Professionalism, quality, safety, compliance and care. Each one of these is more than a word to us at Octink, because each one is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it is producing and installing hundreds of meters of perimeter hoardings around a construction site or delivering a high spec property marketing suite, we are continually striving to professionalise the image of construction.
Take a look at almost any building site in London today and you’ll see that messy, unsafe sites ringed with rickety fencing are a thing of the past. We’re moving toward an industry where construction sites are safe, efficient and overall a good advertisement for the industry.
At Octink, we’ve worked on the biggest and best construction projects for many years and have been in a position to experience the two ways in which this transformation is happening – both compliance and presentation are top priorities for all of our construction industry clients.
You can see how important compliance is clearly in the sheer number of health and safety prequalification schemes out there. We’re committed to creating safe environments and a safe industry, which is why we’re accredited by four separate SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) accreditation schemes.
We always work to identify what customers want and deliver against this, and compliance is no different – the bar is constantly being raised and we work to adapt to meet their evolving needs. Keeping up with this is always a challenge, but compliance builds the foundations for trust and we find that customers want to build long term relationships with suppliers who they can trust and rely on.
Another element of the construction industry’s evolution that we’ve been part of is the astounding growth of visual communications in the sector. Property marketing is becoming an important part of the business and clients are constantly looking for new ways to add value to their brand. The days of a sales office relegated to a simple portacabin are long gone and property marketing suites have come of age. Even sites themselves provide an opportunity to begin marketing long before the first unit is saleable, with eye-catching branded hoardings marking the perimeters of most developments.
The industry is changing for the better and we’re extremely proud to be a part of its evolution.