The Breheny Group is celebrating their 60th anniversary. The company is marking the occasion with a series of events that recognise the achievements of the organisation and the hard work, dedication and commitment, of the Breheny team. A team who since its humble beginnings in the early 60’s, has gone on to turnover more than £2billion.
Breheny was founded in 1963 by Jack Breheny when he moved from Galway to Lowestoft. Jack was a bricklayer by trade, working on local housing schemes and drainage projects in the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth area.
Under Jack and latterly, his son John, the company grew and expanded its scope of operations to include major infrastructure projects, commercial and residential developments, and environmental projects.
Today, the Breheny Group is a well-respected, successful construction firm with a diverse portfolio of projects across the UK. The business employes a team of over 330, operating on site, or out of one of the companies five regional offices.
Culturally the company has long been an advocate for developing its own talent, with an established trainee/apprentice scheme setting the foundation for multiple, successful careers. A fact that is amplified with 90% of the company’s senior management team, beginning their careers with Breheny as trainees.
John Breheny commented. “I am extremely proud that the business my parents founded is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The construction industry is notoriously turbulent and we have weathered recessions and more recently a global pandemic. I look forward to seeing our business’ continued success.”
60 Years of Service.
As the Breheny Group celebrates this milestone, it allows an opportunity for reflection of the company’s history, its achievements, as well as a look to the future.
With a strong reputation for excellence, a talented team of professionals, and a commitment to innovation and sustainability, the Breheny Group is well positioned to continue its success for many years to come. Their business has impacted the lives of many and laid the foundations for many successful careers.
60 years on Site.
Highways and Infrastructure: The Breheny Group has completed numerous projects that have improved the highways and byways of East Anglia, they include the Bury St Edmunds Eastern Relief Road, Bedford Western Bypass and the Lowestoft Relief Road.
The Breheny Group has built many bridges of differing types and sizes, including Hawksmill Bridge at Needham Market, the Midland Main Line in Bedford and the River Bure in Wroxham.
Commercial and Residential Developments:
The Breheny Group has been involved in the construction of a variety of commercial and residential developments, such as the Ipswich Waterfront Regeneration, St. John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge and Marham Park in Bury St Edmunds.
Flood and Coastal Defences:
The Breheny Group has worked on several flood and coastal defence projects, including the Hopton and Corton Coastal Management Scheme, sea defence works at Margate, Felixstowe Ferry and the River Blackwater Flood Alleviation Scheme.
The Breheny Group has also been involved in many environmental projects, such as the Bury St. Edmunds Recycling Centre, Felixstowe Seafront Gardens and the Newmarket Equine Hospital.
Joint MD Andrew Fleming commented, “We are delighted to be celebrating this milestone birthday – I have witnessed the business’ growth firsthand and am honoured to have played a part in it. I joined Breheny Civil Engineering in 1989 as a Quantity Surveyor and in 2020 I was promoted to joint Managing Director.”
Joint MD Simon Burnside commented. “It is great to celebrate this milestone anniversary! Having been with the business for a number of years, I have progressed to joint Managing Director. I look forward to leading the continued and sustainable growth of the business.”