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Record growth and new wins for Metnor Construction as it celebrates 20th anniversary

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Metnor Construction, part of the Newcastle based Metnor Group, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a record number of new wins including a £17million project with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Established in May 2002, the division operates primarily in the PRS (private residential sector), care home, hotels and leisure, data centres and retail sectors. Metnor Construction’s activities as Principal Contractor cover traditional contracting, design and build and partnering. The company which employs 60 people, is based at Metnor House in Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne. With expertise to carry out multiple large scale projects, typical contract values for the business  range from £1m to £50m. And despite the challenges of the pandemic, turnover for Metnor Construction is forecast to reach £90 million in 2022. Operating across the UK, recently completed and current works for the business include two major private residential schemes at Market Quarter in Rugby, and another in Warrington, a healthcare centre in Kettering, alongside a number of student accommodation contracts. And now the firm is celebrating its anniversary with a prestigious new local client win. After a competitive tender, they are delighted to have been awarded the Principal Contractor role at the new NHS training centre at Cramlington Hospital.  The…

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WilliamsAli boosts team with Corporate Finance Director appointment

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WilliamsAli, the North East’s specialist M&A boutique, has announced the appointment of Simon Hewitson as Corporate Finance Director. With their fresh and independent approach to the corporate finance sector, WilliamsAli is well known for providing its own unique brand of financial advice to business owners, companies, and entrepreneurs throughout the region. Simon Hewitson, who is a chartered accountant, has specialised in corporate finance work for over 12 years. He has advised the owners and directors of a wide range of private and listed companies in the North East operating in a variety of different sectors on sale, acquisition, debt, and private equity activity. Simon has spent his entire career in the North East, initially working in practice before moving to an asset based lending role at Five Arrows Commercial Finance. He then moved into industry as Finance Director for Mill North East, having previously advised them on their management buyout from Inchcape plc.  Simon was appointed to strengthen the management team and advise on all corporate finance activity leading to the ultimate sale of the business to Stoneacre Motor Group. The appointment will enhance WilliamsAli’s corporate finance capabilities in the North East as it looks to grow its team after…

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Norstead sets sights on record revenue as it celebrates 50th anniversary

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Norstead, part of the Newcastle based Metnor Group, is celebrating being well on their way to record revenues and prestigious new client wins as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Norstead was established in 1971 and specialises in the design and installation of mechanical and electrical services in a number of commercial and industrial sectors. Part of the Metnor Group, the firm has the experience and financial stability to carry out multiple contracts with a typical individual project value of up to £30 million.  Despite the challenges of the pandemic yielding tough results, turnover for Norstead is forecast to reach £40m in 2022, expanding from a turnover of £23.5m in 2019. They have recently relocated into Metnor House, in Newcastle upon Tyne as part of their collaboration with sister company Metnor Construction, with another office in Maidenhead, Norstead lists some of the UK’s best-known companies as clients. The firm plans to secure new offices in Maidenhead later this year and create up to 10 new roles to support its ambitious expansion plans and bolster their engineering and commercial teams. Recently completed and current projects in the pipeline include the development of the White Room at the British Museum, the critical care…

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