12th November 2013

Last week I headed down to the NEC in Birmingham for the RenewableUK Annual Conference and Exhibition. It was a great show and many of the leading manufacturers, distributors and developers where there showing their wares. Although a bit pricy for the average punter (the last day was free to be fair), I was mightily impressed with the turnout and …

Alex Thornton12th November 2013

30th October 2013

I have had quite a few people email me over past couple of weeks to say how much they enjoy reading our blog and that it also a useful guide as to how the small/medium wind sector is performing. Firstly, I am delighted that people actually read it (that isn’t true as over 600 people clicked onto it last week!) …

Alex Thornton30th October 2013

15th October 2013

I was away last week in Crete. It was blue sky and 30ᵒC everyday so landing back into Leeds Bradford very early on Sunday morning was a bit of a shock! Being a typical entrepreneur, I was terrified about leaving the business to go on holiday but things have been ticking over nicely in my absence and I think I …

Alex Thornton15th October 2013

25th September 2013

For the first time in ages we are in the middle of a bit of a quiet week with everyone having chance to take stock and take a breather. It has been a hectic 8 weeks to say the least and a steady end of September suites everyone. We have taken this opportunity to inspect all our climbing and lifting equipment which …

Alex Thornton25th September 2013

2nd September 2013

What a crazy month we have had. Apologies for not writing a blog for the past couple of weeks but the floodgates have truly opened and I have been pulled into other areas of the business to help out. It really has been all hands to the deck with everyone pitching in to ensure we can offer top level service …

Alex Thornton2nd September 2013

13th August 2013

After an extremely frantic time last week, things have now slowed down slightly and we are trying to allow the lads to catch their breath before it gets manic again at the end of the month. We did 3 bases last week in Huddersfield and Cornwall which was not ideal but at the end of the day we need to …

Alex Thornton13th August 2013

6th August 2013

It has been a funny old start to the week with good news followed by some not so good news. I am normally banging on about how we are securing work left, right and centre and life at WindCare is hunky dory. Yesterday morning was all going well with three new small bases coming in as well as a double …

Alex Thornton6th August 2013

30th July 2013

A family friend who has run many successful businesses over the past 3 decades recently said to me that starting a company from scratch is a bit like having a new-born baby. As the business grows, it will develop much the same as a child to the point where it will start to become less dependent and one day may …

Alex Thornton30th July 2013

22nd July 2013

It feels like months ago since I felt I had the time to sit down and write our blog. A lot has been happening recently and with a man down last week from the office it was all hands to the deck. Usually at this time of the year a lot of folk go off on their holidays and things …

Alex Thornton22nd July 2013

8th July 2013

Two months ago I was worried that there wasn’t enough work coming in to keep the lads busy. Now, our biggest challenge is fitting everything in with the resources we have. I would obviously much prefer to be busy than quiet but it would also be nice to always have a steady workload. Since we started it has never really …

Alex Thornton8th July 2013