Published On: Thu, Jul 28th, 2016

Expanding housebuilder offers construction businesses in the South East a bright future

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KM Kent SubContracter 06With uncertain times gripping the construction industry, a national housebuilder is increasing its market share in the South East, offering secured, long term work on large-scale housing developments in Essex, Kent and London for successful construction sub-contractors and suppliers.

 In support for growing and maintaining local labour as it expands into Kent, the Thames gateway and outer London Boroughs, top ten UK housebuilder, Keepmoat has started the search for local contractors, builders and suppliers to help deliver a number of multi-million pound housing contracts.

Keepmoat invited business from around the South East to meet the Keepmoat Homes team at the Holiday Inn in Brentwood for a recent breakfast with more than 28 businesses attending to discuss future plans and to submit tenders for the development work. The event gave potential contractors information on the upcoming contracts in Kent, Essex and Home Counties with representatives from Keepmoat on hand to offer advice and guidance on how to be accepted onto the preferred supplier list for future developments.

Nigel Chandler, Business Development Director at Coinford Ltd, a groundwork and concrete frame specialist, who attended the event said: “It’s great to see large scale, long-term opportunities in the area, with a new developer. It’s encouraging to see development plans coming to fruition and makes us feel positive about the future of our own business.”

Mike Dempsey, Regional Managing Director for Keepmoat’s Southern Homes division, said: “The aim of this event was to offer local firms the opportunity to network and make new contacts, and find out about upcoming contracts and opportunities and we’ve had a lot of interest in the work we are doing in the area.”

“Our Southern Homes division, based in Luton launched in 2014 and we have expanded quickly from a small business to a disruptive force in the Southern housebuilding industry, employing more than 60 top industry professionals and delivering 230 homes in our second year of operation. We have ambitious growth plans and a strong pipeline with an aim to deliver 700 homes a year by 2020.

“To meet these targets and to assist in the government’s plans to deliver one million homes by 2020, we need to partner with the best suppliers and sub-contractors in the region and we are sure we that, together, we can make a difference to the housebuilding and construction industries.  

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