Warwick Works at The Castle
Warwick Works! chair Caroline Noel, director of business support and training company Noel Quinn Limited, and Emma Wellstead, director of event management company Warwick Events, with Steve Dyson of telent and Tim Harrison-Jones, general manager of Warwick Castle.
Warwick Works! – a diverse networking group of Warwick-based businesses – hosted the latest in its regular series of business breakfast meetings, but its first at group member site Warwick Castle this week and welcomed a guest speaker from one of the town’s larger employers.
Steve Dyson, who is Quality, Environment, and Health & Safety (QEHS) Director for telent Technology Services Ltd, spoke to the 30 strong gathering about telent and the services they provide.
As the director responsible for telent’s security and risk management, compliance with various health & safety accreditations, quality control and performance, and other capabilities required by the business, Steve outlined his focus for this year as improving telent’s employee behavioural safety programme, and managing telent’s sustainability agenda.
He also covered telent’s various capabilities and some of the work the firm undertook during 2012. He talked about the company’s successes so far in reducing its environmental impact, described its community engagement projects, and how they planned to deliver their corporate social responsibility policy.
Steve described telent as a £310 million turnover technology services company providing a broad range of network and communications services across a variety of industries. It supports the signalling systems on the railway network, information signs on the London Underground, command and control centres used by Fire and Police authorities, and many of the major telephone and mobile operators in the UK, amongst others.
“We operate on a national scale, but aren’t as well known in Warwick where our head office is based, as we’d like to be,” said Mr Dyson, “and we want people to know more about us, as we are keen to work more with the Warwick business community, whether as a potential supplier, potential customer or potential employer; anyone wanting to learn more about telent or to visit our technology centre in Warwick should email firstname.lastname@example.org”.
He presented a video demonstrating telent’s capabilities and recent achievements, and also brought along a couple of examples of the type of high-tech equipment used by telent. These made a striking contrast to the historic setting of the Castle’s Grand State Dining Room, where the breakfast was served.
Tim Harrison-Jones, General Manager at Warwick Castle said: “We’re proud to be at the very heart of the town of Warwick and delighted to welcome members of Warwick Works! to the Castle. Supporting and nurturing local business benefits the whole community and creates even more reasons for people to visit the area, whether for work or leisure”. The Warwick Works! group meets on a regular monthly basis for informal networking breakfasts, usually at the town’s Rose and Crown pub, but it is broadening its meeting places to extend its appeal. Its membership includes a range of small and medium-sized businesses, as well as some of the town’s larger operations, including the Castle.
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