Bartech’s MD Paul Bleck is a member of Colchester Ambassadors, a group of business leaders who believe passionately about the opportunities that Colchester presents to inward investors and relocating businesses as well as to existing organisations within the town.
With one of the fastest growing populations and economies in the UK, Colchester has a highly educated and skilled workforce and a pro-active, forward-thinking outlook.
The Colchester Ambassadors have identified four key opportunities that together make the town an unbeatable proposition:
Creating capital in Colchester
A world-class knowledge borough
Embracing the entrepreneurial spirit
No better place to live and work
During an interview, with the Ambassadors, Paul was asked;
What are the advantages of being a Colchester-based business?
“Companies like Paxman Diesels and Colchester Lathes have ensured a very strong engineering heritage in Colchester, which has continued with many ex-army engineers in the area. This army history has also given an underlying strength of respect, discipline and community.
As a location, Colchester provides easy access to engines in use as standby generators in London as well as many marine applications around the East Anglian coastline.”
To see the full interview and find out more about Colchester Ambassadors, click here.
A few words from Paul as to what makes Colchester the perfect place for a business headquarters…
“Thanks for the help, and the fact that you were able to keep your promises regarding delivery time etc.
We’ll keep in touch.”
What were you most impressed with working with Bartech?
“A genuine open and honest customer focused approach.
A willingness to evolve and support ongoing learning (both ways) when things may not quite go as planned or expected. Whilst the whole Bartech team are focused and engaged Rob Lee has proved to be a pivotal contact point for EDF addressing and resolving concerns that may arise.”
Mark Bradbury ~ EDF Hartlepool
“We have a long term service agreement with Bartech so putting together the work scope was made easy as we have worked with them in the past and know how they work in a professional matter.
All the organisation and spares were taken care of by the project engineer, once this was ready Bartech and CNR had a conference call with the platform to discuss the scope and iron out any issues that may arise during the scope and controls were put in place to prevent issues arising.”
Alan Farquhar ~ CNR Ninian Central Platform
How did working with Bartech benefit you / your company on this project?
“Restored availability of our emergency generation package in support of meeting our first oil date.
Bartech were able to support Solan’s corrective maintenance requirements on our Turner packaged MTU diesel generator set, when Turner EPS could not, due to both material and competency issues.
Our experience of working with Bartech was rewarding and we will certainly look to do business with them again.”
Mike Oliver ~ Premier Oil
“We were impressed with the standard of communication throughout the work scope and having a dedicated project manager was invaluable.
Bartech’s engineering capabilities, along with the communication and overall management of the job were faultless.”
“Well done, it is great to see the final “three for three, FYFP 1, De-Sup Station and CW valve” risk mitigations now delivered safely before year end.
Can I reinforce and recognise the drive, team work and clear communications during the last month especially.
This rounds off a very positive risk mitigation year for Team Hartlepool and the wider support provided via CTO and the Supply Chain with 22 oo 23 Key Deliverables completed and handed back to the operations teams.”
Bill Liu ~ EDF
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