Conlon Construction was founded over 50 years ago by Neil’s father and his 4 brothers. The company has a picture taken in 1956 of their first Tipper Wagon parked outside their lodgings in Tang Hall Lane,York so although most of the recent growth of the business has been over the Pennines, the early roots were in Yorkshire. They played a major role in the construction of the M6 in the 1960’s during which time they consolidated their efforts onto one company. They are now on more than 15 Framework Agreements with many of the local authorities throughout the North of England, especially related to educational buildings, with over 75% of turnover being generated through partnering rather than competitive tendering. This collaborative approach to their business has helped to double its turnover and profits during the recession and Conlon now has sales of approx £50m. It is well placed to accelerate its growth over the next five years and part of this plan is to grow its Yorkshire business of which Neil is the MD.