About us

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GS Contracts have been working with creative minds for over 25 years providing bespoke fit outs, incorporating design development, project management, precision manufacturing and installation services for the hospitality, leisure and retail industries.

Wide shot of the bar and seating area at ROVI restaurant, manufactured and fitted by GS Contracts

A history of success

A specialist interior contract company founded on friendship, expertise, adaptability and integrity providing fit out services for the hospitality, retail and leisure industries.

GS Contracts was founded in 1992 by Gary Smith, our chairman. Gary’s experience as a restaurateur and maintenance provider during the 1980’s, combined with his ambitious, personable networking approach to life led to the beginnings of GS Contracts.

Within the first year, the business grew from one to five employees, expanding to 25 employees by the end of year five.  Now, with our trusted team of 50 plus, what began in a garage has expanded to a workspace offering extensive facilities and workshops.

Fresh thinking is always encouraged at GS Contracts. The first apprentice started in 1996 and we have never looked back since. Our teams expertise and dedication emulates our company ethos: To combine the skills and attributes of our team with a commitment to provide a professional, collaborative and high quality service supporting our new and existing clients visions and aspirations.

Our trusted relationships, built over many years with professionals, trades and suppliers allows you to benefit from a transparent solution focused approach. Our clients love to challenge us with new concepts which are embraced, researched, developed and achieved, driven by our passion to succeed.

Health and safety is fundamental to our success within the hospitality, leisure and retail industries. Our accreditations awarded year on year by SAFEContractor, CHAS,  Eurosafe UK CDM Competent exhibit our high levels of health and safety within the workplace. Our Investors in People accreditation: “The continued pursuit of excellence”.

Our clients keep coming back! Creative, professional and practical collaboration unites us, creating one team to produce outstanding results every time.



Three Directors wanting to innovate, create, provide and succeed.

Gary Smith: Managing Director
Gary founded GS Contracts in 1992 encompassing his experience during the 1980’s as a restaurateur, maintenance provider and D.J. Gary’s entrepreneurial personality  has led to the company’s rapid business growth and personable approach to each client and their business vision.

Sue Smith: Support Services Director
Sue’s experience as a restaurateur developed into the expansion of a catering business supplying businesses in Essex during the 1980’s. Sue’s experience and people management skills became an integral part from GS Contracts first beginnings in 1992 when Sue became the Support Services Director providing HR and financial management services which have been the foundation to the company’s organisation, planning and practices.

Kevin Hill: Operational Director
Kevin began his career as an apprentice bench joiner during his teens. Being a close friend of Gary Smith (the founder of GS Contracts) Kevin became the first GS Contracts employee as a joiner/carpenter; developing and adapting with the growth of the company to become the Operational Director in 1996. Kevin’s experience, knowledge and understanding of the company from its first beginnings have provided continuity throughout its growth within each department.

Client Account Executives

James Caiger-Scott and Gavin Caiger-Barker

With the practical experience from working within the hospitality, leisure and retail industries, the combination of our Client Account Executives provides GS Contracts with enhanced business direction and client driven focus, combining timeless methods with innovative solutions. Working with clients start-up aspirations, combining project planning and strategies to develop and produce interior fit outs for businesses that want to succeed.

Work for us

Job Vacancies

GS Contracts are always looking for new and exciting people to join our team. Please contact us with your C.V. via the form below

Current vacancies

Experienced Carpenters/Shopfitters
to work on our projects mainly in the London region.

Experienced Bench Joiners
To work in our Joiners Workshop in Colchester.

Apprenticeships & work experience

Our current apprenticeships are with Colchester Institute. Our apprenticeships involve one day of study with four days of practical at GS Contracts, leading to a Level 2 NVQ qualification in Bench Joinery within two years (with the option to continue for a third year, to gain Level 3).

We also offer work experience placements to school pupils – both directly and via local schools. For more information either ask your school or contact us directly.

01206 793053
Please use our contact form to find out more.

Our accredited Investors in People award recognises our pursuit to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.

Apply for a vacancy

Send us your CV via the form below.
A member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible!


Our year on year accreditation’s represent our working standards and ethics within the workplace. SAFEContractor, CHAS, and Eurosafe UK (CDM Competent) certification status, awarded for demonstrating high standards of health and safety in our work.
Investors in People accreditation recognises our pursuit to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.

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