Robertson reports turnover jump as it posts annual results

Bill Robertson CBE, founder and Executive chairman, Robertson

ROBERTSON has seen turnover jump by a third, thanks to a number of large projects including the Macallan distillery and visitor centre in Speyside and the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).

The group’s annual results 2017-18 report “another year of solid growth” across its 22 businesses, with turnover rising from £565 million to £752 million, and profit before tax increasing by 18%, from £26 million to £30.8 million.

56% of turnover growth was attributed to large projects, Robertson said. As well as the £330 million AECC and £140 million Macallan projects, Robertson Major Projects is also currently working with Boeing UK and a new £80 million facility that will house the new P-8 sub maritime search planes for the RAF. The division is also nearing completion of the new £64 million Balfour Hospital in Orkney.

The group has also seen growth in it Civil Engineering business, which currently operates across Scotland. The business completed the year with a turnover just shy of £20 million, working on road/utility and energy projects.

Robertson also reported “good opportunity and development” in most of its regional businesses including Construction, Facilities Management, Capital Projects, Housing and Timber Engineering.