Parkinson History

F Parkinson was founded in 1934 and was very active during the 2nd World War, contributing to the war effort by building RAF camps and production sheds for the manufacture of 3841 Wellington Bombers commissioned by the Air Ministry.

On 15th December 1947 F Parkinson became a Private Limited Company and moved to its Head Office on Mowbray Drive, Lancashire, where its Head Office has remained and developed to this date.

Since 1947, the company developed its client base around Government contracts in Health, Emergency Services, Education, Ministry of Defence as well as private sector clients and utility companies in the area.

The client base assisted the company to expand its operations and turnover in other regions. This resulted in regional offices opened in Manchester and York allowing it to be strategically placed to deliver services in Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire.

In 1998 the company had a turnover of £6 million and the decision was made to concentrate on public sector partnering agreements in order to drive the company into the 21st century. The management team transformed operations and techniques in order to fully embrace the partnering ethos. By recruiting the right people, developing relationships and providing best value and efficient working the company developed again to a turnover of £25 million in 2010. Framework agreements with Blackpool Council, Manchester City Council and North Yorkshire County Council and a Private Healthcare asset provider have assisted in the growth of turnover, training developing our supply chain and corporate social responsibility.

Since 2010 the company has increased its turnover to what it is today, £35 million.

The company’s current operational area stretches from Carlisle to Chester, from Durham and Doncaster and everywhere in between allowing from coast to coast coverage.

The company undertakes various refurbishment, extension and new build schemes ranging in value from small works to £10 million and from both traditional and partnering contracts. Strategically it is our aim to maintain an approximate equal split (in number and value), of both partnering and traditionally procured schemes within our annual turnover. This enables us to sustain best value and ensures that we maintain competitiveness for partnered schemes whilst conveying the benefits of collaborative working and best practice for those traditionally procured.

Due to the company’s vast experience in partnering and the variety of work that this provides, our teams have a wealth of knowledge in numerous fields. Our work sectors are, as follows:-

“Parkinsons liaison with the schools staff is very helpful and assists with the smooth running of the works on site, programming and contract generally.”

Jacobs UK Ltd