Record Breaking Year for Headland Group Ltd.

Record Breaking Year for Headland Group Ltd.

21 April 2009

Headland Group Ltd. is pleased to announce a record breaking turnover of over €17,000,000 for 2007-8. These figures confirm the Group, with subsidiaries in Ireland and the UK, as one of the largest commercial archaeology companies in Europe. The Irish subsidiary, Headland Archaeology Ireland Ltd. performed exceptionally well contributing 51% of the overall Group turnover.

With its origins in Scotland, the company started off in an ex-lemonade factory tucked behind Easter Road Football Stadium in Edinburgh in 1996. Headland Group Ltd. has grown significantly since then, and today has offices in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Reputation for delivering on major infrastructure projects Colm Moloney, MD of the Irish subsidiary stated at the announcement of the record breaking figures "Headland has built a reputation for ‘delivering in the real world'.  Our success lies in the ability to deliver high quality work within the context of the pressurised construction environment. Delay and uncertainty are the biggest risks to developers, and Headland has become adept at managing both of these; keeping all parties informed and totally focused on agreed objectives. We have a strong team with experience and specialists in virtually every area, which means we can deal with every situation quickly and effectively."

Headland provides sound planning advice and innovative solutions to a wide range of cultural heritage issues, and also to the Construction Industry, thanks to their extensive archaeological expertise and professional approach. Working on a wide range of archaeological projects from Windfarm Environmental Impact Assessments to Maritime wreck surveys; the bulk of their turnover comes from recording and excavating archaeology in advance of large infrastructure projects.

Headland have worked on several major roads projects in Ireland, including the N25 Waterford Bypass; N6 Galway to Ballinasloe Road Scheme; N7 Nenagh to Limerick High Quality Dual Carriageway; N9/N10 Carlow Bypass; and most recently work in advance of the construction of the Metro in Dublin.  Headland has also been busy north of the border on the A1 and A4.

Recently Headland Archaeology Ireland has developed its consultancy and survey departments, and won tenders to carry out historic building recording projects for the National Inventory of the Architectural Heritage in Cork and Galway; a survey of the Battlefields of Ireland for the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government; and most recently a Scoping Project for a proposed National Archaeological Archive, again for the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. 

Restructure - looking to the futureOn the back of their record breaking year, Headland has restructured to sustain the company's momentum and enable the individual subsidiaries to really concentrate on the market they know so well. This, together with a programme to widen share ownership amongst staff, is designed to see the company, its shareholders, and staff members prosper in the years to come.