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A1 Flues gears up for growth new faces

A1 Flue Systems has made a raft of appointments as we gear up for growth in 2020.

We have made 11 appointments to bolster our manufacturing, estimating and installations teams - as we look to secure more projects for office blocks, hotels, schools, public buildings and other tall structures that need flues and chimneys to connect to heating and hot water systems. 

Joanne Smith has joined to head up our estimating department, which produces initial designs and costs for projects. Kirsten Richardson, Lewis Gourley and Charlotte Lound have also joined to take the team.

Mitch Eley, Bradley Lane, James Waugh and Paul Robinson are all new starters in our manufacturing team. Dean Mclean, Corey Andrews and Josh Marsh have joined our installers.

Completing the appointments, Andrea Evans has joined the accounts department.

Our Managing Director John Hamnett said that we are keen to bring people in to join the growing team, not just to cope with current demand, but also to strengthen our capabilities as we look to the opportunities that we believe Brexit will present.

“We’ve been on a big recruitment drive at the back end of last year and the start of this one to fill vacancies right across our business as we continue to be successful securing contracts for flue and chimney systems,” said John. 

“We’re also looking beyond what we need as a business in the next few months because we believe the UK leaving the EU will present plenty of opportunities for us as a British manufacturer of bespoke systems – especially as a lot of our competitors use components brought in from Europe.

“Sticking to our principles of being a British manufacturer of high-quality flue and chimney systems has enabled us to develop a strong market share in the specific sector of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. We are confident that we will continue to grow our marketshare because the level of our expertise is unparalleled in the UK.”

We have impressive portfolio of high-profile projects such as the Houses of Parliament and The Shard, The O2 Arena and the Emirates stadium. Within the last 12 months alone, we have completed a multi-million pound contract to manufacture nine British-made 100-metre tall chimney systems to be installed inside two of the four iconic chimneys at Battersea Power Station in London. We have also secured a multi-million euro contract to design, manufacture and install flue and chimney systems for a new children’s hospital that is under construction in Dublin.

Mr Hamnett added that there are more new appointments in the pipeline.

He said: “We’re always looking to bring talented people in to join our team, and we are currently talking to a few individuals who could play a valuable role with us and help us to keep pushing forward.”