Pennine expands with industry demand

Pennine expands with industry demand

North East retailer, Pennine Home Improvements, is expanding its team of skilled builders and tradesmen to meet growing demand.

In the last six months, the Newcastle-based company has taken on employed 10 tradesmen and six self-employed tradesmen. It is also actively seeking further additions to its team as part of an ongoing growth strategy. 

According to the Construction Products Spring forecast, construction output is set to rise by 1.3%, followed by 1.2% growth in 2018, which is an improved prediction from that made in February this year.

Pennine, which specialises in the design and installation of conservatories, orangeries, windows and doors, hopes to use this increasing industry demand to expand as a company.

Building manager, David McLaren said: "Builders and fitters choose Pennine because we're a reputable company, with an undisputable reputation for providing quality service across the North East. We offer excellent training and development, remuneration and recognise exceptional work through incentive programmes and an annual awards ceremony. 

"We're seeking accomplished individuals that are the right fit for Pennine, with experience in a spectrum of building areas but also the ability to provide great customer service, as we pride ourselves in going the extra mile for our clients. 

“We're pleased to be in the position to offer a stronger proposition than most other companies within the North East, with continuous work and job stability." 

In line with its continued growth, Pennine, currently celebrating its 40th year in business, has made several significant senior appointments, including head of construction; Mark Weston.

Mark said: “Our team members range from our longest standing self-employed builder, who joined Pennine back in 1999, to our four newest employed labourers and self-employed builders, who came to us in September.

"It's amazing to think that the Company started with just two members of staff and after the appointments of our new tradesmen in the last six months, we now have a total of 65 employees and an additional 60 contractors. The future of Pennine is looking very promising."