About us

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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 – UK and internationally.

DESIGN – MANUFACTURE – INSTALLATION

A history of success

A company founded on friendship, expertise, adaptability and integrity.

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 twenty five employees by the end of year five.  Now, with our trusted team of fifty plus employees, what began in a garage has expanded to a work space offering extensive facilities and workshops.

Fresh thinking is always encouraged at GS Contracts. The first apprentice started in 1996 and we’ve never looked back since. Our teams expertise and dedication emulate’s 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.

GS Contracts services have developed and evolved to provide our clients with innovative fit-outs on time and within budget.

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 and ideas which are embraced, researched, developed and achieved, driven by our passion to succeed.

Being health and safety conscious 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”.

We love our clients and they keep coming back! Creative, professional and practical collaboration unites you and us, creating one team to produce outstanding results every time.

Thanks to our continued repeat business and referrals from new and existing clients, GS Contracts will continue to grow.

Management

Directors

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 catering and  leadership skill set joined the GS Contracts team in 2011, becoming our managing director in 2016.  When asked why he accepted, the answer was precise “GS Contracts conducts an honest, approachable working relationship with its clients providing brilliant workmanship which I firmly believe I will continue to develop further.”  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 rapid business growth within the first five years of trading. Gary’s continued active role within the company helps to generate new business year in year out.

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 service director providing HR and financial management services which have been the foundation to the companies 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 industry, 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 eight departments with a diverse team of fifty plus employees working in symmetry. A cohesion of talent, experience and professionalism.

GS Contracts team of departments:
Accounts and 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 email or post.

Please contact Kevin Hill with your application details.

Our accredited  Investors in People award recognises our pursuit to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.

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.

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Our accredited  Investors in People award recognises our pursuit to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.

Accreditations

Our year on year accreditations 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.

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