Q1 2024

Lenmark Construction’s story begins in 1983, when Len Nugent established Nugent Groundwork Contractors. Since then, the company has been driven by its desire to become the best in the industry, offering an end product that clients and employees alike can be proud of. Lenmark has always gone above and beyond to ensure that its customers return again and again, providing it with an endless stream of business. In 1987, Mark Schneidau joined Nugent Groundwork Contractors, becoming a full-time member of staff in 1991. Len and Mark went on to work together closely for several decades before their partnership was officially recognised with the formation of Lenmark in 2011, incorporating the staff and services of their company The Nugent Group. Over the last 40 years, Lenmark has seen many changes; from father to son, each generation has passed on their skills and knowledge to the next. In 2018, Barrie Rossiter and Sinead Nugent became Directors, following many years of service. With boundless energy and ambition, they are the driving force that will take the business into its next generation and ensure that it maintains its customer focus in the years to come. In every project it takes on, Lenmark strives to take a proactive approach to fulfilling the needs and requirements of its clients, keeping them at the heart of its operations. Alongside its monthly client meetings, the company continuously conducts surveys at the end of every project, collecting the clients’ opinions on its services & performance. This enables Lenmark to identify any new practices or procedures that it could adopt to improve its work. This feedback is invaluable, helping the company to retain many clients over the years. In fact, Lenmark has never needed to advertise, receiving a steady flow of repeat business from long standing existing clients. Ultimately, Lenmark has grown from one man with a wheelbarrow into the multimillion-pound company it is today. Recently, the business has been proud to have won its largest contract to date, as part of which it provided the infrastructure and groundworks for 350 new homes in Angmering in Sussex. This first phase contract started last year, valuing at upwards of £10million. Now, Lenmark is in final negotiations with the same client, Cala Homes, for the construction of a further 125 homes in Tonbridge. Due to start in January 2024, it will have a contract value of £9million. Turnover within the business is expected to exceed £40million in 2025. Another recent development for Lenmark is that it has received approval from the UK home office to act as a sponsor, bringing talented workers into the country to address the general skills shortage in construction. The lengthy validation and security process took the company over two years to complete. Now, Lenmark can reach out to the rest of the world and attract the best people to come to the UK and work on its projects. As a family-run business, Lenmark cares deeply for its employees. It strives to recognise their hard work and achievements through things like monthly site team awards, long service awards, and M&S vouchers to appreciate the work of outstanding colleagues. Committed to investing in its staff, the company is also in the process of setting up a training academy, offering each member of the team a personal training programme specifically designed to suit their needs. By demonstrating its dedication to its team in these ways, Lenmark not only fosters a skilled and motivated workforce but also maintains a very low staff turnover rate of 2%. For its continued excellence in all areas, Lenmark Construction has been named Construction & Groundworks Company of the Year, Southeast England, in the Business Elite Awards 2024. Having successfully doubled its turnover in the last year, the company plans to continue this trend in the future. To accomplish this, it is negotiating with several key clients regarding new contracts that could enable it to reach its financial goals. Contact: Len Nugent Company: Lenmark Construction Web Address: www.lenmark.co.uk Based in Sussex, Lenmark Construction is a family-run groundwork and construction company that delivers bespoke projects for corporate clients across the southeast of England. With over four decades of experience in the groundworks business, the company is well-equipped to provide a reliable, safe, and timely service that meets the required budget. Here, we explore Lenmark’s background and operations in the wake of its success in winning Construction & Groundworks Company of the Year, Southeast England, in the Business Elite Awards 2024. Lenmark Construction: Building Success in the Groundworks Business ‘Barrie Rossiter & Sinead Nugent the driving force behind Lenmark’