New Manager Joins Team
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Luton Top of the Form as New Depot Operations Manager joins the Team…
Luton depot is experiencing a particularly busy period with schools seeking temporary classroom accommodation during the recent RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) crisis.
One noteworthy contract, is an eight bay modular for Surrey Street primary school which has been adversely affected by the RAAC issue. Portable Offices has stepped in with a raft of temporary accommodation to enable a smooth interim transition.
Enquiries from other schools are flooding in and Luton depot is responding to the challenge with a prompt response.
This is in addition to the depot’s usual TV and film industry work as they ramp up production of units for a major movie together with a raft of suites for the BBC, including the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Luton office has amassed considerable experience in the film and TV sector over the past decade, providing production suites, welfare facilities, canteen and changing rooms for some popular TV series and box office movies.
In addition, Luton has continued to support the business sector. A recent success story involved the provision of two units for a food market logistics company to enable its expansion into new offices.
Into this busy arena steps Luton office’s new Depot Operations Manager, Luke Foster-Poole.
Previously Operations Manager of Lanes Group, managing drainage for Thames Water, Luke has embraced his new role and is rapidly climbing the Portable Offices’ learning curve.
He said: “I am really enjoying the new role. We have a great team and everybody is passionate about the business, putting 100 per cent effort into their work.”
Luke is no stranger to the world of film and television.
In his youth, he starred in a Nickleodeon infill promotion about water and was filmed jumping into puddles.
He also saved a neighbour’s kitten from a soggy end, when he spotted him hiding in the washing machine.
“Luckily, he wasn’t on the spin cycle. We soon rescued him and dried him off and he was fine,” Luke explained.
This act of heroism, resulted in front page coverage in his local newspaper.
Now his interests revolve around refurbishing his classic Mini.