As we approach the end of the year, John Moxon, business development director at Clegg Food Projects, shares how two projects in the drinks sector have contributed to a busy year for the company.
At the start of 2019, I predicted that it was shaping up to be a positive year for the food and drink industry and this proved to be the case. It remains the UK’s largest sector, contributing £28.2bn to the economy according to stats from the Food and Drink Federation and, despite Brexit uncertainty, there have been plenty of exciting new projects through the year.
Project one: processing and packaging facility
One of our key projects this year has been overseeing improvements to a processing and packaging facility. This is for a world-renowned client at its Wakefield manufacturing site.
With our years of experience and having worked with this client over several years, we were able to create a concise plan of action. This included detailed timescales, construction methods and how the improvements were to be implemented without significant impact on the live factory operation.
This collaborative approach reinforced the trust that the company has in Clegg Food Projects to deliver. During the time on site additional works have been requested and the Clegg team have incorporated these seamlessly.
Work here is entering its final phase and everything should be wrapped up early in 2020.
Successful projects such as these really help to position the company as an industry leader. Ultimately it is our reputation that helps us to procure more work, something we’re delighted to have done throughout 2019.
Project two: brewery in Manchester
In Manchester, we have been tasked with a similar project. This time building the new processing and packaging facilities for a brewery on a live site.
Once again, by working closely with the client on site from planning stage, we drafted a construction schedule that didn’t impact the business’ output. Our experienced team has been able to assist the client through every step of the building process and we are on track to have this facility up and running in early 2020.
In both cases, the client is now in talks with us regarding future projects as they expect the drinks industry to perform well over the next few years. It goes to show that experience and working collaboratively is essential to a smooth construction process.
We’re immensely proud of the reputation we have built ourselves in the food and drink industry. More than 50% of our construction projects come from repeat business, so to be in talks with both clients about future projects is hugely rewarding.
For more information or to find out how we can help you with your next project then please get in touch with our team.