George Sharkey started in 1969 as a sole trader and quickly built a successful business based on quality, service and integrity, with the customer at the forefront of everything he did. It was during this period that George established some of the key client relationships Sharkey continue to enjoy to this day.
George’s decision to introduce his sons into the business in the early 1980s marked a significant milestone in the company’s development, which ultimately paved the way to George stepping back in 1998 to allow Stephen and Scott to assume ownership of Sharkey.
This next chapter saw Scott and Stephen embark on delivering their vision of planned expansion and development, carefully constructed on the core values which served George so well in his creation of a confident, trusted, sustainable business.
The brothers presided over a transformation in the scale, reach and capability of the business over a 10-year period during which turnover experienced exceptional growth, the client base continued to expand and the company’s reputation for service quality and value was maintained and enhanced.
2008 saw the appointment of Billy Harrison as Managing Director who, supported by an experienced leadership team, has encouraged a culture which links a systematic approach to process with a drive to fully understand and fulfil the needs of the client. This approach helped deliver outstanding business performance during challenging economic times in the wake of the financial crisis which, in turn, helped build stronger foundations for the next phase of growth at Sharkey.
The current phase of development has seen us widen our UK offering with the opening of a London office (Sharkey SE) in June 2013. Our organic growth has continued with the opening of a Manchester office (Sharkey NW) in June 2017 to better serve a growing list of clients in the region and with a particular focus on the commercial office sector.
Now in its 48th year, Sharkey is constantly looking to the future but in setting visions for the years to come will never lose sight of its history and the major part it has played in making the company what it is today.
George Sharkey & Sons Ltd, Newhailes Road, Edinburgh, EH21 6SY
Company Registered Number: SC164725, VAT Number: 671 1203 72
Sharkey (SE) Limited, 15 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5BR
Company Registered Number: 8457614, VAT Number: 166 2291 06
Sharkey (NW) Limited, 16 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN
Company Registered Number: SC520420
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