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Leaders Podcast

Leon our director was recently invited to take part in a Leaders Council podcast, please see below press release.

Leon Ashworth from 1st Contracts appears in Leaders Council podcast alongside Sir Andrew Strauss.

The podcast was conducted by The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this universal trait and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today.

Leon Ashworth from 1st Contracts was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with Sir Andrew Strauss. Host Matthew O’Neill asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date.

Matthew O’Neill commented, ‘Hosting a show like this, where you speak to genuine leaders who have been there and done it, either on a national stage or within a crucial industry sector, is an absolute honour.’

Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said, ‘I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Matthew O’Neill is able to sit down with someone who really gets how their industry works and knows how to make their organisation tick. Someone who’s there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.’

You can listen to the podcast in full here: https://youtu.be/WJq59IvLUuw

Congratulations to Brook and Danny!

At 1st Contracts we are focused on our people and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Brook and her fiancé Danny on their pregnancy. The first ever 1st contracts baby being due on Christmas eve!

Brook is a highly valued and devoted member of the team who always gives 100%, she is always bright, bubbly and always manages to make us laugh even in the most stressful of situations, usually with a terrible impression of one of the engineers followed by a fit of the giggles!

Brook is part of the operations team dealing with a high volume of jobs and managing the engineers. She is in frequent contact with the management team to ensure thoroughness. She takes this all in her stride probably as at home she has her own farm and helps run her grans farm.

As she is dealing with cows, sheep, goats and horses while hay bailing on a regular basis, it makes a P1 roof leak in Timbuktu on a Friday afternoon a walk in the park.

We would like to wish Brook all the very best for the rest of her pregnancy and we are all looking forward to meeting the next member of the 1st Contracts family.

Pushing Forward Post COVID

Its been a tough few months with some hard times not only in our industry but worldwide with obvious effects on people’s physical and mental health as well as the impact financially on people and their employers. There is a saying that ‘a storm clears the air’ and that is how we will approach the coming weeks and months as we push on with our ambitions and we come out of the lockdown restrictions. We will adapt our business to take on the world head-on. Looking through some photos that were taken not too long ago, these ones capture the personalities of the people in it. We really are a team and we couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with.

Estimator Required

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced building fabric estimator with energy, high standards, and a flexible approach.
Ideal applicants will need a good knowledge of all aspects of building and the experience of working in commercial and retail environments.
We expect this role to be mainly office based here at our offices although there will be times where travel will be required to occasionally visit sites and attend meetings with clients.
Our expectation is for this individual to be used to working in a fast-paced environment producing a high number of relatively small value quotes to our various clients. These will have to be done in various formats as per the client’s expectations as well on our own bespoke system.
Another key part of this role will be following up on the prices submitted using our powerful reporting system and building relationships with our clients by obtaining feedback and developing trends.
The successful Estimator will have:


• Proven experience of working in a Building Maintenance environment across multiple trades with experience of commercial/retail contracts.

• Technical building knowledge of working methods, practices, procedures, processes, regulations, and legislation.

• Knowledge of the materials and methods used in the construction and building maintenance industry.

• As well as the estimator’s ability we also consider the personality to be just as important. We are looking for people to join our expanding organisation that will share our vision for the business as well as their own personal development.

• Must hold a full clean driving license.

• Job Type: Full-time.

Salary will depend on experience and value that can be added to the business.

Contact admin@1stcontracts.com or call 0333 414 1967 for more information.

Now Recruiting !

Due to continued company development, improvements and new business 1st Contracts are recruiting.

We have a particular requirement for multi-skilled operatives that are qualified and experienced Electricians.

Applicants must be driven and energetic who take pride in their work with vision for both company and personal development, this will complement the company ethos. At 1st Contracts we believe it’s people that make the difference.

They will be asked to carry out a wide range of works from reactive maintenance through to major projects and pre-planned quoted works across our vast portfolio of clients.

Must have a drivers license as will be working alongside other skilled engineers, semi-skilled staff and site managers as well as being in possession of CSCS/ECS card, other relevant industry training is also preferable.

The rate of pay is hourly and is dependent on experience and value the applicant can add to the business.

Out of hours work and overtime regularly available as well as occasional on-call work.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • Electrical: 3 years (Preferred)

Contact:

admin@1stcontracts.com

0333 414 1967

Recent Work – Super fast flooring team !!

Some videos our flooring team took while working against the clock for one of our clients.

Good job delivered on time,  well done team!

We are hiring

          Job Description

We are looking for experienced trades people to support our rapidly growing company.

Please be aware applicants must be from Rochdale or within a 30 min travel distance.

Applicants will need to be experienced and qualified in their specific trade. Being competent in other general building tasks or trades due to the varying nature of the work we deliver would also be a benefit.

They will be asked to carry out a wide range of works from reactive maintenance through to major projects and pre-planned quoted works across our vast portfolio of clients.

Must have a drivers license as will be working alongside other skilled engineers, semi-skilled staff and site managers.

CSCS card and other relevant industry training are also preferable.

Rate is per hour and will be depending on experience and value the applicant to add to the business.

Out of hours work and overtime regularly available as well as occasional on-call work.

Job Type: Full-time

Please contact: 033 414 1967 or send your CV to admin@1stcontracts.com