A local construction firm has announced ambitious growth plans for the next five years as it opens a newly expanded office in Lutterworth.
Ashe Construction, which is head quartered in Hertfordshire but has had an additional office in Leicestershire for four years, previously occupied one floor of a unit at St John’s business park in Rugby Road. It has now expanded its office to a whole unit in the park, employing 16 staff.
The family firm, which was founded in 1972, serves a wide range of sectors and clients and currently specialises in school extensions in Leicestershire and the wider East Midlands and Warwickshire, through its membership of empa, the East Midlands Property Alliance.
Key account manager at Ashe Construction, Kelly Fowler, said the office expansion was an indication of how business was booming for the firm and reflected a strategic move to be able to serve more clients in the Leicestershire and wider East Midlands and Warwickshire area.
She said: “We’re delighted to have expanded our Lutterworth base to a larger unit, as it means we now have a permanent office in the area and can take on many more new staff.
“The office is currently home to 16 staff, but we plan to expand by a further 50 per cent in the future.
“We’re currently looking for new recruits to fill a variety of positions such as contractors, site managers, surveyors, assistant surveyors and trainee surveyors. With the trainee roles, we really want candidates who we can train up until they reach manager level – so we’d want someone we can really see ourselves investing our time and resources in.
“We’ve become very busy recently thanks to the work we’ve secured through the latest empa framework – a lot of which is building school extensions in the East Midlands.”
Kelly added that Ashe’s plan for the next five years was one of ambitious growth, with an eye on the private sector market in the region.
She said: “While we are really enjoying being a part of empa and working on a wide array of public sector projects, we’d also like to extend our reach into the private sector in Leicestershire.
“We rode the storm of the recession with caution and feel we have come out the other side in a much stronger position. Our focus for the next five years locally is going to be tapping into the commercial property and retail sectors in Leicestershire and the East Midlands.”