August is traditionally our busiest of month of the year when it comes to events, and after the disappointment of 2020 we are pleased to report that this year we are right back on track!
We were proud to be part of team at The Hundred, the new and exciting cricket series that has been running at Edgbaston this Summer. Our events team were in the stadium for each match ensuring the safety of the crowd, and also worked with Limelight Sports and the BBC when filming promotional TV segments out on location.
We have also enjoyed getting back to work at large music events and festivals, including Tom Jones at Haydock racecourse, where we have been providing response teams.
Our team also ran the ringside security at the Frank Warren Presents Championship Boxing: Night of Champions, which featured stars of the sport such as Cacace Woodlock, Anthony Yarde and Ahmed Khademi. The event was held at the Birmingham Utilita Area.
We have been involved with the running of the government’s Covid-19 testing centres across the West Midlands for several months now, and August saw us mobilise a further 5 sites in the region. Our recruitment and vetting team have been working hard at short notice to ensure we have officers placed in these essential roles.
Other supply-chain clients who are experiencing growth in the lead up to the busy Christmas peak period have called on us to set up sites at short notice; our mobilisation teams have gladly risen to the challenge, resulting in sites soon to go live in Peterborough, Kent and Worcestershire. We have also begun TUPE consultations to take over staff for a new client at a site in the West Midlands in September.
August has also been a busy month for forward-planning, with our Commercial Team focusing on several large tender opportunities for both potential new and existing clients.
This month MAN Commercial have been featured online and in print by Facilities Management UK, and also by our local newspaper the Solihull Observer. Both publications ran a story on our recent BSIA ‘Business of the Year’ win. Our Comms team also secured a spread in the BSIA’s ‘Spectrum’ magazine, with an article telling our story so far, and our journey to be named the best in the industry 2021.
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MAN Commercial HQ has been undergoing some improvements over the last few months, and we are pleased to share that work is now complete! Our new second office gives us an overall space of 7,000 square foot and is already occupied by our vetting and recruitment teams, as well as being host to all internal meetings in our stylish new conference areas.
Our Control Room has benefitted from a top-spec makeover; the space has doubled in size and now houses more monitors, better technology and room for additional operators. It is important that our Control Room grows with the business, as it is the 24-7 heart of what we do. The extra space and tech will allow us to offer even more services to our clients.
Along with our expansion, our Head Office team continues to grow and we are currently recruiting in HR, Finance, Recruitment and Commercial. We also have new roles for Contract Support and Operational Support staff out in the field.