17 Degree's Magazine Article
We've been lucky enough to have been featured in Falkirk's newest local magazine, 17 Degrees. Click the image below to see the full article:
Forth Valley’s Chamber of Commerce Annual Karting Challenge 2017
This was the first time we took part in Forth Valley’s Chamber of Commerce annual karting challenge at Xtreme Karting, Falkirk. In a relay driving challenge with some scary driving moments and stiff competition we came in third place –great fun but there is no need for Lewis Hamilton to have any worries that we could steal his place in F1.
To thank our team for all their hard work and dedication throughout the year we thought it only right they had a night to remember before the Christmas break. We headed to Glasgow to the Charlie Flynn boxing event, a great night was hadby all. It was great to meet Charlie and Ricky Burns who was also there. Lovely guys who spent time to chat with the team and many laughs were had when comparing hand sizes – needless to say our very own Davy won that hands down !
Developing the Young Workforce Forth Valley
We are delighted to be involved in the DYW Forth Valley Group of which Nicola sits on the board.
The main aim of DWY is to grow meaningful and sustainable partnerships between business and education to develop our young people across the Forth Valley Region and to help meet the Scottish Government’s Youth Employment Strategy whilst reinvigorating Forth Valley’s young workforce.
As I started with an Apprenticeship I hold in high regard this pathway in particular and see it as an excellent way to gain a qualification and earn at the same time. I was never a big fan of school and I totally understand why Apprenticeships are vital to the success of our young people and business too.
I have kind of come full circle, both Nicola and I are working in working in partnership with DWY to help create fantastic relationships between education, the young workforce and business to help promote better opportunities for all involved.
We would encourage anyone who runs their own business to get involved, it’s not just for the giants in business, it’s for everyone – give us a call on 01324 639006 to find our more and we can point you in the right direction.
NFRC Awards Nov 2016
We were thrilled to again be shortlisted at Scotland’s Roofing Awards hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors. The ceremony was held at TheGrand Central Hotel, Glasgow where we were announced winners of the Service to the Community Award for the second year running.
This award takes into account the extra we do locally over and above running our business to give something back to our community.
Watch our video to see a snapshot of the day - we even got to meet the one andonly Hazel Irvine !
Red Ribbon Awards 2016 – 2nd in the Apprenticeship Champion Category
We were thrilled to be joint second in the Apprenticeship Champion Category at the National Red Ribbon Awards on 15th July 2016 held at Wembley Stadium. Receiving the Highly Commended award for the work that we do locally for young people and also for the commitment we have to Apprenticeships was fantastic and again a great team effort. This was even more special as we were secretly nominated, we have no idea who by, but thanks and it’s great to be recognised.
Everyone played their part in this achievement through sharing knowledge, teaching, encouraging and building confidence in young people. This is vitally important not only to their skill development but their wellbeing too. Spending time and encouragement is the key and the Rooftec team delivered. Our ethos to nurture and develop, not only, creates qualified tradesmen but creates young confident individuals who can step in and help fill the drastic skills gap in the industry.
Our three kids, Robbie, Eve and Lexi joined Nicola and I to the event hosted by The Family Business Place. A great night was had by all where we met Bob Wilson OBE, were entertained by the 100 member Rock Choir and enjoyed great company and food.
Behind the scenes our kids play their part in the success of Rooftec by supporting us, helping around the house and understanding that sometimes long hours are required. Hopefully this will inspire them too to go on and succeed in life and who knows maybe even join us in the business one day.
Well done Team Rooftec, we smashed it again.
Red Ribbon Awards 2016 – We’re on our way to Wembley
A great surprise has arrived for the team, we have been secretly nominated for another award – Red Ribbon Awards Apprenticeship Champion 2016. Representing Scotland, we are heading to a glittering ceremony at Wembley Stadium on 15th July 2016 where the winners will be revealed. Keep everything crossed for us!
Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards March 2016
To discover we were shortlisted down to the final three companies in both Excellence in Customer Service and Best Micro Business Categories in Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards ceremony was really exciting news for the Rooftec team.
Dressed in our finest, the full team travelled in style to Dunblane Hydro for the event. A fantastic night was had by all and to cap it off we brought back the award for Excellence in Customer Service, a great team effort to achieve this award.
We aim to make you, our customers, Rooftec experience amazing from the first phone call you make to the office until the last sweep of the brush clearing up once the work is done. You can be guaranteed attention to every detail from every member of the team giving you complete peace of mind and a Rooftec Roof to shout about.
NFRC 2015 Service to the Community Award Winner
We were delighted to receive this award for our service to our local community.
Our industry is plagued with bad press and it is a constant battle to shake the image that all “roofers” are the same. We wanted to change this and make a difference in our community and build a company that you, our customers could trust. With this in mind we have created an easy to understand website, with real examples of our work. We took it a step further too, we moved to bigger premises to provide a showroom where you can visit and we can provide expert advice so you spend your money wisely, even if it’s not with us we don’t mind, so long as you can make wise choices we are happy.
Not only this but we recognise the skills shortage in the traditional building sector and to tackle this we are happy to join forces with The NFRC and Scottish Traditional Building Forum to provide demonstrations for the public and allowing school pupils to come along and try their hand at roofing – feet firmly on the ground of course!
Dealing with Rooftec...has been a first class experience.
I was recommended Rooftec by friend who does a good deal of work with Historic Scotland. Our first meeting couldn't have gone any better Mark turned up as agreed armed with full range of slates talked us through the process and assured us from the word go that the job would be fully documented including a portfolio of photographs.
We chose Mark ahead of three other quotes not because he was the cheapest, in fact he was middle of the prices we received, but because quite simply he was so professional from the first minute we met. He instantly put our minds at ease about the project we were about to start, a reslating of a 150yr old original roof.
He was the only person who took the time to explain the differences in slates, he was also extremely sympathetic to the historic nature of the house which was a major part for us. He explained the differences from Spanish 'A'grade to the one we chose the Welsh Penrhyn Slate, as it was the closest colouring and quality of the slate that was being replaced.
From day 1, Mark was very keen to make sure we understood what he was talking about with regards to facias, sarking etc and it helped us through what turned out to be a bigger project than anyone could have imagined, owing to the age and state of disrepair that we were dealing with on our roof. Onwards and upwards the team at Rooftec can only be described as truly professional, often seen at the end of full day shift literally picking up odd nails or slate chippings from the days work, to leave thesite clean tidy and safe.
Fast forward to the end of the project, the elements weren't particularly kind to us in parts, but Mark assured us that all scaffold would be gone pre Xmas with two minor elevations to be done in the New Year. There was never any doubt that he would keep to his word .Three days before Xmas all scaffold was removed revealing a truly magnificent roof ... and we have just come to the end of the first week back at work and the two small elevations fully completed and site immaculate.Dealing with Rooftec, from Mark, Nicola to the lads on site on a daily basis has been a first class experience. We have a full portfolio of photos of everything that went into the end result. We are now the proud owners of the finest looking roof in the area and we have had nothing but compliments from neighbours.
Many thanks again