28/02/17 - South West fit out contractor celebrates £56m turnover in 40th year


Release date: Monday 13 February 2016

South West fit out contractor celebrates £56m turnover in 40th year


Leading specialist contractor, County Contractors, who carry out major refurbishments for companies such as Boots the Chemist, Hilton, Marriott and Sheraton hotels, are celebrating their 40th year in business with a record turnover during the last financial year.


The company, founded in 1976, has grown and developed its business over the last 40 years from its base in Weston-super-Mare and has achieved an annual turnover of more than £56 million during 2015/16.


The retail division of County Contractors has many high street brands as clients, including Boots the Chemist, where a complete shop-fitting service is carried out to stores throughout the UK, and have been working continuously with them since the company’s formation 40 years ago.


County Contractors’ renowned hotel division has recently secured a new contract and is in the process of refurbishing the iconic Lancaster London Hotel overlooking Hyde Park including refurbishing its 400+ guestrooms and suites over an 18-month period with a project value of £39 million. The first phase is nearing completion to the exceptional standard required for the owners in their journey to return as The Royal Lancaster London. 


Sally Beck, the general manager of the Lancaster London commented: “This is a major refurbishment and rebranding project of our much loved hotel as part of our journey to Royal and I am delighted with how County Contractors are performing. They totally understand the business and have been highly respectful of this on a daily basis to our guests and staff.


“County Contractor’s company mission ‘Trust us to Deliver’ aligned perfectly with our own hotel vision statement ‘We Always Care’ and this approach coupled with their credibility, pricing and personalities involved has ensured a hugely successful project. I would absolutely recommend them to any other hotel.”


During 2016, the hotel division of County Contractors refurbished over 2500 bedrooms in 12 prestigious hotels in London and throughout the UK.


The company’s growth has continued throughout all of its divisions and alongside the hotel and retail divisions, the reactive maintenance division has also seen considerable growth recently. The division operates 24 hours, 365 days per year and is structured to service multi-site customers delivering 800-1000 reactive and planned maintenance calls per month to major high street retailers, banks, building societies, public services, healthcare and social housing clients.


The company celebrated its 40th anniversary in style on Weston-super-Mare’s iconic Grand Pier in December. As part of the celebrations County Contractors staff, suppliers and sponsors helped to raise £48,000 mainly through completing a Coast-to-Coast 260 mile cycle ride. The six beneficiaries were Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Guide Dogs, West of England Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, Weston Hospicecare and Weston General Hospital’s Scanner Appeal.


Ray Heathman, founder and Chairman of County Contractors said: “Having started the business back in 1976 from humble beginnings with one painter, we now employ over 190 highly skilled professionals, each and every one of whom is empowered to take responsibility to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction.

I believe that it’s because of this effort and dedication that the business has been so successful and I remain extremely optimistic for 2017 and beyond.”


The business has a number of key projects in the pipeline during the year including another iconic 900 bedroom hotel in central London, as the company aims to continue with its expansion program with the support of their staff, sub-contractors and clients and County Contractors thank them for all of their support over the years. 


27/02/17 - Refurbishment Contractor to raise £40k for charity on 40th anniversary

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Release date: 27th September 2016

Refurbishment Contractor to raise £40k for charity on 40th anniversary


Weston-super-Mare based fit-out contractor County Contractors is set to raise £40,000 for charity after staff completed a Coast-2-Coast bike ride that also marks the business’ 40th anniversary.


Six members of County Contractors’ head office team swapped their hard hats for cycle helmets and rode a grueling 260-mile route that swept across England. Departing from Botany Bay, Kent on 23rd September, the team crossed the finish line just three days later on 25th September on Weston-super-Mare’s iconic Grand Pier.


The team’s achievement has been sponsored by a range of national and local businesses along with friends, family and colleagues  in their bid to raise at least £40,000 to support six charities as County Contractors celebrates its 40th successful year in business under the motto ’40 for 40!’.


Founded in 1976, the specialist refurbishment contractor has developed a reputation both regionally and nationally for delivering quality projects. County Contractors’ clients include international hotel chains Hilton, Marriott, Guoman Thistle and Sheraton along with various retail outlets including Boots The Chemist, which has used County Contractors’ services continuously for the last 40 years.


Commenting on the Coast-2-Coast cycle challenge, Peter Mercer, who took part in the event, said: “This fundraiser is all about County Contractors giving something back to the community on the occasion of our 40th anniversary. We’ve always actively helped charitable causes and engaged with our local community to provide support for those who are disadvantaged in some way. With ’40 for 40!’ we want to extend that support and rally our business contacts to give our largest contribution yet to six charities that have each touched, and benefitted, the lives of our staff or their loved ones.


“The ride was tough going but great fun, and we all just kept peddling in the knowledge that our efforts were raising much needed funds for great causes.”


Ray Heathman, Chairman of County Contractors commented in a celebration event held at the Pier after the team crossed the line: “Once again, my thanks to Kevin, Pete, Roger, Jamie and Paul for your commitment to the cause, and completing the enduring 260 miles cycle ride, without your effort this would not have been possible.”

One of the nominated charities for the Coast-2-Coast challenge is the Weston General Hospital Scanner Appeal. James Rimmer, Chief Executive at Weston Area NHS Trust, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have benefited from the Coast to Coast Bike Ride.

“I’d like to offer a huge thank you to everyone at County Contractors for this generous donation and a huge well done to everyone involved in this fantastic challenge.

“Public support is essential to help us hit our target and to make sure we have new scanning equipment which will provide a range of benefits to patients. Thank you for helping us move closer to our goal.”

The five other nominated charities are Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Guide Dogs, West of England Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, and Weston Hospicecare.

For more information about the ride or to sponsor the event, please visit .