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Discover why leading Electrical & Civil Engineering contractor selects Construction-specific job costing software for Sage Accounts.

September 4, 2019

P & D are a specialist Electrical and Civil Engineering contractor based in Tansley, Derbyshire. The business is family-owned and managed by brothers Pat and Dave, who have over 30 years of combined industry experience in the highways and civils sector. P & D were also winners of the ‘Best New Family Business’ Award and were a finalist in the Derbyshire Times ‘Entrepreneur of The Year’ Awards.

Prior to adopting Construct for Sage, P & D used Sage 50 Accounts for their accounting purposes alongside manual spreadsheets for the business’s entire range of contract job costing.

P & D faced numerous challenges when using manual spreadsheets to manage its job costing. For example, the business was unable to manage applications and retentions accurately, or track variations at all which made it extremely difficult for the business to know how it is performing on a project and for it to reconcile project data back with that held in Sage Accounts.

The firm’s accountant recommended that the business looks into a construction-specific job costing package to help combat and limit the existing challenges, which led the business to call in Eque2.

After a successful, tailored software demonstration, P & D opted to implement Construct for Sage 50 Accounts to help support the business’s continued growth, and to ensure its internal processes were modern and up to standard with a construction-specific contract job costing solution.

P & D are now looking forward to being able to report on the individual performances of each of their projects with Eque2’s built-in construction-specific reports at the click of a button. The business will also use Construct to store electronic documents within the system, such as invoices, delivery notes and purchase orders with the aim of working towards a truly paperless office.

Eque2 look forward to working with and supporting P & D on their exciting journey. If you would like more information on how Eque2’s construction-specific job costing software could help your business, please get in touch for your free non-obligatory demo by calling us on 0161 939 0111 or by emailing us at

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