South Lanarkshire firm set for new offices after UKSE funding package
South Lanarkshire based construction company Deans Civil Engineering has been awarded a six-figure boost from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) to support continued market growth and fund the renovation of a disused bakery to establish state-of-the-art office premises.
The financial support from UKSE was part of a funding package which has allowed Deans Civil Engineering to be able to purchase its own premises as well as fit out and fund the move.
UKSE is the Tata Steel subsidiary, set up to help growing companies operating in former steel producing areas realise their full potential, boost the local economy and create jobs.
Based in Cambuslang, the construction company’s expertise covers all aspects of civil engineering and ground works, operating around the United Kingdom in a variety of sectors. These include social housing, healthcare, education, and commercial and private developments. Key Deans Civil Engineering’s clients include Bowmer & Kirkland, Key Property Solutions, Lend Lease and Wates.
Steven Deans, managing director, established Deans Civil Engineering in May 2010. Strong relationships have stood the business in good stead throughout the economic downturn and despite a suppressed market, the business has achieved its projected turnover and more.
Since UKSE’s investment, Deans Civil Engineering has increased activities within the facilities management market which has introduced major clients and UK-wide contracts to the company. Support has also resulted in the creation of 15 new jobs in 2014.
Most recently, the company was involved in preparations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, constructing temporary car parks and walkways for the hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city and wider area. In readiness for Games preparations, Deans Civil Engineering employed a full time apprentice civil engineer who has experienced a unique training and employment opportunity.
Steven Deans said: “The support we’ve experienced from UKSE has been tremendous. We have been persistent for a numbers of years in applying for funding to boost business which I’m delighted has now come to fruition. The loan we have received has been invaluable.
“Investing in people is an important focus for Deans Civil Engineering, and the new, accessible premises in Cambuslang provide us with a staff training base. As someone who was undergraduate studying Quantity Surveying myself, I understand and appreciate the value of work-based training, experience and continuing professional development.
“The additional working capital has meant we are able to take advantage of market growth and tackle new areas of business. With a committed team of people based in fit-for-purpose office premises, we can concentrate on steering our company to an even stronger position.”
Scott Webb, regional executive for UKSE, added: “Deans Civil Engineering is a well run business which has demonstrated continued growth over the past few years.
“It’s wonderful to see them getting settled in to the new office which will set the scene for future project wins across new markets and sectors as well as the creation of local jobs for the people of Lanarkshire.”