Safety group weathers the storm to record three years of sustained growth

Safety services business, MNA Group, has reported a period of “unprecedented growth” despite economic turbulence.

Between 2020 and 2023, the company, which has its head office in Goole, East Yorkshire and a base in Bradford, has grown its turnover by 500% to £5m per year.

It now employs a team of 20 people and offers a more comprehensive range of services, operating across four specialist divisions – Health and Safety, Heights Safety, Building and Construction, and Roofing/Cladding.

Its client portfolio now includes companies such as Howdens, Polypipe, Mamas and Papas, Abraham Moon & Sons, Moto Services and other high profile organisations across Yorkshire and beyond.

During the same period, the company’s fleet has expanded to 10 branded vehicles to accommodate its growing team and meet the needs of its clients.

Managing director, Mark Newman, said: “I think one of the factors behind our growth was that, when business premises and workplaces had to close during lockdown, we carried out a risk assessment and realised we could still work safely on site, outdoors.

“Effectively it meant that we could carry on working throughout the pandemic and is one of the reasons why we flourished at a time when many companies didn’t.”

Operations and sales director, Richard Bloodworth, said: “It actually made a lot of sense to many of our clients to be able to have us working on their empty sites during the period when their employees were off work, having been furloughed.

“It meant we were able to work safely without causing any disruption to their operations.

“We hatched a plan very early on in the pandemic and we stuck with it throughout; our success wasn’t a fluke. In fact, our approach was so successful that we ended up working harder than ever during the pandemic.”

Commercial director, Dave Rose, added: “Having a Bradford office, which we opened three-and-a-half years ago, as well as our headquarters here in Goole, means we’re now very well placed to service clients right along the M62 corridor.

“Our Bradford-based team brought a wealth of knowledge and contacts in West Yorkshire with them, opening up a whole new market for us.”

MNA Group is now aiming to further build on its success. The company has set itself a target of growing its turnover to £10m in the next ten years.