This year, M&J’s annual Surveyors Dinner was hosted by none other than Jason Leonard, Rugby World Cup winning legend of 2003.
The event, hosted in Mayfair, saw a gathering of what M&J see as being representatives of the premier surveyors in the UK, covering the education, health and general practice sectors and covering budgets in excess of £100m.
The event, first undertaken in 2012, was established by M&J Group to recognise a closer working relationship between M&J Group and key surveying practices, and continues to go from strength to strength. Fortunately, Mr Leonard was a little more reserved than 2003.
M&J Group are pleased to announce that they have once again achieved success at the National Roofing Awards 2016 having been shortlisted for the 6th consecutive year, under the “Reinforced Bitumen Membrane” category. Of the 6 years we have been shortlisted for, M&J have won on 3 occasions!
Almost 300 entries were submitted to the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) this year, with just 56 projects across 14 disciplines making the shortlist; of which M&J group were successful in being included.
M&J Group’s project at The Canadian Embassy, Bucharest was shortlisted under The Reinforced Bitumen Membrane category. The project was complex not only for its logistical issues, but also for the sensitive nature of the site. Hours of work were restricted to late afternoons on certain days, with diplomats calling meetings internally at a moment’s notice, with which works had to halt. This meant works were limited to what could be made watertight within the hour.
Reduction of disruption to services inside was one of the key aspects for the client, and certain areas could not be stripped back, despite being saturated. M&J de-watered these areas to avoid disruption and still maintain the 35 year guarantee. This project also utilised Alumasc’s Olivine Capsheet, which is a naturally occurring mineral with carbon neutralising properties.
The roof was 900m2 in total, with 75% having to be stripped and 25% being de-watered. All of this had to be completed before the Romanian winter set in, with temperatures set to dip well below freezing, and as much as -15 at times. This would have left the embassy exposed over the winter months with an incomplete waterproofing system.
M&J finished 2 weeks ahead of the program even accounting for a couple of impromptu diplomat meetings which put a halt to proceedings on some days! M&J sent their own operatives across to Romania to ensure that workmanship was kept to the highest of standards. Liaison with a local scaffolder was important in ensuring the project ran on time and without incident – UK H&S laws were adhered to as it was agreed this would be more stringent than local H&S rules, which included ‘educating’ the local scaffolding contractor.
Jamie Carter from Keegan’s wrote;
“A very good handover inspection. The quality of work was excellent and Jean and Daniel were very pleased with the job and the way the project was delivered, so well done to all at M&J.”
M&J Group identified in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’
M&J Group has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.
To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at www.1000companies.com.
M&J Group are one of the largest specialist construction companies in the UK, having developed their extensive knowledge of the flat roofing industry into total building envelope works. Although M&J’s roots are firmly in the roofing industry, our comprehensive list of projects involving complete building envelope works, as well as M&E, internal decorations and associated works is testament to M&Js success and expertise in the general refurbishment industry, working as principal contractor for 95% of our clients.
Peter Henrickson, CEO/Founder quote: “M&J Group have continued to undertake rapid growth year on year. Receiving this award in recognition of that continued growth was a very welcome surprise. The award demonstrates our position as one of the largest and most successful companies in the roofing industry. Our policy is one of strong growth based on a solid financial platform free from debt of any kind; a policy that we continue to maintain year on year.”
Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said:
“High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance. That’s why today’s event is so important: demonstrating the strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies to support these inspiring businesses.
“Today’s celebration is fundamental to London Stock Exchange’s core, the need to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and create an entrepreneurship revolution.”
Writing in the publication, The Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP said:
“UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth. This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow.
“We have held the steadfast belief that –alongside deficit reduction – nurturing entrepreneurs, creating jobs, supporting hard-working families and keeping taxes low would get the UK economy back on track. Our measures to increase access to finance for business and encourage more investment have had a transformative effect on our economy.”
A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com