ROBERTSON Group has made a preliminary announcement in advance of its annual report for the year ended 31 March 2015, reporting a record 20% rise in turnover to circa £300 million.
The Elgin-based group, which employs over 1,500 people, is now midway through the final year of a five-year plan, which has seen it straddle the recession and produce double-digit growth despite the challenging environment.
In the 12 months ending March 2015 founder and executive chairman Bill Robertson CBE led a programme of growth and diversification, targeting higher value workload and resulting in the creation of seven new businesses and further expansion across Scotland and the North of England.
Bill Robertson said, “The Group is now midway through the final year of a five-year plan and expects to complete the fifth year well ahead of expectation. The results last year were impressive and included strong growth to our balance sheet from the release of profits held in long-term investments being reinvested into the business. The results for the year we are just completing will show operating outcomes and profits before tax being generated from all of our businesses.
“Over the period of the plan we’ve created seven new operating businesses and added 450 people to our workforce including an innovative young persons’ initiative. Our framework of companies located around the UK provides a sound base for quicker growth in the future and is already exceeding expectations.”