Bucking the slump in construction

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A WALLSEND construction company is bucking the national trend of a slump in work as it continues to go from strength to strength.

Turney Wylde, based on Tyne View Terrace, has been appointed to five contractor framework agreements with significant players in the northern commercial landscape, each lasting between three and four years.

And a year-long extension to a framework with the government-funded Coal Authority related to subsidence damage repairs has also helped secure work for employees.

Managing director Ken Parkin said: “The last two years have been particularly tough for everyone in construction but after a period of consolidation here at Turney Wylde we are at last seeing some upward momentum and a return on our hard work.

“Of course, being on a framework is not a guarantee of work but it does position us strongly when contracts become available and is a mark of the quality of service and value for money we offer.

“We see it as a positive step that a regional contractor is securing a place alongside the national firms that have traditionally succeeded in this area and an indicator that things are looking brighter for the construction sector generally here in the north east.”

For more on the company visit www.turneywylde.co.uk