Kilmarnock-based business joins hub supply chain framework

Eamonn McGarvey

HUB South West has welcomed Kilmarnock-based Hugh LS McConnell to its supply chain framework as a new Tier 1b contractor partner.

This means the company, established in 1929, can bid for hub South West refurbishment projects up to £10 million throughout Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, and Lanarkshire over the next four years.

Hugh LS McConnell, which was acquired by its current owners in 2018, provides refurbishment, modernisation and maintenance services to buildings and facilities. The company acts as a main contractor on refurbishment and regeneration projects and offers in-house strengths in roofing, sheeting & cladding and painting & protective coatings.

hub South West chief executive, Michael McBrearty, said, “In our continuing quest to recruit proven, local construction contractors to reinforce our operations, we are pleased to have Hugh LS McConnell join hub South West’s supply chain framework. Our aim, as ever, is to secure agreements with partners whose values align closely with ours and with the needs of all our stakeholders.

“McConnell’s is a highly-regarded business throughout the UK construction sector, and we look forward to working closely with it on future projects. Our shared values mean that each of our Tier 1 contractor partners is aligned with our needs and reflect our ambition to deliver sustainable, high quality infrastructure for our communities.”

Eamonn McGarvey, MD of HLS McConnell, added, “We are delighted to have been appointed to the hub South West framework and very much look forward to working with hub SW, its clients, consultants and other framework contractors on prestigious projects that benefit the south west of Scotland. Being based in Kilmarnock ensures that we are in ideal location to deliver our services.”