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Eric Wright Group

The Eric Wright Group is an established leader within the building industry offering a wide range of services to clients from construction and civil engineering, to property development and facilities management.

The Group encompasses a number of individual companies and subsidiaries, each with its own specific focus, resourced by staff with specialist skills.

The principal trading companies are Eric Wright Construction, Eric Wright Civil Engineering, Eric Wright Facilities Management, Eric Wright Partnerships, Maple Grove Developments and residential development company Appelthwaite.

The Eric Wright Group originally came into being in Fleetwood in 1923 under the title of Brown & Jackson. Since then, the company has undergone a number of transformations resulting in the present structure. In 1979 Eric Wright Construction Limited was formed and began trading, with Maple Grove Developments creation occurring in 1981. Eric Wright Civil Engineering became part of the Group in 1991 with the facilities management arm of the firm being introduced in 2002. In 2004 residential development company Appelthwaite was born, followed by Eric Wright Partnerships Division in 2011.

Eric Wright formed a charitable trust in 1986 to assist causes that encourage the education and development of young people. Today The Eric Wright Trust priorities for giving are directed at disadvantaged minorities, especially underprivileged youth.

The Eric Wright Group is presently owned proportionally by Mr RE Wright and by the Eric Wright Trust, a charitable body. As evidence of its commitment to its charitable aims, the Trust owns and operates an outdoor adventure centre in Cumbria, Water Park Lakeland Adventure Centre, that provides subsidised facilities for the young and disadvantaged. The Eric Wright Charitable Trust has also supported the setting up of a vocational learning centre in Leyland named the Eric Wright Learning Foundation.

The purpose of the Charitable Trust is twofold; to reinvest the group’s profit in the community, with particular emphasis upon the physical and social well being of the young and underprivileged, as well as ensuring that the Eric Wright Group remains a private company.

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