Createability restructures to support business growth

Leisure design and build firm Createability has restructured its staffing model and created several new roles to support a large influx of new business.

The restructure has seen Createability’s team of Quantity Surveyors (QSs) grow, delivering redevelopment projects supported by a full-strength in-house architectural CAD team, as well as two estimators, who assist in the design, price and presentation of drawings for each new scheme, as well as managing design amends throughout the build process.

“We have everything in-house to ensure our clients have a one-stop-shop for all their needs,”says Createability’s Managing Director Ian Cotgrave. “The restructure, which includes eight new staff members, has streamlined our processes. Our Business Development Managers and Quantity Surveyors will have more time to devote to each client, strengthening those relationships and ensuring customers get the best value for their money.”

Mark Walters, a carpenter by trade, has been appointed as a Senior Contracts Surveyor. The role will see him acting as a single point of contact for clients, for everything from design and construction to final handover of projects, as well as liaising with regulatory bodies such as planning, building control and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Walters ran his own shop fitting company for several years before joining a large shop fitting firm, where he worked his way up from Site Manager to Contract Manager and then Project Manager. He says the new position with Createability will enable him to have more involvement with clients. “I was attracted to Createability because of the high quality projects they deliver. I enjoy interpreting clients’requirements and turning them into designs that reflect their needs.”

Lee Marsh, a carpenter with more than 25 years management experience, has also joined the team as a Senior Contracts Surveyor . He said: “I have a lot of technical experience from working on the tools, as well as being in management for so long. It’s something you cannot buy, only learn, and I will always listen to all parties to get a full view of the situation. I really enjoy building – there is great satisfaction in completing a project. I am working with a great team, with great clients and building exciting projects. Plus I get to say that I go to the gym a couple of times a week now too!”

A proactive ‘buying’role has also been created to help customers achieve the best price for materials for their redevelopment projects. Cotgrave explains: “Working across all of our projects, the buyer is able to combine material purchasing and buy in bulk to ensure we get the best price. With better buying power we can pass on the savings to our clients.”

These new roles follow the engagement of fitness industry veteran Brian Thompson, who joined the company as Sales Director last year and is now supported by two Business Development Managers (BDMs), Jonathan Brooks-Martin and Glen Abergel, who work on new business as well as supporting existing customers.

Createability recently won the South West Commercial Project of the Year, in the Federation of Master Builders Awards, for its £3 million redevelopment of Llantrisant Leisure Centre in South Wales.

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Editor’s notes:
Createability – Leisure environments from every angle. Createability is the market leader specialising in leisure, design and build for local authority and Trusts.

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