John Sisk & Son Analysis

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2 Introduction
The Construction industry can be cyclical and experience fluctuations, which can involve periods of rapid growth followed by periods of stagnation. (SCSI, 2012). One such period of rapid growth took place in Ireland between the years of 1995-2007, referred to as “the Celtic Tiger” years, which was widely regarded as being driven by the Construction sector. This period seen the value of the Irish Construction sector represent 23% of the Gross National Profit (GNP) in 2005, with employment in the sector reaching an unprecedented high level of over 260,000 people at its peak. This rapid growth of the Construction sector was fuelled by a surge in bank lending, the rapid expansion of credit and rising property prices.

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John Sisk & Son is best known for its successful contribution to the Construction sector and is the leading company in the Irish Construction sector and has been for many years. Some of SISK’s most recent and successful Construction projects in Ireland include the Convention Centre, the Aviva Stadium and the Grand Canal Theatre all located in Co. Dublin. The Shannon Tunnel in Co. Limerick and the Aghada Powerplant in Co. Cork. In the 150 years that the SISK group has been in operation, it has shown to be resilient in times of crisis and shown that it can make strategic moves to prevent the growth of the company becoming inhibited. It has proved by the development over the last 5 years of a large healthcare division and by remaining active in the Irish Construction sector that the company can continue to be successful even in these recent economically challenging …show more content…
Since the industry bottomed out in 2012, it started to stabilise in 2013 and in 2014 it accounted for approximately 6.9% of Gross National Profit in Ireland and is projected to reach 7.5% in 2015. (SCSI, 2012). Although these percentages are still below the European standard of 12%, the next few years are certainly starting to look more positive. It is due to recent encouraging signs that there was a lot of anticipation within the sector concerning the Budget 2016 and what possible positive effects it would have.
The following report will analyse the following: 1) The Irish Government Budget 2016, reporting specifically on Government policies and strategies focused on the construction industry. 2) Trends in the various construction sectors. 3) Recommend a fully reasoned managerial strategy for John Sisk & Sons for the next 3-5 years based on this

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