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Pexhurst deliver top quality Renovation and Restoration across industries, from industrial to residential It’s a milestone year for Pexhurst as 2017 sees the business turn 40. Es- tablished in 1977 by its late founder John Vella, the company has grown from a small office fit-out specialist to managing and carrying out large- scale refurbishments of commercial and industrial properties, complex projects in the healthcare and educa- tion industry, and the restoration of listed buildings. Nick Tagliarini, Director, says the company’s longevity is due to its people as much as its ability to adapt to market trends over the years. Indeed, the major- ity of Pexhurst’s staff has enjoyed more than a decade’s worth of service with the business, ensuring skills are nurtured, de- veloped and retained. That has comple- mented Pexhurst’s ability to achieve prof- itable growth over the last 40 years, never forgetting that old industry saying: “you’re only as good as your last job.” It’s a sentiment echoed by Managing Director Martin Vella. In acknowledging a report from Plimsoll, which rated Pexhurst as one of the leading performers amongst the UK’s largest interior fit out and office refurbishment companies, he said, “Suc- cess would not be possible without our people, who are hugely important to us.” He adds, “Wherever possible we like to develop talent and promote from within, and we are proud that many of our people have worked with us for 10 years or more. 2016 was another successful year for us and we have ambitions for further profita- ble growth in the years to come.” BUILDING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE 35