McConnell hails success of adding to principal contracting capabilities

Eamonn McGarvey

KILMARNOCK-headquartered McConnell has revealed the business has strengthened its principal contracting capabilities and is on course to achieve revenues exceeding £20 million.

The business, which provides refurbishment, modernisation and planned maintenance services across the UK, underwent a recent relaunch and opened a further two offices, including one in East Kilbride.

McConnell said it has seen ‘significant success and growth’ over the past three-and-a-half years. The firm revealed its strategy to carry out more main contract refurbishment works has gained ‘real traction’ and enabled the business to evolve into a mainstream multi-disciplinary principal contractor whilst still supporting its roofing, cladding and coatings divisions.

Projects carried out in the past 12 months include the hangar refurbishment at RAF Lossiemouth, external fabric upgrades for Perth & Kinross Council, and the energy efficiency EWI programme for East Ayrshire Council and The Energy Agency.

McConnell has also secured places as appointed contractors on a number of frameworks with partner organisations including SPA (Scottish Procurement Alliance), Thames Water, and Sainsbury’s.

MD Eamonn McGarvey said, “We are delighted with the direction the business is taking. When Covid hit, it impacted on us all in one way or another, however we have managed to adapt to the present market conditions and deliver increased revenues and forward order book. We have invested in highly experienced members of staff who are passionate about the work we carry out professionally, ethically, sustainably and above all, responsibly.

“Our success over the years is all down to a combination of our talented people, diverse client base, relationships built on reputation and trust, and most importantly, the quality of our work. The natural evolution from a specialist roofing contractor into a mainstream principal contractor, with specialist contracting capabilities, brings fresh drive and ambition to the business, and we are keen to continue being a supportive partner and contractor of choice for our clients.”