Fitzgerald Contractors named in Financial Times 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies
Innovative and fast-growing companies are the driving force of the European economy in the 21st century. They generate jobs and sustain Europe’s competitiveness.
Fitzgerald Contractors are proud to have been included in the FT1000. The FT1000 lists the 1,000 companies in Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015.
To be included in the list of Europe’s fastest growing companies, all companies had to meet the following criteria:
• Revenue of at least €100,000 generated in 2012 (or currency value equivalent as of December 31, 2012)
• Revenue of at least €1.5 million generated in 2015 (or currency value equivalent as of December 31, 2015)
• The company is independent (the company is not a subsidiary or branch office of any kind).
• The company is headquartered in one of 31 European countries
• The revenue growth between 2012 and 2015 was primarily organic (i.e. “internally” stimulated)
Fitzgerald Contractors Principle Shareholder and Managing Director Nick Coley commented:
‘To be named as one of Europe’s Top 1000 growing companies is a significant achievement and recognition of the growth of our business and the efforts of our staff over the last three years. Since returning to private ownership in May 2013, the business has gone from strength to strength.
We continue to work across multiple sectors for a wide and varied Client base. This ensures that we can be selective in the contracts we undertake, and can remain focussed on providing excellent Customer Service. That is the key to our ongoing success.
As a Regional Contractor who self-delivers projects, through a directly employed labour force, we believe we have a unique offering that is valued by our Clients. In particular our ability to offer a ‘single point of delivery’ for Highways and Public Realm Schemes is extremely valuable, in a market that is facing skills shortages, and a reducing number of competent, reliable specialist contractors.
Our results for 2016/17 will show record profit levels, as a business, we continue to look forward and target strategic controlled growth. Our secured workload position for 2017/18 is at an all-time high with over 70% of our budgeted turnover secured, and, as a result of a number of recent significant contract awards, we have also secured significant levels of turnover into 2018/19.’