Smith Brothers’ growth prompts formation of small works team

by Hannah van Rooyen

Smith Brothers’ growth prompts formation of small works team

Regular visitors to our website will have noted our ongoing growth in recent times, and with a strong forward order book, our expansion shows no sign of slowing.

Many enquiries naturally relate to new network connections, but there are also ongoing requests for maintenance support on existing facilities, particularly in the water treatment industry.

So, to ensure a responsive delivery of reactive services – whenever and wherever our clients need us – we’ve formed a specialist small works team. The newly-titled service and infrastructure division will be wholly responsible for carrying out small infrastructure and maintenance projects up to £150,000, COMA frameworks, switchgear and transformer changeovers, VLF testing, basic civils and asset management assignments, on industrial, renewable, offshore and utility sites throughout the country.

The department includes team leader Neil Richardson – an experienced cable specialist who will be responsible for surveying and managing sites. He is joined by tendering and marketing manager Andy Christian, project coordinator John Bartram, and maintenance manager Allan Booth.

Commenting on the move, tendering and business development manager Clive Naylor said: “We’re continuously looking at how we can add more value for new and existing customers alike. So, by ring-fencing a dedicated small works team we’re able to strengthen the maintenance support we provide, and the speed with which we deliver it. After all, an emergency repair needs the quickest turnaround time possible.

“The formation of this separate department will help us work smarter too – a crucial facet to us upholding our standards as we grow.”

The creation of this service and infrastructure squad will enable the wider business – the power and grid division – to concentrate on the delivery of larger, turnkey projects.

Clive continues: “If we look back on our evolving portfolio of work, extensive assignments are now becoming the norm for us. For example, we were appointed at Northmoor, Drayton Manor, Mynydd Portref and Mynydd Brombil, to name just a few. But over the next quarter we have a further five major projects to announce, which shows the calibre of contracts we are now securing on a week by week basis.

“Smith Brothers’ power and grid division will therefore concentrate on the provision of ICP connections, grid frameworks, renewables projects, land acquisition for generation developments, and turnkey assignments (up to 132kV) which draw on every element of our expertise.

“Creating these two separate divisions is the next logical step for us as a business.”

Increased activity throughout the UK also means Smith Brothers is on the talent hunt. So, if you have maintenance, design, project management, cable jointing or wider HV electrical engineering expertise, why not send us your CV? Or to find out more about our divisions, connect with our business development manager Danielle Tile for further information.

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