Hampshire based construction company Wilding Butler has joined forces with three other companies to form the South East Construction Consortium. The Consortium members, Armfield (Chertsey), Baxall (Paddock Wood), Coombs (Canterbury), and Wilding Butler (Winchester) are all accomplished long standing construction companies carrying out projects throughout the South East up to £8M in value in both the Public and Private sectors. The Consortium's fields of expertise include Education, Health, Sports & Leisure, Housing, Commercial, Industrial, Heritage, Design & Build and Project Management.
Phil Wilding, Managing Director of Wilding Butler explained the reason for forming the Consortium when he stated "A certain level of turnover is sometimes a pre-requisite of Clients, particularly Local Authorities, and we feel that the Consortium will give us the size to be able to compete on a level playing field with any of our competitors which include the National Contractors.
The members of the Consortium are four highly knowledgeable and experienced building contractors employing local people, local suppliers and local sub contractors. We have come together to exchange information and benefit from the best practice of each company.
The Consortium has a collective trading experience of over 200 years and an overall turnover of £50 million but despite the size the Consortium has similar values to the four individual companies and is committed to continuous improvement." He went on to state "Our major strength as a consortium is in offering value for money and a hands on approach. We aim to provide sustainable value for money solutions for all our customers."
The Consortium members were initially brought together by the National Federation of Builders (NFB). The NFB is the leading Trade Association for the Construction Industry. All its members are strictly vetted and have undergone a range of reference checks in order to give potential clients peace of mind. The NFB also campaign hard on key issues to ensure that the voice of the Construction Industry is heard at government level.
The photograph shows (from left to right); Malcolm Clarke (Baxall), Stephen Ball (Coombs), Phil Wilding (Wilding Butler), David Hinchcliffe (Armfield)
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