This week, we talk to our new business development manager for offsite, Bob Holloway. Bob is responsible for the southern region of the UK and brings with him over 30 years’ of experience in the building industry. We talk to Bob to find out more…
1. Hi Bob, welcome to Thurston! Can you share what your key responsibilities are?
My main responsibility is to look for new business opportunities in the southern region, whether that’s new clients or building relationships with existing clients. As I am quite new to the team, I will be focusing on developing relationships and getting to know our existing customer database further.
2. Are there any particular markets you will be exploring?
The Projects area is my key focus, so I am looking to meet with architects, main contractors and cost consultants. The five main sectors of focus are education, residential, commercial, infrastructure and healthcare but I will be exploring other sectors too such as construction and industrial.
3. In your opinion, what is the one key benefit of using modular buildings?
There are so many benefits but if I had to choose just one, it would have to be that modular buildings can be designed and built in the factory environment. By building units in a controlled environment, where health and safety aren’t compromised, and buildings are constructed in a controlled environment. Given modular buildings are constructed offsite, there’s minimal disruption to clients and their sites and offers vastly reduced programmes against that of traditionally built buildings of up to 50%.
4. What one key business objective would you like to achieve by the end of 2019?
Secure more business and grow our brand within the education, healthcare and the residential sectors whilst ensuring targets are met.
5. Can you share an insight into what 2020 looks like?
There’s no doubt that offsite construction is growing, and we are seeing a significant demand for modular buildings across a range of sectors. At Thurston, we want to ensure we can continue to meet market demand by offering a quick turnaround and high-quality modular solutions that will benefit a range of sectors.
To find out more about Bob, you can connect with him on LinkedIn here.