Great Yarmouth company is national business awards finalist

Wednesday 27th July 2016

Fast-expanding Norfolk construction company Bateman Groundworks has been shortlisted in the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

The Great Yarmouth-based company, which provides groundworks and civil engineering for blue chip house builders, has enjoyed 30 per cent year-on-year growth for the last three years.

And it expects the same this year as it works on 14 contracts, with another seven in the wings. Current work includes developments for Persimmon Homes, Bovis Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Hopkins Homes, right across East Anglia from Cambridge to Aylsham and Great Yarmouth to King’s Lynn. 

To gear up for future contracts, the growing company, which will have a £20.5m turnover for 2016, is recruiting another 40 staff to bolster its 180-strong workforce based at refurbished offices at Marine Park, on Gapton Hall Road.

The Lloyds finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories.

Bateman Groundworks, who are PR clients of TMS Media, is a finalist for the Small to Medium-sized Business of the Year. The finalists will now prepare for live presentations to an expert judging panel who will decide the overall winners.

Described as “the Oscars of great British business” by David Cameron, former Prime Minister, this year’s prestigious award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 15th November, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, where the winners will be revealed.  

Managing director Richard Bateman, who set up the company 19 years ago with just a desk and a phone, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised in the Lloyds awards, because we are still a relatively small regional business.

“This kind of national recognition makes us very proud of what we are doing.”

It is the second major award boost for Bateman Groundworks this year. In February it was named among the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The listing flagged it up as one of the most inspiring, dynamic and high-growth small and medium sized businesses in the country for the second consecutive year.

The Lloyds listing accolade adds to the company’s growing reputation during its mission to be recognised as the go-to contractor for the biggest housebuilders operating in the eastern region.

Picture caption: Managing director Richard Bateman