Huddersfield-based family-run construction company, Illingworth and Gregory, has joined the Sewell Group.
The investment in I&G makes the business a sister company to Sewell Construction, the Group said, helping both companies capitalise on growth opportunities across the wider Yorkshire region.
People do business with people, and the team at I&G are the type of people we want to work with,” said Sewell Group MD Paul Sewell.
“They put the customer first, create a nice buzz around things they get involved with and they secure repeat business, which is also the way we work.
“With our mutual regional aspirations and growth in West and North Yorkshire, this came up in Huddersfield. That’s a great fit, but the best fit of all is the people.
“This is a great partnership between two like-minded, family businesses, which helps reinforce our strategy to grow across the wider Yorkshire region.
Sewell has already started working with I&G, with Sewell Construction Management Trainee Cameron Hodgson moving across from the business’ West Yorkshire team to work at I&G in the run-up to Christmas.
I&G’s Managing Director Jez Illingworth and Construction Director Dean Simpson will remain with the business and said the partnership creates an even brighter future for I&G as they look ahead to the future.
“We are very excited about becoming part of the Sewell Group family and by the mutual opportunities which lie ahead,” said Mr Illingworth.
“We share the same goals, values and ambitions, and it’s really positive to join forces with a fellow successful Yorkshire family business as we look to build the future together.”