Name – Brian Drummond.
Job title – Director.
Length of service – Director 16 yrs.
Brief outline of duties – I set up the business 16 years ago after being made redundant. This year saw us implementing a new structure and I am responsible for managing the operations and estimating teams.
Laura Kelly manages Installation projects and Cheryl Turnbull manages our Maintenance Department along with our field staff. I oversee both business activities ensuring support is given on both technical and organisational programmes.
Support is given to all teams from myself and I also oversee the technical side of our Training Academy. Meeting with new and existing clients is part of my job role, listening to their needs and design systems for their bespoke purposes. I tender for larger contractual contracts and ensure that I bring in business value to meet our overhead commitments monthly.
Specialities/Areas of expertise – Having 36 years in the industry in multiple roles in businesses, being made redundant gave me the opportunity to put all my existing skills into practice. Never having run a business before, this was daunting as I had to learn all aspects of operating a small business.
Now having a team of 24 people with me it feels easier to manage the business as I have an overseeing role. Training people to learn to understand commercial awareness is my focus for 2020.
My quality standards are being taught through our own B-DACS programme and this year I will ensure all our field staff are monitored on performance.
Spare time activities – I play golf often and keep myself fit and as healthy as possible. I sing in a Black Sabbath tribute band and have a few gigs under my belt previously and in the future. I enjoy the live music and comedy scene. Family time is also important.
Proudest achievement in or outside work – As Diane and I are both business partners and husband and wife team, my 31 years of marriage is my biggest achievement to date. We have two lovely children who we are proud of.
I am proud to have built the business from a start-up at home just myself and a van to what we are today employing 25 people.
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