Meldrum Group invited colleagues, clients, friends and family to celebrate its 20th year of trading on Friday 3rd September at the Copthorne Hotel on Newcastle’s Quayside.
Having started the business in July 2001, Dave thanked those involved in the business, old and new, for their continued support and contributions to making the business the success it is today. He said “I never thought when I set up this business; just me, Harry Robinson, Lee Draycott and Dave Norton, that it was the beginning of the £30m turnover business we see today.
He continued “From being given one of our very first project by Ian and Shelagh Darcy, to delivering the £20m Auckland Castle Project, we now employ over 170 people.
We have achieved some amazing results in our 20-year history:
- Sponsored over 40 employees through degrees
- Delivered & developed over 140 apprenticeships / trainees
- Sponsored bursaries at local schools
- Raised nearly £800k for local charities and causes to date
- Formed a charity – Meldrum Foundation
It is a business that each and every one of you have contributed in its success – so thank you”.
Meldrum have recently handed over two prestigious projects – Auckland Castle (£20m) and Spanish Gallery (£5.5m) both part of the regeneration of Bishop Auckland, spearheaded by philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer.
Meldrum recently published its 2020 accounts, reporting an increase on turnover of £7.6m and keeping gross profit to 14.9%. Dave Meldrum credits the recently remodelled Group structure with “its ability to be flexible and adapt, combined with employing our well thought through business continuity plans, we have recorded some fantastic results.
2020 and 2021 have undoubtedly proven difficult for many businesses but Meldrum feel justifiably proud of the detailed planning and governance that the recently formed Group board has put in place and the results that are being generated through thoroughly testing times.”
Meldrum Group would like to thank all those who have supported the business through the last twenty years … here’s to the next 20, and beyond!