Andrew is a successful business and team manager with experience as a Non-Executive, Managing, Commercial, Business Development and Support Services (SHQE & HR) Director with in excess of forty years’ experience in Local Government and the Private Sector. His early background being in turnkey project civil engineering and contract surveying, he has undertaken project management and control of one-off contracts and long-term services provision maintenance works. He has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience across a broad spectrum of disciplines and has been based on front-end involvement. His commercial and operational awareness has been gained from activities for large and small employers, both domestically and internationally and has been strengthened by the development of his former freelance consultancy.
He has had subsequent influence in major contracts and business take-over negotiations, business re-engineering and Public Sector externalisations and Partnering Arrangements from conception to executive operational control. He has developed strategy and policy in the areas of bidding, business and contract mobilisation, operational procurement, quality assurance, and transfer and change management, delivering enhanced performance and long-term sustainable business through partnering facilitation with clients, the procurement chain and internally.
In previous years, in addition to maintaining a client base providing general business management support to both blue chip national and international plc’s and SME and Micro owner managed businesses, he has been acting as a Non-Executive Director for a significant player in the telecoms infrastructure utility sector. Areas of mentoring and direct support have included the chairing of Operational and Shareholder Board meetings, mentoring shareholder directors and senior managers, responsibility for corporate governance with respect to HR, Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental management. Specific initiatives have included business development (bidding and client base expansion), and strategy work on exit and succession planning.
Derek started the original Company and has been instrumental in the initiation of this phoenix business Hyhause Facilities Management Ltd earlier this year, grasping the opportunity to achieve a long-standing ambition to develop a facilities management business. Derek has worked in the roofing and associated construction industry for 35 years and has amassed a knowledge and contact list to rival anyone in the industry. Experienced in laying all aspects of roof coverings, and running refurbishment contracts throughout the country, Derek has the knowledge and drive to ensure the successful running of the business from an operational perspective. Derek is the primary contact for new business and focusses his time on obtaining new contracts and maintaining good relationships with key clients.
Sophia is a highly educated mature young businesswomen who again has been with both companies from their early days. Sophia started as a receptionist and administration assistant and has grown in to a senior role of responsibility for accounts management, customer service support and business management. She is highly regarded by our customers and is the ‘go to’ person to find solutions and get things done in the office. She has outstanding communication skills. In addition, Sophia directly manages a number of client contracts within her day to day role. Sophia is expanding her knowledge and experience and is to shortly embark on further professional studies to enhance her own position and to benefit the business.
OFFICE & SITE STAFF
Hyhause has experienced working contracts managers looking after voids and property refurbishment, and highly skilled working foreman with a mixture of directly employed and subcontract gangs.
SITE BASED RESOURCES
A twenty strong team of site supervisors, construction skilled operatives, and roofers carry out the material aspect of delivering our service. A good mix of young enthusiastic teams, with the wisdom and experience of others provides a successful team.
We engage the expertise of external suppliers to provide services that we do not have the necessity to employ in house, mainly due to the occasional nature of their tasks. We have a strong network of industry professionals that we can use to help in areas such as surveying and design, as well as services such as accountancy, health and safety and legal services.
As well as professional services used on an ad hoc basis, we also have an excellent supply of specialist sub-contractors available to provide services such as scaffolding and licenced asbestos removal.