Crown Flooring's new Cardiff office are already making their mark having beaten off the competition to secure a prestigious BBC Cardiff contract!
Laurence, Rob, Tom and the Directors braved the arctic snows for the grand opening of the new Crown Wales office!
The Wales staff hard at work after the directors have run off with the Champagne
This month Crown Flooring celebrate 20 fabulous years in business.
With year on year growth, the recent addition of Crown Finishes & Crown Facilities & a business model the envy of the industry, it is clear to see that the next 20 years will be just as rewarding.
From a regional flooring contractor in 1997 to the stand alone UK Brand in Flooring Framework operations with offices in Cheshire, London, Scotland & very shortly to be added, South Wales, the secret has been a unique approach to business backed by incredible employees.
It is a success story second to none in the Flooring industry & the sheer size, variety, longevity & stability of the client base is testament to that.
‘ We set off with a basic plan to create a Flooring Company that could offer so much more than being regarded simply as a ‘subbie’. We looked to build a unique organisation with direct access to clients on a national scale. Flooring is a massive spend to UK companies and our industry needed to gain more visibility to ensure real value was being achieved. And here we are 20 years later having achieved exactly that & so much more. It is without doubt the hard work and unwavering trust in the Directors business model by our wonderful employees that has brought us here. We would like to thank each and every member of staff. To say we are proud of what we’ve done together would be a massive understatement. You are all superstars, onward & upward. ‘
Wayne Edwards & Tony Thompson : Co-Founders & Directors.
Crown Flooring are delighted to announce that London Fire Brigade have signed up to a Framework Agreement for the Supply & Installation of Floorcoverings through to 2020.
This kicks off with a sizeable Carpet Tile project at their Headquarters in SE1 but covers all LFB properties.
Another celebration within the ranks of Crown Flooring.
Baby Toby Joe Leith was born to proud parents Chris & Jo on 23rd October,
Twins Ryan & Cory look delighted with their little brother, a Leith 5 a side team in the making.
Congratulations from all at Crown to Chris and his family. Now get back to work :)
It seems tying the knot is catching amongst the ranks of crown flooring!
The latest being our very own Damien Best who married Elaine at Wrightington country house hotel in Saturday 14th October
A great day and night was had by all and we wish them every happiness for the future
We are delighted to announce that after several years of working with Semperian across their extensive national property portfolio Crown have now entered into a Framework agreement for the next 3 years.
This agreement, signed at the Semperian offices in Daresbury last Friday will result in Crown undertaking the flooring works across the majority ( around 85% ) of Semperian properties in the UK.
Crown have acted as both a key supply chain partner & specification consultant for Semperian. This Framework comes on the back of another successfully completed School programme of works throughout the Summer.
All 3 Crown offices across the UK are heavily involved in Semperian delivery so this Framework is yet another example of the truly unique national service Crown Flooring provide.
Our very own Paul Drury tied the knot with Lily on Saturday 10th September.
As you can imagine with Paul the 'shindig' that followed lived up to expectations and the happy couple ... Hangovers and all are now enjoying their honeymoon .
We wish them all the best for the future and are delighted for them both.
In recent months Crown have been approached to extend our unique service beyond the shores of the UK. Thanks largely to our Cabinet Office Framework & longstanding working relationships with the larger FM organisations it was only a matter of time before overseas partnerships developed.
MOD being the obvious source of enquiry we have already operated on Ascension Island & are in discussion to look at projects on the Falklands, Cyprus & Gibraltar.
This is a very exciting development for Crown and one we are keen to embrace as a key element to our business model in the coming years.
In 2002 a small junior football club with just seven players was formed, and called Parkdale Juniors F.C.
Officially partnering with Sidac Social Club in 2007 enabling permanent access to facilities, the club name was duly changed to Parkdale Sidac F.C. to reflect this new partnership, and the junior section now consists of in excess of 250 local children.
For the 2015/16 Season the club will have 18 different teams playing, ranging from U6′s through to U18′s. The adult section at the club boasts three adult teams.
The club has been recognised regionally, and have been named not only Liverpool County FA Community Club of The Year but also in turn now North-West FA Community Club Of The Year.
The academy football team consists of children aged 6 and under, in January 2016 Crown Flooring Ltd became the first academy sponsors ever giving the children full away and home kits and water proof jackets along with a full goal keeper kit. Even though the children cannot play any competitive matches. They have taken part in a lot of friendlies and tournaments for the Parkdale being very successful in nearly all of them. They have great potential and Crown are proud to have helped in these early steps.
We are delighted to announce that IML ( Infrastructure Managers Limited ) have now opted to utilise Crown via our CCS ( Crown Commercial Service ) Framework for the Supply & Installation of Floorcoverings across the extensive IML project portfolio in the UK.
Having already developed a successful working relationship with IML over several years this now formalises & enhances this working partnership through to 2019 with the potential to extend beyond that.
This new arrangement provides IML with increased access to our Unique Consultancy Team. This concentrates on developing long term processes, specifications & lifecycle planning in relation to all the Floorcoverings on the IML portfolio. This includes specialist finishes such as Resins, Timbers & Ceramics via Crown Finishes and the potential to access multi trade support via Crown Facilities.
Crown are the only UK organisation able to offer this structure on an ‘In House’ & National basis. As the specialists in such arrangements. IML are amongst a number of SPV/Asset Management organisations in discussions to develop this relationship further.
Crown Flooring are delighted to announce that we have been awarded RANK 1 status on the newly awarded Framework for the Supply & Installation of Floorcoverings put in place by North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)
As such all members of NEUPC as well as LUPC (London University Purchasing Consortium) and selected members of SUPC (Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium) can utilise Crown on a direct call-off basis.
The Framework commences from June 6th 2016 for 2 years plus the potential of a further 2 years via extension.
This is just the latest example of Crown Flooring being selected to provide a premium service and best value by a highly respected specialist Procurement Organisation.
Our account management personnel are already communicating the new Framework to all relevant Universities and Colleges.
Senior Contracts Manager Ian Campbell receives his trophy and prize money from Crown's Fantasy Football League Chairman, Dominic Gillies.
Ian fought off defending champion, Paul Drury, and fourteen other employees in a hotly contested season to walk away with the "Shag Pile" trophy for the first time.
When commenting on his victory Ian mentioned that he would like to thank "his wife, his two young boys and Jurgen Klopp" for making it all possible!
In recent months Chris Leith from the Crown Family has pulled on his running shoes and pounded the roads. Chris, from the London office has never attempted distance running previously and the results are impressive.
Chris is now ready to run his first ever Marathon, the Virgin London Marathon on 24th April 2016.
Chris is running the London Marathon for 'Make A Wish' a Fantastic Charity who help give seriously ill children life changing wishes. Having come from a family that has had a wish granted by this fantastic charity, Chris thought it was time he gave something back. Chris is still looking for further donations so please try to help this worthy cause.
Great Britain Olympic squad next stop!
We are extremely proud of Chris but rest assured the Directors will not be following suit.
You can sponsor Chris on his JustGiving page
The latest example of Crown Group organisations working in unison to secure future work from a national organisation is the latest award from Unite to undertake Student Accommodation projects in Summer 2016.
Marc Denison of Crown Facilities and Darren Elliott of Crown Flooring front this relationship which is growing year on year.
Crown, operating as Principal Contractor, have flooring, decoration and bed replacement projects in Scotland already lined up and there is more work at bid stage.
Many organisations are now seeing the Crown Group as a one stop shop for turn key operations across the UK.
Recruitment is ongoing particularly for Crown Facilities who have a growing reputation for excellence.
For a number of years now Crown have had in house Asbestos Removal capability. This Accreditation and Capability is now UK wide and can be offered as an integral service by any of our UK divisions.
A number of clients are already ‘on board’ with this service. For further information please contact Martyn Critchley at our Head Office by phone on 01925 229772 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
After yet another year of growth across all of Crown’s UK offices plus the positive impact both Crown Facilities and Crown Finishes are having on group business, we have once again added to personnel, warehouse space and in house accreditations.
Our London office now has an additional 1500 sq ft of warehousing space, Cheshire an additional 2000 sq ft and we are in discussions to double the storage capacity of our Scottish HQ in Hamilton.
Crown Facilities and Crown Finishes are now fully integrated into all of our offices and joint ventures between all three Crown Group members are now increasing in number, particularly with some of our National Clients.
Recruitment is ongoing with Gareth Hatton joining our Cheshire Consultant Surveying Team and both London and Facilities looking to add to their Contract Management teams.
We pride ourselves on offering unparalleled customer service on a national scale. These latest additions will provide the platform to move this to an even higher level, as more and more national organisations look to the Crown Brand as a key supply chain partner.
We are delighted to announce that Martin Cotterill has joined Crown to head up National Business Development.
Martin is highly respected in the industry and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion to the role. We are delighted to have him in our ranks
It is another clear statement of intent from Crown that our growing relationships with national organisations will be given the very highest level of support to ensure sustainability and enhance our status as the only genuine national flooring contractor in the UK
Martin has hit the ground running and clearly has a Crown pedigree in every respect.
Crown Flooring are proud to have been short-listed in the FeRFA Awards for Small Commercial Project of the Year for the Rainbow House project.
Partnering with the manufacturer Sika, Crown Flooring worked closely with the Rainbow House project to deliver a high quality flooring project that needed to meet very specific needs.
Rainbow House is a national charity working with children with acquired brain injury, multiple disabilities and complex health needs. They are based at a 12 acre site in Mawdesley, Lancashire but offer our services to children from across the UK. The flooring in this new facility had to meet the challenge of providing a comfortable surface for floor therapy exercises, yet offer some slip resistance with an attractive seamless floor.
The Resin Flooring Association, FeRFA, represents the major product manufacturers, specialist contractors and surface preparation companies, raw material suppliers and specialist service providers within the UK Resin Flooring Industry.
Our very own Kelly Tierney from the Cheshire office is now officially Mrs Bacon.
Kelly and Danny married on Saturday 10th October and are now enjoying the sunshine of Mexico with young Kai. It was a wonderful day and quite a drunken night with plenty of Crown colleagues in attendance.
We all wish them every happiness.