Tucker continues transformation as MD unveils new brand

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A company which was formed to capitalise on the domestic central heating boom of the 1970s has now unveiled a new identity as it cements its success in commercial, industrial and retail markets across the UK.

A company which was formed to capitalise on the domestic central heating boom of the 1970s has now unveiled a new identity as it cements its success in commercial, industrial and retail markets across the UK.

Tucker Mechanical and Electrical Building Services has undergone a complete rebranding as Managing Director Mark Snape drives continuing growth of the business which topped £26 million turnover in the last financial year.

New signage has been installed at the company’s head office and fabrication workshop in Rotterdam Road, Hull, and the new identity is also being rolled out across the Tucker Mechanical and Electrical Building Services fleet of vans.

Mark, who invested three years ago to buy the business which he joined as a trainee draughtsman in 1981, said:

The company has undergone a vast amount of change to bring in new processes and ensure that quality is maintained. The RE-BRANDING of the building and our fleet now explains clearly our core business.

The company was formed in 1973 and specialised in domestic central heating before expanding into the commercial and industrial sectors. Further growth during the 80s and 90s took the company into the retail sector. Tucker is now established as a major supplier to Tesco and also undertakes work for Asda, Lidl and Sainsbury’s.

Recent landmark projects include the Siemens blade factory in Hull, the Bridgehead office development in Hessle, Melton police station, St Stephen’s shopping centre in Hull and six accommodation blocks for 650 students at the University of Southampton. Tucker is also working on the nationwide roll-out for Pure Gym and the first phase of the new flower market at New Covent Garden in London.

Staffing levels have climbed from around 10 in 1981 to a team of more than 100 including administrative staff, pipe fitters, plumbers, electricians, and duct erectors working in Hull and at a second centre in Cradley Heath, West Midlands, managed by another director, Dave Smith.

Mark said:

Turnover peaked at £26 million last year as a result of the Siemens project. Realistically we expect to achieve around £18 million by doing what we do well every day, managing our projects and our people properly and allowing for steady growth.

“We are unique in the industry in manufacturing our own sheet metal products, and having the second branch at Cradley Heath gives us a platform to serve the rest of the country, maintaining our quality and our competitive edge.

“When I bought the business, my vision was to bring it round to a more efficient and sustainable way of working, future-proofing the company and making the brand sustainable. We are confident this will be reflected by the quality of our workforce and by the projects that we complete.”