Adapting To Market Conditions
Walker Group are working closely with our teams, clients, project managers, site managers, suppliers, and merchants to work around the current market conditions our industry is facing.
Demand is high, supply chain issues, material costs and manpower shortages have impacted our approach.
Walker Group have benefited from constantly monitoring materials, supplies, lead times, our 2-acre site and warehouse facilities have helped us keep projects running to schedule and expectation.
We continue to work with the resources we have to fulfil projects.
We purchased our yard in 2019, Walker Estate is our HQ and where our office team are based. The offices form part of the main building but we quickly outgrew our space and started work on a new build to the front elevation of the industrial shed in 2020.
Our new office development plan is to include space to accommodate executive furnished offices, meeting and training rooms for local business professionals looking to rent rural offices in Yorkshire.
To find out more click the link to go to: https://walker.group/for-business-who-we-are/walker-estates/
Plans Into Actions
When Chris said we were getting into Motorhome hire, the Walker Group team weren’t quite all smiles when Chris gave us a couple of weeks to turn them out.
We knew we had a job on our hands, but the team rallied, and we did it!
The reviews and customer recommendations have been humbling but brilliant to hear how people have enjoyed their getaways in our Motorhomes.
We’re no strangers to Motorhoming, so 4 and 6 berth state-of-the-art Motorhomes were picked by Chris because of the features and extra’s we’d want from a home away from home. Plus, we added a few essentials of our own, nice to have’s that you always forget, and customers have told us how much they’ve appreciated those little touches.
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At the time of investing in our new yard and warehouse, Motorhomes weren’t part of the plan but plans change, we reacted to market conditions, the situation and opportunities as they presented themselves.
Our warehouse and yard provide the space to safely change over and store the Motorhomes between hire’s.
In 2020 we appointed yard manager Mark who facilitates and manages stock, goods in/out and in 2021 Mark’s role extended to pick-up and drop offs for Walker Plant, Tripz.uk so the rest of the team could focus on construction and building services projects.
In the last year we’ve taken on new staff, continued to upskill the team, and invested in training whilst continuing with our recruitment drive, to bring new people to work with us as the team and Walker Group develops.
Mark has worked with us for over 3 years, on tools initially progressing to site manager. In 2020 Mark was appointed as Operations Manager, 6 months into the new role Mark’s managing teams and ensures the smooth running of recurring client projects.
Ashley developed into his role as Projects Manager having started as an apprentice with us over 9 years ago. Ashley gained his experience working and learning from other skilled tradesman whilst attaining necessary industry qualifications and accreditations. Ashley works closely with Mark whilst managing the technical and larger projects portfolio with the rest of the Walker Group team.
New Faces: Job Opportunities
In the last 6 months we’ve welcomed Reece, Tom, Mark and Hayden to the team.
If you’d like to find out more about joining a dedicated, hardworking professional team go to our careers page: https://walker.group/career/