Update from Woking Office
Warren Wright, Director of England South, the new Farrans region in England has kindly provided Northlink with an update on his area of responsibility.
“The new region operates from a base in Woking in Surrey and I can certainly confirm that we have an exciting and challenging year ahead in continuing to deliver the work secured in 2016 which is valued at £95m across four high profile contracts” remarked Warren.
The four contracts are:
- Grassy Meadow, a £22m care home for Hillingdon Council which commenced on 5th December 2016.
- Majory Kinnon, a £24m special needs school in Hounslow for Hounslow Council with work commencing in August this year.
- Gresham, a special needs school in Hounslow with a value of £23m”.
- Chichester Free School, a £26m project.
It was with no little pride that Warren told Northlink; “With the structure of the Working office in its infancy our core team at Woking were almost completely reliant on the support from the Dunmurry and Royston offices for bidding, tendering and ultimately winning the work. More importantly, the approach from the regional offices from start to finish had to be joined up and integrated, which for me was one of the most pleasing aspect of the whole process.”
“The work secured by the England South Region in 2016 has been a great start” continued Warren. “It means we now have an operational platform and confidence to go forward into the market and establish our brand. In a way we are just following the route laid down by other Farrans regions ion the past”.
Warren sees his new region as being able to seize the opportunity of building a sustainable and profitable future.
“The recently awarded contracts, the portfolio of existing live work and the recently completed £32m Northwood Scheme for Hillingdon Council has raised the Farrans profile immeasurably in the Region. This brings with it exciting business development opportunities with new clients who want to get to know Farrans and learn about what we have to offer. However everyone at Woking knows that we cannot rest on our laurels. Hopefully as we continue to develop a presence in the market we will at the same time continue our prospecting for relevant opportunities and clients. This will provide our road map and direction of travel to continue to effectively bid for and win contracts to sustain our operations in the Region. Therein lies our challenge for 2017”.
Northlink congratulates Warren and his team at Woking as they continue to build the profile of the ‘Contractor of Choice’ in the Farrans England South Region.