Celebrating 50 years of trading

Celebrating 50 years of trading

October 5, 2021
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On October 7th 2021 Princebuild, which Princeenergy is a division of, will reach the golden milestone of 50 years in business.

To celebrate half a century of delivering building and maintenance services in Peterborough and beyond there will be a year’s worth of charity fundraising and staff rewards.

The family run company, originally known as Eccleshare Construction Ltd, was founded by Derek Asplin and Stuart Pudney and was initially located on Princes Street in Peterborough.

Over the years the company has consistently maintained an excellent reputation for reliability, efficiency, high quality and enviable customer relations. From the humble beginnings of its small Peterborough office back in 1971, Princebuild Ltd has extended its operations so that today it delivers a national, multi-disciplined service.

In addition to the Peterborough head office, Princebuild also has branches at Spalding, Cambridge, London, Northampton and Market Rasen and also operates specialists divisions; Princeenergy and Princeinteriors.

The company has remained a strong family affair, with Derek and Stuart’s sons Mark Asplin, Dale Asplin, Jon Pudney and Matthew Pudney now taking the company forward as shareholders, along with board members Paul Baker and James Manning. Mark and Dale also have sons working in the business two of whom have recently received promotions to Senior Project Managers.

Founder Stuart Pudney commented “It has been amazing to watch the company develop over the years and both myself and co-founder Derek Asplin are proud of the business it has become.

“I have had the pleasure of working with some fantastic staff over the years and although admittedly it has been hard work at times, we have always pulled together as a team and got through it.

“I’m really looking forward to this year of celebration and hope we can give a little back to our employees who work so hard to make the company as successful as it is”

Planned celebrations include; a golden ticket draw for staff, a fun day for employees and their families, a special golden edition of the annual ‘Blingo’ fundraiser and the aim of raising £50,000 for charity in the 50th year. One staff member has even signed up to complete a 50 mile run to help boost the fund raising!

Matthew Pudney, Director, also commented “It’s a very proud day when my fellow shareholders and I see the business that our fathers founded and introduced us to, celebrate 50 years of trading.

“Along with our board directors and professional and dedicated team the company continues to grow and go from strength to strength and there has been no more testing time for being in business than the past 18 months.

“We look forward to the next year where we will celebrate and continue to support our local communities, as we have always done.”

The directors would like to thank the clients, employees, sub-contractors, supply chain, friends and families for sharing the company’s journey and for helping Princebuild become the successful company that it is today.