Yorkshire Contractor PEC Secures Retail And Commercial Projects Worth £5M

Yorkshire contracting, manufacturing and shopfitting company PEC has boosted its order book for 2013 with nationwide contracts worth £5m.

With budgets squeezed and developers wanting more from their contractors for less, the Bradford-based company is emerging from the recession with a record number of projects after completing a busy few years expanding into new sectors.

“Despite the gloomy news from the high street, we have noticed many retailers are investing in their in-store customer experience by upgrading facilities for shoppers. There’s also rising demand from healthcare organisations, as many health services move out of traditional medical centres to community-based and private practices,” said PEC managing director Sohan Panesar.

“We’ve worked hard to break into new markets and have completed projects ranging from the award-winning refurbishment of dementia wards for Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust to the extension and refurbishment of a Bradford dental practice and Leeds Building Society’s branch refurbishment programme.”

Contracts for car servicing and repair company Kwik-Fit, marketing agency Momentum and its client Sony, and Leeds Building Society as well as on-going work with Majestic Wine will see PEC teams despatched around the UK to deliver refurbishment, building and internal fit-out works.

“We’ve made some changes to our business to help us emerge stronger from these difficult times and I’m happy to say we continue to grow, expanding into new sectors and overseas markets. Our bespoke manufacturing workshop in Bradford guarantees quality as well as the capacity to meet the deadlines that many of our fast turnaround projects demand.”

The company recently recruited a new administration manager, Barbara Leece, to assist with the structuring of quality management systems as it prepares for ISO9001 accreditation, and electrical project manager Andrew Hall to help with the increase in electrical projects.