Eurobrick has recently completed its first full year with the new management team. Even with 47 years’ combined experience as long-standing employees, Richard Haines, Dena Mayes and Nicola Haines still had to hit the ground running early last year following a management buyout when the original directors, who started the business back in 1990, retired. The team promised it would be ‘business as usual’ following the take over and, as it turns out, 2018 was yet another ‘best year ever’ for Eurobrick.
The business, which specialises in brick and stone slip cladding systems has grown organically since it began in 1990, but the last few years has seen it go from strength to strength. 2018 saw completion of Eurobrick’s largest single project to date, a new student accommodation scheme at Godiva Place in Coventry. Eurobrick supplied around 5350m² of its P-Clad system together with specially cut brick slips.
Eurobrick has also been working with McDonald’s Restaurants and its contractors since 1991 and continued to supply its cladding systems for the ongoing programme of expansion and modification. Last year, it supplied materials for over 125 separate McDonald’s projects. Since 1991 Eurobrick has been installed on circa 855 restaurants across the UK.
Eurobrick also enjoyed strong sales growth with some of its repeat customers and a great number of diverse, one off projects including residential apartments, schools and hospitality interiors.
Richard Haines reflected on why the business has taken off particularly well in the last few years and what happens next,
“We believe that a greater awareness and understanding of what we do and an increasing interest in offsite and modular construction, together with quality products and a strong team focusing on excellent customer service have all contributed to our continuing success.
Of course, there are challenges. The unpredictable nature of Brexit is not helping anyone in our industry and the changes to Building Regulations back in December have impacted our sector.
We’re positive about the future of Eurobrick and are developing some new ideas and opportunities which will be very exciting. In the meantime, we continue to focus on what we do best, providing high quality products, specialist technical advice and first class customer service. And we’re looking forward to celebrating Eurobrick’s 30th anniversary in 2020.”
To learn more about Eurobrick Systems please visit www.eurobrick.co.uk