Our continued success in North Wales is the focus of a feature in this month's major business publication, Wales Business Insider.
Wynne Construction's managing director Chris Wynne took part in a Wales Business Insider report, which looked at a boom in the Welsh construction industry. He spoke with journalist Neil Tague for the piece, published in the November edition of the magazine, which is read by more than 200,000 business leaders monthly.
The feature highlighted Wynne Construction's activity in education, technology, and recruitment, in the latest media feature for the company after Chris contributed to a Daily Post article marking 10 years since the global financial crash.
The company is heavily involved in North Wales education builds, having redeveloped four different Coleg Cambria sites and constructed a number of primary and secondary schools.
Its most recent project for Coleg Cambria, a £10m redevelopment of its Bersham Road base in Wrexham, was completed in September following two years of extensive work. And the contractor’s growing design and build order book comes after a £750,000 investment in Building Modelling Information (BIM) technology, which produces detailed 3D models of projects prior to the construction phase.
Chris also explained how the construction firm tackles a skills gap in the industry by focusing on mentoring and training for its current staff. He said: "70 per cent of our work in is North Wales, as we’re currently building a Travelodge in Rhyl, a research and development facility in Deeside, and have secured a contract to redevelop Coleg Cambria's Yale campus.
"What sets us apart in the region is being the only indigenous Welsh contractor to have full BIM Level 2 certification, as this helps build relationships with clients who can log in and check on projects online. To maintain our level of activity, getting the right type of people to join us is vital – but as recruitment is difficult in the industry, we train current staff up to develop their skill set."