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Record three months for Clark Contracts

15 Jul 14 Clark Contracts, the Scottish construction, refurbishment and maintenance company has reported a record three months of new orders.

Managing director Gordon Cunningham
Managing director Gordon Cunningham

In the quarter to end June 2014 the firm secured more than 30 new contracts, totalling £21.2m. Individual contracts ranged in value from £145,000 to £2.6 million.

This builds on the company’s achievements last year when it recorded a 20% increase in turnover to £37.6m for the year to 31 October 2013.

The new contracts include the construction of the Sky Academy Skills Studio at the college’s Kirkton Campus in Livingston.

Two major projects secured from Riverside Inverclyde involve a design and build contract for new industrial units at the Kelburn Business Park in Port Glasgow and, having already completed the first two phases, work on the third phase of the Category A listed Custom House in Greenock.

Clark Contracts also picked up five new contracts from the Scottish Prison Service for works at its facilities at Perth, Barlinnie, Castle Huntly, Cornton Vale and Fauldhouse.

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West Lothian Council appointed Clark Contracts to extend and refurbish a homeless persons unit at Blackburn and refurbish offices at St. David’s House in Bathgate.

The company also secured a raft of other public sector work for local authorities and universities.

Clark Contracts’ maintenance division also contributed to the record total with new contracts from VisitScotland and The Salvation Army and a contract renewal from Scotmid.

Managing director Gordon Cunningham said: “In terms of winning new business, this is the most successful quarter ever in the company’s 36 year history. It’s all the more encouraging for us because the marketplace remains an extremely competitive environment. We work very hard to differentiate ourselves from our competitors and one way we have done this over the years is by investing in our people.  We will continue to develop our talent pipeline and we are aiming to achieve another year of significant growth for the business.”

Founded in 1978 as a joinery company, Clark Contracts has grown to become a main contractor in construction, refurbishment and maintenance. The company employs more than 200 staff at offices in Paisley and Edinburgh.

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