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Cleobury Mortimer builder poised to create 'dozens' of jobs
6:40am Monday 16th September 2013 in Local
A CLEOBURY Mortimer building firm is set to create dozens of jobs as it goes for growth.
Cornbrook Construction has has teamed up with Telford-based software development and integration company BlueHub Solutions to create bespoke software that has impressed one potential major new client so much that the builder is in line to win new contracts that would result in the extra jobs.
The new system allows Cornbrook to track and manage its operations in real-time, increasing its ability to plan the best use of resources.
Matt Breakwell, managing director of Cornbrook, which employs 30 full-time staff on projects across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire, said: “We knew this would be a useful tool but it’s already proving to be a revelation.
“We’ve been able to reduce our costs, by cutting out waste, which is improving our competitiveness when tendering for work.”
He went on: “We started development nearly 12 months ago because the recession made maximising efficiency a major priority for us. Now that the construction sector is picking up, we’re hoping it will accelerate our growth.”
BlueHub Solutions director Matt Flanagan said: “We have developed bespoke management systems within other commercial sectors, such as logistics and manufacturing, but this technology is quite new in the construction sector.
“Certainly, for this size of company, it makes Cornbrook an innovator on a national scale.”
Mr Breakwell said: “The previous paper-based system was as efficient as we could make it but we were operating in the dark compared with what we have now.”
He added: “We are already seeing significant commercial benefits. We are in talks with a potential national client, who was very impressed with the software and the performance guarantees it helped us provide.
“If we win the contract, which we are hopeful of, I believe this digital management system will have been a key factor.”
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