Bellshill construction business secures funding to boost green credentials

BELLSHILL-based construction firm LS Contracts has secured a six-figure funding sum from UKSE to help accelerate its sustainability credentials.

The company has enjoyed steady growth since it was established in 2017 and offers a variety of commercial building solutions, including construction, roofing and cladding,  renovation and design, and specialist rainscreen.

Led by Bobby Sutherland, the 13-strong team has recently recruited for five new positions including operation managers, estimators and an estimator assistant.

The UKSE funding will be used to enhance LS Contracts’ offerings to create sustainable buildings by improving the thermal value of commercial properties, predominantly through flat roof installation and retrofitting older buildings.

LS Contracts is already working with major housebuilders and contractors including AS Homes, Ogilvie, Robertson, Kier and McLaughlin and Harvey on high-profile projects.

MD Bobby Sutherland said, “Sustainability undoubtedly tops the agenda across the construction sector as we prioritise the impact that outputs have on the planet. Helping our clients to reduce their carbon emissions is something that we are incredibly passionate about and we are quickly becoming recognised as a specialist within this field.

“The backing from UKSE gives us confidence to continue pursuing the ambitious pipeline of new business opportunities that we have, helping us to open new doors and become recognised at a national level. We are proud to employ local people within the Bellshill region and look forward to maintaining team growth over the next 18 months.”

Terry Quinn, regional executive at UKSE, added, “It’s remarkable to see how far Bobby and his team have come within the last six years, two of which were through the pandemic, and UKSE is very proud to back such a forward-thinking construction firm.

“We are excited to see how the funding accelerates LS Contracts’ journey to delivering meaningful services within the industry, whilst supporting the local economy through much-needed employment opportunities.”