UKPS prides itself on its financial stability and in the fact that it has grown continuously year on year.
Throughout this time the Company has continued to invest heavily in infrastructure and IT systems as well as increased headcount, training and development in order to support growth. In particular, we have expanded regionally, refurbished our office and warehouse facilities in Stonehouse and taken the opportunity to add a full technical training facility and classroom to provide our employees with first-class training and development programmes. All this has been funded from our own resources; the business is debt-free and profitable. We expect to maintain our high standard of customer service and retention whilst expanding our addressable market through adding services as well as growing our market share. The utility connections market is an exciting place to be.
We recognise that our success is down to our committed staff who have helped build the business. It is important that we have the right facilities to attract and retain high-calibre people. These investments show our commitment to developing our own staff and providing UKPS with scalability for sustainable growth.
UKPS is keen to grow its own people and has successfully implemented a graduate training scheme for design and estimating engineers to sit alongside our existing Project Management (APM) training scheme. We recruit graduates annually and if you are interested, go to the Careers page for further details of our training schemes.
In 2019 Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Prudential acquired a controlling interest in UKPS.
Infracapital invests in, builds and manages a diverse range of essential infrastructure to meet the changing needs of society and support long-term economic growth. We take an active role in all of our investments, whether nascent or large, to fulfil their potential and ensure they are adaptable and resilient. Our approach creates value for our investors, as we target investments with the scope for stable and sustainable growth. Our portfolio companies work closely with the communities where they are based, to the benefit of all stakeholders. Infracapital is well-positioned to deliver the significant investment required to help build the future. The founder-led team of experienced specialists has worked with more than 50 companies around Europe and has raised client capital across six funds to date.
Infracapital is part of M&G Plc, a leading European savings and investments business. M&G manages the long-term savings of more than 5 million people and is a major investor in the UK and in the global economy.