Midlands-based multidisciplinary engineering and construction firm celebrates 30 years..


..of excellence as it accelerates towards £200m goal

A leading engineering and construction firm has finally been able to celebrate its 30th anniversary and it predicts to grow by 70% in the next three years and become a £200m business.

April 29 saw Midlands-based adi Group host the highly anticipated conference-come-birthday bash and celebrate 30 years of excellence, although having now been in business for 32 years.

The pandemic has caused delays across all industries, causing the business to put its anniversary celebrations on hold.

The business delivers its services across the UK and Ireland, and held its celebratory event at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. The day consisted of a conference and team-building activities, followed by an evening of entertainment and networking. Its overall theme was, ‘Engineering a better future’.

With a workforce of almost 750, adi’s guestlist for the day was made up of the firm’s employees, with the addition of a few special guests, including the evening’s host, renowned celebrity magician, Richard Jones.

As a key part of the evening’s entertainment, a flash mob of dancers showcased the Group’s brand-new workwear.

The conference and celebration also enabled the firm to raise an impressive amount of money for its chosen charity, Heart Research UK – a charity which the Group has supported for the last four years.

An astonishing £9,850 was raised during the event thanks to the efforts of the firm’s employees, bringing the total raised by adi over the four years to almost £130,000.

Founded by Alan Lusty who began his career as an apprentice, adi Group has grown exponentially over the last 32 years, and the firm continues to be recognised for its sustainability efforts as well as regularly being named as one of the Midland’s best companies to work for.

Alan Lusty, CEO of adi Group, expressed his excitement of the anniversary celebrations.

He said,

“After two long years, it’s fantastic that we’ve finally been able to celebrate, and what a day it was!

“We’ve come a long way since I founded the business in 1990. What began as a team of two has progressed into something extraordinary, and we’re consistently seeing growth in the form of our people, our skills, our client base and operating locations.”

Just this year alone has seen the firm onboard a new Chief Operating Officer, Paul Smith, and launch a brand-new website, in what Alan calls a “marketing-leading digitisation of the business”.

James Sopwith, group strategic account director at adi Group continued to highlight throughout the day, the importance of the next generation of engineers.

He said,

“We’re in an entirely new generation now, and adi believe that the message we project needs to continually evolve as we take our business further into the 21st century.

“Not only do we need to encourage and inspire our upcoming engineers, but we also need to engage them via as many channels as are available to us. Using all of our social media channels, we broadcast both to our own team as well as the wider community, the ongoing activities of the Group. We used our hashtag #engineeringabetterfuture throughout the day to encourage further engagement in our aims”

he continued.

Alan explained the business’s goals for the coming years, emphasising the importance of the investment in its team.

He said,

“We are continuing to invest both time and money into the wider Group and its employees. Our team is at the centre of our business, and therefore our future, too.

“And as we expect to grow 70% by the end of 2025, the future looks incredibly exciting.”

Consistent, organic growth since its establishment has enabled the business to broaden the portfolio of services it offers clients in the automotive, food & beverage, oil & gas, aerospace & defence and life sciences sectors.

Serving as a client’s single point of responsibility, adi Group’s unique model of self-delivered engineering services offers its clients end to end support across the spectrum – from the smallest expert installation or maintenance contract to large-scale capital projects.

Alan said,

“I am extremely excited to see what the next years have in store for us here at adi Group and relish implementing the plans we presented to the team on Friday.”

The event was a huge success, and the firm continues to work towards its inspiring goals as well as embrace its role as a pioneer in the entire engineering and construction industry.