Tamdown and TriConnex

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Company Profile

The Tamdown Group are a multi discipline, multi-sector, construction and support services provider. Founded in 1976 and based in Braintree, Essex, Tamdown employs over 500 people with annual sales of £100 million. The principal areas of operation are the South East, London, Home Counties and East Anglia, and the Group’s main client list comprises of blue chip companies.

TriConnex, part of the Tamdown Group, installs networks that bring electricity, gas and water to residential developments, through extensive networks of cables and pipes, along with substations and PRI’s.

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Our challenge

The construction and house-building industries have been hit by a lack of expertise following the recent recession, and the lack of new developments is resulting in sky-high house prices. We partnered with Tamdown and TriConnex to develop a bespoke business management programme allowing workers to gain vital management theory and practice.

Our solution

We launched a three-year honours degree under our Degrees at Work programme. It is funded by both Tamdown and TriConnex and includes work-based training, drawing upon expertise of senior management from both firms. The course addresses areas such as team and customer management, business planning and innovation workshops and is structured to allow employees to remain focused on their jobs and have the flexibility to study at a time that best suits them.

What Tamdown and TriConnex say

"It's not every day a business decides to launch its own degree. I am excited at the prospect of not only being a part of this but to see the business and our people grow as a result of this ongoing programme. Our three-year honours degree teaches the academic and the practical. If you really want to learn about business, there’s nothing else out there like it.

Mike Morris, Chairman of Tamdown & TriConnex

"It has been acknowledged in industry press over the last year that the construction and house-building sector is being affected by a lack of skills, due to the recent economic troubles. This degree will help tackle that issue from within, so the benefit will not only be for the students but for businesses in terms of staff retention and growth."

Mark Waine, Group HR Director for Tamdown & TriConnex

"This long term investment in the development of our staff is a key part of the TriConnex strategy for continued growth. Being able to tailor the programme to our company needs means we can emphasise aspects of the TriConnex ethos such as client service and reliable operational delivery."

Richard Harpley, MD of TriConnex