The Deeley Group, based in Coventry, has been building relationships as well as homes and public and commercial properties for almost 80 years.
The company was formed by bricklayer George Deeley in 1936 and the business, which is still run by George’s son Peter, has gone from strength to strength, now occupying purpose-built premises at the Coventry Business Park in the city.
Its development arm – Deeley Properties – continues to thrive and has helped to regenerate sites across the region, bringing employment, retail, leisure space and homes to all four corners of Coventry and Warwickshire and beyond.
Deeley Construction, the company’s contracting division, continues to carry out work on behalf of a range of clients on a host of projects including at HORIBA-MIRA, Warwickshire College, the University of Warwick, Coventry University and on a series of retail parks for LondonMetric Properties.
But the Deeley Group’s foundations are laid on its commitment to its community and that is part of the thinking behind the decision to become a corporate member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
“The Chamber has the economic wellbeing of Coventry and Warwickshire at its heart,” said Peter Deeley, “and we are fully behind that. Our roots are in this area and we want to support the Chamber every step of the way in bringing further prosperity to the region.
“More than that, we always look to use local suppliers wherever possible and the Chamber network is a great place to meet other businesses in the area. The new corporate membership will also give us a chance to develop new relationships which is something we have prided ourselves on for nearly 80 years.”
He added: “There is a great deal of talk at the moment about the role business plays in society and we have always taken the view that you have to work with the community around you – whether that’s other businesses, groups or individual people.”
To that end, the company is a big supporter of organisations such as the Heart of England Community Foundation, the Grace Research Foundation and Theatre In Education (a programme led by Belgrade Theatre) which supports youngsters in Coventry and Warwickshire to develop through drama.
It’s the sign of a company that wants to play its part in more ways than one.
Pictured (left to right): Peter Deeley (Deeley Group), Elizabeth Belhadj (Coventry Chemicals), Louise Bennett, Hazel Pilling (both Chamber), Johanne Thomas (RadioStation Rugby), Edward Hudson (Deeley Group).