New business wins for firm
Public sector deals keep Keir Group in good shape
Brian McQuade (pictured), managing director of the Scotland and north-east England arm of the construction division, said it had performed well this year, increasing headcount and business wins.
In its growing healthcare business it has won contracts with NHS Grampian and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
In the education sector it is working on a number of college projects, including the £43 million William McIlvanney Campus at Kilmarnock.
Commenting on the results, Haydn Mursell, group chief executive, said: “The group remains on course to deliver expectations for the full-year.
“Our core markets are improving which provides a platform for growth, particularly for our property, residential and regional building businesses, and over the medium-term for our infrastructure businesses,” he said.
“Mouchel has been substantially integrated and is performing well.
“Our presence in infrastructure services, regional building and housing aligns to growth markets with high visibility of forward pipelines and now accounts for 75% of the group’s turnover.
“We are encouraged by the robust pipelines in property and residential and the order books totalling £9 billion in construction and services. We remain focused on ensuring that the group is fit for growth by continuing to focus on our operational efficiency and continuing to manage risk closely.
“This discipline, combined with the resilience and flexibility provided by the portfolio of businesses in the group, will continue to underpin our performance. We look forward to the future with confidence.”