Working for Harry Fairclough

Since our management team took over the company in 2008, turnover has grown from £15 million to £50 million with public and private sector clients across the North of England and a talented, loyal team of 150 staff split between our North West and Yorkshire divisions. These are headed up by MDs who are given the autonomy to run them as their own businesses and our deliberately flat management structure means that we can offer excellent career progression and varied experience.

Our success, both as an employer to our long-serving staff and as a contractor to our long-standing clients, is our ‘site-centric’ approach, which puts the site at the heart of everything we do. We don’t build buildings, we build working, living and learning environments. To ensure that we quickly, professionally and competently respond to our clients’ needs and add value to projects, we empower our people to make things happen. We also work hard to ensure we make a positive contribution to the communities in which we work.

As a result of high levels of job satisfaction, competitive salaries/rewards/benefits, a commitment to high quality staff training and the promotion of a healthy work-life balance, our staff retention rates are way above industry norms. Many of our directors and senior managers have worked their way up through the company and many of our site and project managers started life with us as apprentices.