|Bucket list||New car|
|Favourite Helm moment||Photoshoot|
|Describe yourself||Happy, ambitious, good sense of humour|
Adam’s been with us since Summer 2016 and has proved to be a solid team member and someone who’s not afraid to muck in and do a hard days graft. With a significant amount of previous labouring experience, Adam’s flexibility to meet the demands of the business has been one of his greatest assets so far.
Adam says “I enjoy working for Helm because each day is varied and I’m always getting involved in different parts of the business and learning new things. I feel as though my skills have really developed here as there is a lot of time spent on personal development and training”.
|Favourite colour||Blue or Helm Green|
|Favourite Team||Bristol City and Team Helm|
|Favourite TV Series||Prison Break and Helm Video|
|Favourite Helm moment||Seeing Rich Haworth in a mankini|
A fully qualified Chartered Accountant with BSc Hons. in Accounting & Finance, Adam brings a mix of business experience from both commercial and residential build sectors. His keen eye for detail coupled with great interpersonal skills has placed him at the heart of the Helm team.
Adam says: “Everyone works together in an environment of equality. The Company always aims to succeed and is great at obtaining feedback and suggestions, never looking to rest on its laurels.”
|Claim to Fame||Celebrating Walsall goals on football league show|
|Describe yourself||Big, friendly, giant|
|Favourite team||Walsall FC|
Alex joined Helm in 2016 and is currently fulfilling his ambition by training to become one of Helm’s highly regarded carpenters. A ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to learn sets him apart from his peers and ensures that his skill set expands daily.
Alex says: “The team spirit in Helm is great, everyone helps everyone and I really enjoy the customer interaction. I am looking forward to completing my apprenticeship and developing my career further with Helm like a number of others have done before me.”
Continuing his studies to further enhance his knowledge and career prospects, Amin brings a methodical, quiet yet assured approach to quantity surveying. A great team player who likes a challenge he enjoys finding out about all aspects of Helm and its projects as well as the construction industry as a whole.
Amin says: “Family values are clearly evident throughout Helm and it’s one of the key aspects that attracted me to the business. I’m encouraged to follow projects through from start to finish and to get involved with my colleagues. The business growth is very much down to the people employed”.
|Describe yourself||Dad, buyer, thoughtful|
|Favourite colour||Black (or Helm green)|
|Favourite TV Series||IT Crowd|
|Favourite Team||Bristol City|
Over 25 years of experience in the construction industry (12 of those years in procurement) qualifies Andy to bring a professional and considered approach to the purchasing function at Helm. With a smile on his face and an eye for detail, he consistently drives best practice which ensures that clients and team members alike are kept happy and are well served.
Andy says: “It’s the company’s vision and aim to be different that makes Helm stand out from the crowd. Traditional values are paramount coupled with a refreshing view on customer service, all of which really do produce a unique business blend.”
|Claim to fame||Youngest sky diver at 17 years old in UK|
|Favourite Team||Team Helm of course|
|Bucket list||Meeting the Queen|
|Describe yourself||Methodical, tenacious, organised|
|Favourite Helm moment||Photo of Richard Haworth in a man thong at last year's Secret Santa|
Angelique brings a wealth of customer service, administration, process and procedural experience to the business as well as providing excellent care to Helm’s clients and business partners. As a qualified PA and a stickler for detail, she ensures the team are well supported in their daily activity and is often the first point of contact for customers.
Angelique says: “I like the focus that the Company gives to ‘Service’. The ethos from the office through to site is one of communication, team work and providing the client with a positive, trouble free build experience.”
|Favourite food||Corn beef Hash|
|Claim to Fame||Played snooker against Ronnie O'Sullivan|
|Bucket list||Stay on a remote island|
|Describe yourself||Beyond my years|
Asa has become a great member of the Helm team, from his wealth of knowledge to his hard-working ethos. Ideas on improvements to build procedures spill from him and his likeable and enthusiastic personality ensures his place amongst colleagues, clients and partners as a well-regarded member of the Helm team.
Asa says: “There is no question that Helm are a great Company to work for but it is the way we try and make sure that each customer is communicated with regularly and that we try and make sure that each of them enjoys the ‘building experience’ – that makes us stand out within the construction industry.”
|Claim to Fame||Being on Swap Shop|
|Describe yourself||Happy, positive, committed|
|Favourite Team||Anyone Welsh|
As a construction specialist, Chris has worked in most areas of the commercial function the last 10 of which have been at a senior level. Bringing a wealth of experience to Helm he is a stickler for detail and ensures that the estimating, quantity surveying and purchasing elements of the business have a customer service orientated bias whilst maintaining a commercial edge.
Chris says: “The ‘team’ approach is very much a key business differentiator which translates in to a strong morale amongst my colleagues and a strong customer service ethos for our many clients. A desire to succeed and be the best is not only driven from the top, but throughout the business.”
|Describe yourself||Confident, practical, ambitous|
|Favourite Film||Jazz Singer|
|Claim to Fame||Gig on the Circuit - larger shows|
|Favourite Helm moment||St Lukes Challenges|
Bringing over 30 years of construction experience to Helm, Chris is a construction professional who believes in a proactive approach to customer relationships and project management. A large range of construction projects to his name ensures he always has the experience to deliver and is able to drive the team toward to successful quality build.
Chris says: “Helm’s reputation grows daily and it’s not difficult to see that the Company’s focus on service, its attention to detail and its development and nurturing of staff are paramount to the success we are enjoying.”
|Describe yourself||Quiet, caring, reliable|
|Hobbies||Walking, Pilates, Swimming, Baking|
|Claim to Fame||Meeting Duke of Edinburgh at St James Palace to receive gold award|
|Favourite Helm moment||Laughing during filming of the Helm video|
|Time at Helm||3 years|
Clare has worked in finance and administration since leaving school. She attained AAT level 4 in 2009 and joined Helm in 2014. Conveying a wealth of experience from the private sector she brings a fresh dynamic approach to the Company ensuring that the customer service ethos is delivered behind the scenes as well as it is front of house.
Clare says: “It’s the people that make us different. They are really friendly yet professional and this is demonstrated in the high standards that everyone from the top down aspires to work to.”
|Claim to Fame||Helm Poster|
|Favourite Team||Bath Rugby|
|Time at Helm||4 years|
An employee since 2014, Curtis brings a mature sensible approach to the Company. Keen to progress and diligent in all he undertakes he has proved to be a stickler for detail. In 2015 he was entered into the Helm Apprentice Scheme and his skill set goes from strength to strength. He has undertaken tower crane training and is always looking to improve site efficiency.
Curtis says: “I like to be the best at what I do and Helm encourages me to do this. It’s great to be given the chance to improve my expertise and I really enjoy working alongside my colleagues. It’s a great company.”
|Favourite Helm moment||Taking part in the Helm video alongside Chris Catley|
|Favourite team||Jaspers Ladies Hockey Club|
|Hobbies||Anything sporty, Hockey, Gym|
|Claim to Fame||Recently appeared on TV show "Wild Things" on Sky One|
|Favourite Film||Sixth Sense - any horror film|
With a number of years’ experience of recruitment, administration and marketing Emma brings a wealth of business knowledge and marketing direction to the business. Her outgoing and bubbly personality makes her a hit with clients and other team members alike and her attention to detail ensures we remain current in all that we communicate to our stakeholder community.
Emma says: “The team approach to all that we do is really refreshing and I feel that I am constantly making a positive contribution to the business and our success. It’s great getting positive feedback and comments from clients when I am producing case studies but even better when I am sharing these with my friends and colleagues”.
|Favourite TV programme||Line of Duty|
|Time at Helm||6 years|
Over 30 years’ experience qualifies Gary to provide initial customer interaction and advice. He is a strong advocate of the customer centric ethos that Helm promotes and ensures that each client is effectively guided through the process when embarking on their build project.
Gary says: “The key thing with Helm is the way we interact positively with our customers, not just at the beginning but through the whole project lifecycle. It’s about building relationships and these should continue after the job has been completed.”
|Favourite Video||Helm out-take video|
|Time at Helm||18 years|
|Favourite team||Bristol Rugby|
|Claim to fame||Was beaten by Bonnie Langford in a talent contest|
|Bucket list||Very content, nothing particularly on the list|
With a corporate background encompassing main board positions with listed companies and a wealth of experience in developing small to medium enterprises, Gary brings both business knowledge and vision to Helm.
Gary says: “We’re only as good as the people we employ and develop. We don’t aim to be just another construction company but rather a service company that puts the customer first. It’s right that we should consistently challenge ‘accepted norms’ and look to be better by being different.”
|Favourite TV programme||American Dad|
|Bucket list||To tour South America|
Concentrating on material and stock control, Harry aims to assist the procurement process through effective yard management to ensure field teams are supported in projects we undertake.
Harry says: “Helm maintain an inclusive approach aiming to embrace customers, professional advisors and field staff in the build process and product selection. My input is valued and I feel included in the decisions that affect my role.”
|Describe yourself||Positive, funny, enthusiastic|
|Time at Helm||4 years|
|Favourite Team||Bristol City|
|Favourite Food||Roast Dinner|
As one of Helm’s youngest employees, James represents the Company’s commitment to developing tomorrow’s talent. Joining in 2013 as a Site Labourer he has demonstrated a passion to learn and develop which has culminated in the Company sponsoring him on a carpentry apprenticeship that commenced in September 2014.
James says: “I am really looking forward to completing my apprenticeship. The Helm team are always supportive and I have been able to try different trades before making a choice of which one to follow as a career.”
We like to think of ourselves as people-centred. We recognise every member of our team for their individual contributions and we form relationships with clients based on mutual respect and courtesy. The solutions we deliver are the sum of our collective talents. Together we'll always find a way.
As a great place to work and company to work with, we are motivated to be the best we can be. We inspire the next generation of building professionals with a programme of apprenticeships and we encourage the construction industry to reach higher standards of quality and innovation. We make things happen.
One of our priorities is keeping you, the client, in touch with everything we’re doing. From the initial brief, through all stages of construction, we operate transparently and like to make the most of technology that helps us do this.
Each of our sites has Wi-Fi and coupled with cameras, video conferencing and photo logging means you'll always be in the picture. We use smartphones for digital clocking in, which includes a geolocation option. You, the client, can see who has been on site and what they’ve done that day. A regular report brings all this information together for you within the context of weather information and a progress dashboard. It also helps us keep work on schedule and acts as a roll call to ensure staff safety.
A quality product is a given, so we're not going to talk endlessly about the quality of our building work. However, our service brings quality to every part of our journey with us in important, simple and rewarding ways. What we do, we do well.
We don't just pay lip service to integrity. We celebrate colleagues who have moral courage and reward hard decisions. We value honest, open relationships with each other and our clients. We do the right thing.
We're fiercely proud of our brand because we're proud of each other. The positive, energising and optimistic environment we work in delights staff and clients alike. We harness vision and energy.
Everyone in our team takes responsibility for upholding our values and for keeping each other, clients and communities safe. We prioritise the right training, knowledge and tools and take ownership of our work as a team. We step up and take the wheel.
We all have the support and opportunity to drive the future of our organisation. Together we demonstrate to others excellence in the construction industry. We have the courage to shape a better future.