Hull glazing company's prestigious £5m contract at former Cadbury's factory gets royal approval
Steve Swallow, commercial director at EYG
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 3 May 2018
A Hull glazing company has seen its £5m contract to supply almost 1,000 windows for the innovative redevelopment of a former Cadbury’s factory given the royal seal of approval.
EYG Commercial supplied and fitted more than 900 windows at The Chocolate Quarter near Bristol – a £60m development which now includes luxury apartments, office space and leisure facilities.
The former Cadbury’s chocolate factory was visited by HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, who was given a tour of the site.
Steve Swallow, EYG’s commercial director, said the contract had been “a significant milestone” for the firm.
He said: “Our commitment to delivering the highest quality on products secured this prestigious contract for us and helped us achieve further growth and a 30% order book increase in 2017.
“It was a contract we secured after heavy investment into our manufacturing processes in Hull, enabling us to produce windows four times quicker than we were previously, making us capable of meeting large contracts such as this one.
“It was a contract which certainly helped us win further significant work.”
The Chocolate Quarter has been created by Bristol-based charity the St Monica Trust.
It included a luxury retirement village, office space, a cinema, restaurants and a health spa.
The former Fry’s and Cadbury’s factory produced some of the nation’s favourite products, from Crunchies and Picnics to Turkish Delight and Curly Wurly bars.
At its peak, the factory produced 57,000 tonnes of chocolate every year.
EYG teams were on the site for much of 2016 and 2017, in a deal which initially doubled the company’s order book.
The company, based on the Dairycoates Industrial Estate in Hull, has been chosen for a number of prestigious developments in recent years.
They worked on hotels at Heathrow’s Terminal 4 airport, which included a £1.7m deal to supply triple-glazed windows to the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express Hotel.
“Our commitment to securing leading industry accreditations, which are now a must for project managers looking to appoint specialist contractors, has proved beneficial,” Mr Swallow said.
“Contractors working on such large developments, where meeting budgets and deadlines to avoid penalties are key, can be assured that we don’t simply collect accreditations, but always meet the standards. That is key, particularly in the current environment.
“Our commitment to continued development of our business, manufacturing processes, products and service, providing a hassle free solution for developers and contractors, is driving growth. Our work at The Chocolate Quarter is a clear example of that.”