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Welcome to North Midland Construction PLC Group

North Midland Construction PLC Group (NM Group) operates nationally with twelve strategically located regional offices and workshops. We also provide engineering and management consultancy services internationally. 

With five main operational divisions, and one wholly owned subsidiary Nomenca Limited, NM Group successfully provides design, build, operation and maintenance services across six main sectors covering the spheres of Civil Engineering, Building, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and specialist product manufacturing. 

Our history drives us to succeed

North Midland Construction PLC Group (NM Group) has a long-standing family history and we incorporate these family values and well­ established knowledge into everyday business. This fuels our vision, our values and our people for the future.

Our history timeline shows how we have grown rapidly since our foundation in 1946. We have continued to evolve and develop strongly by working with a diverse range of talented clients and dedicated employees. With the solid foundations of our core values and our long-standing family-orientated heritage, we continue to create an innovative, exciting and motivating working environment.


North Midland Construction (NMC) commenced trading on 6th December 1946 as a partnership between William Morris and Major Terence Moyle. Starting out with what is now the Group’s Highways Division and Utilities Division, laying ducts for the Post Office on a contract in Alfreton, Derbyshire.


The NMC brand progressively became established working all over England and Wales on General Post Office duct contracts and road maintenance contracts. The company was floated on the Birmingham Stock Exchange in 1966 at which time it had a turnover of £250,000 p.a.


In 1970 NMC introduced a Civil Engineering Division, bringing in two experienced directors in Jim Horabin and George Michael, who expanded the business over the next 20 years. Since 1990 an enthusiastic management team has increased turnover and profit steadily by expanding geographically, increasing the client base and increasing the value of contracts undertaken. The reputation of the company, with its many blue-chip clients, is a testimony to the ethos handed down by the original founders and management team.


In 1982, NMC gained a full quotation as a Public Limited Company on the Stock Exchange giving the business access to a wide variety of financial backing.


With new markets to be explored two subsidiary companies were set up.

North Midland Building Limited (NMB) was formed in 1995 to focus exclusively on the building sector, operating nationwide, to provide high quality building construction services to a wide range of blue-chip companies. Although NMB had many successes, in 2012 it was decided that NMB would become a division of NMC and cease trading as a limited company. The decision was made in response to the difficult market conditions at this time.


Nomenca Limited was established in 1998 as the Mechanical and Electrical subsidiary of NMC. Nomenca Limited operates in a variety of industries as a specialist Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) contractor.


In 1999, Major Terence Moyle retired as Chairman, after 54 years’ service. The new Chairman and Chief Executive, Robert Moyle (his son) took over the reins, having already been with the Company for over 25 years.


North Midland Construction Plc turnover £50m, Nomenca Limited turnover £3.3m. 461 employees.


North Midland Construction Plc 60th Anniversary - £175m turnover with pre-tax profit £5.5m. 971 employees.

Severn Trent Water AMP5 Framework secured c.£750m over ten years. Partners for Delivery initiative launched.


Nomenca Limited reaches £80m turnover. >1,000 employees within NM Group.


Turnover reaches £193m. 1,149 employees with NM Group.

More recently a strategic decision was made to bring the divisions and remaining subsidiary under one banner The North Midland Construction PLC Group (NM Group).


North Midland Construction PLC (NM Group), are pleased to announce the appointment of John Homer as the new chief executive in June 2016.

Robert Moyle intends to remain full time in the business for the foreseeable future undertaking the role of executive chairman.