Last Thursday the Environet team met at a hotel in the middle of the picturesque Cotswolds.
We used this time to reflect upon the past year and discuss our goals for 2016, whilst enjoying the festive season with drinks, dinner and an overnight stay.
Nic Seal kicked off the proceedings to primarily thank all the team for their hard work and achievements to date and give his half yearly update on how Environet is on track to achieve projected turnover for this financial year. Other team members went on to discuss new improvements on how we manage jobs on site plus significant advances in producing accurate quotes and proposals in a fraction of the time.
Just before lunch, Emily Grant, our Regional Manager South West, gave us an inspirational training session on Asbestos; how to identify it, how to handle it on site and the reasons why it is so dangerous. It is fair to say it definitely gave us a discussion point over lunch! Mark Thompson updated everyone on both Sales, Marketing and the ongoing growth plans of the company.
Following a light lunch and a quick walk around The Slaughters, we resumed with another key session by Jim Key, our Regional Manager Midlands, who updated us with current Health and Safety guidelines, especially on site.
Later in the day we had lots of opportunity to discuss our own ideas for progression and how we can all contribute to future innovations by Environet. In particular we brainstormed designs of a potential new machine for the removal of Japanese knotweed for our residential clients.
Nic Seal was delighted with the format and success of our first external seminar and expressed, ‘It was a great opportunity to team-build on neutral ground without the stresses and strains of our usual day-to-day operations. We have grown significantly during 2015 so this seminar enabled us all to be together in one location and share our views and opinions.’
Environet continues to use the long winter months as time to develop and improve in all areas to ensure we deliver exceptional customer service to all of our clients on both residential and commercial sites. Next year promises to be yet another inspirational year for Environet as we continue to lead the fight against Britain’s most troublesome and invasive plant. Watch this space!
Please remember we have regional offices throughout the UK who are all fully trained and experienced in removing Japanese knotweed and are always happy to discuss any of your concerns. All of our removal work is provided with insurance backed guarantees, underwritten at Lloyd’s.