Yorkshire’s largest contractor revealed by data specialist

The leader provider of construction industry data, Glenigan, has today listed Leeds- based BAM as the biggest contractor in Yorkshire and the Humber over the past year.

BAM is the company behind the ultra-modern Leeds Arena, the delicate restoration of the ancient City Varieties Music Hall, and behind offices, schools and hospitals in the region. Its work in Bradford includes two buildings for Bradford College and the new wing for the Royal Infirmary, in Sheffield it is behind the new Graves Leisure Centre, and it built Rolls-Royce’s new Advance Blade Casting Facility in Rotherham.

Glenigan attributes turnover of £243 million to BAM with Wates in second place, with the third placed company, Bowmer and Kirkland, over £100 million behind on £138 million.

James Wimpenny, regional director for BAM in the North East, said:

“These are not our own figures of course, but they are compiled on an even-handed basis by a specialist and they give a sense of how the market is performing at a given point in time.

“To be top of the table is nevertheless a fitting tribute to the attitude BAM brings to its work, and to our people around our projects. Our clients like our problem solving approach, and our non-confrontational, collaborative style of working. It also shows how our pioneering technology and management techniques are making us competitive. That’s why we’re sought out by a Global Insurance Group like Hiscox, and we can deliver really local projects like primary schools.”