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.
We would like to congratulate Tori, our Design Assistant, who has recently completed her college course in Construction and the Built Environment. Forming part of the framework for the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical Supervision and Management, with 12 core units covering all aspects of the industry, Tori has excelled after achieving nine Distinctions, three Merits and an overall grade of D*D.
On the course Tori commented:
After a history of late nights and a supposed ‘party-hard’ attitude, there were some light hearted concerns that I wouldn’t make it out alive. I am extremely happy with the results I have achieved and would like to thank everyone who has helped me on my journey. It’s true when they say that hard work pays off, just don’t get temped by the bright lights and cheap drinks along the way and you will be just fine.