Colleagues from across the Colemans business joined our CEO Mark Coleman to celebrate his 30 years in the business with a fun-packed event in Birmingham.
Mark, whose grandparents founded the business in 1962, hosted an open floor event for colleagues with food, entertainment and a special motivational speech from former UK Special Forces operative Ollie Ollerton, known for his role in Channel 4’s hit show SAS: Who Dares Wins.
There were no corporate presentations or boardroom buffet as the team took part in a Family Fortunes-style TV quiz, enjoyed burgers from a local street food pioneer and shared memories.
It was an opportunity to reflect on the last 30 years and look ahead to the future of Colemans, which is pioneering the use of digital technologies and lower carbon footprint strategies to boost quality, safety and environmental performance across its projects – all whilst ensuring people’s wellbeing and operational performance continues to improve day by day.
The event also reinforced the family culture and community focus that remains so important to Colemans, with many colleagues noting that the celebration had the energy of a family party, rather than a business milestone.
MARKing 30 years
Mark joined Colemans in 1993 when his father Dave was running the company, and his own milestone comes just after the family business completed its 60th anniversary with a charity fundraising celebration gala, raising £60,0000 for SIFA Fireside, a charity supporting the vulnerable in Birmingham.
He said: “It was fitting that just as we come off the back of the 60th anniversary, we can mark 30 years since I first came to work with my family. The industry has changed beyond recognition in that time and I’m pleased to say we’re in a strong position to continue our success.
“Our vision is to be the contractor of choice by focusing on people, innovative technologies and new ways of working. We’re embracing a circular economy approach, using digital technologies to enhance planning and safety, all whilst maintaining the quality standards that our customers are used to. We’re committed to supporting the wellbeing of both our people and our planet, and we’ll continue to invest to make sure that we can do that as we continue our journey towards net zero.
“I was delighted to bring together so many of our colleagues to mark the occasion and I’m delighted with the feedback from the event. We wanted this to feel like a family coming together and that’s exactly what we achieved – not just another corporate business gathering.
“It was truly one of the best days of my career and I’m looking forward to more milestones as we look towards a successful future.”
Mark’s Demolition Diaries
If you haven’t already, check out our video series, Mark’s Demolition Diaries, where Mark shares experiences throughout his life, talks about his love for the industry, the challenges that we’ve faced and the successes that we’ve achieved.
Mark’s 30th anniversary episode will be released soon.