Friday, September 27, 2013

Stepping Up To The Mark

Barry Knight and Phil Simpson, leading members of our site-based teams, have both been promoted to the role of Project Manager. Barry, whose early career was in ductwork installation, has been with us for 15 years and Phil for almost 10 years. During this time both men have become well-known figures in the industry, having been involved with scores of major high profile projects in and around London and the South East. Their extensive hands-on field experience is now being put to good use in the planning and managing of projects across the region.

 

Valuable work

They join our team of Project Managers whose valuable work has contributed greatly to our success in delivering an unbeatable end-to-end service for the removal of redundant plant and/or the installation of new. They handle everything from the initial survey through to preparing Risk Assessments, preparing Method Statements, identifying and organising the right equipment for the job, liaising with the authorities, organising any necessary road closures and generally making sure everything runs smoothly.

 

Longest Serving Employee

At the same time as we welcomed Barry and Phil to the Project Management team, we said a fond farewell to Denis Noakes and Ken Townsend who have both gone into well-earned retirement. Denis was our longest serving employee, having joined us in October 1980 (just a few months after the original business was formed). He started ‘on the tools’ initially as a ‘Mate’ and then as a Rigger and Foreman, before moving indoors to become a Project Manager. Ken joined us in 2000 and was as popular with clients as he was with colleagues. Over the years they both helped scores of companies in the construction, mechanical and electrical services sector to transport, install or remove a vast number of Boilers, Chillers, Switchgear, Pumps, Water Tanks, Site Accommodation and so on.

 

We wish them both a long and happy retirement. However, their services and skills will not be lost to us entirely. They’ve offered to help out as and when necessary. So it’s more of an ‘au revoir’ than a ‘goodbye’. 

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