As we steam full throttle towards Christmas with tenders still arriving on our desk, jobs still going to site and some projects finishing (and the obligatory social event), we have taken some time to gather our thoughts and reflect on the past year at Worksmart.
The business has experienced significant and structured growth over the last 12 months and as we grow we recognise the need to invest in our people, our systems and the infrastructure to support us for the future. These elements combined will have a significant impact on making us the strong sustainable business we strive to be. The investment we have made in these areas has been prevalent this year and will continue in to next year.
We have also made two major appointments – the experience of Derek Mair, who recently joined the business as a Non-Exec will be invaluable as we take the business to the next level and we are really excited Derek has agreed to work with us.
In addition to Derek, after two successful years with Worksmart the recent appointment of Gary McGurk to the board as a Director is a major statement of intent from the business. Gary has been instrumental in some of the company’s recent successes and will continue to work together with the board to develop the plan for consolidated and sustainable growth.
Our industry is extremely busy at the moment which is fantastic, but who knows what effect Brexit will have on the macro economy and ultimately our industry. We also still have the threat of ‘Independence’ that will no doubt rear its head again sometime soon. We can’t control or influence either to any great degree.
The one thing we can control is how we manage Worksmart and the way we conduct our business. With the current skill shortages we experience within the industry how and who we employ is another critical factor to our success in the future.
Worksmart continue to develop our culture and people with our Apprentice Scheme, Graduate Programme, School leavers, and much more. Embracing our local youth working with Schools, Colleges and Universities and giving back and working with our Communities.
What does the future hold, who knows! The one thing we do know is Worksmart are getting ready for it and are in good shape to take on the challenges that lie ahead.
Sincere thanks to all our clients, contacts and friends out there who have supported us during the last year, we look forward to working with you over the next year and beyond.
Merry Christmas from all the team here at Worksmart and a Happy New Year when it arrives.