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GPC74 ATTEND UK CONSTRUCTION WEEK 2017 – NEC BIRMINGHAM

Posted Friday November 3rd, 2017, 1:35 pm

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At the UK Construction Week exhibition we attended various seminars, made contact with new suppliers and gathered information from various companies on areas that are currently hot topics within our business.

Improving and facilitating “Field to Office” communications via software and the cloud is an exceedingly important progression that we are currently investigating into. Up until August this year, due to the rural location of our Head Office, our internet was via satellite, which was satisfactory to a certain point, but restrictive when it came to speed, the effects of latency and download and upload capacity.

We now have fibre broadband directly connected to our premises and this is allowing us to look at cloud storage options and enhanced communications with our teams on site. In light of these upcoming changes we have recently invested into some iPad Pro tablets and we are already utilising various applications to improve exchanges of information between our clients, suppliers and office team.

The meets and greets at the exhibition were really useful as it gave us a flavour of what software packages are available and we shall now research into the best options and solutions for our business.

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At the show we saw the Isuzu Pick-Up Trucks and this led us to investigate the practicality of this type of vehicle in our road fleet.  We usually purchase Commercial Discovery Land Rovers for our site managers, but due to the UK awaiting the release of the new model we have turned to the Pick-Up Truck to trial.  Since the event we have purchased a Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian, so we shall await reports back from our team as to whether this vehicle has made a good impression.

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New Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian outside our Head Office ready to join the GPC74 road fleet