BCL Office Moving thinks about office relocations in London
Monday 28 October 2012
The Olympics have changed people’s perception of London for the greater good. There was an element of apprehension about the public transport network and its ability to cope with the extra traffic. In the end, it coped wonderfully and was a credit to years of meticulous planning.
This got me thinking about BCL and the office relocations that we perform here in London. On a typical office move, planning will start once we are appointed. We look into every aspect of the move and its associated intricacies; I never see problems, always a solution that I haven’t found yet. I spend a lot of time putting square pegs into square holes, finding a way to make a square peg work well with a round hole, and double checking the finer details of the move to ensure our clients receive gold medal service. A testament to this is our continuing relationship with a major client. Nearly five years ago, I was sent to them for a six week assignment. I’m still on this assignment, and an integral part of their relocation team.
I really like the sport and the camaraderie that came with our amazing Olympians and the support teams. The volunteers who worked tirelessly gave our great country and city the best support possible did it with a smile on their faces. This got me thinking again about BCL. I like my crews to work with the same attitude as the Olympic volunteers, and as a result we have has some wonderful feedback from our customers. You could say our client base is a bit like Olympic events; each one has the same goal but all present us with different challenges, and each challenge requires a different approach. Some are a marathon where we have a long run up and can take our time, and some are a 100m sprint where we have only a few days to implement and action a winning plan.
The Olympic legacy has left London with a wonderful opportunity to build on the community spirit. Everybody was talking about the wonderful achievements of all the medal winners, however it would appear that all the marvellous people who worked behind the scenes have been somewhat forgotten. To that end I would like to just say a thank you to my small but dedicated crew of lads. They all work tirelessly, sometimes under intense pressure, to deliver an unprecedented level of service to all our clients. I could have the newest trucks and best equipment, but without the dedication of 'the boys ' I would have nothing to work with. I’ve taken a new role within the company and it’s been a real eye opener. I’m learning a lot about budgets, deadlines, communication and the intricacies of operating effectively to offer best value for money.
I’m finding increasingly that money is tight for everyone, and we have to find innovative ways to keep prices down. This new role has made me realise that nothing is impossible with a little thought; outside of the box thinking comes into a play a lot. I’m really proud to be a part of this forward thinking, progressive company and know that by instilling team ethics we can continue to grow and prosper.
Article by: Daren Saunders, Senior Account Manager BCL London and Shelley Slater