Double bosses for Gloucester construction company EG Carter keeps it in the family

EG Carter

Two brothers will take the helm of one of Gloucester’s most successful construction companies next year. Joshua and Sam Carter will become Managing Directors of the local family construction company EG Carter & Co Ltd.

Current Managing Director, Michael Carter will not be retiring but assuming the position of Chairman and working in the background to support Joshua and Sam.

Sam will lead on business development, strategy and construction whilst Joshua will lead on all other aspects, such as; employee engagement and HR, Head Office functions, Health and Safety and corporate governance.

Joshua joined the family business in 2010.

Sam joined the family business as a management trainee in 2012. He became head of major construction projects in 2019 and since April this year he has been Vice Chair at Constructing Excellence Gloucestershire.

E G Carter and Company Limited was founded by Edward George (George) Carter in 1945. It remains family owned and controlled.

George Carter was a master craftsman, horrified if anyone were to criticise his workmanship or service. Legend has it that he would rip up an invoice and refuse to accept payment should anyone have the temerity to question his standards.

George worked in the business with his brother Harold and in 1957 they were joined by Brian Carter, the eldest son of George.

Growth continued throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s and a third generation joined the business in the early 1980’s – Michael, Richard and David Carter.