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Kingston Joinery make a strong start in 2021

Monday, February 8th, 2021

February is here already, and what a strong start to the year Kingston Joinery have had, in just a few short weeks.

Kingston Joinery Managing Director Craig O’Leary is confident the firm can show continued growth in 2021, after a year in which it secured high value work and developed strong relationships with both key suppliers and new clients despite the events of the global pandemic.

These events saw the East Yorkshire-based commercial joinery specialist miss out on the £10m turnover it had anticipated. However, the order book is looking strong, and should see the business successfully pass the £10m turnover milestone this year.

They have developed every part of the business ready to take it to new strengths. The team have started 2021 with big hopes for the year and a full steam ahead approach.

Mr O’Leary, Managing Director said “There is no doubt that 2020 was a tough year for us all, but we have started 2021 strong with a healthy order book, and an array of ideas for developing areas within the business.

Although things are still not where we would like them to be and our office staff continue to work remotely, we have made some changes, with the addition of experienced people to the team as we continue to develop the business.

We expanded our team of estimators just before the first lockdown by introducing Alex Webster to the team. Alex has a strong estimating background and, although it was a strange time for anyone new joining the business, he took it in his stride and has just won his first project with our client, Kier.

Alex has been mentored by Matt Hewitt, whom has recently been promoted to Senior Estimator. Having joined the team in January 2017, Matt has worked hard to develop his skills and proven he has the knowledge and ability to lead the estimating team.

We have seen promotions and new members joining us in another area of our business. After 4 years at Kingston Joinery, Paul Warnecke has been promoted to Senior Contracts Manager and will be leading the production team, which include newly promoted Tony Pearsall as Assistant Contracts Manager. Tony has worked for Kingston Joinery as a Site Manager for a number of years, this is a natural next step for him and, he is already proving to be a great addition to the team.”

Kingston Joinery has always held a strong position in its industry, they are looking forward to working hard on their long-standing relationships with suppliers and clients, as well as adding some new important customers.

Sarah Rawlings, Operations Manager said “We have focused on successfully maintaining our various industry accreditations, building up relationships with our contacts, and adding to the quality of our team. We believe this has left us well placed to see continued growth and develop into new areas and lines of business in 2021.”

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