Back­ing from Clark Con­tracts

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

Clark Con­tracts has been part of the fab­ric of Pais­ley for al­most four decades and is back­ing the town’s bid to be UK City of Cul­ture 2021.

The com­pany has joined an im­pres­sive spon­sor list of 15 or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing com­pa­nies with lo­cal roots and global links, which have pledged a com­bined £300,000 if the town takes the ti­tle.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Gor­don Cun­ning­ham said: “Hav­ing been founded in Pais­ley and op­er­at­ing here for nearly 40 years, it is our plea­sure to back Pais­ley’s bid to be­come UK City of Cul­ture for 2021.

“More than half of our 267 em­ploy­ees are based in our Pais­ley of­fice and more than a quar­ter of our em­ploy­ees live in Ren­frew­shire.”

Set up in 1978, the firm has grown from a one-man op­er­a­tion to now em­ploy­ing more than 250 staff and boast­ing a turnover of £80mil­lion.

The pri­vately- owned con­struc­tion, re­fur­bish­ment and main­te­nance con­trac­tor is proud of its train­ing record.

It even has its own acad­emy, which won The Con­struc­tion News Train­ing Ex­cel­lence Award for 2017.

The ROCCO Busi­ness Awards also recog­nised Clark Con­tracts as its Em­ployer of the Year for Ren­frew­shire.

More than a fifth of the work­force are study­ing to­wards for­mal qual­i­fi­ca­tions in­clud­ing modern ap­pren­tice­ships and higher ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses.

Bob Grant, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Ren­frew­shire Cham­ber of Com­merce and a mem­ber of the Pais­ley 2021 ex­ec­u­tive bid team, said: “It’s great to see a com­pany with long­stand­ing lo­cal roots such as Clark Con­tracts get on board.”

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