We’re excited to announce that we’ve joined the ranks of the region’s best and brightest businesses, securing a place in the Future50 Class of 2018. Future50 is a collection of Norfolk and Suffolk’s most ambitious and innovative companies, comprising the individuals and businesses which will be creating jobs, growing at a faster rate than others, and which have the drive and ambition needed to be leaders in their sector.

Pruce Newman’s core business is the fabrication and installation of specialist industrial pipework, for applications in a range of sectors, including oil & gas, renewable energy and process manufacturing. Already a recognised leader in the industry, we are a company which has a long history of successful innovation, having grown from a six-person start-up to the current team of 130 staff working across the South and East of England. We have plans to continue this growth trajectory, retaining our regional roots and working with local partners where possible to deliver our services. Speaking about our selection, MD Graham Newman said:

“We are delighted that Pruce Newman’s vision for our future growth has been examined, recognised and verified by the Future50 team. It is very good to know that our optimism for the planned expansion of our offering into our target market places, whilst retaining our family business ethos, along with our staff’s ability to provide craft services certified for quality and safety, plus our reputation for great service, is shared by a third party after having examined our business plan.”

Future50 brings together a wide range of support for those companies which are lucky enough to be selected for the year-long programme, from Archant and partners Barclays, Birketts, Lovewell Blake, NWES and UEA. Pruce Newman’s application was assessed by a regional panel of experts, including Ed Savory of Birketts LLP, who commented:

“We are delighted that Pruce Newman applied for Future50 status. It would be easy to think that Pruce Newman is another sleepy Norfolk business. Quite the opposite is true. Having met with Graham Newman and Gareth Headland it became apparent that it is an exciting business which is growing and developing rapidly. The directors’ focus on markets with high levels of quality and safety requirements, attention to succession and ambition for significant growth meant we had no hesitation in selecting Pruce Newman for the Future50. We have no doubt that Pruce Newman will continue to flourish and benefit from being a member of Future50.”

The full list of this year’s Future50 companies will be announced by Archant shortly, and we’re looking forward to meeting our classmates at the end of November. Find out more about the scheme on the EDP’s Future50 pages.