We started Construo to find a means of putting something back into an industry that we had enjoyed and ensure that practical experience wasn’t lost.
We are a knowledge sharing and networking platform that is free to the user for lessons learnt, practical knowledge and experience sharing.
As founder of a tech start up, we can shape our platform quickly to reflect user feedback and suggestions. I can ensure collaboration in the industry remains one of our core goals.
Every day in a tech start up is a new learning experience, meeting and engaging with users and potential investors and partnering companies is brilliant.
My first day was the initial discussions with what became our incubator partner where we kicked off the potential for such a site and planned how we might approach it.
I had always been interested in putting things together such as models and enjoyed maths at school. I researched potential training and courses for different professions and thought construction was varied and creating something positive. My training in what was a Polytechnic was really industry focused and 43 years later I still enjoy construction and love how every day is different and presents new challenges and experiences.
The importance of relationships with people to create a team that pulls together to a common objective. No problem is beyond a solution.
I didn’t have a formal mentor, yet over the years I have had several line managers and peers who I realise now were brilliant in helping me grow in knowledge and management skills.
Listen more, learn to lead, a problem shared is a problem on its way to a solution.
Much greater off site manufacture and use of standardised components. Sharing of lessons learnt – both positive and negative. A rapid uptake in technology and greener materials.