Development, construction and services organisation, Robertson Group, was founded 40 years ago by Executive Chairman Bill Robertson when he left school at the age of 15.
From a medium-sized joinery business, mainly focussed on the housing market within the owner\'s home town of Elgin, the group has evolved into a construction conglomerate that delivers £100million projects as a matter of routine.
Robertson Group - now based in Stirling and directly employing 700 people - has recently posted turnover in the year to November 30, 2005, of £159million, up 13 percent from the previous financial year.
The same period also saw operating profit soar 61 percent to £9.5million.
The Executive Chairman credits the strong performance to a five-year transition that has seen the group evolve into ten separate companies.
The group has been split into five regionally-based construction companies that cover Tayside - Northern, Eastern and Central Scotland - and North-East England, Robertson Homes, Robertson Property, Robertson Capital Projects, Robertson Facilities Management and Robertson Timberkit.
Each of the ten businesses now funds its own operations and the relatively smaller companies have added immense value to the group while maintaining continuing organic growth.
Robertson Homes boasts a turnover of £60million and Robertson Property received the highest-ever Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) rating, following its role in the development of the new £13million Scottish Natural Headquarters in Inverness.
Robertson Capital Projects (RCP) continues to deliver and land new deals in the PFI education and primary health-care markets.
Following the completion of the second-phase of the £50million Aberdeenshire Schools project, the company has been appointed preferred bidder with Sir Robert McAlpine in a £100million programme of PPP schools construction in Dundee and a further £45million schools project in Forfar and Carnoustie.
RCP has also announced that it has secured preferred bidder status - in a consortium that includes Sir Robert McAlpine and US design agency, Parsons Brinckerhoff - for the £200million Newcastle Building Schools for the Future Project. The deal indicates a significant increase in the size of contracts for RCP working in partnership with large national companies.
The group board believes that the separate company structure will continue to offer growth opportunities as each of the businesses continue to maintain a strong position in their respective markets.
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