In October 2008, Connaught became part of Mountfield Group Plc which was formed to create a group providing construction support and property services to both the private and public sectors. Our team brings a proven track record for delivering projects ranging in budget from £5k to £40m and we have experience of managing business units with turnovers in excess of £100m annually, employing up to 120 staff. As a team, we have delivered in excess of £1 billion worth of contracts. The company developed it’s standing in the market place as a “go to” contractor, always having a stock of materials and experienced operatives who specialised in smaller, tricky and often highly complex installations.
In June 2004 the company changed direction and under the leadership of new Managing Director Andy Collins we immediately set about restructuring the business, creating the company which today is recognised as a market leader in providing independent raised floor solutions for Blue Chip Clients for projects ranging in budgets of up to £3,000,000.
Connaught has not and will never forget nor lose it’s roots and skill set, which helped develop the business and now provides a business infrastructure that can cope with a steady increase in turnover within in it’s own market. We have identified high calibre individuals for our business and allied with regular coaching of our staff, feeling that we have now have the basis to handle the full range of enquiries we receive from small installations and remedial work right up to 80,000m2.
The Credit Crunch saw a slowdown to both the construction sector and the wider economy; although these were testing times for all concerned, Connaught maintained a positive outlook on business and took the necessary steps to broaden the client base. This saw us working with new contractors but also saw Connaught install a number of different products across different sectors. This expansion saw tender numbers increase, which in turn resulted in wins for more Contractors, Architects and end users, to help us expand and continue to grow our market reputation for quality and our ability to react quickly to client’s needs.
Whilst markets still remain difficult we are making sure that quality remains a cornerstone to our business. We continue to invest heavily in training our management team and our workforce on a regular basis, utilising a specific training matrix for each individual. This has included NVQ programmes, Supervisor Courses and Site Management Safety Training Schemes (SMSTS) as well as employing a NEBOSH qualified Health and Safety Team to visit all our sites on a regular basis to ensure that the highest levels of Health and Safety are achieved.
We pride ourselves in our excellent Health and Safety records and have been awarded on many of our projects for our performance.