BricksA leading brick supplier is pushing on with its growth plans by winning a deal with a North East construction company.

McGovern & Co has secured a contract to supply bricks to All Saints Construction for its new residential development in Durham, which will see it develop 26 new homes.

The Gateshead brick business, founded in the region in 1949, works with a host of construction and development companies, and has now added one of the North East’s newest players in the sector to its client list.

All Saints Construction was established last year as a division of the well-established High Street Group. It is already working on housing schemes in Aidan Gardens in Belmont, Durham, as well as in Hexham and Scotland, and is also eyeing commercial development opportunities.

The new deal marks another coup for McGovern following its acquisition last year by serial entrepreneur George Heydon, who ensured a third generation of family ownership by purchasing the business from his father-in-law John McGovern.

At one time, McGovern was the leading brick supplier in the North of England and the brand remains well known and respected across the UK. Since its purchase last June, significant investment has been made to refurbish the company’s Felling headquarters, as well as to upgrade its internal IT system and website.   

Rob Hughes, who joined McGovern as managing director in July last year, said the new deal with All Saints is an exciting one for the firm.

“This new partnership with All Saints Construction is great news for us, we’re delighted to be working with them. As a new business, they have a really fresh approach and have very ambitious plans too. They are a great partner for McGovern – we have 67 years of experience in what we do, combined with a new lease of life the business has had in the past few months,” he said.

“In the few months I’ve been here, we have progressed very strongly and are working with a wide range of customers, from individual people doing self-builds, to the big names in the construction sector. The investment in our office space and yard, combined with the vast improvements to our internal technology, means we are well placed to grow and take advantage of opportunities in this region and beyond.”

Mark Kidd, commercial director of All Saints Construction, said: We are delighted to be using McGovern & Co as the brick supplier for Aidan Gardens, our prestigious new development in the centre of Durham. They were the natural selection for us based on their extensive experience in the area.”

Newcastle law firm Sintons are the legal advisors to McGovern, and have worked with its owner George Heydon on projects across his portfolio for a number of years.

Adrian Dye, Partner in the Corporate and Commercial team, said: “Since its acquisition last year, McGovern has made strong progress. The tie-up with All Saints is a good fit between two dynamic, growing, forward-thinking North East businesses.”