Hartlepool-based construction and plant and equipment hire business, Seymour CPM, whose new financial year started on 1 September, already has 80 per cent of its order book confirmed for the year ahead, thanks to a raft of repeat business from existing clients.
Having ended its 2021-22 financial year with a turnover of almost £4 million, the company looks set to increase this figure to £5 million in the forthcoming year.
Seymour CPM has been trading for almost ten years and moved to its current one-acre site off Brenda Road in Hartlepool three years ago.
With thirty employees in its construction business and a further five in plant and equipment hire, Seymour CPM wins the majority of its work through referral and recommendation – one of such is a current project underway for furniture retailer, Barker & Stonehouse.
Having successfully completed a warehouse in Middlesbrough for Barker & Stonehouse, Seymour CPM was awarded a second project working alongside principal contractor, Mcluckie Projects, to build a new furniture store at the Metrocentre Retail Park. Here, the building shell is now complete and external works are currently under way.
Dennis Mcluckie of Mcluckie Projects, who has a longstanding relationship with Barker & Stonehouse as a construction consultant and has managed all the retailer’s projects in the UK for more than 25 years, was responsible for appointing Seymour CPM to the Gateshead project. He said:
“I have worked with Chris and his team for a couple of years on a range of Barker & Stonehouse projects with a combined value in excess of £1.5m – and all on an open-book basis. The team is dedicated, responsive, reliable and a pleasure to work with. Everything is progressing well, and we are on programme at Gateshead for completion in February all being well.”
Seymour CPM’s managing director, Chris Seymour, himself a civil engineer, is delighted by the current performance of the business. He commented:
“We are a business founded on family values with a total commitment to training our own apprentices and recruiting from within wherever possible. This approach has allowed us to develop a reputation as a dependable construction and civil engineering company and has led to much repeat business”
“After our original family business was sold back in 2007, I worked for Sir Robert McAlpine to broaden my construction experience on larger projects and then moved to set up Seymour CPM in 2011. It is really starting to gain traction.”
Talking about the growth of the business and its workload, he continued:
“At the beginning our workload was more domestic/self-build projects, but today we focus mainly on commercial projects and undertake a range of projects typically up to £1m in value. Our client base includes EasyJet, having worked airside on their facilities at both Gatwick and Luton Airport. Another client is MoD Contractor, Rubb Buildings, who we have worked with throughout the country on a range of RAF bases undertaking groundworks for lightweight MRO structures for aircraft.”
“In recent years we have also started to re-establish our family reputation from days gone by, for civil engineering projects in the local petrochemical industry on Teesside, and we have several underway in this sector for clients such as Mitsubishi Chemicals, and Navigator Terminals.”
Another current project of note, is a particularly challenging design and build project for a £1m self-build house for a private client. Located in the village of Ledbury, Worcestershire, the build includes significant civil and structural works as it is built into a bankside. The project is due for handover imminently.