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Engineering and Construction


Status: Expired

Nov 20th 2014 - Jan 12th 2015

Wickes, Tesco and B&Q all trust this experienced construction and renovation company to deliver high quality results for their own customers.

Hiring workers for construction and renovation developments can be a puzzling time for homeowners and commercial building owners. Projects are often multifaceted, necessitating the specialisms of different tradesmen.

Since launching in 1990 APQ Developments has developed its workforce to incorporate experts in many areas of the construction and home development sector, creating a one-stop shop for building improvements work.

From work on commercial buildings requiring APQ project managers and site engineers, to home extensions requiring APQ builders and plumbers, the company has a comprehensive in-house team.

Undertaking work using an in-house team means customers of APQ benefit from reliable workers committed to their work and loyal to their clients. The relatively small company approaches each project with years of experience, enabling them to do things well – so well, in fact, that their client list includes leading brands such as Wickes, Tesco and B&Q each relying on APQ Developments to supply first-rate services for their own customers.

APQ has a current turnover of £14,000 a month. The management team is passionate about taking the business to the next level and requires funding to grow the business and repay existing loans. The company points to its great track record of making repayments to a previous funding company as evidence to support its case for funding.

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