A building services contractor is on course to double turnover to £40m this year after reporting first quarter sales of £8m as buoyancy returns to the construction industry.
Hebburn-based Castle Building Services Organisation, an independent mechanical and electrical design and installation contractor, reported significantly higher than anticipated first quarter trading figures.
The firm last year turned over £20m – a 25% lift on the previous year – after putting a detailed growth strategy into action which included expanding its Scotland operation, adding an East Kilbride office to Castle Building Services.
Castle Green Services, a green energy division, was also set in motion.
Since last November the company has also increased staff numbers across all areas of the business including admin, project management and estimating, with 13 new appointments.
Castle is currently working on a diverse range of projects across the UK including a hotel development in London’s Leicester Square for M Hotels, a Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Glasgow and major education projects across the North East and Scotland.
Recent contract wins, valued at a combined £16.8m, will soon see the team design and install a full range of mechanical and electrical services on the construction of an apartment complex in York for Lend Lease Ltd, the new Holmeside Campus for Sunderland College with BAM Construction, a new sports sciences facility at Edinburgh’s Herriot Watt University for Bowmer and Kirkland; and a project to remodel existing production facilities for Peterlee automotive specialist TRW with Key Property Services.
Commercial director Allan Carr said: “I am delighted to report that we continue to go from strength to strength and if the extremely busy and successful first quarter is anything to go by, I am confident that we will exceed our targeted turnover this year.
“I believe our continued success is down to a number of factors, not least the tremendous team effort we put in to each and every project that we undertake, irrespective of the size or value of the scheme.
“Our positive approach and high level of service is being rewarded by a significant amount of repeat business with some of the UK’s leading construction companies, factors which have recently been recognised by commendations from two key clients.
“Both BAM Construction and Bowmer and Kirkland saw fit to acknowledge our work on their developments at Teesside University and both the refurbishment of the Watson Building in Liverpool and the Holiday Inn Express, Middlesbrough.
“In response to our continued success we have taken on a number of staff at all levels across both offices, many of the new posts being created in the North East.”