Business marks half a century of selling timber framed buildings



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A building manufacturing company is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Kingspan Potton in Great Gransden is marking the important date throughout the year.

The company, which employs 120 people, manufactures timber framed buildings for the private self build and commercial sectors.

The business was responsible for 625 lodges for the new Center Parcs near Flitwick.

Many members of staff have been at the company for more than 20 years and the longest, Steve O’Neil, has been there for an impressive 46 years.

The company started life at the Old Foundry in Potton before moving to Great Gransden in 1968. It was bought by Kingspan in 2006.

Throughout the business’ 50th year there will be 50 different activities with staff and suppliers to raise funds for charities such as Cancer Research and local hospices.

One of the main events will be a three day charity bike ride by employees, which will take them from London to Paris. In keeping with the theme, they will go through 50 towns and villages on the way.

Additionally the company is holding self build community networking events and meet the supplier events throughout the year.

Mark Stevenson, managing director, said: “We wanted our 50th forefront of self-build innovation to be not just about Potton but about the self-builders who have enabled us to achieve this fantastic milestone.

“Our Self Builder Networking mornings will give those thinking about embarking on a self-build project the opportunity of tapping into experienced self-builders to gain a real picture of the journey ahead.”

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