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The 3 Bottlenecks in Construction - And How to Fix Them.

#2: The 3 Bottlenecks in Construction - And How to Fix Them.


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Fenchurch Contracts are a leading construction and refurbishment company specialising in high-quality commercial and residential projects. With decades of experience in the industry, their team of professionals are dedicated to providing exceptional service, innovative solutions, and unparalleled results for their clients.

We're thrilled to welcome you to the second edition of ‘Punchline’.

The three primary bottlenecks that businesses in the UK's construction and home improvement sectors often face are: team, systems/efficiencies, and client selection.

Today, we delve deeper into these challenges and offer strategies for overcoming them.

Team: Scaling a business is not just about increasing the number of employees. It's about having the right people in the right roles, with the skills and mindset to drive your business forward. To overcome this bottleneck, consider investing in training and development to upskill your current team. Additionally, when hiring, look beyond just qualifications. Consider the candidate's cultural fit, their ability to adapt to change, and their potential for growth.

Systems/Efficiencies: As businesses grow, the need for efficient systems becomes increasingly important. Without them, operations can become chaotic, leading to reduced productivity and increased costs. To overcome this bottleneck, it's crucial to regularly review and update your systems. This could involve adopting new technologies, automating repetitive tasks, or streamlining processes. Remember, an efficient system is one that not only meets your current needs but can also adapt to future growth.

Client Selection: The pressure to grow can often lead businesses to take on more projects than they can handle, compromising the quality of their service. To overcome this bottleneck, businesses need to be selective about who they work with and the type of work they undertake. This doesn't mean turning away business, but rather focusing on clients who align with your capabilities and values. By doing so, you can ensure that you're able to deliver a high-quality service, leading to satisfied clients and a strong reputation.

Overcoming these bottlenecks is not a one-time task but an ongoing process. It requires constant monitoring, evaluation, and adjustment. However, by addressing these challenges head-on, businesses in the construction and home improvement sectors can pave the way for sustainable growth.

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Stay tuned for more insights, updates, and a dash of humour in our upcoming issues. Until then, keep noticing, keep learning, and keep building!