A Reason to Celebrate: It’s our 30th Birthday!
11th October 2016 | News
As many of our clients and suppliers know this year sees us celebrating our 30thbirthday. This in and of itself is a huge achievement and something we are all very, very proud of, but we are already planning the next 30 years!
Part of that planning started last year with the appointment of Nick Oakland as Managing Director ‘ Designate. Over the past year Nick has worked extremely closely with Jason Chauhan (formerly Managing Director and now JC Metalworks first Chairman), the Chauhan family and the wider JC Metalworks family. Commenting on the past year Nick said, ‘I have enjoyed every single day. I’m very much looking forward to helping JC Metalworks achieve its strategic plan and targets for growth as laid out by Jason and the Management Team.’
Nick officially took over the reins of Managing Director on the 3rd October and it was announced to our whole workforce over the course of the 3rd and 4th October during a series of mid-year update meetings designed to suit the three shifts that we are currently operating. Jason said, ‘It was very, very important to me, to Nick and to Jack ‘ the founder of JC Metalworks ‘ that each and every member of our team heard from us directly that the handover period had ended and that Nick is now Managing Director and I am the new Chairman. If anyone had questions to ask we could answer them then and there but, more importantly, we could all celebrate together. This is good news for the company, for our people and our clients and suppliers.’
As mentioned above, Jason has taken up the strategic position of Chairman with immediate effect. Jason added, ‘We are investing in people and technology in a drive to take our business into its next phase of growth and development. One of Nick’s key responsibilities is to steer change, maximising profit and minimising risk whilst improving business performance and nurturing client relationships. Nick brings particular expertise in large roll-outs and will propel our business forward both on a strategic and operational level.
‘I have been incredibly impressed with Nick’s work and have thoroughly enjoyed working with him for the past year. I am looking forward to continuing to work with him in our new roles and to see our business develop and grow.
‘In the first instance I will be concentrating on developing our relationships with our suppliers and business interests in India which, in turn, will give several of our clients other options in terms of manufacture of component parts and added value to their accounts. Nick’s confirmation of appointment as MD and mine as Chairman is all about business growth and development and exciting times lay ahead for JC Metalworks, our employees, clients and suppliers.’