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Regional building firm celebrates 25-year anniversary

Construction company Speller Metcalfe is celebrating a milestone 25 years in business.

The Worcestershire based company has worked on a number of projects within Gloucestershire and had an office at Gloucester Business Park for a number of years. The firm remains in the ownership of Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, both of whom maintain a strong presence as joint managing directors.

Back in 1995, when experienced quantity surveyors Steve and Andy first set up Speller Construction (as the firm was then known), they could have never imagined their venture would grow from hand-painted sign boards and just one site manager, to a family business of more than 200 staff and a £120m turnover that has twice been named the UK's Building Contractor of the Year.

"We were disenchanted with the company we were working for and decided to give it a go on our own. We didn't have two bob to our names but we had passion and wanted to do things better than we saw being done by other companies." said Steve Speller.

"What Speller Metcalfe has grown into over the past 25 years is something Andy and I are incredibly proud of, and it is all down to the fantastic people we employ, many of whom have been with us since almost the beginning."

Despite how much the company has grown, both Andy and Steve reiterate it is their family values that have stood the business in good stead. "I'm proud to say they still form the foundation to who we are and that Speller Metcalfe is still a place where others who hold the same values want to come to work." added Andy Metcalfe.

"And for the future, as with the last 25 years, the business will keep evolving and responding to the ever-changing needs of the world around us. But as long as we keep true to the belief that we respect and trust our team, we'll be keeping alive the spark that drove us to the start of this journey."

Over their 25-year history, Speller Metcalfe has worked primarily across the midlands with many projects within Gloucestershire including Five Valleys Shopping Centre, Leckhampton C of E Primary School, Cinderford Medical Centre, Chamwell Centre, Westonbirt Arboretum Visitor Centre and Hartpury College to name but a few.

Pre-construction director, James Speller, said: "Despite the huge challenges we and many others have faced throughout 2020, we find ourselves in a fantastic position as we come into our 25th year with a strong forward secured workload and some exciting new projects in the pipeline.

"From cutting my teeth in the family business as a general labourer nearly 20 years ago to now heading up the pre-construction side of the company, it has been amazing to see Speller Metcalfe grow and the positive direction we continue to move in."

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