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GS Contracts have been working with creative minds for over 25 years providing bespoke fit outs, incorporating design development, project management, precision manufacturing and installation services for the hospitality, leisure and retail industries.
DESIGN – MANUFACTURE – INSTALLATION
A history of success
A specialist interior contract company founded on friendship, expertise, adaptability and integrity providing fit out services for the hospitality, retail and leisure industries.
GS Contracts was founded in 1992 by Gary Smith, our chairman. Gary’s experience as a restaurateur and maintenance provider during the 1980’s, combined with his ambitious, personable networking approach to life led to the beginnings of GS Contracts.
Within the first year, the business grew from one to five employees, expanding to 25 employees by the end of year five. Now, with our trusted team of 50 plus, what began in a garage has expanded to a workspace offering extensive facilities and workshops.
Fresh thinking is always encouraged at GS Contracts. The first apprentice started in 1996 and we have never looked back since. Our teams expertise and dedication emulates our company ethos: To combine the skills and attributes of our team with a commitment to provide a professional, collaborative and high quality service supporting our new and existing clients visions and aspirations.
Our trusted relationships built over 25 years with professionals, trades and suppliers allows you to benefit from a transparent solution focused approach. Our clients love to challenge us with new concepts which are embraced, researched, developed and achieved, driven by our passion to succeed.
Health and safety is fundamental to our success within the hospitality, leisure and retail industries. Our accreditations awarded year on year by SAFEContractor, CHAS, Eurosafe UK CDM Competent exhibit our high levels of health and safety within the workplace. Our Investors in People accreditation: “The continued pursuit of excellence”.
Our clients keep coming back! Creative, professional and practical collaboration unites us, creating one team to produce outstanding results every time.
Four Directors wanting to innovate, create, provide and succeed.
Kerry Burnett: Managing Director
With a catering design, manufacture and installation career, Kerry was inspired by GS Contracts approach with transparent, honest client relationships and its ability to work with clients to develop their concepts into a reality. Kerry, with his leadership skill set joined the GS Contracts team in 2011, becoming our Managing Director in 2016. Kerry takes a very hands-on approach to managing the company, involved with the day to day interactions of each department, bridging the gaps of communication to provide our clients with a seamless service.
Gary Smith: Chairman Director
Gary founded GS Contracts in 1992 encompassing his experience during the 1980’s as a restaurateur, maintenance provider and D.J. Gary’s entrepreneurial personality led to the company’s rapid business growth within the first five years of trading. Gary’s continued active role within the company helps to generate new business year on year.
Sue Smith: Support Services Director
Sue’s experience as a restaurateur developed into the expansion of a catering business supplying businesses in Essex during the 1980’s. Sue’s experience and people management skills became an integral part from GS Contracts first beginnings in 1992 when Sue became the Support Services Director providing HR and financial management services which have been the foundation to the company’s organisation, planning and practices.
Kevin Hill: Operational Director
Kevin began his career as an apprentice bench joiner during his teens. Being a close friend of Gary Smith (the founder of GS Contracts) Kevin became the first GS Contracts employee as a joiner/carpenter; developing and adapting with the growth of the company to become the Operational Director in 1996. Kevin’s experience, knowledge and understanding of the company from its first beginnings have provided continuity throughout its growth within each department.
Client Account Executives
Michael Sullivan, James Caiger-Scott and Gavin Caiger-Barker
With the practical experience from working within the hospitality, leisure and retail industries, the combination of our Client Account Executives provides GS Contracts with enhanced business direction and client driven focus, combining timeless methods with innovative solutions. Working with clients start-up aspirations, combining project planning and strategies to develop and produce interior fit outs for businesses that want to succeed.
Meet the team
GS Contracts consists of 10 departments with a diverse team of 50 plus employees working in symmetry. A cohesion of talent, experience and professionalism.
GS Contracts team of departments:
Accounts – Admin – Purchasing – Sales and Marketing – Design Development – Project Management – Estimating – Manufacturing and Fabrication: Joinery, Metal and Solid Surfaces – Site Management – Fit Out.
Work for us
Job Vacancies: 2018
GS Contracts are always looking for new and exciting people to join our team. Please contact us with your C.V. by using our contact form.
We are seeking experienced and competent joiners.
Must be fully experienced in manufacturing shopfitting items; counters/bars & general joinery.
Apprenticeships & work experience
Our current apprenticeships are with Colchester Institute. Our apprenticeships involve one day of study with four days of practical at GS Contracts, leading to a Level 2 NVQ qualification in Bench Joinery within two years (with the option to continue for a third year, to gain Level 3).
We also offer work experience placements to school pupils – both directly and via local schools. For more information either ask your school or contact us directly.
Please use our contact form to find out more.
Our accredited Investors in People award recognises our pursuit to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.
Our year on year accreditation’s represent our working standards and ethics within the workplace. SAFEContractor, CHAS, and Eurosafe UK (CDM Competent) certification status, awarded for demonstrating high standards of health and safety in our work.
Investors in People accreditation recognises our pursuit to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.