Expansion at Sandycroft
The Sandycroft headquarters of Portable Offices based within close proximity of motorway links to Liverpool and Manchester, is the linchpin of the company’s expanding business and despite the economic downturn, it has continued to provide a strong platform for business growth.
This recently resulted in the introduction of a new member of staff, Paula Smith as Sales and Hire Administrator. Working within the national accounts team, Paula will take a leading role in customer services, assisting in the development of new business from the initial enquiry through to installation, ensuring a seamless operation throughout.
With extensive experience in sales and customer services, Paula is looking forward to the challenges of her new role. She said: “I am delighted to be working as part of a cohesive team and hope to make a significant contribution to the business from day one.”
New initiatives are part of the business model at Sandycroft and have seen the introduction of the latest quality standards over recent years effectively blazing a trail for the implementation of responsible business practices.
Regular audits into the company’s environmental credentials are standard and one of the latest environmentally- friendly developments designed to cut carbon emissions further is the introduction of two new Vauxhall Vivaro ecoFLEX vans.
The vans will predominantly be used for delivering materials from our Sandycroft office near Liverpool, to site where the successful installation of a contract relies on the skill of drivers and operators and their ability to meet an often challenging delivery criteria of limited access and space. Here these vans will demonstrate their versatility and manoeuvrability.
The ecoFLEX models now feature CO2 emission levels as low as 174g/km and can achieve a combined fuel economy of up to 42.7mpg. This is achieved through a number of special features which include exhaust-gas recirculation cooling, optimised gear ratios, improved thermal management, low-rolling resistance tyres, an aerodynamic kit and optional speed limiter.
As seen on TV…Portable buildings from Sandycroft also made it on to the small screen recently when an episode from Countryfile showed the units in an extraction centre on a farm.
With many new contracts underway, one of the most noteworthy was the first hire contract for one of the new state-of-the-art office buildings produced to two different top quality aesthetic designs.
The 32’ x 20’ units are modular in construction and are based on two popular designs that the company developed as bespoke products for two high profile clients last year.
The units were placed on display at Sandycroft, near Liverpool and Manchester and soon afterwards Long Controls contracted one for placement at their premises for additional workforce to work from
National Sales Manager, Ian Smith, commented: “This year has got off to a great start with considerable interest generated in the new products. We are developing some new interests in Scotland with a long established business looking to diversify into new premises. The interest from the education and health sectors look set to continue and our excellent customer service credentials are providing a strong platform of credibility from which to develop new business interests with referrals and endorsements providing new openings.”