New Livingston base for Esh Border Construction

ESH Border Construction - Livingston office
Simon Phillips

ESH Border Construction has grown its position in Scotland with a clutch of new business wins totalling £10.5 million and the opening of a new base in Livingston.

The company, which is part of Esh Group was created in April 2014 when Esh acquired Border Construction. It was announced this week that the business is increasing its presence in Scotland with a predicted 15 new jobs being created over the next six months.

Since the acquisition last year, a steady programme of development has been put in place resulting in the additional office to support the growth strategy in Scotland.

The company has plans for further growth in 2015 and is currently working on several Scottish contracts including a £1.4 million deal with Gullane Golf Course to renovate it in time for this year’s Scottish Open; £6.4 million of contracts on two social housing programmes in Hawick and a £2.7 million contract for three projects at NHS Lothian.

Esh Border Construction, which has offices in Carlisle, Kendal and Earlston, has also cemented its commitment north of the border with the opening of new offices in the heart of Scotland.

The Livingston operation will be a base for business creating an initial five jobs with a predicted 10 more in the coming months.

Simon Phillips, Regional Managing Director for Scotland, said, “We are delighted to announce that we have a new office in Livingston to support our plans to develop our business in Scotland and starting 2015 with some great new business wins and the expansion of our team in Scotland based in our new office in Livingston marks a great step for our business. Both the new Livingston office and our existing office in Earlston are managed by John Moore, our Construction Director for Scotland.

“While our new contract wins are helping reinforce our position in the south of Scotland, we are looking at potential projects in the Central Belt. This year it’s about building our Scottish presence from our Scottish offices and our Scottish team.”

Esh Border Construction will also roll out its successful Esh Added Value programmes, ‘Building my Skills’ and ‘Esh Communities’ which help youngsters in education and local community charities and groups with funding.

Simon added, “The culture at Esh Border Construction, in particular the Esh Added Value programmes, all help to make a difference. We do not move into an area for a contract and then leave again at the end – we embed ourselves in that community and make as much of a difference as we can to people, especially young people. The ‘Building my Skills’ programme is a great example of that. Thousands of children in England have already benefited from the programme and we will replicate that in Scotland.”