Monday, 22 February 2016

Shaylor Group eyes £100m turnover reports Business Insider

Walsall-headquartered contractor Shaylor Group expects to "comfortably" pass the £100m turnover mark in 2016 after newly filed accounts revealed a hike in revenue and pre-tax profit. 

The family-owned company hailed 2015 as a "strong and encouraging" year that built on the on the momentum of the previous period. 

In the 12 months to 30 September, turnover reached £81.4m, up from £70m in 2014. Pre-tax profits also climbed to £3.2m from £2.7m. 

During the year, Shaylor Group carried out a number of major projects for Rolls-Royce, BMW and the University of Birmingham. 

A statement signed off by chief executive Stephen Shaylor (pictured) said: "Our selective approach to new business has placed us on an upward trajectory as we continue on our path of planned and managed growth, which will see the business comfortably push through the £100m turnover threshold in 2016." 

Shaylor Group is currently involved on 25 frameworks with clients such as the Ministry of Justice, Royal Mail, Post Office and the Royal Bank of Scotland. The company said all agreements "delivered meaningful activity" in the year under review and revealed that three quarters of its target forward order book is already secured for 2016/17. 

Director Martin Chamber's also told Insider that Shaylor has recently secured a £16m contract it will work on over the next 42 weeks. 

"It really highlights that we have an incredible track record," he added. "We're well-positioned for growth in both the private and public sectors". 

Shaylor Group's head office is in Aldridge and the business has additional sites in Birmingham, London and South Brent in Devon. It employs almost 180 staff.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Leading & Managing Change - Free CIMA Event in Cannock on Thursday 25th February

The ability to change smoothly and consistently as part of the inherent mind-set and competency of an organisation is important to the success of an organisation in a globally competitive market where technology, innovation and commercialisation increasingly drive the agenda.   
Early stage enterprises, established businesses and mature multi-nationals often tell us they have tried change initiatives before but that these have failed to make an impact.  They recognise the need to change but do not want to fall into the same trap.  They are desperate to ensure new change initiatives are successful and that change becomes an integral part of what the organisation does. 
Date: 25 February 2016
Time: 18:30 
Location: Ramada, Birmingham North, Bridge Street, Cannock WS11 0DQ   
Price: FOC  
Buffet served on arrival 
Reserve your free place by emailing  

What you can gain
  • Types of change and why change succeeds and fails.
  • The qualities and capabilities of a good change leader and manager, so identifying those skills you would like to improve.
  • How to lead and manage good change that lands well within your organisation.
  • The breadth of skills required within the organisation to successfully design, develop, deliver and embed change.
    Speaker Details
    Sarah Coleman has over 25 years’ experience as a project, programme and change professional designing and delivering business critical initiatives up to $ 50million in the UK and internationally.  During her career she has worked extensively in professional services, healthcare, financial services, technology and telecoms as well as local government and central government.  She typically provides consultancy, training and development and facilitation.
    She is also a qualified and experienced leadership and executive coach who coaches and mentors professionals who want to improve their performance and step up to the next level. Her clients say they value her communication skills and her ability to challenge positively and constructively.
    Sarah speaks at business schools, events and conferences including RBS, Defra, the IIBA, Goldman Sachs, Innovate UK and the APM. She contributed the chapter ‘Dealing with Power and Politics’ to ‘Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change’ (2013) published by Kogan Page and has just completed co-authoring ‘Project Leadership’ (3rd edition) for Gower Publishing due to be published 2015.

Monday, 1 February 2016

IoD West Midlands - Free Networking Evening at The Swan Hotel, Stafford, on Thursday 4th February from 6pm to 8pm

We are delighted to host another networking evening at The Swan, an 18th Century Coaching Inn. Join fellow directors along with Richard Bisiker, events chair for IoD North Staffordshire for an evening of informal networking. We will be there to welcome you from 6pm. 

Location: The Swan Hotel 46-46a Greengate Street Stafford ST16 2JA 

Date: 04 February 2016  

Time:18:00 - 20:00 

Directors members evening in the relaxed setting of The Swan, an 18th Century coaching inn. 

Member price: Free of charge
Non-member price: Free of charge