Edison Group establishes new Irvine HQ as business sets sights on growth

Calum Melville

CONSTRUCTION and property business Edison Group has established its new HQ in refurbished premises in Irvine High Street.

The company has taken over 2,000 square feet of the 19th century two-storey B-listed building.

“We are seeking to accommodate an extra 12 administrative team members, including people experienced in finance and HR, at 65 High Street, Irvine, a location which will be the focal point of our decision-making process now and into the future”, explained Edison Group founder and CEO Calum Melville.

“Irvine is a great location for us, offering lots of opportunities to win construction, refurbishment and project management contracts throughout Ayrshire and beyond. We already have strong relationships in the town and the central location of the office means that there is plenty of car parking for all prospective members of the team.

“We are firmly in the market to acquire businesses that are complementary to our group activities and are projecting sales of £20 million on a rolling 12 months basis by the end of 2023, driven both by further, already-planned strategic acquisitions and organic growth.

“Edison Group has decades of experience in starting, buying, building and growing businesses, both organically and by acquisition, driving operational and financial excellence and significantly increasing value for all stakeholders, so we believe we have the right ingredients to succeed in a challenging environment.

“We are investing substantial sums to build an infrastructure and platform to drive growth over the next few years with an expanded offering which includes construction, project management, architectural services, bespoke joinery, furniture manufacture, interior design, interior fit out, all trades, driveways, landscaping, property maintenance and refurbishment.”

Late last year Edison Group acquired Glasgow-based GDC Design which is projecting sales of £4 million in 2023. It provides bespoke manufacturing, interior fit-out, design and project management services.