Name: Peter Duffy Industry/Sector: Manufacturing and engineering Date founded: 1972 The boss: Peter Duffy Location: Yorkshire and the Humber Latest turnover: £38.3m Three-year compound growth rate (%): 30.19 Latest EBITDA: £6.2m
Peter Duffy has a large plant and vehicle fleet, along with a directly-employed workforce, so has the ability to resource its projects with the knowledge that the correct people and equipment are on hand. To make sure its employees are up to the necessary level of service and quality, a training profile is maintained so they have the correct competence for the roles undertaken. The company’s mission statement involves having a “safe and sustainable” business, to provide an excellent service and to be the first choice for every client. This is created through its framework with a focus on safety, health and the environment. Its vision and values press the importance of reporting unsafe conditions, as well as the fact that people are at the heart of its business. Other important values to remember include respect, accountability, collaboration and quality. Peter Duffy also has a corporate social responsibility policy in place acknowledging that its business activities impact on the communities in which it operates. Numerous initiatives are in place such as the company providing the use of its fleet and transport to support community events, working with the local community to develop education and training, as well as working closely with Jobcentre Plus and running apprenticeship schemes with them. It has provided ongoing support to the Prince’s Trust programmes for disadvantaged young people, a well as offering experience and interview skills training. Peter Duffy has got off to a busy start in 2015 with a number of new contract awards as well as new clients, and is focusing on collaboration with mobile provider O2 and “WorkMobile” to provide new benefits to the business. With nearly four decades of civil engineering experience and utility networks, the company is still showing consistent growth, indicating the future is bright for the construction stalwart.
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