Important COVID-19 Service Update

 

26/03/2020
 

To our customers and suppliers 

In support of the national effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), and in line with Governmental advice, our trading practices will be significantly reduced as of the close of business on Friday 27th March 2020.

As always, the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, suppliers and communities remain our primary focus. We have already taken steps to reduce our office/warehouse staffing levels to the bare minimum and have enforced strict social distancing guidelines for remaining members of the team.

We will continue to run limited deliveries next week for urgent orders that have already been placed. However, our branches will NOT be open for collections or for customers to visit.

The vast majority of our sales and admin team are now working from home, so please feel free to call your usual contact with any product or technical queries you may have.

We will continue to update our website and social media channels as the situation develops, and we thank you for your continued support and understanding in these difficult times.

With kind regards

 

THE TEKFLOOR TEAM

 

 

22/03/2020
 
 

Dear customers,

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety or our staff, customers and suppliers remains our No1 priority.  We are actively encouraging extra hygiene and social distancing as much as possible throughout our entire business and adhering to all Governmental guidelines.

Yet despite the challenges we are facing, we remain optimistic and are maintaining a policy of ‘keep calm and carry on’.

We still are offering a NEXT DAY DELIVERY service for most stock items.  However, in line with Government guidelines we are having to keep our drivers at a distance of 2-metres from any other individual. This means that signing PODs is proving to be immensely difficult.

As of this morning, we have adopted a temporary policy concerning our POD’s.

Our driver will deliver your goods in the usual manner, but there will no hand-over of POD paperwork. Instead, the driver will note the name of the customer who received the goods and will record this on the note along side the time and date.  Our driver will then sign the POD him/herself on behalf of the person receiving the goods. We have implemented this procedure to ensure the protection of your workforce as well as our drivers.

We sincerely hope you will understand why we are taking these extraordinary, yet necessary measures and would urge you to contact us immediately should you have any concerns.

Take care of yourselves out there!

With best regards,

 

THE TEKFLOOR TEAM

 

 

UPDATE 19/03/2020
 
 
With Coronavirus (COVID-19) dominating the news and given that we now know more about what the weeks and months ahead could look like for our industry, we felt it appropriate to update you on the actions we are currently taking.
 
Firstly, our main priority is the health, safety and well-being of our employees, customers, suppliers and their families. We are promoting stringent levels of hygiene across our business, keeping abreast of all breaking news and adhering to Government guidelines.
 
We have advised all of our external sales managers to avoid non-essential face-to-face contact and to conduct as many meetings as possible via telephone/FaceTime/Skype. We are also looking at ways to enable our admin staff to work from home to help support the benefits of social distancing.
 
During this time, all members of our team will remain contactable on their usual phone numbers and email addresses.
 
Thankfully, our capacity to supply materials is currently unaffected by the COVID-19 outbreak. We are continuing to take orders and make deliveries, with NEXT DAY SERVICE still available on a wide range of products. Having expanded our warehousing capacity considerably just recently, we are exceptionally well-positioned, with a vast amount of stock on the ground to meet increasing demands. We do not anticipate any supply issues at this time – however, we will update you if this situation changes.
 
This is likely to be a challenging time in the UK construction industry, yet we will look to support you to the best of our ability and keep you abreast of any changes as and when they occur.
 
THE TEKFLOOR TEAM
 

 

This week marks the 7th anniversary of TEKFLOOR being in business.

And we couldn’t let the occasion pass without saying a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us, worked with us, taken a chance on us and believed in us during this time.

 

screed-render-drylining-5th-anniversary-tekfloorTEKFLOOR’s Joint Managing Director, Steve Foster said, “Like most young businesses, we’ve had our moments over the last 7-years. And we’ve learnt to take the rough with the smooth. At the moment though, business is booming! The whole idea of creating a customer focussed business – specifically tailored towards the floor screeding, drywall and external render industries – is really starting to pay off; not just for us, but for our customer base too.”

 

“We’ve made some heavy investments just recently, especially when it comes to our transport and warehousing activities. We’re also working with a couple of suppliers on some exciting R&D projects which will result in the launch of a few new products in the months ahead. Order values are increasing and we’re constantly having to take on extra staff to cope with the workload. It’s a great position to be in.”

 

Here’s to many, many more exciting years ahead.

 

EDITORS:
TEKFLOOR is committed to being the number one distributor of screeding products, drylining materials and external render products to the construction trade throughout the UK. As an independent business, they offer excellent levels of service to their customers by offering a free technical advice service – helping them choose the right products; being competitively priced and offering a flexible delivery service. The technical experts at TEKFLOOR have a wealth of knowledge, qualifications and experience, so clients can be confident that any technical query they may have can be answered swiftly and professionally.
For further information, contact us on 03300 555227 or email info@tekfloor.co.uk 

Here at Tekfloor, we believe in giving our team a well-deserved break over the Christmas period. 

So we’ll be closing our doors on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and reopening again on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

On behalf of the management and staff here at Tekfloor we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our terrific customers and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as we look forward to a new decade in 2020.

 

Xmas Tekfloor 2019

New fleet signals the next phase of growth for high-flying material distributor Tekfloor.


Following recent news of a successful multi-million-pound fundraise, screed & render distributor, TEKFLOOR has today taken receipt of a brand-new 32-tonne truck; the very first in a substantial upgrade to its fleet.


With a faultless commitment towards commercial success, TEKFLOOR’s partnership with new vehicle partner, MARCOL, will ensure that their self-managed transport arm remains fully operational; and equipped with the latest, most efficient fleet of commercial vehicles.



In the first phase of the fleet overhaul, the company will take delivery of no less than 23 brand-new, fully liveried vehicles.

In addition, TEKFLOOR will also be investing a further £500,000 in eighteen brand new moffett forklift trucks, which will afford their offload drivers exceptional flexibility on-site.



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Tekfloor’s Brand New DAF 32 Tonne Rigid Truck

TEKFLOOR’s Joint Managing Director, Adam Wiszniewski, told us “The partnership with Marcol represents a significant opportunity for us and we are delighted to be working with them. The confidence they have shown in our management team and future direction has been genuinely encouraging and we look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”


The investment will enable Tekfloor to augment its success to date and pursue exciting new opportunities. These include moving into the external wall render market where it aims to repeat its success in the screed market by becoming the UK’s leading independent in renders also. To facilitate these plans, Tekfloor is expanding its specialist team and investing in a new fleet of vehicles.



Adam went on to say that since an increasing number of customers were insisting on the use of rigid vehicles, it was the perfect opportunity to move away from tractor and trailer units and focus on customer demand. 


“When it came to selection, the shape of the new fleet has been very much customer led. One of our greatest strengths as a company is that we listen. We strive to give our customers exactly what they need to make their own jobs/lives easier.


“By changing from 26-tonne to 32-tonne units, the new rigid vehicles will of course accommodate more weight; meaning customers are set to receive far fewer deliveries. The other plus is that there will be fewer haulage miles travelled; which of course is a big tick in the box towards our environmental aims for the company.”





All new vehicles are set to meet all of the latest requirements for compliance with FORS GOLD, TFL, CLOCS and Network Rail, with a number of safety features being included as standard.


“All new vehicles will be fitted with camera equipment and parking sensors. However, with London’s ‘Direct Vision Standard’ HGV safety scheme currently under consultation, we felt it necessary to go a step further with our rigid units and look towards a more future-proof solution.” 


The lower door panel on the passenger door comes equipped with a viewing window, which allows the driver a much clearer view of cyclists and pedestrians approaching the nearside of the vehicle.



TEKFLOOR anticipates that the new fleet will offer increased flexibility and improved service to customers, at the same time as delivering proved efficiencies through planning backload collections.


As the UK’s leading independent distributor of screed, render and associated products to the construction sector, TEKFLOOR’s ambitious plans for the future are set to see the company’s turnover more than double.

One of the Sheffield City Region’s fastest growing businesses has secured a substantial equity investment from UK Steel Enterprise (“UKSE”), the investment subsidiary of Tata Steel.

Following a competitive process, Tekfloor Limited has completed the minority investment in order to accelerate their impressive growth plans.


Rotherham-based Tekfloor is now established as the UK’s leading independent distributor of screed and associated products to the construction sector. Under the stewardship of owners Steve Foster and Adam Wiszniewski, the company has delivered rapid growth with turnover set to exceed £20m in 2019.

The investment is the next logical step in Tekfloor’s development, providing a solid foundation for the company to further enhance sales and profitability by exploiting strategic growth opportunities.


Since Tekfloor’s inception in 2013, its success has been built on exceptional customer service and technical expertise, supported by robust systems and procedures.

The investment will enable Tekfloor to augment its success to date and pursue exciting new opportunities. These include moving into the external wall render market where it aims to repeat its success in the screed market by becoming the UK’s leading independent in renders also. To facilitate these plans, Tekfloor is expanding its specialist team and investing in a new fleet of vehicles.


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Photo from left to right: Keith Williams, UKSE; David Forrest, BHP Corporate Finance; Steve Foster, Tekfloor; Adam Wiszniewski, Tekfloor; Gordon Jamieson, UKSE; James Burdekin, Keebles; John Longstaff, BHP Corporate Finance.


A BHP Corporate Finance team of John Longstaff, Mark Cooper and David Forrest acted as lead advisors to the company with Paul Trudgill and James Burdekin from Keebles providing legal advice.  Keith Williams and Gordon Jamieson delivered the funding package from UKSE, with Nick Goulding providing legal support.


Adam Wiszniewski, finance director at Tekfloor, said: “Steve and I have known for a long time that the potential for Tekfloor was huge. The only thing holding us back was a lack of funding. It is very satisfying when a reputable investor like UKSE gives us such a vote of confidence.  This investment will allow us to really kick on to greater things.”


David Forrest, partner at BHP Corporate Finance, said: “This is a genuine landmark moment for Tekfloor. Since starting out only six years ago the business has achieved phenomenal growth and of course had to deal with the inevitable challenges of such a growth trajectory along the way. This development capital fundraising is perfectly timed and gives Tekfloor the platform to take the business to the next level. It’s been a pleasure for us to have been part of their journey for several years now and we look forward to continuing to support Steve and Adam going forward.“


Keith Williams, regional manager at UKSE, said: “It was an easy decision to invest in Tekfloor. The company has grown rapidly by providing excellent service to customers and we believe this is just the start of a bigger growth story. Steve and Adam have been highly professional in their approach and easy to work with, enabling swift completion of the investment. This deal strengthens Tekfloor’s ability to invest in new opportunities to improve their product and service offering and accelerate what is already impressive growth.”


Paul Trudgill, partner at Keebles, said: “After having acted for Tekfloor for several years and seen them grow significantly in that time, it was great to be able to assist them to secure the investment they need to achieve their ambitions.”


Source: https://unltdbusiness.com/tekfloor-laying-down-solid-foundations-with-equity-deal/

In early December last year, we announced that we were working towards improving our FORS accreditation from Silver to Gold Standard.


So we’re delighted to have recently been informed that after months of hard work, we have finally been awarded the coveted accreditation. We are now recognised FORS Gold Operators (ID Number: 007606).


The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a completely voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators like ourselves.


It encompasses all aspects of Fleet ManagementVehicle ManagementDriver Responsibility and Operations. It does this by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve their overall performance.


HR & Safety Manager, Myriam Wiszniewski, commented:
“This is a fantastic achievement for TEKFLOOR and it’s a real testament to the hard work that has been put in across the company.

We hope that it goes some way to reassuring our customers and suppliers that we are deadly serious when we say that we aim to be the best in the business.”

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We are looking to recruit an experienced Personnel Officer at our Goldthorpe depot.

Click the link below to access the full job description:

Exceeding expectation is one of our main core values.

It’s what we stand for. It’s why we started in business in the first place.

Speak to any of our customers and they will tell you that at TEKFLOOR, we are 100% dedicated to meeting and fulfilling their needs.

They’ll also tell you that we constantly look to improve on the standards and requirements that our supply chain and clients have come to rightly expect from us.

So … once again we are putting our money where our mouths are!

And we’ve decided to commit to months of hard graft, policy writing and never-ending audit trails, with an aim of transforming our Silver FORS certificate into GOLD!

Many of you will already be familiar with the scheme, and what it stands for. For those of you who haven’t heard of it – The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a completely voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators like ourselves.

It encompasses all aspects of Fleet Management, Vehicle Management, Driver Responsibility and Operations. It does this by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve their overall performance.

There are three level to FORS accreditation:

These three levels give fleet operators of all sizes the chance to achieve progressive accreditation to achieve excellent levels of best practice.

Having another certificate to put on the wall is all well and good. But this accolade means so much more to us than just compliance.

A FORS GOLD achievement is as much about us successfully embracing a massive cultural shift within the company.

And we are hoping it goes a long way to prove to our customers and supplier that we are fully committed to better workplace safety, inter-company communications, greener credentials and increased efficiency.

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