On Monday the 28th of August, our digital marketing apprentice Kieran spent the day with the Edinburgh office. He tells you about his day below.
My day started bright and early at 6:30, when I arrived at the train station in Kilmarnock for my train. After waiting for 20 minutes, my first train arrived to take me to Glasgow Central. Following a short walk to our Alva Street office, I met up with Keir Anderson, our commercial manager, and Gary McGurk, Worksmart’s regional manager for Edinburgh. Both have worked on several fit-out and refurbishment projects, including our works for The Scottish Government, People’s Postcode Lottery and Napier University, which shows their wide knowledge of the interiors sector.
We began the day with a discussion about several of our upcoming projects in Edinburgh and beyond, working with several high-profile clients in all sectors of industry. We figured out the best way to market these projects, including various social media campaigns and more traditional methods such as case studies. We have also discussed how to continue to grow on the #FitOutTop500, which shows the most successful companies in the interiors sector on Twitter. This is a fantastic initiative started by the FIS, and we hope to see continued support for all members on this list.
Following our discussion, myself and Gary then visited our ongoing works at a nursery for The Scottish Government. This is a project that we have worked on in conjunction with Mitie, which involves a full refurbishment of their facilities, including bright and colourful spray paint work on the ceilings. We met up with the Site Manager, James McPate, who ensures that all work on site runs smoothly. With the job due to handover soon, we can’t wait to see the works that the Worksmart team have completed on this refurbishment.
After this, I went back to the Edinburgh office, which allowed me to write most of this blog. After saying my goodbyes to the Edinburgh team, I then had a short walk to Haymarket Train Station before leaving Edinburgh. On the journey back, I finished this blog before heading home after a productive and enjoyable day.
Having an office in Edinburgh brings many benefits to Worksmart as a company. Firstly, it allows us to have a space within Scotland’s capital for our team to work from, with easy access from all major cities throughout the UK. This therefore helps us to give an increase in prestige in the interior fit-out and refurbishment sector. Also, it can allow us to employ a larger team, due to the increased office space available to work from. This means that we can take on even more large-scale projects, and therefore increase our reputation in the interiors sector.
Worksmart are working on several fit-out and refurbishment projects all across Edinburgh in many different sectors of industry. We have secured 2 projects at Edinburgh Napier University, working in both the Orwell Terrance and the Craiglockhart Campus, showing our continued success in the Education sector. In addition, we have secured the work at a nursery for the Scottish Government as already discussed. Finally, we are working on a number of glazed partitioning installations, for clients of all sizes and sectors.