It’s been three years since Tony and I took over BCS Electrics and 2017 has, it’s fair to say, exceeded our expectations. In this, our last post of the year, we look at our ‘best bits’ and share our hopes for the coming 12 months.
Those who follow my posts and comments on social media will know how important apprenticeships are to me and the company, this year we continued to encourage young people into apprenticeships and enabled a son to follow in his father’s electrical industry footsteps when we took on the son of one of our suppliers. It’s fostering this family-style approach which has made growing and developing BCS such a rewarding ride.
Giving as good as we get
Both Tony and I are proud of our office and electrician teams, they work hard for BCS and without their loyalty, we wouldn’t have had the fantastic growth we experienced this year. To give a little something back we downed tools and took the team on a couple of adventure day’s paintballing, rifle shooting and quad biking.
It gave the team and us a chance to have some fun, take a few shots at the directors and uncover some hidden talents (clay pigeon shooting, anyone?). You can read about our team day exploits here.
Bigger contracts and happy customers
During 2017 we’ve been thrilled to work on some substantial contracts including winning a £750k contract with Dewsbury Hospital. This is down to our clear growth strategy which has enabled us to deliver more to both new and existing clients. Full details of the projects we’re most proud of can be found on our case studies page.
What’s in store for 2018?
After surpassing our turnover target by 14% in 2017, we’ve set another ambitious growth target which we aim to reach through implementation of smarter processes and streamlined systems to make BCS leaner and smarter in how we manage our team and our clients. Next year’s target turnover is £3 million!!
We don’t plan on standing still in 2018 and we’ll be looking to employ more electricians, push forward on our campaign to raise awareness of careers in and alternative routes into trade and construction through open days and working with local schools.
I’m also happy to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at the Brand Yorkshire conference next year after attending this year’s event as guests.
And special thanks goes to…
Our 2017 would not have been the success it was without the support and relationships of the following people:
Marianne Smith of Doo Marketing, Sally Roberts from Fun Training for Results, Sara Hawthorn of InFusion Comms, Rich Hayden of Rejuvenate, Paul Benner of Signature Flooring, Richard and Mona Norman and the Brand Yorkshire team, to name just a few.
So, thanks to everyone we’ve worked with in 2017, here’s to a wealth of new relationships and thriving 2018!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Dean and Tony