We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your business and support throughout this year. Without you all we would not have had such an incredible 2018 and we look forward to continuing to support you in 2019!
2018 has been quite a year for us. Back in February we were honoured to be finalists in both the ‘Innovation’ and ‘Newcomer of the Year’ categories at the North East Business Awards and then also finalists in both the ‘Innovation’ and ‘Digital Construction’ categories at the Constructing Excellence Awards in June!
We have secured a number of new key clients, whilst retaining our very important clients who have been with us since the beginning and now have our unique Outpost Wi-Fi service all over the UK from Alnwick to Southampton!
A major highlight of the year for us was back in the summer when we had the privilege of being involved with the ‘DIY SOS Big Build’ just up the road from us in North Shields for a very deserving family. We only played a small part in providing the Wi-Fi to the teams in the site cabins and there were so many local companies who got involved. It was incredibly inspiring and heartwarming to see the amount of effort that every single person put in to help improve the lives of the family and was a real testament of what we can achieve if we all pull together.
In June we increased our headcount as we employed our Field Service Engineer Kevin who joined us from Carillon. Kevin has many years of on site experience and has slotted right in and with his habit of bringing sweet treats in to the office he has established himself as a firm favourite in the office! This was quickly followed by Luke who is our first apprentice and joined us in July. Luke came to us straight from college to embark on a Level 3 IT Apprenticeship and has settled straight in to working life. Finally, just this month, we welcomed our Commercial Director Barry McGinn to our ranks. Barry joins us after 10 years at Viewpoint Construction Software, we’re delighted to have him on board and he has got stuck straight in! Aside from the technology, people are at the heart of what we do and it has been so important for us to really focus on bolstering our team with dedicated, construction technology professionals. We are very proud of the team we have and are looking forward to welcoming more to the Trench family in 2019!
Looking forward to next year and 2019 is already set to be very exciting for us. We have a number of installs ready to kick off upon everyone’s return in January, more recruitment planned and an imminent office move in early 2019 which will see us double our space as we have outgrown the space we are currently in – plus a few other exciting announcements!
Thank you again from the whole team at Trench Networks. We wish you all a very happy, healthy and restful Christmas and all the best for 2019.
We’ll see you then!