Finley Structures newsletter 13 - Summer 2017 - Page 2


We ’ re a family-owned

company providing structural steelwork to the construction industry . Our premises are based on Aycliffe Business Park , in County Durham , providing a central location and flexibility to supply the whole of the UK . Whilst providing a wide range of structural solutions , the company specialises in the production of portals , trusses , beams and columns . We ’ re determined to ensure that customers ’ requirements are met at all times with quality and cost being at the forefront . As a team we guarantee that delivery is timely and strive to achieve a first class reputation to be at the leading edge within the construction industry . We are continuously investing to ensure we have the latest technology and software . Finley Structures was established in 2000 by John Finley and , since then , we have grown significantly . We ’ ve increased our workforce and worked on high-profile projects up and down the country . We have reinforced our position as one of the market-leading steel fabricating firms in the country .


Welcome to the summer 2017 of the Finley Structures newsletter .

Brexit certainly seems to be making an

impact on the construction industry .
As the politicians quarrel relentlessly in the media about our exit from the European Union , the ongoing uncertainty about the terms of Britain ’ s divorce from Europe tends to affect our industry more than others . Luckily , we enjoyed a very strong end to 2016 and enjoyed a raft of new orders at the beginning of 2017 , which has put us in good stead for the new financial year . Our 2016-17 turnover figure , to the end of March , is on course to exceed £ 16m , although we ’ re awaiting confirmation of our final accounts . And since our last newsletter at the start of the year , work at a number of sites has now commenced and the factory is running at full capacity . We ’ re already well into an 1,100-tonne project at the new Riverwalk development in Durham city ( you can read more about that on page 3 ) and we ’ re also on site at Hull Venue , a new state-of-the-art entertainment facility which is being built as part of Hull ’ s City of Culture ( read more on page 5 ). Other notable contract wins include a 283-tonne project to build a new Hilton Hotel in Lincoln for main contractor Manorcrest , a


300-tonne warehouse in Leicester for A & H Construction and a 614-tonne project for Carillion Construction in Sunderland . We ’ ve also won a third contract with Interserve for another school , this time the SEMH School in South Leeds , which is already on site , as well as the DPD Beckton Gateway for A & H Construction in June . There are also many other irons in the fire . Andrew Workman and Chris Hodgson in our estimating team continue to work hard on pricing up new projects , and we ’ re very hopeful to win some of these for later in the year . We ’ ve also recruited new Contracts Manager Fred Searle from Severfield – read more about our new recruits on page 4 . I hope you enjoy this summer issue of the Finley Structures newsletter – we ’ ll be back towards the end of the summer with another edition . Julie Raistrick Joint Managing Director
We ’ re working on 960-tonne project at Hull Venue .
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