New Care takes a leaf out of Willy Wonka’s ‘pure imagination’

New Care is proud of its long-standing partnership with Oomph, the UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults.  Together we aim to enhance the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of all residents living in one of our stunning ‘new generation’ care facilities. Through the provision of innovative exercise, a variety of activities and engaging trips outs, we can positively encourage a full and active life for all, regardless of age and ability.

Amaarah Issat

As part of this partnership, we host a monthly golden ticket draw at each of our care facilities, rewarding a member of the team for a ‘special staff and resident moment’.   From making a residents’ wish come true through organising a special activity to simply spending uninterrupted quality time with a resident listening to their stories, lots of special moments take place within the home, all of which are worthy of recognition.

This month, we decided to host a very special Willy Wonka-themed Golden Ticket sweepstake, with some superb prizes up for grabs for the lucky team member.  In Nottingham, Amy Simpson (wellbeing coordinator) at Ruddington Manor won an Apple Watch whilst Frankie Walsh (wellbeing assistant) at The Grand won £500 worth of gift vouchers.  In the North West, Malcolm Angus (care assistant) at Ashlands Manor in Sale won a 50” Smart TV, Ammaarah Issat (care assistant) at The Hamptons in Lytham St Annes won an Apple Watch and Steve Davies (maintenance manager) at Grosvenor Manor in Chester won £500 worth of gift vouchers.

Back l-r Stacey Berry, Dominic Kay and Rosalinda Sidderly. Front, Skye Smith

New Care’s Chairman, Dominic Kay aka Willy Wonka, personally visited each home to pick at random the winners and present each of the lucky team members with their prizes.  Supporting Dominic were the care home managers, who either dressed up as an Oompa Loompa or enlisted the help of one of the staff.

It was a fantastically fun day with, in the words of Willy Wonka, ‘little surprises around every corner.’

McGoff Construction named in Sunday Times Top 100 Companies list

McGoff Construction has been named as number 64 in the Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to work for List!

This competitive list spotlights the 100 companies in the ‘small’ category with the highest Best Companies Index scores.


In addition to this fantastic national ranking, McGoff Construction has been placed at number 18 in the North West Top 75 Best Companies to work for list.

Emma James, Director of Support Services and Business Operations said;

“This accolade demonstrates our commitment to workplace engagement and how much we truly value our people. Each and every employee has played a crucial role in this fantastic achievement, being the very foundation of our business with an unstoppable passion for excellence at the very heart of everything we do.”

McGoff Construction achieve top rating

We are delighted to announce that McGoff Construction have been awarded 3 star accreditation from Best Companies, the employee engagement specialists. A 3 Star accreditation is the highest standard of workplace engagement, representing organisations that truly excel.

This fantastic 3 star has been awarded to the Group for achieving a high score during the Best Companies survey, which examines the internal structure, culture and working of the business, from the perspective of those who play a huge part in its success, the employees. The survey reveals how employees really perceive their work environment and shows the Groups dedication to well-being and development. It’s a credit to our employees who display an enormous amount of drive and passion for the work they do.

We have seen a increase in headcount over the past 12 months to meet the demands of our business growth, our main focus has always been to ensure that we keep the ethos and values of McGoff Construction at the core of our business. Being rated in the UK’s Best Companies is testimony of how our company culture of improving and developing our people is truly ‘extraordinary’, this in turn reflecting in the service we offer to all our customers. Awarded to organisations with a BCI score of 738 or higher, the 3 Star accreditation reflects ‘extraordinary’ levels of workplace engagement.

This accreditation will sit as one of our most precious awards, as it celebrates everything that is truly special about McGoff Construction. Our journey is by no means over. Watch this space to see whether we hit the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For List!


McGoff Construction appoints first female director


McGoff Construction are delighted to announce the appointment of Emma James as Director of Support Services and Business Operations, marking the first female Director appointment since Co-Director and founder Ethna McGoff.

This appointment represents the next step in the evolution of McGoff Construction, as the business continues to build a strong management team and a solid foundation for further growth. Emma brings the perfect combination of strategic thinking and leadership experience which consistentlydelivers excellent outcomes.

A genuine people centric culture

As Director of Support Services and Business Operations, Emma will continue to manage the Groups business operations functions of developing structured and standardised processes from initial conception through to implementation and will continue to drive the Groups philosophies to ensure the business continues on its progressive trajectory of improvement, whilst remaining extremely transparent in promoting a genuine people centric culture.

The Groups solid foundation of 45 years in business remains unrivalled in its ethos of fostering long term, collaborative relationships with clients, building strong, synergetic partnerships to support the successful delivery of each unique project.

“McGoff Construction is truly organic company that is not afraid to change with the times, we have great people, great ethics and a clear vision to expand the business,” added Emma “the growth potential for the Group is extremely exciting, working with leading clients in addition to our home grown development work. As the business continues to see steady growth, the more the culture has to reinvent itself. It’s all the more important that the Group maintains continuous improvement of our process and people strategies to support this business progression”

As the central hub for support services to the wider McGoff Group, the business operations team manages the Group’s central functions of Recruitment, Human Resources and Supply Chain collaboration in addition to Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality compliance.

“The services we deliver are completely unique. The support function has developed from servicing typical general contractor requirements to adopting the expanding requirements of the wider Group. We now deliver a holistic service across the entire Group’s operation comprising; site acquisition, design and build Principal Contracting, luxury care home and day nursery operation and dedicated facilities services provision.”

Promoting women in Construction

Fostering a family approach, at the heart of the core service it’s clear to see that McGoff Construction position the well-being of their employees as a top priority, with the business holding Investors in People Gold status in addition to Best Companies accreditation, seeing the Group included in the Top 75 companies to work for in the North West.

“It’s a huge accolade to become the first female Director since Co-Director and founder Ethna McGoff. Part of my vision is to support others by raising awareness and highlighting our own strategies around diversity and wellbeing. The business case for diversity continues to be compelling and to have global relevance, whereby creating more opportunities for women starts with creating a more inclusive environment. Building effective wellbeing strategies requires a strong, sustained and authentic approach. Any specific efforts to tackle these areas are ineffective if companies don’t encourage and adopt the right work culture. I am incredibly proud to be a part of a company that encourages and promotes a strong female workforce and places wellbeing as a top priority”

Women are expected to make up a quarter (25%) of the UK’s construction workforce by 2020. McGoff Group march ahead of the industry 2020 with Women making up 36% of the Groups valued workforce in 2018 with a 37% female Management Board.

The Groups emphasis on a true people centric culture is evident though continued efforts to bring new innovative schemes into the fold which ultimately support this strategy. With a Mental Health First Aid-trained Management team, the Group continues to take positive actions to build on a culture that champions mental health and wellbeing, providing a proactive and engaging approach to enhancing the health and wellbeing of their employees.

Dave McGoff comments:

I’m delighted to welcome Emma to the Board. Her commitment over the last 10 years has been phenomenal, it’s been an honour to witness her career progression thorough every level of the Business having assembled a highly skilled and dedicated Group Services team around her”

Congratulations Emma!

Northern Roots, National Reach

Multi-award winning Principal Contractor McGoff Construction has announced plans to open a London office. The company, based in Altrincham recently celebrated 45 years in business and are marking the milestone occasion by opening a second office in the UK’s Business Capital.

The new office will open later this year. With existing strong Client links in London, in addition to a number of leading southern based projects, the Groups expansion plans re-enforced their belief that the UK’s thriving and vibrant business capital is the perfect setting for this new venture. A southern presence will allow McGoff to strengthen and build stronger relationships with new and existing clients, consultants and design teams both in the UK and overseas.

Head of Pre-Construction; JP Singleton will take up the post of Regional Director at the London office. An Urban Regeneration Professional with over 18 years’ experience combining site management, planning and project management, JP will head up the regional branch during 2018 whilst continuing to oversee the Groups development programme with New Care, Villafont and Barchester Healthcare.

To support these exciting expansion plans, the Groups existing Pre-Construction team will continue to provide our clients with site appraisals and surveys, planning, programming and design coordination prior to on site construction in addition to the management of tender and bid enquiries.

Sales and Marketing Manager; Sarah Sanderson will take the position of Bid Manager, who will be joined this month by a dedicated Bid Writer; Angela Clarke and further supported by Estimating Manager; Darren Thorpe. Sarah will hold responsibility for lifecycle Bid Management for McGoff Construction and will manage a robust, dedicated team of Bid Writers and Technical Estimators. The Bid team will continue to add value to projects, bringing new ideas and best practice to build close working relationships with existing and new clients.

Planner, Tom Howard will take up the position of Planning and Design Manager aligning innovative strategies to our projects including detailed tender programming and logistics strategy. Taking a team of Design Managers and Planners under his wing Tom will coordinate multidisciplinary teams both internally and externally ensuring our planning, design and co-ordination function continues to be an added value process.

Group Commercial Director Dave McGoff Comments;

“Our success has confirmed that the time is right for us to open our second office. London is the perfect location for us to launch the next generation of our work and to build upon the strong relationships that we have forged with our clients, consultants and design teams from across the UK.”

Regional Director JP Singleton Comments;

“I am delighted with the opportunity of heading up McGoff Construction’s pioneering move to London. We are continuing to go from strength-to-strength which is why we have chosen to open a new office to serve our southern clients better and to expand the business, to help us keep up with demand.”

Happy 45th Birthday

A very happy 45th Birthday to McGoff Construction today.

We have been supported hugely in putting together a rather fitting tribute to help us celebrate the last 45 years and our amazing journey — with a few faces you might recognise.

A huge thank you to everyone who sent us special birthday wishes! It means the world. To those who have shared this beautiful journey with us. Thank you.

A massive and special thank you to our teams without which the success we see today wouldn’t be possible.

These teams have shaped an unrivalled business culture of family values, commitment, exemplary service delivery, friendship and fun.  Thank you.

Here’s to the next 45 years!