Gemma Lennon, tells us why Wakefield for the award winning, family run Britcon!
1. Summarise your business in a couple of sentences
Britcon provides building, civil engineering and steelwork solutions for the built environment. Established in 1990 as a family business with exceptional credentials, Britcon is a trusted partner delivering safe, innovative and value driven solutions.
2. Can you showcase your work by offering an example of a recent project?
3. How long have you worked/been based in Wakefield?
Britcon has been based in Wakefield for just over 2 years now. We have had a site here for many years which was being used by our sister company, Specialist Surfacing. Britcon decided to open it up further to ensure we had a presence in the area. We are at Silkwood Park which is excellent for connections to the motorway but also so close to Wakefield itself.
4. Why Wakefield?
As mentioned above, we have always had a site here and it is very central and the opportunities within the Wakefield region and surrounding areas for a company such as ourselves is extensive. We wanted to ensure we were within and also able to support the area.
5. Why have you become a Bondholder?
It’s so important for local companies to support the investment within their local region. Bondholders is an extremely active group with many opportunities to meet with new contacts in the area. It’s so importance to collaborate, we all have the same goals including local engagement and investment within our immediate area.
6. What’s next for Wakefield?
We are continuing to grow our team within our Wakefield office. We are becoming more and more involved with local projects including recently working for Huddersfield University, Bradford Council and Kemira Chemicals in Bradford, as well as major retailers within the area.
We hope to continue by providing service to projects within the region. There are so many fantastic developments ongoing within Wakefield including The Innovation Centre and Snowhill, we hope to be able to contribute to further development as it happens, particularly as a contractor based right in the area.
7. Do you know an interesting fact about the district?
There are a few nursery rhymes associated with Wakefield:
– The Grand Old Duke of York (Battle of Wakefield in 1460 when the Duke of York was killed)
– Here we go round the Mulberry Bush (Wakefield Prison)