2018 has been an incredible year of change with rapid growth and huge investment in both people and machinery. This year saw the creation of two new departments (Marketing and Kitchens), as well as an influx of new clients.

The joineries growth resulted from a profitable 2016, where the owners called to reinvest the yield back into the business. Having historically relied quite heavily on repeat custom and word of mouth, it was widely felt that it was time to take a leap of faith into the digital world and expand our potential client pool.  

After a world of brand meetings and some very confusing acronyms, the joinery rebranded and launched its new website. From then on it was full steam ahead; we even took to social media and incorporated it into our growth-strategy. Initially this was met with hesitation, however, it wasn’t long until the enquiries came flooding in.

Through increased marketing sales activity, we gained momentum and were fortunate to welcome a whole host of new clients including: The Natural History Museum, University College of London, Berkeley Homes, to name a few. We were blow away with the results and are excited to continue to build and grow on this success.  

Investing in technology and machinery

Over the course of the year technology and machinery have been a huge focus for the workshop. We’ve purchased four new machines (wood welder, metal saw, drum sander and are in the process of refurbishing the spray booth) and invested in 3D Solidworks, making us BIM enabled. These developments have allowed us to improved project lead-times, eliminated potential errors, and remain at the forefront of joinery innovation.

One of the things that we are most proud of this year was the launch of the Falkus apprenticeship scheme. The scheme provides opportunities to kick-start careers in woodworking and helps safeguard the industry and its specialist skill set.  

It has been one remarkable year for the workshop; and we’ve have been able to almost double our workforce. This has created room for internal promotions and allowed us to invest more time and money into personal-development and training. This reinvestment into the business has been the key to our success and has allowed the workshop to flourish.  

We’re so proud of the team that we’ve built around us are looking forward to the year ahead. To keep you updated with further developments we’ve created this handy infographic for you.

From the team at Falkus Joinery, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Full steam ahead!

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