Story Contracting

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Story Contracting is an infrastructure company providing rail, plant, and construction solutions. It offers civil engineering and construction services to the manufacturing, housing, local authority, and general contracting sectors. It also delivers a full design and build capability to property, civil, track, geotechnical, and drainage projects.

HQCarlisle, GB
Employee Ratings4.2

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2022)458
Revenue (FY, 2019)£127.2 M(+34%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at Story Contracting

Fred Story

Fred Story

Owner & Chairman
Jason Butterworth

Jason Butterworth

Russell Collins

Russell Collins

Finance Director
Emma Porter

Emma Porter

Managing Director - Construction
Adrian Hart

Adrian Hart

Managing Director - Plant
David Prior

David Prior

Commercial Director
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Story Contracting Office Locations

Story Contracting has offices in Carlisle, Birmingham, Blantyre, Bonnyrigg and in 4 other locations
Carlisle, GB (HQ)
Burgh Road Industrial Estate
Birmingham, GB
87 Caroline St
Blantyre, GB
Whistleberry Rd
Bonnyrigg, GB
Butlerfield Industrial Estate
Buckshaw Village, GB
Third Floor, Unit 6-8 Revolution Park, Buckshaw Avenue, Buckshaw
Glasgow, GB
9 George Square
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Story Contracting Financials and Metrics

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Story Contracting's revenue was reported to be £127.21 m in FY, 2019 which is a 33.9% increase from the previous period.

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Story Contracting Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Rail Plant DivisionNovember 04, 2013
Story Contracting Limited

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Story Contracting revenue breakdown by business segment: 21.8% from Construction, 57.2% from Rail, 11.5% from Plant, 9.4% from Reiver Homes and 0.1% from Other

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Story Contracting News and Updates

Story continues to operate while taking action to protect workers

A construction contractor says it is implementing a range of measures across its sites so it can continue working safely during the coronavirus outbreak.

Story Scotland begins new chapter with official opening of Blantyre HQ

Fred Story, the founder of Story Contracting, has cut the ribbon at the formal opening of the company’s new Scottish head office in Blantyre with clients and suppliers.

Story Contracting expands Scottish footprint with new Glasgow office

The new Framework Office has been established in partnership between Network Rail and Story Scotland, a division of Story Contracting, to deliver a framework contract worth up to £135m of renewal and enhancement projects in Scotland over the next five years.

40 new jobs as rail firm Story Contracting opens new office in York

FORTY jobs are set to be created in York with the opening of a new regional office by a civil engineering and infrastructure company. Story Contracting says it is looking to employ in the region of 40 additional staff over the coming year and has already started a recruitment drive for experienced e…

Story Contracting Blogs

Next chapter for Emma Porter at Story Contracting

Emma Porter has been named the new Managing Director of Story Contracting’s Construction Division. Since returning to the business in April 2019, Emma has taken the reins of the Division, leading the team to deliver a number of high-profile projects throughout Cumbria. Overseeing a £30m turnover for…

Team Story joins Cumbria Pride celebrations

Story Contracting proudly supported Cumbria Pride 2019 in celebration of the region’s LGBTQI+ community. As part of the company’s pledge to eliminate discrimination and encourage Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), the award-winning infrastructure company sponsored the event held in Carlisle Ca…

Team Story build bridges with St.Ninians

Story Scotland are currently working to construct a new combined cycle/footbridge in Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway. The old Sparling Bridge was removed in November 2016 following severe flooding caused by Storm Frank, the bridge sits over the River Cree. The new bridge will be accessible to …

Wanted: Civil Engineers to help build Yorkshire’s railways

Civil Engineers across Yorkshire are being called upon to help Story Contracting deliver CP6 Network Rail frameworks across the Eastern region. After a very successful 12 months and a host of new business wins, award-winning infrastructure company Story Contracting is looking to recruit a Project Ag…

Accessibility at Kilwinning Station given a lift

Story Contracting and Network Rail have officially opened Kilwinning station’s new, fully-accessible footbridge and lifts to the local community. Following a £4m investment, access to the North Ayrshire station has been transformed with a three-span footbridge with lifts and stairs giving step-free …

DAP Retaining Wall Works Complete

DAP Retaining Wall works near Barrow-in-Furness included the installation of 14,000 tonnes of material from the nearby Goldmire Quarry to create a new rail embankment to replace a failed retaining wall. During a 6-week blockade of the DAP line. The stone was loaded into RRV trailers North of the sit…
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Story Contracting Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Story Contracting founded?

    Story Contracting was founded in 1987.

  • Who are Story Contracting key executives?

    Story Contracting's key executives are Fred Story, Jason Butterworth and Russell Collins.

  • How many employees does Story Contracting have?

    Story Contracting has 458 employees.

  • What is Story Contracting revenue?

    Latest Story Contracting annual revenue is £127.2 m.

  • What is Story Contracting revenue per employee?

    Latest Story Contracting revenue per employee is £277.8 k.

  • Who are Story Contracting competitors?

    Competitors of Story Contracting include FM Conway, Brantas Abipraya and Kraftanlagen Hamburg.

  • Where is Story Contracting headquarters?

    Story Contracting headquarters is located at Burgh Road Industrial Estate, Carlisle.

  • Where are Story Contracting offices?

    Story Contracting has offices in Carlisle, Birmingham, Blantyre, Bonnyrigg and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does Story Contracting have?

    Story Contracting has 8 offices.