Woodhead Group builds on success with 27% sales growth

East Midlands-based Woodhead Group is celebrating after exceeding its 2015 targets and achieving record turnover of just over £43m.  By approaching projects differently and focusing on creating a better experience for all, the group has seen a sales growth of 27%.

Managing Director, David Woodhead, said: “We have grown at quite a pace over the last few years and what has been achieved has been remarkable.

“I’m very proud and grateful for all the hard work put in by our staff and supply chain. Our achievements, whether they are related to projects or individuals, are a testament to everyone.

“As we look ahead, we are determined to ensure our growth remains effective, profitable and sustainable, focusing on outcomes and creating a better experience for all.”

Looking ahead to 2016

For Woodhead 2016 will be a landmark year. The group is entering its eighth decade and will be formally launching a refreshed corporate identity to bring more consistency and visibility to the Woodhead brand in time for its 70th birthday celebrations this summer.

The company, based in North Nottinghamshire, is targeting 10% growth in 2016.

Looking back on 2015

Two projects completed by the company in 2015 hosted royal visits, work began on a number of landmark projects and more than ten national and regional industry awards were won.

The past twelve months has also seen a number of key programmes of work successfully complete. These include the four year Lincoln Castle Revealed project, the National Civil War Centre in Newark, which is the first of its kind in the UK, and the successful completion of a £30m framework to deliver over 350 diverse projects for Babcock Dyncorp and the Ministry of Defence.

It is the success of projects like these that resulted in Woodhead’s overall customer satisfaction reaching 90%.

Woodhead Enterprise has also seen new tenants take residency at Edwinstowe House, with Venture House in Boston securing 13 new conferencing customers.

Woodhead Construction began work on a number of multi-million pound projects, including:

• Construction of the Technology Entrepreneurship Centre for the University of Nottingham

• Conservation of the historic Delapre Abbey in Northamptonshire

• A four year programme of housing for Bolsover District Council.

The group launched a three year work experience programme through the B.I.G. Initiative and delivered its highly successful Good to Gold training programme, which provided 476 training places to members of its supply chain and staff.

In addition 2015 saw Woodhead Group launch Woodhead Regeneration Ltd to support the expansion of its housing offer. A number of Woodhead Homes developments are expected to begin in 2016. For more information see the website: http://robert-woodhead.co.uk/homes/

As well as a number of industry awards, two Woodhead employees were recognised by the industry for excelling. Michael Broadhurst received the Construction Excellence Young Achiever of the Year Award and Anthony Leach was named the LABC East Midlands Site Manager of the Year.

The following long service milestones were also reached:

• Site Manager, Don Wilson, 50 years

• Joiner, Dave Mason, 35 years

• Project Administrator, Melanie Bainbridge, 20 years.

For more on the projects Woodhead has been working on, and to see more on the site teams delivering schemes across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, please visit the company’s YouTube channel: