| £894.5m (2008)|
| 1400 employees|
| UK, North America, the Middle East|
Construction services and security
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Bowmer & Kirkland Group (B&K) is a British construction services and security company, established in 1923 as a partnership between joiner Alfred Bowmer and bricklayer Robert William Kirkland.
It has since grown to become a successful privately owned construction and development group. There are 29 companies in the Group most of which are construction-related, although there is a Homeland Security Division, which includes companies based in the UK and USA.
The company logo depicts a stylised key where the "blade" is made up of the letters B and K.
Bowmer & Kirkland Wikipedia
Group headquarters are at Heage in Derbyshire, with regional B&K offices in Sunderland, Manchester, Scotland and London. Bowmer & Kirkland employs 1400 people and gained Investors in People accreditation in 2001 and was re-accredited in 2004, 2007 and 2011.
The construction division, which accounts for approximately 80% of turnover, is an Associate Member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme. The company has received a number of Gold Awards from RoSPA and has established policies for Quality, Management Systems, Ethical Employment, Training and Development, Sustainability and Environment and a Sub-contractors Code of Conduct – helping the supply chain adhere to B&K’s own business standards.
In July 2009 the firm was involved in a crane collapse in Liverpool that left a man paralysed and 100 people removed from their homes. The company was subsequently found guilty of breaching health and safety laws.
High-profile projects include St George's Park National Football Centre, in Staffordshire for The Football Association, Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire, for Center Parcs, Trinity Square in Gateshead – a mixed-use development featuring a Tesco superstore, retail units and student accommodation, for Spenhill Developments and one of the first Olympic legacy projects outside London – Derby’s Multi Sports Arena which includes a velodrome. St Vincent Plaza, Glasgow, Scotland.]],