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September News

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Over the last 6 months, we’ve done a lot of investing into our team at Chameleon. We have expanded our pre-construction, project delivery and office teams.

Our pre-construction team has expanded with the additions of Tom, pre-construction manager and Sue, project coordinator.

Paul has joined the project delivery team in the role of purchasing and procurement lead. He is responsible for ensuring that all resources needed for each project are organised efficiently.

The accounts team at Chameleon has also expanded with the addition of Hannah, purchase ledger clerk. Hannah supports the accounts team to organise invoices, reconcile supplier statements and deal with purchase enquiries.

Georgina has also joined Chameleon as marketing executive and will be overseeing the marketing of the company.

We also have more positions open at the moment. Keep an eye on our website and socials for more information!

New recruits

August sees more new recruits at Chameleon!

By Chameleon, News, Uncategorised

Chameleon continue to grow with two new hires in August!

Paul Saunders has joined us as Purchasing and Procurement Lead to support the pre-construction team. Paul will be responsible for sourcing and purchasing equipment, materials and services in the most efficient way to ensure all projects are delivered successfully and smoothly.

When we caught up with Paul, he said: “I have seen Chameleon’s work and the impact is has on businesses, so I am excited to be part of the team here”.

We asked Paul what he does in his spare time and he said “ I spend a lot of my time riding my Harley Davidson and playing the guitar.”

During August, we also were joined by Sue Dobbs as our Project Coordinator. Sue will be ensuring everything is organised before the start of construction so that projects are delivered to the highest standard.

When we caught up with Sue, she said: “I’m very much looking forward to being part of the team at Chameleon and supporting the team to ensure projects are delivered to the highest standard.”

Welcome to the team Paul and Sue!

Are you looking for make the next move in your career? We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

To apply send you CV to marketing@c-b-i.co.uk

Chameleon behind the transformation of McCain HQ

By News

We are delighted to be working with McCain, the UK’s number one frozen potato manufacturer, to redesign and upgrade their Eastfield Head Office in Scarborough!

The new 34,000 sq ft workspace will provide McCain with a cutting-edge facility designed to attract and retain the best new talent. The redesign responds to the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the workplace and supports a new hybrid model of working from both home and the office, with the health and safety of McCain employees at the heart of the upgrade. The new office will implement the latest technology allowing employees to connect to the office from home and feature spaces designed to maximise social distancing meaning employees can work safely and securely from the office should they choose to.

Our design for the new space will focus on sustainability, ensuring that the upgrade has sustainable practices integrated throughout. This includes energy efficient lighting, carbon neutral flooring products and recycled furniture.

Since McCain opened the site in 1968 it has grown to become one of the area’s largest private employers with over 700 employees, and is heavily involved in partnerships with many suppliers and community organisations helping to boost local economy and employment. This latest office upgrade comes shortly after a significant investment into the production facility on site in order to meet increased customer demand.

Howard Snape, GB President, McCain Foods said: “Scarborough has been our home for over 50 years, and we are dedicated to investing into the community and our business to ensure the best for our employees both through our recent factory upgrade and this new redesign to our head office. The new design will ensure we are ready to accommodate new ways of working going forward whilst also being able to deliver broader sustainability benefits. We look forward to welcoming our employees back to the office so they can experience the redesign in person.”

Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby said: “McCain is an iconic Scarborough business and has contributed a huge amount to the local area over the years, whether that’s through job creation or community initiatives, so it’s great to see this new investment into the Eastfield site.”

Michael Greene, CEO, Scarborough Council: “As we adapt into a new normal with hybrid working models it’s great to see that McCain are strengthening their commitment to the Scarborough area and its employees through the new redesign. We look forward to seeing the new design when it reopens at the end of the year.”

The redesign remains subject to planning permission but if approved phase one of the redesign will start at the end of May with the full redesign to be completed by the end of the year.

Say hello to David, our new Senior Project Manager!

By Chameleon, News

This week we welcome David Creek to team Chameleon as part of our latest recruitment drive. David joins us as our Senior Project Manager working alongside Richard and Harry to ensure the smooth running of our sites across the UK.

We caught up with David to ask him a few questions about himself and his new position:

Tel us about your new role! I will be working on the management of multiple projects across the UK. This will see me getting involved in the planning, organising of our sites and also directing the completion of specific projects, ensuring they are completed on time and we leave the client excited.

What are you looking forward to most about working for team Chameleon? I am really looking forward to the new challenges and learning more about the company’s culture and values. The team seem great and I am excited to be part of it as we continue to grow!

Tell me a fun fact about yourself! I enjoy long romantic walks to the beer fridge!

We wish David the best of luck in his new role and are delighted to welcome him to the team!

 

Chameleon expands it’s team with three new hires

By Chameleon, News

We are growing our team again with the appointment of three new hires!

In case you missed their intros earlier in the month here’s a quick recap for you. Tom joins us as our estimator, Sarah as business development manager for the Midlands and Phoebe is setting out on her career, joining us as part of an advanced apprenticeship.

Shaun Watts, chairman, said: “We’ve had a really good 12 months at Chameleon, securing projects across the UK for prestigious clients across a range of sectors. There have been pandemic-related challenges, of course, but we’ve continued to build on our reputation of great results to deliver even more fantastic projects.

“As a consequence, the business continues to expand, and I know Tom, Sarah and Phoebe will bring yet more knowledge to the team. I’m particularly delighted that we were able to welcome Phoebe on board, allowing us to support the next generation of industry professionals through a specialist apprenticeship.

“The next 12 months are looking even better – so much so that our recruitment continues and we’re now looking for another interior designer and a buyer to join the team. It’s an exciting time to join the business and I wish Tom, Sarah and Phoebe the best of luck in their new roles.”

Phoebe Barbour, our new apprentice, added: ‘I’m most looking forward to seeing Chameleon’s projects through from start to completion. As part of my apprenticeship, I’ll be learning how the business works and runs effectively, including a focus on admin, finance and sales. The team have been so welcoming, and whilst the majority of my time will be based out of the Hull office, I am really looking forward to getting out to some site visits across the country.”

Thomas Wormleighton, estimator, commented: “I’m joining Chameleon with over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry. It was Chameleon’s vision and track record for delivering excellent quality projects that really attracted me to the role.

“I’m confident my experience in estimating and project managing will be a valuable addition to the team as they continue to land and deliver some really inspiring clients. I’ll be focussed on increasing the number of estimations we can deliver and using my background in IT to streamline a number of processes. It’s a pleasure to be working with a team whose focus rests so heavily on people.”

Sarah Lister, who will be looking after our growing presence in the Midlands and East of England, added: “After just over five years working with and for manufacturers, I was well aware of Chameleon as a leader in the interiors space. I’m delighted to be joining the team and in my role as business development manager, I’ll be focusing predominantly on securing larger scale projects and clients in the Midlands and East of England.”

If you are interested in joining the team at Chameleon drop us an email at info@c-b-i.co.uk with your CV and why you’re up for the challenge!

Welcome to the team, Tom!

By Chameleon, News

Yesterday we welcomed Tom to our project team as our new Estimator!

Tom will be working hard behind the scenes of our projects to ensure that we continue to provide the best service possible for our all clients across the UK.

We caught up with Tom on his first day to find out what he was looking forward to most about being part of team Chameleon, here’s what he had to say:

‘I am really looking forward to working with the wider team to increase the number of estimates we are completing as a business and ultimately bring in more work. Chameleon’s values and vision for the future really appealed to me, as did their track record of delivering excellent quality projects, but it was the focus on the people that I found really refreshing. Without the people, you don’t have a business!

As always we asked Tom to dish the details on what he gets up to in his spare time…

“I really enjoy walking and like most of us, am so ready for the return of pubs, socialising and live music! I am married with two children; Niamh and Holly, and so my weekends are spent with them on our allotment or visiting friends and family (when it’s safe to do so!)”

Welcome to the team, Tom!

 

Savills’ new workspace at The Lumen, Newcastle

By News, Office Interiors

Savills’ new flagship office based at The Lumen, in the heart of Newcastle Helix – is now complete!

Working alongside Fiona Collier at Bluesky Design and M J Phoenix & Son, our team sourced and installed the entire suite of furniture for the 3,000 sq ft space.

Stand out pieces from the relocation project included bespoke veneered boardroom tables in Birds Eye maple with a crown-cut maple border, the tables unique ‘domino’ design allows them to be reconfigured side by side and end-on whilst retailing the same pattern.

“It was a pleasure to be part of Savills’ relocation into one of the city’s newest and most notable addresses” said Pat, our North East Business Development Manager.

“The finished space is an incredible mix of flexible workspaces for employees. The designs for meeting booths, lounge areas, high benches, quiet rooms and formal meeting rooms, along with detailed specifications on textures and form, meant we were able to really get creative with our choice of furniture. We sourced and commissioned some beautiful and functional pieces, many of which were bespoke to fit with fabric specifications and dimension.

“Every interior design project has its own set of logistical challenges, especially during a global pandemic. Our team worked quickly and efficiently to ensure all social distancing guidelines were adhered to and the project was delivered not only safely but to our usual high standard. We worked closely with suppliers ensuring that the deliveries where staggered to keep contact to a minimum, without compromising on the project timeline. The finished result is absolutely something to be proud of.”

You can view more of the completed project here: Savills, The Lumen

 

Say hello to Sarah, our new Business Development Manager

By Chameleon, News, Office Design

This week we welcome Sarah Lister to team Chameleon as our new Business Development Manager for the midlands. Here’s what she had to say about her new role:

“‘It’s great to be joining Chameleon at such an exciting time for the business. Having already worked in the industry for a number of years I’m now looking forward to getting to grips with fit-out on a much larger scale. I was super impressed by the projects Chameleon have delivered and I can’t wait to get involved in some great projects with the rest of the team!”

 As always when we introduce new members to our team at Chameleon, we asked Sarah to tell us a bit about herself: “I’m a dog lover, Frenchies are my favourite as I have a cutie of my own at home. In my spare time I like to focus on my fitness and jet off on sunny holidays (when Boris lets us obviously!)”

Welcome to the team Sarah!

 

Welcome to the team, Phoebe

By Chameleon, News

Today we welcome Phoebe to team Chameleon as our assistant administrator.

Phoebe will be working under our business support manager Sam to ensure our projects are delivered on time and will be based at our HQ on Hull Marina. Alongside her new role in the team, Phoebe will also be completing her Business Administration Apprenticeship in partnership with Hull College.

“I’m really excited to be starting my career at Chameleon and working with Sam to assist our design team and project delivery team with the delivery of our projects. As well as supporting Sam I will be attending training at Hull College to achieve my Level 3 Business Administration qualification. I can’t wait to get started!”

As always when we introduce new members to our team at Chameleon, we asked Phoebe for a few fun facts about herself. She said: “In my spare time I like to watch lots of Netflix. I am a huge comedy fan and love to binge-watch a good TV show – a couple of my favourites are Friends, Modern Family and Brooklyn 99. I am also a big Harry Potter fan and a proud Hufflepuff supporter. When I’m not relaxing in front of the TV you can usually find me online shopping, I can’t resist a good sale!”

Welcome to the team, Phoebe!