2020 was meant to have been a strong growth year for Barrhead-based contractor AC Whyte, but following the lockdown that will knock about 30 per off of annual turnover, managing director Jennifer Phin says break-even will be a “great” result for the current financial year.
Yet she is far from downbeat about the prospects for the family-owned firm, which generated £15.1 million in revenues in its last financial year. Throughout nearly 12 weeks of being shut down, AC Whyte was able to top up furlough payments so that all of its 160 staff received 100% of their regular pay. And with sustainability high on the agenda, there remains strong demand for its home energy efficiency solutions as the construction sector emerges from its spring slumber.
The company is currently operational on 22 sites across eight local authority areas on behalf of its core social housing client base. Among these is