”

Pictured, David Woodhead, Managing Director of Robert Woodhead Limited