Another Great Year..

 Another Great Year..

As the year draws to a close we look back on a great 12 months that we are all proud of, strengthening our operation team, adding full time support staff in our offices and supporting our local community.

Simon HopkinsThe first quarter of the year saw the team settle into our new offices, this enabled us to organise operations with both local and national coverage. In house IT infrastructure and monitoring systems were installed to assist both operations and our support staff in creating site reports and enable live updates of tasks for our clients in UK and Europe.

Moving through the year our Renewable team grew to one of the largest installers of fibre optic communication systems on large scale solar PV sites from Cornwall to Chester commissioning onto UK, Greek, Spanish and German monitoring platforms.

Each and every year we give back to the community and this year was no exception, a couple of Grantham guys approached us to sponsor a charity ride from London to Paris. We agreed to assist and provided transport in the way of a support vehicle, accommodation and cycle wear, the guys struggled through and made the Eiffel tower in their personal bet time.

An increase in demand for pre-fabricated plant rooms and factory Electrical upgrades saw our team grow once again and this was great experience for our apprentices both on and off the tools. We were proud to be visited by a minister for business as a part of the conservative campaign 2015 also with the Major of Grantham chatting about the expansion of the company in the last 18 months.

Throughout the summer saw us carrying out our maintenance on public sector buildings both Electrical and communications along with a 1000Kva upgrade of an installation.

Solar PV Farms

Moving towards the last quarter of the year saw operations in over 76 large scale solar farms from general operation and maintenance to DC testing Solar Farm O&Mof parks all around the UK with this increase in demand we were approached by a leading test and verification company within the PV industry to carry out beta testing of their new equipment along with engineers from Zenit Denmark flying over to our offices to demonstrate their new apparatus to us.

We also assist in the commissioning and quality control of large scale commercial roof tops for one of the leading roof top investments companies.

During this time a film production company was commissioned to track our operations from solar PV to domestic, commercial and industrial installations. This was a very interesting three days in our offices and following us around our operations.

Grantham Town Vs Salford FC

After a great year was drawing to a close we decided to once again give back to the community and sponsor Grantham Town Football Club with their home game against Salford FC. Grantham Town have been at the heart of the town since 1874 and was excited to hear that they were playing Salford FC in the Evo Stick Northern Premier League and from a football family it was a great opportunity to see the club first hand and even brought my Mum and Dad! This was a great game and was one of the most attended games in the town and my Farther even had his photo next to his ex-Old Trafford hero Gary Neville!

John Hopkins with Gary Neville

 

Gravity FM is the voice of Grantham providing voluntary radio for the community, the station is solely depended on donations and support from businesses. We decided to run a 3 month campaign wishing Grantham and District Happy Christmas and give a little ‘festivity’ to the community.

Keeping with our local presence we commissioned a number of advertising boards around Grantham to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Many thanks to all our suppliers, clients and partners and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

 

Simon Hopkins