Sustainable growth helps Woodhead plan for exciting year of expansion

East Midlands construction company, Robert Woodhead Ltd, saw its annual turnover rise to £52,500,000 in 2017.

The business also increased its workforce by 21.5% and took home national accolades for its commitment to considerate construction.

Over the year Woodhead secured three significant Scape Venture contracts; including two phases of work to create the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre in North Nottinghamshire, and a project to create the brand new ‘Launch Pad’ ticketing area at Leicester’s National Space Centre. Both projects are now underway and taking shape.

Woodhead’s success over the past year has been built on the strong relationships it develops with clients. This could not be more prevalent than through the large programmes of work, procured through Efficiency East Midlands (EEM), such as the five year new build housing partnership with Newark and Sherwood Homes, and the continually successful B@Home Partnership with Bolsover District Council.

It is through these relationships that Woodhead builds so much of its business. Frameworks and partnerships were responsible for 58% of the company’s turnover throughout 2017.

Woodhead is now looking ahead to another year of sustainable growth, beginning 2018 with the exciting expansion in to Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. The company launched its brand new office in the heart of Derby in April, enabling its teams to expand their geographical offer.

Jenna Frudd, Business Development Manager at Woodhead said: “It has been another great year for us, seeing a steady increase in turnover and sustainable growth. We’ve kicked off 2018 with some big investments to help the business grow further. Our new Derby office will broaden our geographical footprint and give us the chance to be a part of a city in growth. We’re also set to open the show-home at the end of this month on our very own Rufford Pastures development – the first Woodhead homes for market sale in more than 20 years.

“There’s a huge amount to celebrate and look forward to, none of which would be possible without the hard work and commitment of our growing workforce.”