Launch of construction breakfast events proved success


Building and civil engineering contractor McLaughlin & Harvey, launched two South West business breakfasts aimed at the construction sector, hosted at Ashton Gate, home to Bristol City and Bristol Rugby, and Sandy Park - home of Exeter Chiefs. The company is delighted to announce the campaign to develop strong collaborative relationships across the region has been a resounding success, with a total of over 160 registering to attend the two events, exceeding all expectations.

Senior team members from McLaughlin & Harvey networked with fellow construction professionals over a light breakfast served in the Heineken Lounge at Ashton Gate. The proactive team were looking to build on their success across the South West including building the Ashton Gate £50m stadia completed in August 2016, and bringing opportunities to businesses both large and small in the region.

Following networking, the directors presented an overview of the company; key market sectors and pipeline; and supply chain engagement and partnering. A charity raffle with a signed Bristol City football and Bristol rugby ball as prizes, were raffled raising £270 for Bristol City Community Trust. The local worthy cause strives to make a positive difference for all through sport and learning.

McLaughlin & Harvey has been undertaking high quality work throughout the United Kingdom for over 160 years. The company with an annual turnover in excess of £400m, has a number of main offices across the United Kingdom.

Managing Director Barclay Chalmers said: “I’m very pleased with how well these inaugural business breakfast events have been received. They attracted high calibre construction professionals from across the region and, as a result, we have developed new relationships with local supply chain partners to work with us for future projects in the South West. This area of the United Kingdom is booming and we want to be very much part of this, and working with good people.”

He adds: “We also wanted to give back to the local community and were delighted to raise funds for Bristol City Community Trust at Ashton Gate, and Exeter Foundation at Sandy Park with monies raised for these two worthy charities, totalling £740.”