Keltbray Group today announced a 25% increase in turnover for the financial year ending 31 October 2015, from £216.9 million to £272.3 million. Gross profit improved by £7.8 million to £45.4 million a 21% increase. Operating profit was £11.6 million, an increase of £3.6 million compared to 2014, and an improvement in margin to 4.3%.
Keltbray Group employs over a 1,000 people and has three reporting streams: Demolition & Civil Engineering (turnover £202 million), Rail (turnover £54 million) and Environmental Materials Management (turnover £16 million).
Keltbray’s Demolition & Civil Engineering (D&CE) business stream is the UK market leader in demolition and groundwork operations. This includes engineering design consultancy, piling and asbestos management. The piling business had exceptional growth to £35 million (2014 £20 million) and the asbestos business in now in the top five by size in the UK.
The D&CE business stream continues to develop its specialist skills with investment in new plant and recruitment of staff to provide a unique diversity of service in the UK demolition, groundworks and piling sectors. Opportunities are now increasingly opening up to combine this capability with the other business streams in the rail and remediation markets to further enhance Keltbray’s integrated offering to a wider range of clients. For example on Queen Mary Viaduct in London for Network Rail Keltbray has undertaken demolition, piling, trackwork and overhead line electrification.
Keltbray’s Rail business stream includes electrification design and build, as well as rail civil engineering, piling and plant hire solutions. This business is working on the Great Western Mainline, Crossrail eastern access routes and in Wales on electrification and piling frameworks and is now expecting an acceleration in workloads as the market recovers following last year’s slow down due to various Government reviews. Keltbray is supporting this development with investment in plant, people and training resources.
With regards to Keltbray’s third business stream, Environmental Materials Management, which covers remediation of contaminated land and materials, demand levels in the residential sector remain strong and provide good opportunities for growth.
About Keltbray’s 2015 results, Group Chief Executive, Brendan Kerr said: “Keltbray was formed as an earthmoving and groundworks company in 1976, and it is pleasing to see how we have grown to become an award-winning specialist contractor with a £270 million annual turnover and more than 1,000 employees in our 40th year.
“Over the past four decades Keltbray has helped facilitate some of the largest and most iconic construction projects in the country, including The Shard and The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium and on major infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and the electrification of The Great Western Mainline. We are now firmly established as one of the country’s largest specialist contractors and are proud of the continued strengthening of our business.”
Keltbray Group dates back to 1976 and is a UK leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail and environmental services. The company is a key player in developing and maintaining Britain’s built environment and operates in highly regulated environments; making sites ready for new infrastructure and developments.
Customers trust in Keltbray’s nearly 1,000 people to deliver projects safely, on time and budget, and with care for the environment and our communities.
We invest heavily in our plant and assets and take pride in offering design-led services and innovative solutions using our own, well trained and fully qualified staff.
From power supply upgrade on the West Coast Main Rail Line to regeneration at Earls Court and Battersea in London, and the Waterfront in Dundee to decommissioning at Trawsfynydd Nuclear Power Station in Wales, Keltbray provides stand-alone or fully integrated services to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects.
Our in-house capability, from engineering design to delivery and training commitment focuses the business on excellence and on providing value to our clients to foster long lasting partnerships.
Keltbray undertakes work to award winning standards, is accredited to national and international standards with a commitment to training and development.