Project First Group is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading refrigeration companies, not only supplying product but also project management and maintenance contracting. It is a young company with new ideas and has reviewed, updated and upgraded its working methods to align with today’s market forces. High Street retailers demand the best quality, using the simplest installation methods, in the shortest lead-time at the best cost. Project First continually improves its service so it can satisfy these needs.
In the last seven years, the Project First Group has grown from having a staff of just three employees into a dynamic company with eight offices nationwide and a predicted turnover approaching £70 million by FY 2009. Project First has grown rapidly because the market likes its fresh approach to the refrigeration industry. It has specialist knowledge of refrigeration systems, engineering design and installation, and is committed to innovation, quality, customer care, and cost-focused solutions.
In addition, this phenomenal growth has been driven by the acquisition of some of the key players within the sector including the creation of Primo Products Ltd in 2005, the purchase of GH England in 2007, and most importantly, acquiring Denman Facilities Maintenance in 2008. The expansion of Project First Group’s areas of interest has meant revenue has leapt from £12 million in 2005/6, to £60 million for the 2008 financial year. This growth is set to continue as the company can now offer customers a fully integrated, ‘joined-up’ service, providing a complete solution to all their engineering needs. Mark Stratford, Managing Director of the Project First Group, comments: “I am delighted with the way the company has expanded. Within five years the Project First Group will be the market leader in providing engineering solutions to the UK retail sector.
“Project First Group also takes green initiatives and green solutions very seriously and we are committed to minimising our environmental impact by encouraging the use of green technologies and collaborating with companies such as Scandinavia’s Green & Cool to provide cutting edge low carbon refrigeration and air conditioning systems to the UK market.”
According to Richard Spurgeon, the Group’s Sales and Marketing Director, this commitment to innovation will see the company continue to flourish, although 2009 will be all about consolidation and innovation rather than further expansion. He says: “We are now in a phase of amalgamation, making the different areas of our business work better together. We are building on where we are and taking engineering innovation further.”
The Project First Group, first and foremost in refrigeration solutions.