Yorkshire-Based Specialist Construction Company Eyes Growth As It Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Yorkshire-based construction specialist, Henley Group, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an 85% increase in YOY sales and a brand-new state of the art office in Wakefield to accommodate its expanding team and further establish itself as one of the UK’s leading specialist construction companies.

The investment in office space and new hires comes as Henley Group reports not only an 85% increase in YOY sales but also a rise in operating profits of 192%. It is on track for circa £12m+ turnover this financial year.

The Company has invested significantly in its team within the last 12 months, hiring seven office-based employees and bringing the permanent team number to 23. The brand-new headquarters enables further space for the business to expand, with ten more hires forecasted by mid-2024. Henley Group also employs 80 contracted tradesmen and operatives and is looking to employ 15 more workers in this sector within the next 12 months.

The new two-storey office occupies over 6000 ft2, with brand new facilities and excellent motorway access within easy commuting distance for key management and staff. The re-location will not only accommodate the growing team, but the area has an excellent talent pool of skilled operatives and managers within the construction sector, which will help to further facilitate expansion plans.

Managing Director, Shaun Henley, founded the business in 2012, beginning his career on site learning the skills of the trade on both small and large scale residential and commercial projects. With finite funding available, Shaun invested the money into setting up his own construction firm, offering bespoke stonemasonry and brickwork services.

Henley Group now comprises a growing portfolio of businesses including Henley Stone Specialists, Henley Stone Restoration and Remedials, Henley Granite and Marble, and Henley Rail Services.

Shaun’s first work van

Shaun commented: “I’m really proud of how far the company has come in the last ten years since our first project in 2013. It’s a testament to the team that we’ve been able to grow this rapidly, without compromising on our core values, quality and safety.

“It’s been a difficult few years for businesses in most sectors and the construction industry is no exception, impacted by way of job losses, rising costs and key players exiting the market. While it’s been a challenging time, by focusing on uncompromising quality, expanding our service offering and business portfolio and forging key relationships, we’ve been able to buck this trend and we’re excited for what the next decade will bring.”

Most recently, Henley Group has worked on some of the industry’s most prestigious projects, including the natural stone rebuild of Burberry’s flagship New Bond Street store, and the entire GRC installation on what was Europe’s largest stand-alone GRC project, HSBC’s new retail banking headquarters in Birmingham. In addition, Henley Group constructed the full masonry package at the Royal Pavilion in Poundbury, which was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, during which Shaun had the honour of meeting the then HRH Prince of Wales.

Speaking about the vision and next steps for the business, Shaun said: “Our next proposition is ‘Project Eagle’, which will be the next stage in establishing an integrated construction group that offers specialist services and products by optimising Henley Group’s current position in specific sub-sectors of the UK construction market.”

Not only has the business had some spectacular results financially but under Shaun’s leadership and guidance, Henley Group has won several prestigious awards. One of these is the “Supreme winner for the best projects in 30 years” at the 30th Anniversary Awards of the UK Cast Stone Association (UKCSA).

For more information on Henley Group, visit: https://www.henleystone.co.uk/

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