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Creagh Concrete invest £1 million in new offices

Creagh Concrete directors

New 6,500 sq ft office block completed as company targets £200 million turnover and 1,000 staff

TOOMEBRIDGE-headquartered concrete products manufacturers Creagh Concrete have invested £1 million in 6,500 sq ft of new office space to accommodate the company’s growing workforce.

One of the UK’s largest producers of concrete products for a range of market sectors, Creagh operate from five sites across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including their head office and largest manufacturing site in Toomebridge.

Privately owned by the McKeague family, the company has grown significantly in the past two years and now employs more than 700 staff, including 300 at its primary location.

Creagh Concrete’s chief executive, Seamus McKeague, said: ‘We’re proud to open these new offices, which were needed because of the rapid growth of the business. In recent years Creagh have moved from being just a concrete and materials supplier to a specialist subcontractor, which has opened up new opportunities.

‘Today, some 85% of our turnover comes from Great Britain and we are also seeing new opportunities unfolding in the Republic of Ireland. We believe that Creagh is leading the market with innovation in concrete, providing new solutions across the construction industry.

‘Our turnover to 31 March 2020 will be £110 million and, based on the pipeline of contracts secured, we expect turnover to grow to £200 million in the next few years. We also hope to increase direct employment to 1,000 in the next year.’

Mr McKeague added: ‘We have seen many good Northern Ireland-based companies who have gone out and found new markets, and some sectors they have become dominant players. Many are our customers and we have followed their lead to help us identify new opportunities.

‘Today, we have active jobs from the north of Scotland to Southampton and are able to service those jobs because we have invested in manufacturing bases in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.’

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