Merit fought off tough competition to be named North East Company of the Year last night in the North East Business Awards.
The company - finalist for the same award 10 years ago - won the top accolade in front of 600 guests at the finals ceremony in Sedgefield.
Merit has seen significant growth in recent years and in 2017 achieved a 20% rise in turnover along with a 50% rise in profit after a number of improvements were implemented across the business. The company expects to see that growth continue in 2018 with a forecast to exceed £50 million turnover.
Tony Wells, Managing Director, Merit, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have been named Company of the Year. This award recognises the commitment and dedication to quality and service that our staff demonstrate on a day to day basis, consistently delivering best practice for our customers.
“Our strength lies in the diversity of our business and the specialist expertise and experience of our teams. The company has achieved sustained growth in recent years, which we expect to continue as our market share strengthens.”
Merit operates with its own in-house team of designers, pipe work fitters and electricians who are all specially trained in highly rated industries where quality of workmanships is vital. The company provides turnkey design and build engineering and construction solutions for companies operating in complex environments.