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SEPTEMBER | SECTOR FOCUS from directors and shareholders, to project managers and planners, CAD designers and site crews. She says: “Our experienced personnel understand the demands of the industry; help create strong relationships with clients on site; provide the support and training to employees new to the industry and often develop into management roles, as opportunities arise. Experience helps to create efficient teams on site allowing the timely delivery of projects. “Recruitment and development is a constant challenge for all operators in the events industry – competing against traditional construction work. Training is key. Safety in the work place and on site is paramount. Neptunus use regular training in all types of skills to reiterate safe working practises. Although the temporary structure industry has no bespoke training programme, we have developed our own in-house scheme taking the best elements from other industries, particularly the construction sector. This allows 42 us to provide solid H&S training. “We’re a company that encourages growth from within the business, and provide great opportunities in all departments for the right employees to progress. Of course, we also employ new blood and offer ’on- the-job’ training to new members of staff. It is important to have the right mix of skills for us to continue to progress and be at the forefront of innovation in our industry. “Our employees are expected to be dedicated and committed, and to work hours that are necessary to fulfil our commitments on time. Wherever possible we try to avoid weekend working during build and clear schedules to ensure the work–life balance, but inevitably in this industry it is not always possible. Long-standing employees form the backbone of the company and are complimented by fresh eyes from our newer recruits.”