Last year, Breyer Group’s apprenticeship programme was highly commended by the National Apprenticeship Service, and the firm has since taken on 32 apprentices while carrying out roofing works on two large-scale schemes for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the London Borough of Havering.
The firm’s registered charity, Breyer Foundation, donates IT equipment to a range of community-based organisations, and it won a Gold NFRC Health and Safety Award for its performance last year.
BriggsAmasco has a strong focus on health and safety, and has developed annual training plans for both staff and operatives, with the majority of training taking place in its dedicated training centre at its Birmingham head office.
The firm completed a number of high profile and challenging projects in 2014, with the £150m Resort World development in Birmingham a particular highlight.
Curtis Moore embarked on significant expansion in 2014, not only in turnover but also in office space, employees and customer base, working with a number of national blue-chip companies.
The firm also successfully completed projects for a number of major main contractors in environments as diverse as airports, railways and historic high streets. A year of growth was capped with the opening of a new branch in West Yorkshire.
Forster Roofing Services
2014 was Forster Roofing’s 25th year in business delivering pitched roofing to the Scottish housebuilding and construction industries.
The firm delivered its integrated roofing and solar PV service to a third of the Athletes’ Village for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and completed a range of other major projects as both principal and subcontractor.
Forster’s influence is such that it covers one in five new homes built in Scotland.
Established in the 1930s, Geoff Neal Roofing has won national recognition for its work in recent years, including the renovation of the 600-year-old St Nicholas’ Church in Wetwang, East Yorkshire. It has a strong reputation for the quality of its work on heritage, ecclesiastical and large residential roofing projects.
In 2014, GNR took a new direction, increasing the proportion of its business won as a principal contractor rather than a subcontractor from 20 per cent to 50 per cent.