February 1, 2021

We’re building something great together

You can find most things on Google, can’t you?

I was reading an article the other day, that said of the five million ‘family owned’ businesses in the UK, it’s estimated that 1.4 million of these are run by couples. That’s us then – team Enrok.

It’s fair to say, Jordan and I are hugely proud of Enrok Construction. Together, over the last eight years, we’ve worked hard to build our business, playing to our complementary strengths. So, it’s probably also true to say, that business and marriage can go together like a horse and carriage!

We’re even more proud of the homes we’ve designed and built for our clients. Projects we’ve worked on include the construction of multi-house residential schemes, transforming Grade II listed buildings into luxury apartments, commercial to residential conversions – as well as the development of one-off unique homes. And let’s not forget the ‘Pavilion in the Park’ in Ashbourne. Okay, so it’s not exactly a home in the traditional sense – but it will be home to lots of sports loving teams and cheerleaders.

So, when ‘Coronavirus and Lockdown’ threw a proverbial spanner in the works, three months into 2020, it affected us, our industry and… the world. In fact, lockdown was named word of the year by Collins Dictionary – along  with other pandemic-related words such as self-isolate, social distancing and TikToker. Who’d have thought it! But it did something else too. This unwelcome pandemic gave us an opportunity to sit down and have a long, hard think about what we wanted our business to be, and how to capitalise on our newfound niche for construction – to become the go-to company for residential new build projects.

In pursuit of this, we left no stone unturned. We’ve been coached and challenged. We’ve retuned our mindsets. We’ve rebranded. We now have crystal clear clarity on our valves and what drives us. We know more about our market than we’ve ever done. We know where we add the most value to people who want us to build homes. And we know why we do what we do – because we’re so-so passionate about it. And this is what has given us a stable structure to grow – and growing we are.

It means, when it comes to working with trusted clients like SevenCapital, Severn Property, Malvern Estates, Regan Lofts and Ashbourne Sports and Community Partnership; as well as private clients, we can deliver our Top 10 Brand Promises – no question.

Judging by the number of family run firms, it looks like ‘family business’ is a great British success story. In fact, over half of construction firms in the UK are family businesses. That’s why we never stop ‘investing’ in Enrok Construction – we’re building it to last. And we’re building it for our boys. Now that would make a real family affair – and their Dad, super proud.