The history of what is now MJ Gleeson plc is a long one. In the early 1900s our founder, Michael Joseph Gleeson, travelled from Cloonmore, a small hamlet in the West of Ireland, to Sheffield to find work as a bricklayer.

There he joined an Irish family business specialising in housing development and building contracting. A few years later he married his employer’s eldest daughter.

In due course, he inherited his father-in-law’s firm and changed its name. And so the story of MJ Gleeson begins.