Friday, 30 September 2016

World’s largest gathering of Shire horses announces dates for next year’s show in Staffordshire

Photo courtesy of Tracy Muir Photography
Organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses have confirmed that the show will return to Staffordshire Showground next year after making a successful debut in the county earlier this year.
2016 was the first time that the Shire Horse Society had staged its national show in the West Midlands, but now the charity, which is dedicated to the protection, promotion and improvement of the Shire horse, has announced the dates for next year’s show.
It will take place from 17th to 19th March 2017.
The show, which has been held at a limited number of venues in England over its long history, is believed to be one of the oldest, almost continuous, horse shows in the world, having been held for the first time at the Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington, London, in 1880, when the charity was named the English Cart Horse Society.
It attracts around 200 pedigree Shire horses, which are put through their paces in hand, in harness and ridden, and is widely regarded as the largest gathering of Shires anywhere in the world. The show attracts horses from across Europe and spectators from around the globe, and is the flagship event for the Shire Horse Society. 
Show chairman John Peacock said: “We had some great feedback from both spectators and entrants at the 2016 Shire Horse Society National Show, which was held at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire Showground, for the first time, and we’re delighted to be able to announce the dates for next year’s event so that people can plan ahead.
“Tickets are due to go on sale in early November and will be available via our website.”
The 2016 show attracted some excellent examples of the breed. The winner of the King George V trophy, taking the highest honour in the society, went to the Champion stallion Leverton Leon. Leon is owned by Jonathan Worthington, from Nether Alderley, near Macclesfield, in Cheshire. The female Champion went to Cotebrook Loch Anna, owned by Alistair and Matthew King, based at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, Cheshire. Both of these horses qualified for the prestigious Horse of the Year show in taking their respective championships. 
Ridden champion was Stacy Fletcher, on Catwg Black Velvet owned by her family’s Gentle Giant Shires business, based at Moylegrove near Cardigan. She also won a golden ticket qualifier to the famous Horse of the Year Show to take part in the first ever British Ridden Heavy Horse championship being staged by HOYS. Other Shire horse owners are currently taking part in a range of competitions at agricultural shows and other events across the country in the hope of qualifying for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show. 
The iconic Shire breed was in danger of dying out just a few decades ago, and even now fewer than 500 new foals are registered every year by the Shire Horse Society. The charity has been running a Save Our Shires campaign to raise awareness about these gentle giants and numbers have steadily increased, thanks to the dedication of a band of enthusiasts.
Tickets for the 2017 show will soon be available from the society’s website Adult tickets on the gate are £12, or £10 online in advance, while tickets for children aged five to 13 years on the gate are £10, and £8 online in advance.
Children aged 14 years and over are charged at the adult price, while under fives enter free.
The Shire Horse Society is also offering early bird prices to traders who would like to take stands at the event. Details are on the charity’s website.
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Nottingham Hospitals Charity to benefit after J Tomlinson triumphs at golf day

J Tomlinson and Andersen James present cheque to Nottingham Hospitals Charity 
J Tomlinson’s adopted charity has received a boost after the firm won the inaugural Andersen James Group Annual Charity Golf Day. 

Held on the prestigious, world-famous Brabazon course at The Belfry, the J Tomlinson team held off stiff competition from the construction industry's golfing fraternity to take home the winner's trophy and the chance to hand over the donations from the day to the charity of their choice.

The Nottingham-based company opted to support Nottingham Hospitals Charity and when specialist construction sector recruitment company Andersen James Group kindly doubled donations made on the day, it ensured that the charity received a cheque for £1,060. 

J Tomlinson CEO, Mark Davis, said: “We have recently chosen to support Nottingham Hospitals Charity as part of our commitment to investing back in our community. J Tomlinson has been an established company in Nottingham for decades and many of our staff and their loved ones have been cared for at Nottingham’s hospitals.

“We are delighted to be supporting the charity which directly supports the Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) research programmes, initiating local medical research, which can have worldwide implications for health, and we’ve got things off to a flying start by triumphing in a charity golf day.”

Andrew Hooker, Director at Andersen James Group, said: “Andersen James were delighted to be able to host what we hope is the first of many events to raise valuable funds for a variety of charities. Myself and co-Director James Leighton are privileged to host such a fun event at a fantastic venue and would like to thank all participants who took the time to take part. Congratulations to the winning team at J Tomlinson for their victory and we hope that the funds go some way in supporting the fantastic efforts by all at Nottingham Hospitals Charity.” 

Barbara Cathcart, Chief Executive of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “We are delighted that J Tomlinson have opted to support us as their chosen charity and it is great news that they won the golf day which enabled them to make a contribution to enhance care for patients and invest in local research at Nottingham’s hospitals.” 

J Tomlinson, based at Lilac Grove, Beeston, provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical engineering (M&E), and facilities management. It operates across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

For more information about J Tomlinson, visit

The photo shows, left to right, Nigel Gregory, Development Director Nottingham Hospitals Charity, Jo Walker, Fundraising Champion at J Tomlinson, Mark Davis, CEO at J Tomlinson, Cat Craven, Fundraising Champion at J Tomlinson, Andrew Hooker, Director, Andersen James,  and Joanne Benbow, Fundraiser, Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Business boosted for CLC Mastermind Programme graduates

Keith Rodgers from Guy Taylor Associates
Graduates of a mastermind development programme for those working in the East Midlands construction sector have praised the course after experiencing a range of business benefits.
Participants have opened new branch offices, drawn up plans to take on extra staff, and put in place other expansion proposals as a result of attending the Construction Leaders Club Mastermind Programme.
Now they are highlighting to others within the sector the importance of taking time out of the day-to-day running of a business to focus on continuous development.
“Taking part in the Mastermind programme allowed us to talk about where the company was going and what we would like from it and use it as a framework for decision making,” said Keith Rodgers, managing director of Newark-based architects Guy Taylor Associates. 
“In fact, it was so helpful that we finished writing and implementing our five-year business plan within a year, leading to us opening additional offices in Sheffield, Derby and Manchester. It’s worked out very well. We have expanded our client base and we have expanded the regions we are working in, so we have a bigger spread and less of a risk.
“It was definitely worthwhile going on the Mastermind Programme as it helped to consolidate thinking and helped to focus on what matters to the business, and what doesn’t. I particularly liked the peer mentoring too.”
Phil Plant, a Nottingham-based health and safety consultant working within the construction industry, hopes to soon begin taking on his first employees after attending the Mastermind Programme. 
“I’d recommend the programme to anyone who’s thinking about doing it because it helps you to focus, it helps you to come out of the mundane day-to-day running of your business, and it is good for the morale,” he said.
“One of the best things about it was that you are a group member, you are a team player and any issues you may have in business there are generally people around the table who have experienced that and can assist you and can give you answers to your questions.”
Phil, who heads up Integral Safety Management, which operates across the country, said he had learned valuable lessons from the course, in particular how to recognise and focus on his firm’s market.
“You can start to target everything and come back with nothing but if you know your market it’s best to focus on that and set your goals,” added Phil, who, with business booming, is hoping to reap the benefits of the course after he takes on his first staff members within the next couple of months.
Designed for business owners and senior decision makers working within the construction sector who have the opportunity to set or re-set the direction for a brighter future, the CLC Mastermind Programme features a programme which brings together a group of like-minded committed individuals who want to achieve sustainable growth and want to develop themselves both professionally and personally in order to drive their business forward.
The nine-month programme is run by construction industry and business management veteran Terry O’Mahony, founder and CEO of The Construction Leaders Club, together with his associates Peter Jubb, a Chartered Marketer, and Andrea O’Mahony an executive education specialist; all of whom have a successful track record in business growth and development within or associated with the construction industry.
Sessions generally take place at Risley Hall Hotel, Risley, between Nottingham and Derby. 
For more information about the next course, visit or email
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Monday, 26 September 2016

Finalists in East Midlands fbe Awards 2016 revealed

The finalists for this year’s East Midlands fbe Awards have been announced and include four university projects, a fire station and new residential accommodation for a nationwide charity.
Organisers of the annual awards which recognise and reward the teams behind some of the best construction projects in the region have just unveiled this year’s shortlisted entries.
The finalists in the Residential category are Tur Langton in Leicestershire, a scheme of six new build family homes on the site of the Old Bull’s Head, nominated by SGP Architects; Green Lane in Nottingham, which is a development of five low energy one-bedroom single storey flats for Framework Housing Association, put forward by North Midland Construction; Cathedral Court in Derby, a 350-ensuite study bedroom student accommodation scheme for the University of Derby, nominated by D W Hicks; and an accommodation block for national charity Canine Partners, which trains assistance dogs for disabled people, at Osgathorpe in North West Leicestershire, which was nominated by North Midland Construction.
The finalists in the Non-Residential category are Nottingham University Science Library, the extension and refurbishment of the George Green Library, put forward by Galliford Try; Nottingham Trent University’s Heart of Campus project at the Clifton campus which has provided two zero carbon buildings with excellent BREEAM ratings and which was nominated by Pulse Associates; and GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham,  a building unique in the UK in its design and focus on ‘green chemistry’, which was nominated by Morgan Sindall.
The finalists in the Regeneration category are Hollygate Park at Cotgrave in Nottinghamshire, the first section of phase one of a total of around 450 homes being built on the site of the former Cotgrave Colliery, nominated by BSP Consulting; London Road Fire Station in Nottingham, a new three-storey, energy efficient building for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service on a former brownfield site, nominated by J Tomlinson Ltd; and Dakeyne Street, Sneinton, in Nottingham, a new creative hub following the major refurbishment and modernisation of 18th and 19th Century buildings that have created workspace for SMEs in creative and digital industries, nominated by architects Maber.
The finalists in the Best Rising Star category are Alexsandra Perobelli, graduate mechanical engineer at BSD, Joe Gent trainee electrical estimator at J Tomlinson Ltd and Sarah Grocock part II architectural assistant at RG+P.
The winners will be revealed at a sold-out awards ceremony on 6th October at the City Rooms in Leicester – an annual event which has become a firm fixture on the calendar for the region’s construction, development and property sector.
“We had an excellent array of nominations from across the region and across a range of sectors, illustrating the high standard of developments that are being completed in the East Midlands,” said Jef Todd, regional chairman of the East Midlands fbe and business development director at civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting.
“Our criteria for the nominated projects focused on sustainability, good design, and interaction and engagement with the local community.
“The judges were particularly pleased to read about the entries in the Best Rising Star category, our new category for this year, and to see the younger generation of professionals who are making a significant contribution to the built environment.
“I’d like to thank all the teams who nominated projects and individuals, and congratulate the finalists on their success.”
More than 120 professionals from the construction, development and property sector in the region are expected to attend the awards ceremony, which will be hosted once again by former BBC East Midlands political editor John Hess, who is now honorary professor in politics at the University of Nottingham.
All tickets have now been sold for the event. The awards have been sponsored by D W Hicks Building Co Ltd, integrated building solutions company J Tomlinson Ltd, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineers BSD, engineering and environmental consultants M-EC Consulting Development Engineers and chartered accountants and business advisers Duncan & Toplis. Civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting has sponsored the drinks reception.
The fbe is a national organisation, with branches across the UK and is the longest established networking group for the property, development and construction industries. As well as running the annual awards scheme, the organisation also organises a number of social and other events. The East Midlands branch covers Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. 

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Charity sausages boost donation from Croots Farm Shop to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre

Croots Farm Shop
Generous customers of Croots Farm Shop have raised around £500 for Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre following a range of fundraising efforts.
The donation includes a percentage from the sales of the farm shop’s Rio sausages – designed especially for the Rio Olympics.
Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, which provides local children experiencing difficult times at home with a week-long holiday in Skegness, Lincolnshire, has been the farm shop’s adopted charity for some time. This year, the charity is celebrating 125 years and has organised a string of special fundraising events to help it increase the number of holidays it provides every year from 450 to 700.
Steve Croot, who runs Croots Farm Shop at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, with wife Kay, said: “We’re delighted to be able to hand over another donation to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre following the sale of our Rio Olympics sausages and our other fundraising efforts over the past few months, which have included raffles.
“Our customers and staff have a reputation for being very generous when it comes to good causes, and I’d like to thank them for their support.” 
The butchers at Croots are renowned for designing sausages and regularly create special bangers to mark sporting occasions. The Rio Olympic sausage featured chicken and salsa.
Croots Farm Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (Shires Eatery until 4.30pm) and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays. Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.
For more information, visit Find Croots on Twitter @crootsfarm_shop or on Facebook
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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Sweet treat from Haughton Honey for customers looking for a bigger honey fix

Haughton Honey's new 900g pot of honey
Premium honey brand Haughton Honey has launched a new 900g pot of delicious raw honey.

It is believed to be the first brand of raw British honey to be widely available in such a size of container, which is very popular within mainland Europe, and holds the equivalent of two and a half jars of their well-known 340g honey product.

The new tub has been launched in response to popular demand, and is aimed at consumers who would otherwise normally purchase two or three jars for their own use.

“Our honey monsters can’t seem to get enough of Haughton Honey, so we’re making it easier for them to buy the raw honey in larger quantities,” said Haughton Honey founder Crispin Reeves. “Initial interest from customers in our new, larger pots at recent food and drink festivals has been exceptional.”

The company, based at Radmore Farm, Haughton, near Tarporley, in Cheshire, bottles raw honey which comes straight from the hive, is cold extracted and never pasteurised which means that it retains all of the natural enzymes and proteins that make English honey so special. It is also 100% natural and pure and features traces of dandelion, chestnut, blackberry, clover and other wildflowers.
Launched in 2014, Haughton Honey is expected to pack and sell more than 16,000 kg of raw honey during 2016, as demand for the honey grows. 
Currently available online at or at food festivals attended by Haughton Honey, the large tub is expected to be rolled out to many of the almost 100 independent stores, delis, farm shops and garden centres across the North West and Midlands regions, as well as Booths stores, which stock the brand.
The all-natural product is brilliant for baking, stirring into hot drinks or porridge, or as a topping on toast, crumpets and muffins. Hay fever sufferers swear by a spoonful of honey a day to ward of some of the more unpleasant symptoms of the condition. 
Earlier this year, the company staged a successful crowdfunding appeal to help support its expansion plans, raising more than £112,000 in investments.
A 340g jar of Haughton Honey costs £5.95, with a 900g tub priced at £12.95 online.
Visit for more details.
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Grants available to breathe new life into historic buildings, reminds Focus Consultants

Focus Partner Heather Frecklington
Hundreds of neglected historic buildings across the East Midlands could qualify for special grants to help bring them back into life.
That’s the view of funding experts at Focus Consultants, which has successfully secured more than £953 million in various grants and funds for projects over the past 21 years.
Partner Heather Frecklington is reminding community organisations that Heritage Enterprise funding is available to help with some of the costs to repair derelict historic places, which could be the key to giving them productive new uses.
She is urging groups to look around their villages, towns and cities with a fresh pair of eyes and consider whether developments could become commercially viable if they received a cash injection via Heritage Enterprise, which is operated by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
“For many property owners, owning a historic building requires a great deal of investment, firstly potentially restoring those buildings and secondly keeping them in good repair,” said Heather. “The cost of repairing a neglected historic building is often so high that restoration simply isn’t commercially viable. The aim of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Enterprise programme is to make such schemes possible by funding some of the repair costs with grants of £100,000 to £5 million available.”
Nottingham-based Focus, which also has branches in London and Leicester, and in Aubourn and Boston in Lincolnshire, has been involved in a number of successful Heritage Enterprise bids and is currently advising several clients on their applications.
“The fund is primarily for enterprising community organisations to help them rescue neglected historic buildings and sites and return them to a viable productive use,” said Heather. “It is designed to bridge the funding gap that prevents an historic asset in need of repair from being returned to a beneficial and commercial use. The case for grant funding will depend on there being a conservation deficit. This is where the existing value of a heritage asset plus the cost of bringing it back into use is greater than the value of the asset after development has been completed.”
Focus specialises in funding and economic development including area regeneration strategies, funding applications, economic impact appraisals, business plans, and research and evaluation. Since 1994 Focus has also secured for clients more than £953 million of grants for projects and businesses across the UK and delivered more than £1.3 billion worth of projects and programmes – making it one of the most successful businesses of its kind in the country.
It also offers a range of services to the property and construction industry, including building surveying, quantity surveying, project management, and sustainable development support.
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Friday, 9 September 2016

Ready to roll….Derbyshire MP visits Luke Evans Bakery following investment

MP Nigel Mills visits Luke Evans Bakery in Derbyshire
East Midlands bakery Luke Evans has invested £75,000 in new equipment which will allow it to produce up to 9,000 bread rolls per hour.
The new machine gives the Derbyshire family run bakery an extra 50% capacity for roll making and has been purchased in response to increased demand.
Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills recently toured the bakery at Riddings, near Alfreton, to find out more about one of the oldest family run bakeries in the country and to meet some of the 50-strong workforce at Luke Evans, which was founded more than 200 years ago.
Managing director David Yates said: “We gave him a full tour of the bakery, where he was able to talk to the bakers, and see what was involved. We were busy with the bread production, and he watched and asked questions about the various different processes and types of breads the bakers were making.
“It gave us the chance to highlight our latest investment – an Oddy Novatek roll plant which has replaced the Original Oddy we first purchased 22 years ago. The machines, manufactured just outside Leeds, are known in the industry for their incredible strength and durability, and even though it’s 22 years old, I have had numerous customers trying to buy my retired machine. 
“The new equipment is very similar in its design to the original one, but has been upgraded from a two-pocket to a three-pocket machine. This gives us the capacity to produce up to 9,000 bread rolls per hour. The other big advantage is that this new machine will mould all sizes of finger rolls which gives us greater consistency and is less labour intensive. Previously we hand rolled all of our finger rolls. 
“I’m also pleased to be able to buy British, as there is very little bakery machinery still manufactured in the UK.”
Luke Evans sells direct to the public from its shop in Greenhill Lane, Riddings, as well as supplying around 300 trade and wholesale customers across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire, including shops, cafés, schools, and delis. Fully trained craft bakers operate 24 hours a day turning out breads, cakes and savoury products from farmhouse loaves and bread rolls to fresh cream éclairs and iced buns.
The company, founded in 1804 by Henry Evans who named it after his brother Luke, has also recently appointed a new management structure. 
“We are very excited because we have been able to promote largely from our own team,” said Operations Director, Helen Yates. “Jon Booth, our new bakery manager and Paul Booth, our new night shift assistant manager, have both been with us since joining our delivery team straight from school. Phil Knowles has remained in the role of bakery night shift manager and Nick Woodcock, our only external recruit, brings fresh ideas from his previous role at Morrisons, to his new role as assistant manager.” 
A forward-thinking business, while still being loyal to its 200-year-old heritage, the team is passionate about supporting the future of the craft-baking industry.
Luke Evans Bakery operations director Helen Yates has been involved, along with other craft and plant bakeries across the country, in developing Trailblazer Apprenticeships for the bakery industry alongside the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink.
Speaking of his visit, Conservative MP Nigel Mills said: “I was delighted to recently visit Luke Evans at their base in Riddings to meet the team and see the various production stages of their high quality handmade products. Family run businesses like this are the heart of our economy, and Luke Evans is a great example of a fantastic local employer. Having seen their new machinery and tasted their outstanding products, I have no doubt they will continue to thrive and develop.’’
During the course of the visit, David and Helen Yates discussed with him their views on supporting local and small businesses, and how they encourage customers and stockists alike to support local producers.
“We were very pleased to host a visit from our MP Nigel Mills, as it gave us the chance to demonstrate what goes on at one of the region’s oldest family run craft bakeries in the East Midlands at a time when Luke Evans is continuing to invest and develop,” added David Yates.
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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Croots Farm Shop hosts ghost evenings for Duffield Arts Festival

Ghostly goings on are being served up at Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire as part of the very first Duffield Arts Festival.
The award-winning farm shop in Wirksworth Road is hosting three very special ghost evenings which will combine entertainment and hospitality.
Running on 14th, 15th and 16th September, each event has a limited number of around 30 tickets available, which include a meal in Shires Eatery at Croots. Only a handful of tickets remain for the Friday performance, however, but tickets are still available for the Wednesday and Thursday.
The ghostly activity, performed by drama production company Attic Rats, will be set around a number of locations at Farnah House Farm and will feature eerie interaction, and a series of unique ghost stories, some acted out and some told. Many of the stories are based on the ghost history of the area.
The ghostly tour, which starts at 7.30pm, will be followed by a meal in the popular café area of Croots.
“I’ve seen the first practice and it’s a really exciting and not-to-be-missed performance. It will be a unique experience for everyone involved, and is really fascinating,” said Steve Croot, who runs Croots with wife Kay. “We’re really pleased to be a part of the first Duffield Arts Festival, and to be providing the venue for such an unusual event.” 
Not recommended for the faint hearted or under 16s, tickets are £18 each, and are available from Duffield News, Croots Farm Shop and online at
Duffield Arts Festival will offer a broad programme of performances, workshops and talks across the fields of music, drama, art and books, plus much more.
Croots Farm Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (Shires Eatery until 4.30pm) and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays. Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.
For more information, visit Find Croots on Twitter @crootsfarm_shop or on Facebook 
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Friday, 2 September 2016

Expanding contractor J Tomlinson moves to larger West Midlands base

The J Tomlinson team in the new West Midlands office
Growing construction services company J Tomlinson has opened a new West Midlands headquarters after experiencing expansion in the region. 
At the same time, the firm is creating around ten additional posts.
The company has transferred its West Midlands base from a site in Birmingham to larger offices in London Road, Canwell, near Sutton Coldfield.
The move follows a number of significant contract wins and an expansion in the number of staff employed in the region by the construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical engineering, facilities management, and energy efficiency and renewables firm.
“J Tomlinson has worked in the West Midlands for many years, and on the back of a growing portfolio of projects and an increasing reputation in the region, opened an initial base in Birmingham last year,” said J Tomlinson CEO Mark Davis. 
“Since then, as a result of further expansion, the company has outgrown the space and we are delighted to have opened a new headquarters at Canwell near Sutton Coldfield which will allow us to continue to serve our existing clients and to work with additional public and private clients in the West Midlands as we continue to broaden our portfolio.” 
To coincide with the opening of the headquarters, J Tomlinson has been recruiting locally in the West Midlands and currently has new positions for a quantity surveyor and an assistant quantity surveyor, a site manager, an estimator and a trainee administrator, having recently appointed a range of other posts.
J Tomlinson, which is based in Nottingham and works across the West Midlands, East Midlands and Yorkshire, increased its turnover from £54 million in 2014 to £84 million in 2016. It employs more than 400 people.
J Tomlinson is working on a number of on-going contracts in the West Midlands, including being appointed to a four-year framework contract by Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police which is now part of a joint property vehicle with four other public sector bodies known as Place Partnerships, covering servicing, maintenance, reactive repairs and minor building works. 
Last year, the firm won a five-year contract to replace kitchens and bathrooms in around 1,600 properties in Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke, Walsall and Wolverhampton for housing organisation Midland Heart, and has a gas servicing and repair contract with housing provider and social organisation Bromford, providing services to over 10,000 properties.
The firm is also constructing a new 65-bed care home for Hamberley Development and a new building for Sutton Coldfield Conservative Club on the same site in Sutton Coldfield. Recently the company completed the mechanical and electrical work on the new five-storey, 6,500sq m headquarters offices for West Bromwich Building Society at Providence Place in West Bromwich.
The new office is headed by J Tomlinson construction managing director Martin Gallagher and offers the full range of services provided by the company.
For more information, visit
The photo shows, left to right, Andy Morris, contracts manager, Toni Baker, office manager, Andrea Jones, business development manager, Martin Gallagher, managing director construction, Pete Woods, operations director.
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