Backing from Clark Contracts
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.”