Once more underlining how far LSC Facades has come since its creation in 1996, the company recently received its award for being named in the top 1,000’s companies to Inspire Britain. This is the second edition to the London Stock Exchange groups of 1,000’s companies and a landmark report identifying the UK’s most exciting small and medium-sized businesses.
On Tuesday 10 March The London Stock Exchange, in association with Lloyds Bank, identified 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain and that LSC Facades was identified in the prestigious business survey. The London Stock Exchange runs a survey of successful businesses in the UK as a celebration of the most dynamic and fastest growing SME’s to date.
In order to be included within the top 1,000 companies needed to be registered and active in the UK with revenues between £6m and £250m based on the latest Companies House records. Once the list started to take form, they were grouped into Standard Industrial Classification. Each company was analysed and ranked according to their annual growth based on the turnover for the last four years. The last process was to identify the companies that had outperformed the averages in their sector.
“The recognition is fantastic and what makes it all the more pleasing is that we didn’t apply for the award, we were picked because of our growth,” outlines Dorian Lawrence, Managing Director. “We received a call from the London Stock Exchange to give us the good news and it was the first we’d heard of it. We simply hadn’t heard anything prior to that. They looked at four years’ growth and ranked us by market segment and picked the best performer, which was us. We therefore outperformed all of our competitors for growth in the marketplace.
“The recognition is fantastic and what makes it all the more pleasing is that we didn’t apply for the award, we were picked because of our growth. We received a call from the London Stock Exchange to give us the good news and it was the first we’d heard of it. We simply hadn’t heard anything prior to that.”
Dorian Lawrence, Managing Director
“A quarter of the 1000’s companies operate in the construction, manufacturing and engineering sector and we are proud to be part of this. This recognition has come at a great time for LSC Facades and reaffirms our pre-eminent position within the facade industry.”
As for how this phenomenal growth has been achieved, an excellent eye for an opportunity proved to be key, as Mr Lawrence explains: “We started back in 1996 as a small carpentry business turning over around £500,000 a year before I spotted an opening in the façade market, where all the competitors were quite big and weren’t giving enough attention to the specialist nature of the projects. Over the next 15 years we went from being a purely Hampshire-focused company to covering all of the south of England, particularly London, which is now our biggest geographical market with our patch stretching as far north as Birmingham. We now specialise in the largest projects with our contracts ranging in value from £1m to £12m.”
With over 25 years of experience LSC Facades is able to provide clients with technical advice, value engineering and guidance through their project. Its capabilities enable it to undertake the full design, fabrication, supply and installation of the whole facade structure, from SFS external wall framing, cladding, curtain walling, glazing and render systems.
As it has its own in-house design department, where it is able to provide full detailing of the interfaces between the various cladding and glazing elements, LSC Facades is therefore able to eliminate all the problems commonly faced onsite. The company encourages design workshops to be held at various stages throughout the design process to ensure it is completely fulfilling the client’s exact requirements. From original sizing, quality engineering, sequencing panels, technical support and delivery, LSC Facades can shoulder the full facade responsibility on behalf of the contractor.
With such a wide-ranging suite of capabilities, backed-up by such strong experience, it is easy to see why LSC Facades has attracted the impressive recognition that has come its way