Following its most successful year to date, Sandycroft has started the season with a worthy cause – a unit for mid-Wales Air Ambulance at Welshpool Airport. The contemporary design of the building will provide additional space for staff based at the airfield and is also designed to provide a learning environment for visiting school children keen to discover more about the work of the Air Ambulance service.
Depot manager, Robert McGuffie, has just celebrated his first anniversary at Portable Offices in Sandycroft. He said: “It has been a phenomenal 12 months; very enjoyable. The big plus point of working for Portable Offices, is the team’s commitment to customer care; they don’t just pay lip service to this – instead it is an integral part of the ethos of the company and underlines everything that we do.”
With the order books looking healthy for several months ahead, Robert has been tying down processes and protocols over the past few months working through old stock and introducing greater standardisation within the fleet.
Robert commented: “A strong start to the financial year is essential so we have been focused on sales and in particular the turn around from enquiry and enquiry support in terms of site surveys, lead times, drawings etc. This focus has increased our conversion rate and early indications show an excellent start to the year and a return on our hard work, this focus will need to continue into creating a strong summer period if we are to maintain our budget targets.”
There have also been some staff changes at Sandycroft with Paul Duncalf promoted to the position of Yard Foreman from his old position of Yard Supervisor.
Robert continued: “Paul’s remit is to broaden staff capability, continue to drive Portable Offices’ commitment to high quality standards and make some targeted improvements to all of the value adding activities in the yard, this in turn will maintain our margins, increase capacity and offer our customers and sales staff an even better service.”
One of the first steps to help Paul achieve his goals has been to employ Stephen Powles who has recently been recruited as a Joiner. Stephen has been working with Portable Offices for some time on a self-employed basis and the quality of his workmanship along with his strong team ethic made him an attribute to the company.
“Stephen has a great deal of experience and an excellent skills set along with a keen eye for quality which fits in nicely with our core values so he is a great addition to our team,” Robert explained.
For more information contact: Portable Offices Chester on 01244 535566.