Everlast roofing group celebrates two decades in business

From left: Everlast directors Scott Deighton, Damian Maclean, Jason Cross, Terry Deighton, Mike Hunter

Everlast, is celebrating 20 years in business, which has seen the company grow from a small roofing provider to becoming a £28 million turnover, multi-discipline firm employing more than 80 people.

The Leeds-based firm also created 20 new jobs in just the last 12 months with further hires planned for 2020.

Everlast carried out more than 1,500 projects ranging from £500 to £3 million across the UK and Europe in 2019. The firm has worked on some iconic schemes including the £600,000 re-roofing of Sheffield’s Park Hill flats and a £400,000 project to install a new roof for the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

The roofing and cladding group has also delivered waterproofing projects for the Manchester Arndale Centre and York University, as well as replacing the roof covering London Victoria train station.

Jason Cross, managing director of the firm’s rail division, said: “Delivering roofing works for London Victoria was one of our most challenging projects so far. Not only is it a listed building in the heart of London but it had to remain fully operational for the duration of the project, which involved fitting steel roofing to the station’s grade II-listed vaulted roofs.”

Since the Grenfell fire tragedy, Everlast’s fire remediation team has also been contracted to work on growing numbers of major fire prevention projects, replacing cladding, glazing and façade systems to buildings and installing fire breaks and non-flammable insulation to upgrade safety.

The firm is currently carrying out £3.5 million worth of refurbishment schemes for the Novotel hotels group at its Birmingham Airport and Greenwich sites, replacing aluminium composite cladding panels and fire stops to ensure the safety of both sites.