Kicking off 2021 with a team debrief this morning: contractors travelling direct to local projects on building sites, remedial works, construction projects and onsite investigations throughout Yorkshire.
We kept a close eye on what was happening in the country and industry over the Christmas Break. It was a relief to hear an agreement was reach with the UK and EU trader co-operation schemes in customs at the border which helped alleviate some concerns we initially had for the year ahead. Mainly around trade barriers, delays in supply chain, materials, and disruption.
“I have been in continuing discussion with our major supplier Myers Building Supplies, and are confident that, with their increased stocking levels provided and the additional procedures they have put in place, we are confident that our material supply chain will not be affected by BREXIT” Iain Aitchison, Commercial Manager, Walker Group
It’s a positive start, we’re yet to drill down into the detail and of course like many businesses have concerns about the true impact 2020 will have but we’re in a good position moving forward.
Our COIVD secure warehouse and contingency plans paid off. Plans remain in place as new project roll-outs begin and we continue to ensure all sites are able to open safely.
No change for us regarding COVID, we continue to abide by the rules communicating with our team and customers to reassure you that we have all the measures in place to keep you safe whilst we are working.
To ensure the safety & well-being of our team, clients, customers and suppliers we continue to operate with measures in place:
- Smaller Site Teams
- Direct to Site Travel
- Deliveries Direct to Site
- Smarter Use of Technology
- Improved Communication
- Emergency Toolbox Briefing