This was our first really quiet week since the beginning of September and was an opportunity for everybody to take stock and start getting back to some kind of normality. We have been able to concentrate on simple things like cleaning the vans out, ensuring we are carrying adequate spares and all tools are in good working order and replaced where necessary.
With no civil work booked in between now and the beginning of 2013 the guys have been in the workshop all week working on a number of in-house projects including assembling another anchor cage for a major wind turbine manufacturer. Photos will be going up on our Facebook page shortly.
We had a lot of servicing and maintenance work this week and the guys found themselves criss-crossing the UK albeit the job down in Somerset yesterday was cancelled at the last minute which was a shame (or not if you were the one driving there and back).
We pressed the button on some general PR work this week as we feel we need to raise our profile a bit to generate fresh opportunities in the New Year. As I said last week, there isn’t an abundance of work out there at the moment and it is a case of new customer’s being aware we exist in the first place and then understanding the skillsets and service packages we are able to offer them. With this in mind we have also booked a stand at Energy Now Expo 2013 in February to further promote the business. It is the first time we have exhibited at a trade show and I am hoping it will generate plenty of new business. The show is on the 13th and 14th February at the Telford International Centre and we will be on stand 1a. If you are there come and say hi!
Next week is looking like more of the same. We are doing an electrical install and commissioning of a single turbine over in West Yorkshire mid-week with another busy week of servicing sandwiched on either side. We have a bespoke G59/2 panel to build and dispatch with a DNO witness test down in Bristol. The 500kW holding down assembly currently being built-up will also be leaving the workshop at the end of next week.
Next Friday it is our Christmas Party and we are taking everyone out for a good feed and possibly a couple of beers in the local town. It will be a good opportunity for people to kick-back and relax together following a very hectic 2012.
We will be offering a maintenance service as normal across the Christmas period for all our customers but the workshop will be closed and we do not have any planned groundworks or installations until the first week in January. In the case of maintenance call-outs over the Christmas break, our clients can call me 24/7 on 07825 994004 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do everything we can to get you spinning again.
Wishing everybody a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.