A challenging but successful year

This has been a challenging year for everyone – and certainly not one we could have anticipated 12 months ago.

I have been at Deeley for more than half a century and I have never experienced anything similar to what we have all been through in 2020 and what is likely to continue well into 2021.

The success of the Deeley Group over the last 84 years has been built on the high-quality team we have in the business and the great companies and people we work with, and never has that been more evident than this year.

We have, across all our spheres of operation, adapted to the very necessary restrictions placed on us because of the pandemic and that has allowed us to keep delivering and keep driving forward.

That has been true on site and in our offices. Those out on site have ensured that social distancing and other measures have been adhered to while still working on our projects, while many of our office staff seamlessly flipped to working from home.

Those working arrangements changed according to the severity of lockdowns and, as we approach the end of the year, we are nowhere near back to normal working.

The year has seen us work on a massively wide range of projects from private housing to care homes, from university faculties to retail units, and from coffee drive-throughs to advanced technology car-parks.

We have continued to support our local communities – for example the Starley Sportive which we co-host raised almost £10,000 despite not taking place!

I would therefore like to thank everyone – internal staff and external partners – for helping us all get through 2020 in such good shape.

Next year is a big one for us – it’s our 85th anniversary – and for Coventry, with the UK City of Culture starting in May.

However, the main priority is that we all stay safe and healthy so I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Peter Deeley, Managing Director