James Burrell invests for the future

James Burrell invests for the future

In what the company says is its largest investment to date, development work is currently progressing well on a four-acre site at Billingham that will see the opening of James Burrell’s 11th branch in August.

In addition, the business will be receiving 12 new HGV wagons into its fleet – at a cost in excess of £1.5m – to “enhance the operational and delivery capability of the family-owned firm”. The number of crane vehicles will increase to 40 as a result of these additions, all with “the most efficient” Euro 6 rating, which aligns to the company’s objective over the coming year of achieving ISO 14001 accreditation and an upgrade from FORS Bronze to FORS Silver.

Recently filed accounts at Companies House reflect an “exceptionally strong business performance” with turnover 34% up on the year at £91.6m, and 27% ahead of pre-Covid results from two years earlier.

MD Mark Richardson said: “The last two years have been a real team effort. As a multi-generational family owned and managed business, our priorities have been the health and safety of our staff, customers and suppliers. Our industry has been challenged by the impacts of Covid, the constant pressure of supply chain disruption and significant price increases. Despite these we have found a way to maintain a strong service-based growth within the business.”

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