In the wake of tripled turnover and the launch of a brand-new division, West Yorkshire-based Access North Ltd is marking its biggest financial year to-date with an office relocation, following a recruitment drive which has seen the team double in size.
Company owners, Berenice and Daniel Northcott, credit the new Access North Build division – launched in 2018 – as the driving force behind the financial uplift, which has seen the group generate £1.75m of revenue over the past 12 months.
To facilitate a marked upturn in service demand, the firm has made eight new appointments since March 2018 and – having recently celebrated its eighth birthday – has now outgrown the base it has called home since 2013.
As a result, the 13-strong team recently moved to a larger space at the Park Valley Mills Business Park in Lockwood, Huddersfield – the local regeneration project complimenting the firm’s own commitment to breathing new life into existing spaces.
With a trio of team members having been appointed in October 2018, a further three new faces have joined the growing team of specialists in recent weeks. These include, Sales Project Manager, Paul Crawford, Procedures and Operations Manager, Louis Aspeling, and Business Admin Apprentice, Naomi Collins.
Access North Ltd managing director, Berenice Northcott reflected on a positive year: “It goes without saying that it’s been a brilliant year for us. With additional team members joining us and an office move, we have high aims for the next 12 months.
“Access North Build has enjoyed a fantastic start. Our work at Alsager School in Cheshire saw the team pioneer an industry first – a lightweight steel space frame supporting an ETFE membrane – while our work at Haggerston Castle in Northumberland has breathed new life into an inspiring space.”
Established in 2011, Access North Structures specialises in the installation, inspection and maintenance of complex structures, ETFE facilities and tensile fabric canopies, via rope access techniques.
Meanwhile, Access North Build specialises in the design, engineering and construction of ETFE, lightweight tensile fabric structures and structural glass roofs and facades – across a variety of construction projects.