City Building is a highly successful and evolving business which has a proven track record of strategic delivery within the commercial marketplace.
City Building is comprised of two organisations –
• City Building (Glasgow) LLP (CBG) operates within a joint 50/50 ownership arrangement between Glasgow City Council (GCC) and Wheatley Housing Group (WHG).
• City Building (Contracts) LLP (CBC) is a wholly owned Arms Length External Organisation (ALEO) of Glasgow City Council (GCC).
We have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2018.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise constitutes the greatest honour to be bestowed on a business and this year City Building were the only Scottish business to receive this award in the Sustainable Development category, recognising our excellent customer service as well as our ability to innovate and create. City Building previously held this award from 2012-2017.
The company has recently celebrated a decade of success and innovation and as well as being recognised as one of the top 90 businesses in Scotland for employment and diversity and with a turnover circa £200 million, our business is in the top 100 construction companies in the UK.
In addition we have achieved quality environmental and health and safety accreditations ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and Investors in Young People Gold Awards as well as EFQM Recognised for Excellence 4 Star Award.
We employ more than 2,200 people and support an estimated additional 2,000 people through our supply chain. The company is currently training 250 apprentices across all construction trades making us the largest employer of apprentices in Scotland.
Our award winning training academy is the most successful apprentice training centre in Scotland. The scale and flexibility of our multi-disciplinary workforce and broad experience allows us to deliver complex projects of all scope and size across a wide variety of built forms.
A new study by influential think tank the Fraser of Allander Institute has outlined the scale of our contribution to the economy. The report published in November 2016 reveals that City Building supports a turnover of nearly £325 million across companies in Glasgow. It also reveals that for every two jobs that City Building provides a further 1.44 jobs are created.
As a successful commercial business we have won in excess of £1.3 billion worth of contracts in open competition, with effective marketing playing a key role in the delivery of this success.
Alan Burns, LLM MBA FCIOB is the Executive Director of both organisations.
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