Roofing and building maintenance specialist, Hodgson Sayers, has seen further national growth throughout the pandemic, as its Nottingham base attracts public sector contracts in the Midlands and the South.
The County Durham-headquartered business, established a base in Nottingham in 2018, which has been the springboard for a raft of work in London, Devon, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and East Anglia.
The company, which employs approximately 100 staff, is on the Efficiency East Midland Framework, resulting in a range of projects and the Eastern Procurement Framework, which has seen it assisting South Holland District Council. Other contracts have been won from Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, Derby Homes and Nottingham City Homes. Meanwhile, the company has also undertaken projects for Nationwide Building Society in the North East, Yorkshire and Devon.
John Sayers, managing director, Hodgson Sayers, said: “Like so many companies, we have spent the last 18 months navigating the pandemic, concentrating on the wellbeing of our staff and ensuring we had very effective lines of communication with our clients as, like ourselves, they faced unparalleled challenges.
“While it has been an extremely disruptive and unpredictable period in our history, which has also distorted our revenues, it was very satisfying to see that our decision, four years ago, to open a base in the Midlands, was assisting our fightback from Covid 19 and also that our national footprint continued to grow.
“Winning contracts is always exciting but strong growth comes from clients coming back on a regular basis with recurring work. We always look for feedback from clients and it would seem that apart from delivering a high quality service, which has to be a given, they see us as strong at developing relationships, we communicate well and that we identify and deliver solutions when a project presents a specific challenge.
“When one considers that only a short time ago the vast majority of our contracts were in the North East and that now, for instance, we are delivering challenging roofing projects in Surrey and in North and South London, we have clearly come a long way as a company.
“There are, of course, always hurdles to overcome. The shortage of supply of good quality tradespeople nationwide provides resource issues and disruptions and uncertainties amongst the traditional materials supply chain, means that the management team has to look at alternative sources, which we are doing, but this takes time and has to be tested.”
While Hodgson Sayers has grown outside of the North East, the company continues to win significant contracts within the region for clients such as Bernicia Group, Coast & Castle Housing, Newcastle City Council and Gateshead and Darlington Council.