Kent-based contractor Crispin & Borst has split into two to maintain its pace of growth.
The firm, whose turnover increased from £23.5m in 1999 to £32.7m in 2000, will have two operating arms: building and facilities, and construction. It expects to have a £40m-turnover by next year.

The building and facilities division will concentrate on maintenance, small refurbishment and restoration work up to £500,000, facilities management and interiors work. It will be headed by former Crispin construction director Barry Boxall and will be based in Rainham, Essex.

The construction division, headed by former commercial director Keith Pagan, will concentrate on work ranging from £500,000 to £8m. It will be based at Crispin's head office in Sidcup, south-east London.

Former Crispin estimating director Jim Menzies will be technical services director for the two divisions. The firm was shortlisted for this year's Regional contractor of the year Building Award.