Our Company

Established in 1945 and based in Sheffield, we have been building throughout the UK for over 70 years.

We have a strong profile in South Yorkshire and are proud to be a key part in the regeneration of the Sheffield city region.

Our experience allows us to offer you invaluable advice at every stage. Working alongside consultants, we are qualified to comment on design and buildability and we have an in depth understanding of the life of a project. We know exactly what our clients need from us, every step of the way.

We create vibrant places to live, work and play. Partnering with local authorities, investors and other regeneration agencies, we’ve developed high-quality business and leisure sites in areas hard hit by the loss of traditional industries.

We have specialist expertise within the industrial and warehouse sector creating bespoke design and research, manufacturing, logistics and distribution facilities for high profile, world renowned clients as well as higher education organisations.

Our goal is to continue creating quality, modern developments that are commercially successful, whilst ensuring we meet high social and environmental standards. By doing this we will continue to make a long-lasting positive contribution to communities and end users.


We are client focused and take pride in delivering our work with dedication, integrity and a hands on approach.

We listen to our customers, consultants and supply chain partners and work in partnership, adopting a non-confrontational approach.


Exceptional working relationships are paramount in everything we do, we’ve developed a strong client base and an outstanding supply chain over many years.

We are responsive and creative, tailoring our services to each project and adapting as situations evolve. As a team we work hard to ensure projects are always delivered to the client’s satisfaction.


We continually keep our knowledge of technologies up to date, investing in staff training and meeting industry standards. Through our vast experience we’ve been able to determine the most common challenges our clients face and source reliable experts and supply chains to solve them.


Health and Safety

The health and safety of our staff, partners and the wider community are integral to every business decision that we make. It is part of our core philosophy that a project is delivered safely, on time and on budget without anyone getting hurt, at any stage.

To support this commitment, we employ a full time SHEQ Manager, Robin Clark, and are accredited to UKAS OHSAS 18001:2007. This accreditation evidences best possible working conditions and workplace health and safety, aligned to internationally recognised best practice.

Quality Control

J F Finnegan’s absolute commitment to quality underpins everything we do, and this is reflected in our accreditation to UKAS ISO 9001:2015.

Beginning with senior management and extending to all employees, the development of quality systems, targets and objectives is a company-wide process. Employee involvement is an important part of the standard, which is why all our staff are trained within the ISO systems.

Environment and Sustainability

All of our buildings are designed around the principles of energy conservation, efficient operation and waste minimisation.

From the very first stages of a project sustainability is at the forefront of all decisions and we have developed a company policy that links our commitments under BREEAM with the overall aim of reducing our environmental impact. We’re also accredited to ISO 14001:2015 in Environmental Management.

We aim to use local resources where possible, and actively encourage development of the surrounding ecology during construction. Our strict waste targets, monitored from concept through to delivery, mean that 100% of our construction waste materials are now recycled.



CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.


Constructionline is a register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants used by the construction industry of the United Kingdom.

Investors in People

Investors in People is a standard for people management, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People Standard.

ISO 9001 - Certificate No: 611452

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS).

ISO 14001 - Certificate No: 611453

ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS).

ISO 18001 - Cerftificate No: 611454

Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

British Safety Council

The British Safety Council is the largest corporate health and safety membership organisation in the UK.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) are a registered charity and have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years.

Considerate Constructors

Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image. We register many sites with this scheme.


The Chartered Institute of Building, is a worldwide professional body that represents construction and property professionals who work within the built environment. J F Finnegan have been finalists and winners of several CIOB awards.


Care4Air Sheffield award for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ on our Sheffield City College project.