Gelder Group has announced that it has acquired a larger office in Sheffield, having outgrown its previous premises in only 12 months.
Gelder Group, which delivers projects across a range of sectors including education, health, retail, insurance, leisure, heritage and residential, has acquired the 700 sq ft space on Magna 34 Business Park, Rotherham.
The business, which has its HQ in Lincolnshire, first opened a Sheffield office in January 2016 in Chapel Town, but quickly outgrew the space and within 3 months moved into a 260 sq ft office within the same building. The team has now relocated to a third office, which is almost triple the size of the previous one.
The new office, which can seat 30 will see the Sheffield-based Gelder Group team grow from 10 to 14 over the next year.
James Flintham, Commercial Manager at Gelder Group, said:
We’ve been steadily increasing our market share within the Yorkshire Region and made the decision to open a Sheffield office two years ago as we saw a gap in the market and wanted to be close to our clients in the area. We have grown faster than expected and are now making our third move to keep up with that growth and our ambitious plans for the future
This is an exciting time for Gelder Group and Yorkshire is a great place to do business. We are looking forward to working on more schemes in the area and being an active member of the business community. Our new office provides us with plenty of space to grow and it’s fantastic to be recruiting in the city.
I’d like to thank our passionate team here at Sheffield and our clients for their continued support.
Gelder Group, which has started recruiting for two quantity surveyors for the Sheffield office, has worked on a number of significant projects across the city, including the Lidl stores in Darnall and Southey Green, and the apartment complex Mandale House on Bailey Street.
Gelder Group is committed to supporting the local communities that it works with and has just committed to supporting the Penistone Church under 9 girls football team.
2017 has been a hugely successful year for the Facilities Maintenance & Building division with sales of over £13m and a forward order book of £4m with new and existing clients. The department’s expansion also included a new office suite in Sheffield, which, in January will see the office moving to larger premises. The swift and rapid success of the department is further testament to the dedicated and skilled team that has been developed by Dave Gladwin, Construction Director. On the expansion Dave Gladwin commented:
Our department has been able to adapt to the workload and my role has changed significantly with all day-to-day work now being handled by James Flintham, who has been instrumental in the success of the department. I am now fully able to focus my efforts on securing new work and developing client relationships.
The new structure of the department has seen the promotion of four key staff:
- Shane Ormiston, Senior Quantity Surveyor – Responsible for the team of Quantity Surveyors in Lincoln and Sheffield.
- Kate Brown, Office Manager – Leading the way to a new streamlined system that will focus on providing excellent customer service to clients and a more efficient system for staff.
- Joe Almond, Senior Contracts Manager – Who has overall responsibility for delivering projects to clients.
- James Flintham, Commercial Manager – Dealing with all day-to-day running of the branches in Lincoln and Sheffield.
The new structure was rolled out in late November and has been well received by staff and clients.
January saw the opening and expansion of the newly named Gelder Facilities Maintenance and Building division’s office in Sheffield.
The new office is located in Chapeltown, Sheffield and is now home to a team of Estimators and Quantity Surveyors. This team will provide a key role in assisting with the continued growth of the evolving division.
James Flintham (Senior Quantity Surveyor/Estimator) commented:
The Facilities, Maintenance and Building division is already seeing the benefits of the new office and staff which has already secured in the region of £500k of new orders in this short period of time.
If you’d like more details about the team and the new office, please get in touch.