06/04/20 - Kingerlee response to coronavirus
Kingerlee response to the Coronavirus – update 6 April 2020
Following two weeks of working under restricted conditions we wanted to update our valued customers and partners as to how we are reacting to the challenges that Coronavirus continues to present.
Two-thirds of our projects remain open and are operating as efficiently as possible, closely following all UK Government, Public Health England and Construction Leadership Council guidance. All of our fantastic people, but especially our site teams are doing a sterling job, in exceptional circumstances keeping everyone on our projects safe. We have introduced new ways of working which operatives and supervisors within our supply chain are following well. We are achieving reasonable levels of productivity.
We are endeavouring to re-open further sites where we can, but this is being hindered to some extent due to many builders merchants and suppliers closing down during the crisis.
Our Leadership Team continues meeting regularly to constantly review and refine our strategy as necessary. It is our intention to continue to operate as efficiently as the situation allows. Our joinery department also continues to operate during this time.
We have detailed plans in place as to how each individual should now operate, be that remotely from home, on site, at our offices or at any essential meetings that are required. Collaborative digital platforms such as Microsoft Teams, are now being used extensively and successfully.
As government advice develops, we will of course adapt our arrangements to suit, things will inevitably continue to change.
We are a 150-year-old family business, with a great team and a strong balance sheet. Being agile, creative and working strictly to governmental guidance in looking after our people and our supply chain will enable us to ensure that we come through this challenge even stronger.