Business that started with ‘one painter’ hits record £56 million turnover

Ray Heathman (left) - company founder

Ray Heathman (left) – company founder

A contractor that carries out refurbishments for businesses is celebrating its 40th year of trading by hitting a record turnover.

Country Contractors, founded in 1976, has grown and developed its business over the last 40 years from its base in Weston-super-Mare and has achieved an annual turnover of more than £56 million during 2015/16.

The company celebrated its 40th anniversary in style on Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier in December.

As part of the celebrations County Contractors staff, suppliers and sponsors helped to raise £48,000 mainly through completing a Coast-to-Coast 260 mile cycle ride.

The six beneficiaries were Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Guide Dogs, West of England Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, Weston Hospicecare and Weston General Hospital’s Scanner Appeal.

Ray Heathman, founder and Chairman of County Contractors, comments: “Having started the business back in 1976 from humble beginnings with one painter, we now employ over 190 highly skilled professionals, each and every one of whom is empowered to take responsibility to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction.

“I believe that it’s because of this effort and dedication that the business has been so successful and I remain extremely optimistic for 2017 and beyond.”