Looking forward at your role and future at CC Ltd – do you have a plan or strategy that you’re hoping to develop or put in place? Are you likely to focus on the Highways sector given your experience?
Actually, no. Obviously we work on projects across multiple sectors – Highways being one of those – but my strategy is to concentrate on building relationships with and getting CC specified by Local Authorities.
While Highways does provide large scale projects where CC offers real advantages over other forms of erosion control, if every council in my region regularly specifies CC for smaller jobs and we’re well-known by framework contractors, we can build a huge network of clients, consultants and contractors within the Wales and South West region. Those contacts will then, over time, begin to specify CC because they know it’s a product that works. They’ll know the benefits and cost savings and it’ll be considerably more beneficial and efficient for them to come straight to us time after time.
I want to build on the multiple projects we’ve done in the past with the likes of Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil and Caerphilly Councils. There is a history of mining in Wales, a lot of the work up until now has been in mine legacy programmes, but there’s a real opportunity to open up other applications. I’d also like to work more closely with Natural Resources Wales, who have specified us on a number of projects in the past.
Now that I’ve stepped in as dedicated Wales & South West technical sales support, the company is in a position to work more closely with local clients, consultants and contractors. It’s an exciting time to be working in the region and building it up.