With spring now officially here, more hours of daylight on the horizon and the perhaps optimistic hope of warmer temperatures to enjoy, Multitech is pleased to report that the first quarter or 2019 has been excellent.
The demand for temporary site services compared to same time last year has increased, with new enquiries providing opportunity to work not only with new clients but on interesting projects throughout London, the South East and Midlands.
With the uncertainty and general doubt being caused by Brexit we would not have been surprised to see a downturn in business, but looking at our order book it seems reality perhaps differs to the media hype.
We were disappointed to learn that Interserve had gone into administration and sympathetic for those affected and who now face uncertain times. Props to Group CEO Debbie White who, having inherited poor situation, has done an excellent job of preserving Interserve business units and enabled the company to trade its way back onto an even footing.
In other news the Open Doors initiative once again took place in March and was a huge success...
Open Doors 2019
The annual Open Doors event (opendoors.construction) provides opportunity to go behind the scenes of live construction sites and inspire people to pursue a career in construction. For Multitech it provides opportunity for office-based support teams to gain appreciation of the importance of their roles, the impact their work has and the end results of their labors.
Multitech staff visited excellent projects: thanks to Kier at the historic St. Barts Hospital in Central London, Willmott Dixon Partnerships at Aberfeldy Village in East London and BAM at Stansted Airport for well organised, interesting and smoothly run days.
Multitech middle and senior management have enrolled on a 140-day training programme entitled “Delivering Better” created and run by ex-England rugby player, now leadership coach, Andy Long (twitter.com/impact2coaching).
The aim of the programme is, through increased engagement between teams, to improve inter-departmental efficiencies resulting in optimum levels of customer service.
Multitech has created working parties within the business with remits of focusing on specific challenges, creating new or evolving existing company processes and with a continued focus on safe and efficient service delivery.
Our long-serving Warehouse Manager, Martin Bashford, will be retiring later this year. Therefore, his replacement, Andy Sherman, has been found and they are currently working alongside one another to ensure a smooth transition when Martin departs to enjoy his retirement.
And Multitech has a new HR Manager, Leanne De La Cour, following her predecessor relocating and finding a role closer to her new home.
A very warm welcome to our new managers.
Our newest trainee electricians are progressing having recently successfully completed their first module and achieving excellent feedback from the college where their academic training takes place. Other trainees are now out on site and working alongside experienced Multitech temporary site services electricians and enjoying the hands-on, vocational aspect of their training.
So, with school children enjoying the Easter break no doubt culminating in copious amounts of chocolate being consumed, we will for now bid you farewell.
Until the next time.