DES Supply Chain Conference and Awards 2017

DES held their second Supply Chain Conference and Awards at The Village Hotel, Blackpool on Friday 23rd June.

The event was to firstly to say a big ‘Thank You’ for all the support from our Supply Chain as we wouldn’t have got to where we are without them today. Secondly, it was a chance for us to capture our theme for the day – ‘Stronger Together’.

Sean Egan, Managing Director started the presentations of reiterating the importance of ‘Stronger Together’ through aligning our vision and values. This was followed by Phil Gladwin, Senior Estimator who talked about design, risks and costs to show the necessities of putting together a compliant tender. Brian Powell, Operations Director touched upon a fundamental aspect ‘What sets us apart from others’ as well as highlighting areas in our delivery and health and safety.

It wouldn’t be a DES event without a bit of fun! Our facilitator Lily Newman from Morgan James Consulting hosted a question time with our directors.

After a well-deserved tea/coffee break, Darren Border from Willmott Dixon Construction (WDC) one of our longest standing clients took to the stage and enlightened everyone on DES’ and WDC’s journey – a relationship based on trust. After Darren’s positive and thought-thinking presentation, Phill Lever from Whitecroft Lighting shared with us their journey with DES. It is safe to say you don’t realise how far you have come till you reflect back!

However, it was a chance for us all to look to the future when Richard Walker, Regional Director took to the stage talking about the opening of DES’ London Office and what the future holds for DES and our Supply Chain – together. The presentations were then finished off by Sean who touched upon ‘visibility’ and the importance to invest in the future.

The day was filled with presentations that had the audience filled with laughter and fun but also left our Supply Chain thinking about where they want to be in the future and excitement of our time ahead together.

Following on from this was the long anticipated awards ceremony where we presented some of our supply chain with trophies who had truly gone above and beyond, excelling within their winning category.

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