Mission Statement May 2021
It is clear that the world will look different as we move beyond the COVID-19 crisis to the new normal. This requires us to consider a delicate balance between protecting the workforce, demonstrating compliance and managing client and supplier relationships, all whilst maintaining positive productivity and financial stability.
Many companies including those in construction are by no means out of danger and this will be the case for many months and possibly years to come. However, now is the time for business to reinterpret its own industry and consider how it will emerge out the other side from a position of strength. Indeed, following the 2008 financial crisis, those companies that came out stronger were the ones that were willing to adjust to the new business landscape. Much of that applies now to the post pandemic business world.
It is clear to us that as current lockdown restrictions ease in the UK, opportunities will present themselves and that early signs show that demand will be high for our services following a year of continual disruption. At present, we have a very positive order book in the short term and hope to build and consolidate upon this in the longer term through a strong commitment to our workforce, customers and suppliers. We have in previous months reviewed our operations and made positive changes that will benefit our productivity, reduce costs and allow our business to adapt to the changing needs, whilst remaining resilient to any further shocks.
It has been a tough 12 months for everyone, and we thank those that have continued to support our business through the pandemic. All the indicators now show signs of positivity and we therefore very much look forward to working with you all ongoing through 2021 and beyond.
March '21 Sample Projects
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
We recently completed at HSE notifiable works at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, on behalf of The Northumberland Estates. The work involved the removal of insulating board panels lined to stairwell in a private sector of the castle, owned by the Duke of Northumberland. We also employed the services of an independent licenced scaffolding company for fixed scaffold to the staircase forming the basis for the enclosure as well as access. Works went well and the scaffold was kept in place for the Estates to replace the insulating board panels.
Large Asbestos Removal Works to Basement.
A clean of the basement area which required our expert Quill blast team. Quilling, pipework wrap / cut and fine clean of all areas. Complex in its nature – we worked closely with main contractors, M&E designers and the duty holder. Delivered on time with glowing feedback from the client.
Selection of prestigious projects completed during February.
Environmental clean to the University Plant room and encapuslation of the walls.
“Very good communication and planning from the offset. Overall – great, well completed works”, Asbestos Manager - Estate Support Service, Newcastle University.
Albany Estate, Piccadilly, London
Asbestos Abatement works - Asbestos Insulation - Loft Void
Throughout February, the Chirmarn team completed a complex asbestos clean to the roof void of this prestigious building in Central London. A Grade 1 listed building which required a thorough clean incorporating specific working at height risks. Included safety matting, stairwell scaffolding, winches, harness and secondary fall prevention. Completed on schedule with the support of the client and key stakeholders.
“May I convey my thanks to Chirmarn and the wider team who worked so well on this project and I only have good things to say” - Secretary to the Trustees and Steward of Albany
Asbestos removals and reinstatement work at 30 waste transfer & sewage sites.
Two phases of work for Yorkshire Water that commenced last October have been completed. All our site staff required EUSR certificates and adhere to very strict site specific and Covid protocols at each site. Each individual project was delivered within the schedule and the client was delighted with our communication, planning and attention to detail.
Chirmarn – December 2020 Update
Chirmarn are delighted to announce 2 major pieces of good news received in the second week of December 2020; firstly, Chirmarn Group have been awarded a 3 year licence again with HSE meaning Chirmarn has held a licence for asbestos for over 30 years. A massive effort from the staff having showcased our ability, capacity and the successful integration of LilQuest Asbestos into the Group.
Secondly, having held ISO 9001 for a number of years, we have been awarded both renewal of 9001 and also ISO 14001 and 45001 following the efforts of the Operations and Technical Teams over the summer.
We would like to reassure you that we remain fully operational to support our clients, partners and stakeholders nationwide to manage their expectations. We are fully committed to ensuring business continuity, whilst at the same time protecting our people.
As a responsible business, we have implemented procedures to safeguard our employees, while best serve the needs of our clients. At a time when we are generally restricting travel, our office professionals have successfully relocated to remote working environments; those employees that work on-site have implemented strong safety measures such as reduced team sizes, strict hygiene requirements, reduced face to face contact with third parties and continual monitoring of the public health guidance issued by local governments.
In spite of all the new rules during these difficult times, our business continues and our work is conducted efficiently.
There are inevitably some impacts to projects, the supply chain and our partners but we are a dynamic organisation – we will continue to work with you all as effectively as possible. Whilst the way we work has changed, our commitment to quality delivery remains resolute.
On behalf of our business, I would like to wish you all a happy new year. I also offer my thanks to our clients and employees for your continued effort and dedication. We recognise that this may be a long road to recovery and I want to assure you that we are committed to supporting you through these challenges.
Chirmarn – LilQuest Merger Statement 19th February 2020
We are delighted to announce the imminent merger of LilQuest Asbestos Management and Chirmarn Asbestos into one leaner and agile single business unit, which is in line with of our planned growth strategy. This merger amalgamates two established and trusted brands in the asbestos removal sector, with a proven pedigree over the last several decades.
This change represents an exciting transformation and advancement for our businesses, combining mutual knowledge and expertise to the benefit of all key stakeholders, i.e. clients, supply partners, regulators and employees.
Our companies are progressive leaders in the sector with a desire to adapt to continual change. Our success is testament to our dedicated and loyal workforce. From the management team through to the site operatives, improvements and growth have culminated in us realising our expansion targets.
As part of this integration, a thorough change management plan is currently in process to ensure we implement best practice across the whole business – we aim to align shared resources (including technical, operational, sales, finance, IT, HR etc) and identify synergies to lower costs to enable us to service clients outside our traditional technical and geographical limitations. Through this change we intend to enhance our core services, rationalise the cost base, leverage our purchasing capability to drive economies of scale and maximise further growth opportunities.
Whilst our plans are being implemented, it will remain ‘business as usual’ throughout 2020, with seamless access to our existing management, processes and systems. Once the integration is finalised, we intend to rebrand the business, however, we will communicate with our key stakeholders with significant announcements to be made during the process.
The merger of our existing businesses is we believe a natural next phase in the development of the Bing Bing Group. Lilquest Facilities will also be integrated into the same group, which then allows us to offer clients a project turnkey solution for asbestos abatement works and all associated services for maintenance, fire, refurbishment and development.
We will provide further key announcements throughout the year and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support; we could not have achieved any of this without you.
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