22 May 2020
I hope you and your families are safe and well and looking forward to our second May Bank Holiday weekend. The weather over the last few days has been quite extraordinary and it looks like it is set fair for the weekend so I hope you all get the opportunity to enjoy it. My eldest turns 8 tomorrow so we will be hosting our first virtual birthday party!
After the last bank holiday weekend, the government did announce some easing of the lockdown restrictions that were in place but in all honesty, they have not made a material difference to the way in which we were already operating. We are constantly reviewing the situation and your health, safety and wellbeing remains and will continue to remain our number one priority. The current restrictions on access to our offices and sites remain in place while we consider your safe return. Any changes to the way in which we are operating will be communicated to you through your line managers and your local HR business partners.
During May we have seen a slight increase in our levels of activity as some of our fixed sites have started to return to work and we are hopeful that the trend will continue in the weeks ahead. A huge amount of work has been done to ensure that these sites are able to commence work safely and maintain the required levels of social distancing. I am extremely grateful for all the work that has been done in this space and incredibly proud of the way people across the business have adjusted their behaviour to ensure adherence to our new ways of working.
This week we were delighted to be able to announce that we have been awarded a place on Lot 2 of Thames Water’s Capital Framework for AMP 7. This is an incredibly positive step for the business and will see us further develop our long-standing relationship with Thames Water as we work with them to deliver a range of underground projects across their network. This fantastic news further strengthens our order book and the important role we will play in supporting our clients in the years ahead.
Have a great bank holiday weekend and thank you for all you have done and continue to do.