2017 has been a hugely successful year for the Facilities Maintenance & Building division with sales of over £13m and a forward order book of £4m with new and existing clients. The department’s expansion also included a new office suite in Sheffield, which, in January will see the office moving to larger premises. The swift and rapid success of the department is further testament to the dedicated and skilled team that has been developed by Dave Gladwin, Construction Director. On the expansion Dave Gladwin commented:
Our department has been able to adapt to the workload and my role has changed significantly with all day-to-day work now being handled by James Flintham, who has been instrumental in the success of the department. I am now fully able to focus my efforts on securing new work and developing client relationships.
The new structure of the department has seen the promotion of four key staff:
- Shane Ormiston, Senior Quantity Surveyor – Responsible for the team of Quantity Surveyors in Lincoln and Sheffield.
- Kate Brown, Office Manager – Leading the way to a new streamlined system that will focus on providing excellent customer service to clients and a more efficient system for staff.
- Joe Almond, Senior Contracts Manager – Who has overall responsibility for delivering projects to clients.
- James Flintham, Commercial Manager – Dealing with all day-to-day running of the branches in Lincoln and Sheffield.
The new structure was rolled out in late November and has been well received by staff and clients.
Every member of the team at Gelder Group has, or will soon receive a bottle of appreciation from the Senior Management Team as a ‘thank you’ for both their individual contribution to Vision 2017 and for earning the Group the title of Lincolnshire’s fastest expending company.
Work on the Group’s next Vision is now underway and this will be launched early in the New Year and will coincide with the companies 30 years in business celebrations.
All the staff gathered around a very embarrassed Jenny Davis (soon to be Brown) on her last day at work before her wedding to Andy Brown. The couple are to be married on Saturday 20th May 2017 at Washingborough Hall. Steve Gelder (CEO) presented Jenny with a card and gift from the whole staff team and wished them a wonderful honeymoon in Maldives.