GROUND engineering and construction company, Akela Group, has today outlined its milestone expansion into the English market. The company is moving into new premises at Moorfield Business Park in Leeds, to act as a hub in the North of England as the company rolls out its plans to expand before a UK audience.
The Akela Group currently operates across Scotland and is one of the country’s largest multi-disciplinary construction services and civil engineering companies, with over 300 employees, including over 40 apprentices. The Group is headquartered in Glasgow and has been providing civil engineering, construction, piling and training solutions to clients in Scotland since 2003.
The Akela Group expects their business to grow by 10% over the next two years as a result of this move. The new Leeds team will be led by Construction Manager, Martin Leahy, who brings over 15 years industry experience having previously worked with the Robertson Group and Laing O’Rourke, delivering high-value projects for complex builds across a diverse range of sectors.
Akela Ground Engineering, part of the Akela Group, have secured and completed their first contract at Knaresborough in the North of Yorkshire and they are currently tendering for a variety of new housing and commercial build contracts throughout Yorkshire.
Mark Markey, Akela Group Managing Director, said:
“We are delighted to see our long term ambition to expand and grow the company in front of a UK audience come to fruition. We are seeing increased levels of demand for the wide range of ground engineering and civil engineering services, particularly in the North of England and we are well placed to meet that growing demand.
“The opening of the Leeds hub presents an excellent growth opportunity for the Akela Group and it will bring an abundance of employment opportunities and economic benefits to the region and beyond.”