Mountfield was incorporated in February 1987 by Graham Read. The company has two divisions - direct contracting services and trade contracting services. Each has its own management team and centralised services such as plant hire, resourcing and subcontracting.

Direct Contracting Service Division

This division carries out works as a main contractor with end-user clients. Since the 1990s Mountfield has specialised in the nationwide installation of Data Centres and this activity accounts for approximately 60 per cent. of its revenue. 

Over the last ten years Mountfield has successfully completed contracts for more than 25 Data Centres throughout the UK for clients which include: Energis Plc., Planet Online Limited, Nevada Telecom, Colt Communications, Kingston Telecom, Kingston inmedia, Level 3 Communications and Cable & Wireless. Mountfield's principal Data Centre client is currently Cable & Wireless with whom it has a partnering agreement to install and renovate its IT and Data Centre facilities throughout the UK.

The Data Centre market is expanding with major companies (in particular banks and retailers) setting up their own facilities in order to reduce costs rather than outsource them to Data Centres operated by telecom companies. The Directors believe that over the next three years there will be further growth in the Data Centre market and that at least 5 million square feet of new Data Centre space will be required and that Mountfield has the experience, reputation and contacts to benefit from this market growth.

Trade Contracting Services Division
This division carries out specialist builderswork and multi trade packages for leading fitting-out and refurbishment main contractors. Deploying its own directly employed skilled labour Mountfield delivers a comprehensive range of services together with specialist partnering subcontractors. In addition to Data Centre trade packages, Mountfield carries out builderswork packages that include stripping out, blockwork, plastering, riser/lift formations, ceilings, partitions and general builderswork in connection with the supply of mechanical and electrical services.

This division works with a number of main contractors, including ISG Plc, Skanska, MACE, and Mercury Engineering, on projects ranging from £5 million to £500 million.  It has long term relationships with these contractors and in particular with ISG Plc which has promoted Mountfield to being one of its partnering contractors under ISG Plc's Platinum Contractors Scheme. The projects are typically fit-out and include refurbishment for offices, railway stations, hospitals and retail premises.

Mountfield is currently working on projects where it offers clients large architectural/building packages as a specialist Data Centre provider under a trade contract arrangement. As part of this service it is able to supply and install the Access Flooring element if required.

As a result of the expected expansion of the Data Centre market place over the next 2-3 years the Directors believe its trade contracting division will secure significant trade packages on new Data Centre projects through partnering, market awareness and client liaison.