Following one of the wettest winters on record, Leeds depot came to the rescue of a local nursery school that was flooded out over the Christmas holiday; providing temporary accommodation in a fast, disaster response when no other portable buildings provider was available.
As a result, the nursery was fitted out and ready to start the new year when the children returned after the break.
Further units were provided to a local warehouse that also suffered losses and hardships during the floods.
On more of a festive note, the operation also established an entire complex of offices, stores, canteen and welfare facilities for a site in County Durham that will host the epic performance of Kynren – charting 2,000 years of English history in the making.
Back at Leeds HQ, the new offices, yard and show units have provided further employment for two yard personnel – Lee Mitchell joined the northern team as yard foreman, managing the yard and co-ordinating and undertaking refurbishment of the units. Here, he is ably assisted by Christopher Smith and together they respond to any site installation and maintenance issues.
Regional manager, Chris Hanson, commented: “We were honoured to help local companies during the flood disaster and pulled out all the stops to resolve their accommodation needs. It was a time of great distress for these businesses and we bent over backwards to provide a fast response and seamless service for them.
“Business continues to be busy with house building sales suites continuing to demand a high number of units.”
Despite his busy schedule, Chris has continued his fitness regime and will spend his Easter Sunday on the Great Northern Trail Triathlon which involves a 400m swim, 15km cycle ride and 5km run. Good luck Chris!