Welcome to the fifth edition of our quarterly newsletter.
As you know, this year is the 10th anniversary of Pod-Trak, which is an important milestone for any company. When we started out, Brenda and I could never have known if we would last 10 weeks, let alone 10 years. But we had a strong vision, a willingness to work hard and a belief in recruiting the most talented people as possible. A decade on, the company stands as one of the UK’s leading multifaceted organisations. That success is underpinned by a set of core values, which we promote frequently across every branch of our business. These values are…
- Innovation – being challenging in our approach
- Respect – being dedicated to relationships
- Collaboration – working together to achieve more
- Excellence – being exceptional in everything we do
- Trust – being open and transparent always
We remain committed to these values in everything we do.
Glancing back on 2017, we saw turnover exceed £30 million in the UK and established a new office in Ireland. We had a number of very good contract wins over the final quarter of the year, alongside a good period of delivery. Our communications division expanded its client portfolio and executed some exciting projects to the highest standard, including DOO installation at Heathrow Airport for new client Linbrooke, under the management of Mario Gonzalez.
Civils South had a very successful quarter in challenging times, highlighted by the successful VolkerFitzpatrick WAML Civils Contract under the management of Cathal O’Sullivan.
The quarter also saw the completion of the Heathrow Airport Pad Replacement Project by the Permanent Way team. The 10-week operation culminated in the replacement of 70,000 pads, 140,000 clips and 140,000 insulators. The works were completed without incident or accident and ahead of programme, thanks to the efforts of the team led by Steve Gleeson and Esh Fuat.
These achievements, alongside many more that I could mention, will provide the platform for us to grow even stronger over the next 12 months…Read the full newsletter