Galliford Try forms partnership as part of growth plans

The Newcastle developer has big plans for the next three years - and will spend £20m with its main suppliers in the current financial year

(L-R) Chris Hope of Hewitt, Robin Armstrong of Owen Pugh, Jim McGlen of Robert Kirkland, Stephen McCoy of Galliford Try Partnerships North, Ian King of King Brothers, Darren Atkinson of Edwards & Bower, Fred Hood of McNally & Thompson and Brian Smith of John N Dunn
(L-R) Chris Hope of Hewitt, Robin Armstrong of Owen Pugh, Jim McGlen of Robert Kirkland, Stephen McCoy of Galliford Try Partnerships North, Ian King of King Brothers, Darren Atkinson of Edwards & Bower, Fred Hood of McNally & Thompson and Brian Smith of John N Dunn

North East developer Galliford Try Partnerships North has signed a deal with eight of its key partners as it puts ambitious growth plans into action.

The £40m turnover business, based in Newcastle, has established a True Partners Programme with its most valued and trusted suppliers as part of plans to double in size in the next three years.

The initiative is also expected to deliver job creation opportunities among the partners, which are Owen Pugh Group and Sirius, King Brothers, McNally and Thompson, Robert Kirkland (Blyth) and Hewitt, John N Dunn, and Edwards and Bowers.

The certainty of work provided by the deal should allow each business to take on new staff and potentially create apprenticeships for young people leaving school, college and university.

Stephen McCoy, managing director with Galliford Try Partnerships North, said: “Our business has emerged from the recession in good shape and secured many prestigious contracts. We now anticipate a period of excellent growth and to achieve it we will require an efficient chain of suppliers.

“The aim of the True Partners Programme is to work collaboratively with our key supply chain subcontractors to improve business performance for the mutual benefit of our clients, the communities they serve, our business and of course, the suppliers themselves.

“Working with Irene Liddle, a consultant with Building Top Companies, we will disseminate expertise amongst our key supply chain subcontractors via a unique and varied approach. We will support them through business coaching, mentoring and workshops to collaboratively implement business improvement strategies which lead to success for us all.”

Galliford Try Partnerships North expects to spend around £20m with its suppliers over the next year.

Major recent contract wins include Extra Care facilities in Washington, Alnwick and Redcar, where hundreds of new homes will also be built.

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