BGEN is celebrating a record year following the company’s rebrand and has outlined ambitious targets for the year ahead. In the last financial year, turnover increased by more than 50% to £191m and the company has also reported a significant increase in operating profits.
“We’ve had an excellent year across the board, with significant growth achieved by our specialist pharmaceutical (BES) and food businesses (BFP),” says John Sugden, Executive Chair at BGEN. “While the next 12 months will remain a challenge in terms of the economic climate and industry-wide talent shortage, we’re confident we’ll deliver against our planned people, performance and planet objectives. We have a strong order book for the year ahead and a great senior management team in place.”
In 2022 BGEN secured contracts with several blue-chip organisations in sectors such as clean energy, food, heavy-industry and pharmaceutical, and successfully tendered and won 12 strategic utility agreements, including two new awards for National Grid. The company also expanded its sustainability and net zero service offering and strengthened its technology division through the acquisition of Radway Control Systems.
The year ahead will see BGEN continue a major recruitment drive, looking to expand its workforce from 1,000 to more than 1,300 employees, as the company looks to service its existing client base and expand into new sectors. The company is looking to recruit a range of positions, including mechanical and electrical engineers, as well as several roles to support its fast-growing sustainability practice, with a number of apprenticeship and graduate opportunities available across the business.
2023 will also see the company focus on delivering against ambitious DEI and net zero targets. For example, this will see the company build on its recent commitment to recruit, retain and support more female employees, and continue its journey to achieving net zero emissions by 2035 at the latest.
“First and foremost, I’d like to thank all employees and clients in helping us to achieve a record year,” says Robin Whitehead, Chief Executive Officer at BGEN. “We’re making good progress against our mission to be recognised as an independent market leader in the provision of world class multi-disciplinary engineering solutions for UK and international organisations.”