This year, JF Finnegan celebrates its 65th year of successful trading. The Sheffield-based firm, which has worked on retail, industrial and business parks, hotels, educational facilities and heritage / conservation projects, was formed in 1945 to participate in the post-war housing programme. In that time, it has played a leading part in the ongoing transformation of Sheffield, as well as constructing and developing schemes across the rest of the UK.
It began in a disused brick quarry at its base on Ecclesall Road, with wooden huts as offices, and is still located on the same site today.
Recent projects include Hillsborough College, Sheffield City College, Sheffield Business Park, St Paul's Place office development, Butcher Works and the award-winning Charles Street Q-Park car park, which has received two accolades from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Chairman Philip Ryan said: "To have reached this key milestone and be celebrating 65 years of successful business is a great achievement for JF Finnegan and demonstrates that with the right approach and the right people, local companies can prosper and stand the test of time.
"In recent years we have undertaken an increasing amount of work with the public sector, which is a strategy we evolved as the private sector began to experience difficulty in the recent downturn.
"This has stood us well and has ensured our continued success."
While the business has always had a focus on South Yorkshire, it continues to work across the country including ongoing projects in Coventry and Humberside.