New Year 2017
We’re just over a week into 2017 and already this year looks set to be one of our busiest ever. We have a strengthened team for technical delivery, more permanent staff and newly redesigned headquarters. Individually these are small things, but together they will make a very real difference to everyone that engages with our business.
This year we’ve added breadth and depth to our technical delivery team. Following on from the departure of Jim Tinsley, we’ve developed and restructured the core team to fill the gap that he leaves.
In 2016 this team delivered flying systems for the Singapore National Day Parade and the Rio Olympic Ceremonies while back in the workshop, they were building large engineering pieces for clients including the Royal Opera House. For those of you who dealt directly with Jim for project enquiries, please contact Tim Leigh or Mark Davies through our Tockwith and London offices. If anyone would like a more information on the structure of the Technical Team, please contact myself or Mark Johnson.
In other areas of the business, flexible staffing and specialist skills will always be part of Stage One and so we are bringing more permanent staff onto our books, meaning that we’re far less reliant on agency staff. We continue to operate an 18-hour a day double shift system and can maintain a 24-hour operation whenever the need arises.
The mix of projects on the horizon looks well balanced and this year will see us working on projects of all scales both large and small. We have already committed to delivering ceremonies, theatre engineering, pavilions, structures, sculptures, TV sets and scenery. Maintaining this mix is important to us in growing a business that is sustainable and fit for the future.
Expect to see continued positive change from Stage One throughout 2017. And be assured that we are all committed to making sure the business delivers against our promise.
Why not come and visit us in our redesigned offices at Tockwith, meet with our strengthened team and explore some of our new kit and products. We’d love the opportunity to show you round.
But most importantly, please keep bringing us your ideas.
With best wishes for a successful year ahead,