A boost to the local economy has been welcomed by Hampshire County Council as groundworks and civil engineering firm, Tithegrove, move into their new regional office in Winchester.
Tithegrove employs 90 staff, and generates £15million revenue a year.
Councillor Mel Kendal, Executive Member for Economic Development at Hampshire County Council, explains: “This is great news for Hampshire, in terms of local jobs and the economy. We are delighted that Tithegrove has chosen Hampshire as the location for its new regional office.”
“This is a great example of a high growth company choosing Hampshire to meet its expansion plans. Hampshire has opportunities for investment, good transport connections, world class research facilities, a highly skilled workforce and the right attitude to help businesses succeed and expand. I’d encourage any growing business in the county to contact our Economic Development Team to see the range of help and support the County Council can offer to help businesses start up and grow.”
Formed in 1984, Tithegrove is a thriving groundworks and civil engineering contractor operating through the South West. The ethos of the business is to safely and sustainably deliver high quality enabling works for major national house builders building in Hampshire. Directly employing its staff and engaging local suppliers, Tithegrove strives to make a positive contribution to the areas it works in. It is investing in developing more jobs for experienced staff as well as new industry entrants via its apprentice scheme.
The government agenda to reduce housing shortages and support economic growth through housing development, gives Tithegrove confidence to invest in workforce recruitment and development within Hampshire.
Regional Director, Greg Tucker, says the company values make it easier to attract good people: “We try to keep things simple by focussing on getting things right for our clients, and right for our people. These two priorities go hand in hand, as well supported and trained people take pride in doing things safely and well.”
Demand for additional services has seen the new office expand its service to provide landscaping and fencing. This new venture has created opportunities in new markets, including social housing.
The business will move within Hampshire from its existing Winchester premises shortly, to provide capacity for expected growth in the next few years and Greg added: “Our key staff all live in Hampshire and we are delighted that our numbers of locally employed people are steadily rising. Invest in Hampshire has been very supportive, and we look forward to continuing to contribute in our own small way to the development and success of the region.”
Find out more about how Hampshire County Council helps businesses in Hampshire at: http://www.investinhampshire.co.uk/