Success for Kier Group

Success for Kier Group

Construction firm Kier Group has announced a positive set of results for the past year, thanks to continued growth and a successful framework model for Kier Construction in Scotland and the north-east of England.

Kier reported first half revenue of £2.1billion, up 32% from the previous year and a 19% rise in underlying pre-tax profits, to £44.2million, for the six months to December 31.

With offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness which employs around 200 people, the Scottish construction leader has continued to grow its business operations, expand its order book, increase contract wins and maintain and facilitate local employment and training opportunities throughout the country.

The results reflect continued progress in delivery of Kier’s five-year strategy.

Brian McQuade, managing director of the Scotland and north-east England arm of Kier’s Construction division, said: “We’ve performed well this year, increasing both our headcount and framework and tender wins and taking a proactive yet disciplined approach to growth, which has strengthened our market position and provided a strong pipeline of work.”

The last year has seen the company cement themselves as a strong contender in healthcare construction, including two contracts with the NHS- a £17m contract with NHS Grampian and work with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The company have also increased their activity within the education sector, having picked up several projects across Scotland, including work at the 43m William McIlvanney Campus at Kilmarnock on behalf of East Ayrshire Council and the £35m redevelopment of Marr College for South Ayrshire Council.

Chief executive Haydn Mursell added: “I am pleased to announce a good set of interim results which show the continued strength and breadth of the Group’s capabilities and our presence in growing market sectors. The Group remains on course to deliver expectations for the full-year.”