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Record-breaking annual results for Leicester interior specialists


The record-breaking annual results of EE Smith Contracts Ltd reveal activity has grown by over 50 per cent over the 12 months to March 2020 to over £50 million.

Record-breaking annual results for Leicester interior specialists


"It has been a bumper year because of the number of prestigious contracts we have secured"
Neil Simpson



One of the UK’s leading specialist interior fit-out contractors based in the Midlands has recorded the highest annual revenue in its 123-year history

The record-breaking annual results of EE Smith Contracts Ltd reveal activity has grown by over 50 per cent over the 12 months to March 2020 to over £50 million.

The business, which has nine sites spread over Percy Road and Morris Road on the Clarendon Industrial Estate in Leicester, employs 300 staff and up to 375 agency staff to work on its specialist joinery and interiors contracts.

The best ever year for EE Smith Contracts Ltd follows its success in securing work at multiple prestigious developments, including The Londoner for Edwardian Hotels London in Leicester Square, luxury developments and prestigious residential developments in the capital.

Neil Simpson, finance director at EE Smith Contracts Ltd, said a combination of its craftsmanship and technology was the bedrock for its success.

“It has been a bumper year because of the number of prestigious contracts we have secured,” he said.

“This growth is reward for our hard-earned reputation for excellence. The whole business is focused on satisfying our client’s needs, by creating incredibly interiors in a professional and efficient manner.

“We have been able to grow whilst maintaining our marque for quality because we are continually investing in our manufacturing facilities. This ensures our efficiency and capability remain market leading.

“Our heritage has been in joinery since 1897, which is the base of our business. We have coupled these time-served craft skills with today’s high-tech machinery which, over time, has enabled us to build a reputation for providing a high-quality service.

“By investing in training for our employees, we are reaping the benefits of using state-of-the-art technology and we have carved out a niche for providing impressive interiors.

“About 60 per cent of our work is with repeat clients, which is the perfect endorsement for our efforts. We are confident there are significant flagship opportunities coming up in the months and years ahead to maintain our success, including two new multi-million contracts in London that we are starting on shortly.”

Simpson said there had been challenges during Covid-19 particularly when Leicester was placed back in lockdown but orders and enquiries were continuing.

“Some of the sites we work on in London were temporarily closed at the start of lockdown but everything is back up and running again. Despite the pandemic, we are aiming to match these record results in the coming year.” he said.

“The recent lockdown in Leicester has caused some challenges and the social distancing measures has meant modifications but we have embraced the changes to our working practices and have gone further than the recommendations in some instance.

“There is no doubt the commercial property sector is going to be affected in the short, medium and long-term but in the high-end residential world, those with significant wealth continue to have an appetite to invest in luxury houses and apartments in London. There is no doubt that the high-end residential and luxury hotel markets in central London remain buoyant.”
 

Caption: From the left, Mike Collis (Investor Director), Richard Hollingsworth (Commercial Director), Dan Cashmore (Contracts Director), Ian Lawson (Non-Executive Chairman), Neil Bottrill (Managing Director), John Richardson (Production Director) and Neil Simpson (Finance Director) of EE Smith Contracts Ltd

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