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The Clugston Group is a privately owned business involved in construction and civil engineering, property development and logistics. The group is based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire in England.

Clugston Group
HeadquartersScunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Key people
John Clugston, (Chairman)
Glynn Thomas, (interim CEO)[1]
Revenuecirca £175 million p.a.
Number of employees


The company was founded by LG Clugston in 1937 on Humberside as Clugston Cawood. Initially, it pioneered the development and use of recycled blast furnace slag from Scunthorpe’s iron and steel plants. This was used in the construction of runways for the RAF in the Second World War, and led the company into civil engineering, road construction and the building of sea defences on the east coast.[2]

In June 2009, the then company CEO Stephen Martin went 'undercover' at the company for the television series of Channel 4, Undercover Boss.[3] Martin described the experience as extremely positive, and implemented a number of new measures as a result.[3]

In February 2017, Martin left to become director-general of the Institute of Directors, and was replaced by Bob Vickers (formerly a director of Carillion Construction Services). Vickers resigned as CEO in June 2019; Glynn Thomas became interim CEO.[1]


The company is organised into five divisions:[4]

  • Construction
  • Logistics
  • Facilities Management
  • Property
  • Private Finance


  1. ^ a b "Clugston CEO moves on". The Construction Index. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Profile: Steve Radcliffe". Yorkshire Post. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b Stephen Martin undercover at Clugston Group Archived 2012-07-07 at
  4. ^ Clugston: Structure Archived 2 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine

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