National walking month progress report

We are delighted to report that throughout #NationalWalkingMonth Logi-tek (UK) and Commtech Asia walked over 23 million steps for two amazing charities, circa 18,000 KM.

Here’s what the charities had to say:

Sarah Hunter, Rise Futures Development Lead “Stepping to make a difference has allowed us to explore the power of community and shown the impact we can all make when we come together. We thank Logi-tek and Commtech Asia for allowing us to be a part of this challenge and their community. We are looking to using the resources this challenge has provided to change the lives of some of our most vulnerable young people in the city of London.”

Engineers Without Borders, Hong Kong said; “Today’s university students will work both locally and globally and be tasked with providing technological solutions, embedding UN Sustainable Development Goals to global development problems and challenges. With the support of this Logi-tek (UK) and Commtech Asia, EWB-HK’s Global Citizenship Programme provides a platform for our future Leaders and Change Makers to serve society proactively as global citizens. The support enables the EWB-HK Global Citizenship Program to provide both workshops and hands-on Community Services activities to fill the gaps in their theoretical training and conventional service learning.”

Incredible effort from the Logi-tek (UK) and Commtech Asia teams.

Employee spotlight with Tom Mitchell, Divisional Director (UK)

Tom Mitchell has been promoted to Divisional Director (UK) at Logi-tek. Tom manages the UK team and holds overall responsibility for the bidding process, market expansion, learning & development, and forecasting.

We found out a bit more about Tom and his career journey, which has led to this new position.

Tom, Congratulations on your promotion; it’s been a rewarding five years for you at Logi-tek; describe your journey in 3 words?

• Passionate
• Encouraging (no idea is too small, anything is possible)
• Innovative

Tell us three facts about yourself?

1. I am very Client-focused – the client needs to walk away with the VERY best version of what they requested. I use the analogy: “If I was building a new house and employed the best specialists from around the world, it needs to be the best house I ever lived in.
2. I am very family-oriented and love spending weekends and spare time with loved ones.
3. I am passionate about internal development and focusing on innovation.

Tell us a bit about your journey into Commissioning?

I started my career as an engineering lead in the public sector. Transitioning into the private sector, I discovered my passion for adding value to a project. I enjoyed making a difference in the industry and not just meeting tight deadlines and financial incentives.

I moved into Project management, where I worked with both the client and the main contractor. Seeing their respective visions and differentiators taught me to see the bigger picture.

On joining the commissioning management team, I was exposed to aspects of the role I loved, especially getting in the detail. I was also learning more from working alongside people immersed in design, delivery, management and closeout. These were the influencers that spoke transparently with all levels of leadership on the project.

What have been some of your proudest and most rewarding moments working at Logi-tek?

I believe individuals and structure are critical to our success as a company, so these moments will always involve people.

I have aided in developing our bidding and interviewing process; I am proud to see the project base and the team grow as a result.

Building the UK team and innovating with unique, passionate engineers/managers is very rewarding.

However, the most rewarding part of my role is identifying strengths in individuals, inspiring them to use their best assets across projects, and seeing the fantastic output.

How would you like to see Commissioning change in the next 5 years?

Commissioning is a fundamental aspect of the industry, it’s becoming more than just MEPH-focused. Commissioning managers have huge, varied backgrounds. They are Project Managers, Technical Service Managers and Designers. They can all be utilised further to add even more value to projects.

I would also like to see the boundaries of engineering pushed further and commissioning management redefined.

Technology will become an enormous part of our industry and, in line with sustainability and building greener; master systems integrations will be built into packages. Our Net Zero CX platform has been developed to support this.

Lastly, I would like Commissioning Management to become a recognised qualification. It is an ‘envelope’ understanding of many disciplines and combinations of different elements that reach across an entire project.

The potential knowledge share amongst commissioning managers is vast. Therefore, the base qualification could be a combination of factors from some widely understood and known university degrees.

Tom’s promotion is important at Logi-tek, we spoke with the leadership team to obtain their thoughts on Tom and his role at Logi-tek.

Can you describe Tom in one sentence:

Tom is highly Committed, Enthusiastic, and Energetic.

We asked, Remi Portes, Operations Director EMEA about Tom’s leadership qualities;

“Tom has been my trusted right-hand man since we started working together and I am so proud to see where he is now. With Tom, there is always some sort of “Beauty” in what he does. He knows how to bring people together and to share his passion for commissioning. Tom is a driven individual that always wanted to do more and had leadership at heart. Tom is a natural manager, able to focus on his team’s strengths to overcome any weaknesses. Well done Tom, you really deserved your promotion, and no doubt you will excel.”

Chris Dodd, Commercial Director EMEA, discussed Tom’s Key strengths;

“Tom has an impressive ability to juggle competing demands without letting anything drop. He supports colleagues at all levels and consistently goes the extra mile to ensure that his projects succeed. I’m excited by what 2021 has to offer for all of us and am sure Tom has a big part to play in our success.”

Kevin Fletcher, Managing Director EMEA, endorsed that Tom will help to shape the business going forwards.

“Tom’s promotion is recognition of the leadership role that he has taken regarding UK operations. As a business, we continue to grow and thrive in the UK and Tom’s role is central to this”

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Offloading with Rugby League Cares.

We have teamed up with Rugby League Cares who are delivering three virtual Offload ‘fixtures’ to our staff during April and May as part of our commitment to safeguarding their mental health.

Offload is a clinically designed mental wellbeing initiative that equips participants with the tools and techniques needed to build and maintain a winning mindset. Presented by a team of former professional sportsmen who share their experiences of tackling challenging situations in their own lives, Offload has had a transformational impact on the lives of thousands of men since its launch four years ago.

The issues covered include coping with stress, building resilience, and how to acquire a positive mindset.

Chris Dod, Commercial Director EMEA commented, “One of the core objectives for Logi-tek is to ensure that, in delivering the highest quality of services to our clients, our team are aware of potential mental health challenges arising in any working environment. COVID-19 has focussed many people on the need to be ever more mindful of mental health and the Offload programme delivered by Rugby League Cares allow us to encourage the team to look out for themselves, one another and the people with whom we work each day.”

Rugby League Cares’ Community and Welfare Manager Keith Senior, the ex-Leeds Rhinos and Great Britain international centre, said: “It’s been a pleasure to deliver Offload fixtures to Logi-tek staff, who have all been very receptive to the tips and advice we’ve shared so far. It’s fantastic that a progressive company such as Logi-tek recognises both the importance of protecting the mental fitness of its staff and the success of Offload and Rugby League Cares.”

Offload was recently hailed as a “model of best practice” for engaging with people on issues around mental wellbeing in a report produced by academics at Edge Hill University. The programme is currently being delivered at nine professional Rugby League clubs across the north of England, as well as a handful of leading companies including the Environment Agency, SSE, the Co-operative and Logi-tek.

For more information on Offload please visit www.rugbyleaghuecares.org/offload

If you are interested in how Offload can make your employees healthier, happier and more productive, email their Health Project Manager, Wendy Barr – wendy.barr@rlcares.org.uk

#commissioningmanagement #technicalprojectmanagement #socialvalue #engineering #commissioning #projectmanagement #charity #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness

Logi-tek & Commtech Asia are taking steps towards a better future in national walking month

We are delighted to announce that Logi-tek (UK) and Commtech Asia will be taking steps towards a better future throughout May, raising money for charity.

As May is national walking month our teams will record every step they take, and we will donate money on their behalf. Yes, you did read that right, every single step! Whether it is walking to work, around a data centre carrying out their duties, or playing football with the kids on the weekend, it all counts.

Raising money for the great causes is of course at the forefront of this campaign. However, choosing to do this in May is no coincidence. We recognise the positive impact increasing the number of daily steps a person makes can have on their body and mindset. So, to get our team walking more is important to us and this is especially significant considering these unprecedented times.

These are just some of the reasons why you should try to work in more walking to your daily routine:

It is good for your heart; a brisk walk for 30 minutes every day is said to reduce your risk of a stroke by 27%. If this was not enough, it also reduces bad levels of cholesterol and increases the levels of good cholesterol too!
 
It can reduce the risk of; Alzheimer’s disease by 40%, breast cancer by 20%, coronary heart disease by 20%, depression by 30%, colon cancer by 40% and type 2 diabetes by 40%.
 
It makes you happy; a walk can be just as beneficial as taking an antidepressant and can be a great helping hand if you are suffering from depression, anxiety or feeling stressed. It can also boost self-esteem and reduce symptoms of social withdrawal.

Our teams across Europe and Asia-Pacific are ready and set to go.

Go follow our brand new Twitter account

We are delighted to announce that we have joined Twitter and look forward to sharing content with the world.

Go follow us here: https://twitter.com/logitekuk

Logi-tek appointed client-sided commissioning manager on CAT A fit out in London

We are very pleased to announce our client-side Commissioning Management appointment for a German multinational financial services company. This CAT A fit-out is at one of their London sites, and our appointment is to ensure all building services systems are installed to design and global standards are achieved.  

#CxA #CommissioningManagement #Global #Logitek #LogitekUK #UK #CATA # Fitout

Logi-tek receives the ConstructSecure Platinum Safety Award

We have received the ConstructSecure Platinum Safety Award. This award is presented to companies that register a safety score of 95% or greater in the Safety Assessment Programme administered by ConstructSecure.

“Platinum status is not easily achieved, Logi-tek has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to implementing safety management systems resulting in exceptionally low incident rates,” state Garrett Burke, CEO of ConstructSecure.

The Safety Assessment Programme reviews a company’s historic safety performance and current safety management systems. The platform normalises data for vendor or contractor size and type of work performed.

The programme provides thorough, objective and consistent evaluation of company performance so clients can identity, monitor, and manage risk smarter. The results provide a strong indicator of how a vendor or contractor values safety and a reliable predictor of future performance. Find out more about ConstructSecure here: https://www.constructsecure.com/

Logi-tek awarded CAT A fit-out for British multinational professional services organisation

We are delighted to announce our contractor-side Commissioning Management appointment on a CAT A fit-out for British multinational professional services organisation who work across every aspect of today’s built environment, helping their clients solve their most complex challenges.  

This is an exciting project for our team, as there will be the implementation of full SMART IB enablement.

#CxC #CommissioningManagement #Global #Logitek #LogitekUK #UK #Innovation #CATA #Fitout #BuildingServices

Logi-tek set to manage the commissioning process end-to-end on another project in London

We are pleased to announce our appointment as contractor-side #CommissioniongManager.

Our team will support and guide the GC throughout construction to ensure all building services system installs meet design and global standards.

We will manage the commissioning process end-to-end working closely with the design team and clients consultants.

#CxC #CommissioningManagement #Global #Logitek #LogitekUK #UK #Innovation #Fitout

Logi-tek awarded another contractor-side commissioning management appointment

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded another contractor-side Commissioning Management appointment in London, this project comprises of enhanced mechanical systems and sustainable excellence inclusive of LEED accreditation.

#CxC #CommissioningManagement #Global #Logitek #LogitekUK #UK #Innovation #Fitout #BuildingServices