HEAD OFFICE Manufacturer and supplier of hardwood flooring, Atkinson & Kirby, has relocated its headquarters to Chirk, North Wales, joining the company’s existing onsite manufacturing and distribution facility.

The move will improve both the service and quality of products by having all staff in one location, unifying working relationships between all departments, from marketing to distribution, as well as improving efficiency, customer service and delivery. Atkinson & Kirby still retains its office and distribution in Livingston.

Tradition is an integral part of Atkinson & Kirby and the company is proud to remain one of a few British

manufacturers of hardwood flooring, with a selection of solid flooring being produced in its Chirk mill.

Tony Miles, CEO of Atkinson & Kirby, said: “The consolidation of all offices to Chirk is a big move and demonstrates just how serious we are about British manufacturing and sustainability.

“We are FSC certified and take pride in the quality of wood we supply, with rigorous inspections at various stages of production, making sure the wood is always from a sustainable source.

is approximately 20.3% lower than the peak of £75.1bn achieved in 2015.

The number of contract awards continued the downward trend exhibited in recent years with awards falling to 9,580. This is a decrease of 7.3% on 2018 and is also 23.0% lower than 2014 when the number of contract awards peaked at 12,447.


HOLD STEADY IN 2019 The value of all construction contracts awarded in 2019 was £59.9bn. This represents an increase of 0.2% on 2018 which in turn was 15.7% lower than 2017. Whilst contract awards values have levelled off in 2019, the value of £59.9bn


FOR HARO HARO has been named Germany’s Award Winner in Gold in the Germany Test conducted by Focus Money magazine.

The Germany Test conducted by Focus Money magazine is the country’s leading

The latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI, highlights levels of

construction contract values awarded across Great Britain.

The residential sector maintains its position as the leading sector in 2019, accounting for 38.4% of all construction contract awards, which is 0.3% higher than 2018. The leading residential contract awarded during the year was the Nine Elms Parkside Plots B & D at

consumer survey. In the 2019 poll, more than 115 million consumers were asked between January and July 2019 to rate brands. HARO performed exceptionally well once again and was named Germany’s Award Winner 2019 in Gold.

Uwe Eifert, the Managing Director of Marketing/ Sales at HARO, said:

“We are a family business and above all, excellent quality and customer service are our priority. The move is already proving successful, with a unified workforce, improved communication and efficiency.

Wandsworth in London, valued at £276.4m.

The second largest sector in 2019 was infrastructure which had a 17.3% share of all contracts awarded. However, this is 2.0% lower than 2018. The largest overall infrastructure project awarded during 2019 was the £1.5bn Sellafield SRP Process Facility. The sector accounting for the third largest share of contracts awarded in 2019 was commercial & retail with share of 12.7%, which is 0.5% lower than for 2018. The largest office award was the £400mn Paddington Square – Paddington Cube in London.

Tom Hall, Chief Economist at Barbour ABI and AMA Research said: “As we saw throughout 2019, development figures flatlined and a yearly round up shows similar levels to 2018. With the date for the UK to leave the EU less than two weeks away, and the future of HS2 hanging in the balance, uncertainty continues to engulf the construction industry.”

“We are very proud about winning the ‘Germany Test Award 2019 in Gold’ again in 2019. With this award, we are once again providing valuable arguments that our HARO partners can use to win over consumers.” NEWS | 09

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