I attended the 2nd network meeting of my career on Thursday 16th December as a guest of a good friend Ali Hoy, who has started up his own ChipsAway franchise. Another electrical contractor was in attendance so my introductory speech concentrated on the renewables business - which suited me fine. The truth is that nearly all of us pay too much to the utilities suppliers because we are so wasteful in our habits - we can offer a number of installations tailored to individual business or domestic needs that can severely cut our clients' bills. The meeting went well, everyone was very welcoming and friendly, it could make good sense to become a member of the chapter as a director of Norman Environmental.
This week promises to be very challenging, the deluge of snow across South Wales means that we may tell our workforce to stay at home and set up camp in the office. This gives me an excellent opportunity to analyse the financial performance of the company to ensure that decsions are based on results and that lessons are learnt. I can also continue to explore the possibilities of using Microsoft InfoPath to create forms, collect data and streamline Norman Electrical and Environmental internal paperwork. Work needs to be done to acheive ISO 9001, extend the H&S and environmental policies and secure constructionline accerditation.
The opportunities and possibilities of 2011 may be secured by making the most of the difficulties of the last two weeks of 2010, bring it on.