Making the move back to face to face meetings and events

Making the move back to face to face meetings and events

As Covid-19 restrictions begin to lift, here at E3R we’re itching to get back to what we love doing best and that’s meeting with clients, building strong relationships and getting more involved in events with our partners!

With that being said, our teams are already getting involved in several events for the remainder of the year. We are delighted that our Construction Materials and Modular Team have been able to attend our partner MPBA’s Golf Day at The Abbey Hotel & Golf in Redditch on Thursday 1 July, with guest Trick Shot Golfer David Edwards.

Throughout the pandemic, the modular industry has been quick to react in providing modular hospitals, prisons, schools, housing and COVID-19 testing centres. The MPBA’s Golf day offers a fantastic opportunity to take stock, share challenges and move forward in supporting a thriving sector during this time.

Whilst the rest of the company were back in the office holding down the fort; E3R Directors James Soden and Andrew Pilling, along with Managing Consultant, Matt Booth, and Offsite Construction and Built Environment Specialist, Elliot Barwick, were soaking up the sun and hitting some holes in one! 

Aside from the fun of golf, this is a great time for our team to get back to normality and meet up with our valued clients and other MPBA members away from hectic schedules, and be able to get involved in wide-ranging conversations and discover common interests. 

James Soden commented: “It was great to be off duty with fellow members at the MPBA Golf Day, where we were able to take stock, share challenges and discuss how we can continue to support the thriving modular sector moving forward. It was great to be able to swing a club and on a beautiful sunny day, followed by great food and company in a safe and controlled environment.

“At E3R we value our relationships with our partners, and we are hopeful that this is just the beginning of getting back to a new norm of networking and meeting face to face with our clients and partner.”


Looking ahead to future partner events

The golf course isn’t the only place where relationships can be developed, which is why E3R partners with a range of industry bodies that represent the sectors we serve and match our values. Our partners have adapted and hosted a range of virtual events over the last year, all extremely successful and allowing our teams to develop and nurture professional relationships.

This year we are excited to be sponsoring the Make UK Manufacturing awards, which recognise manufacturers and their apprentices for their exceptional work within the industry, and we have everything crossed we will be able to attend the dinner in person. We are also the national recruitment patron partner of the Made In Group, whose events have been online, with the first face to face social event taking place next month on the 5th of August.

Some partners are taking a hybrid approach to future events allowing for an in-person presence, and the opportunity to get involved virtually if they are unable to travel or don’t yet feel comfortable attending in person. This approach also suits school timetables which is why Bradford Manufacturing Weeks has taken this approach this year and will offer tours, Q&A panels and learning events that are held at manufacturer premises and also online.

CATCH, our partner for the process, energy, engineering and renewables will also be running hybrid network events, whilst British Precast will remain online until next year.

It’s been challenging over the last year and a half for our partners, with whole calendars of events being cancelled, but it’s great to be able to look ahead to future events, with our sector specialists being able to attend these events, providing support to the sectors we serve and nurturing and strengthening relationships with our clients, to ultimately improve the service we provide. 

1st July 2021

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