Welcome to the first of what we hope will be a quarterly newsletter. We hope it will be a good way of keeping in touch, providing the means to keep you up to date on what’s happening, give you any news and generally provide information that will keep us all on the same page as a company and as a team. We also want to use this newsletter to recognise and reward employees who, through each quarter of the year, have made an outstanding contribution to their role, exercised initiative, gone the extra mile, are regarded highly by clients, or who in some other way have shown themselves worthy of special recognition. Please feel free to nominate fellow employees for this reward going forward, providing reasons for your nomination.
Albert Dock Retained
The first bit of good news this month is that following successful tender and presentation by Matt Galvin, Savills have again awarded us the contract for Albert Dock. This was great news for us, not least because Stone has now retained the Albert Dock contract for over sixteen years, which is something of a record in this industry. We recognise it as a great achievement, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Sean Morrison, the Estate Manager, and to exceeding our service levels to make sure we maintain the same business and friendly relationships we have enjoyed for so long.
Many of you will already know that Justinas Griskevicius has been promoted to Operations Manager across the Company. In congratulating Justin, we also thank him for his commitment to his role, which has been outstanding over many years, giving him a knowledge of the industry, and of this company, which leaves him well equipped for his new role. We wish him well.
Matt Galvin and Anthony McCaffery (formerly a legal consultant to the company), were invited by the shareholders to become Directors in October 2016. Matt has assumed the role of Commercial Director, and Tony is the Managing Director, whose aim is to continually improve upon the service we provide to our clients, and to achieve maximum levels of client retention through complete client satisfaction. We also aim to gradually expand our client base and geographic influence across the North West initially, and then moving out across the country.
With our current reputation and excellent relationships with our clients, and with your help, anything will be possible.
Counter Terrorism Awareness
We are currently working with external consultants to bring the company up to speed in all matters relating to enhanced awareness of the terrorism threat and all the practices and procedures now recommended in the interests of protecting the public. We will keep you up to date with all the latest policies, procedures and, since many of our sites constitute potential terrorist targets, all necessary training will be provided as and when it is available. Watch this space!
Employee of the Quarter
Team of the Quarter
This quarter goes to Preston Guild Tower team members for outstanding performance. Gary Grecian we thank you for arranging the extra cover, Asad Toseef and Abdul Jaffar we thank you for your hard work. The team have kindly donated their individual prizes to a Childrens Hospice. The Management Team would like to thank them for this gesture.