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Peter Joyce & Son discover the power of local procurement, expand their business, and open new premises!

Peter Joyce & Son is a family run trades business that has been serving Midlothian and beyond for over 20 years. During 2023, following a Meet the Buyer event organised by Midlothian Council’s Economic Development Service, they secured a contract to work with Midlothian Council’s Building and Maintenance service, supporting Midlothian Council’s Local Procurement Strategy of redirecting goods and services spend to local businesses to strengthen the local economy.

Midlothian Family Business

Peter Joyce & Son full team

The team at Peter Joyce & Son

Based in Gorebridge, Peter Joyce & Son offer a wealth of knowledge and experience across multiple trades and offer services from minor repairs through to large commercial installations, providing the same level of service from Dalkeith to Lands’ End.

This plumbing, heating, mechanical, electrical, gas and renewables business employ their own joiners, builders, tilers, and electricians, offering an all-trades service which is project managed in-house.

Established in 2000 by Peter Joyce, this family run business has expanded from sole trader to successful limited company, with Peter’s wife, Margaret, and son, Rory, joining the business and now employing over 20 highly skilled trades people.

As well as employing many local people, Peter Joyce & Son also regularly support several local charities, sports groups and community initiatives including Arniston Rangers Football Club, Gorebridge Food Bank and Newbyres Community Charity.

Local Procurement Success for Peter Joyce & Son

Peter Joyce & Son have worked closely with Midlothian Council’s Economic Development Service over the years, accessing free business support from Business Gateway Midlothian and attending regular events to meet and network with local businesses and council departments.

Peter Joyce & Son

Director, Rory Joyce

In 2023 Rory Joyce attended the Midlothian Council Meet the Buyer event. This event introduced local trades businesses to Midlothian Council’s Procurement and Building & Maintenance teams to hear about a planned tender for building works. Peter Joyce & Son were then a successful bidder in the tender process to provide building and maintenance services to Midlothian Council.

Director Rory Joyce said: ‘We have worked closely with Midlothian Council Economic Development Service and Business Gateway Midlothian for many years. Having them available to provide support and highlight opportunities has been invaluable to our business. The Meet the Buyer event was a catalyst in us securing a high value tender opportunity with Midlothian Council after meeting decision makers and outlining the vast array of services we can offer. I would highly recommend contacting the team to ensure your business is making the most of the brilliant free support services available from Midlothian Council’s Economic Development team.’

Local Apprenticeships

As the business has grown, Peter Joyce & Son have expanded their workforce, hiring local people for local jobs, and supporting the next generation and those looking to retrain by regularly hiring apprentices. They work closely with local social enterprise, The Energy Training Academy, as a trusted business providing industry placements for students of the academy, giving them hands on experience of work in smaller scale domestic and large-scale construction projects.

They currently have 4 apprentices working with them from the local area, providing both valuable experience and a supportive learning environment.

A New Home for Peter Joyce & Sons

Peter Joyce & Son new premises

New Premises for Peter Joyce & Son

To support their expansion, Peter Joyce & Sons have moved into larger premises complete with a showroom for their customers. The former church on Hunterfield Road in Gorebridge will allow everyone in the business to operate from one space, create a commercial hub for the business, allow greater interaction with customers and offer in person appointments where customers can choose the plumbing solutions and products they would like instead of using an online brochure.

An opening ceremony for all staff was held on 3rd May to showcase the fantastic space to the whole team.

Find out more about this brilliant local business and how they can support your domestic or commercial project on their website.

If you are keen to access dedicated business support in Midlothian, get in touch with the Economic Development team today via

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