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Wise Up Wednesday: 10 years of Streetwisesubbie.com!

This is the penultimate Wise Up Wednesday this year so let me start by wishing you, your family and your team a very Merry Christmas.

As Christmas comes around and the end of 2018 approaches, this week’s Wise Up Wednesday takes a quick look back at 10 years of StreetwiseSubbie.com and includes a Christmas Cracker Of An Offer!

In The Beginning

For those that don’t know me that well, I started work in the industry in 1970 at the age of 16 as an apprentice electrician. My apprenticeship was the start of 20 years working in the electrical contracting industry, working my way up to running a company.

The industry has always been a challenge, but back then the Contractors weren’t out to get you. They were actually just as interested in building as they were at making money, and they really understood how buildings went together, unlike many of their modern day counterparts!

The Consultancy Years

I learnt a lot working my way up through the ranks, but that was nothing compared to how much I learnt once I moved into professional practice in 1990.

Studying construction law, and arbitration and becoming a qualified arbitrator and adjudicator is pretty intense but well worth the effort, and I have been fortunate to have worked with lots of very smart people along the way.

But, it was when I started working for myself back in 2002 that the idea of setting up what I then called “National Support Network” first emerged. That idea morphed into Streetwisesubbie.com and in 2008 the limited company was formed.

Ten Years On

Over the last ten years we have developed our range of support services and we’ve helped our Buddies, both old friends and new faces, to protect and grow their businesses, working all over the UK, and helping all trades and specialisations.

Our Buddies range in size from those turning over less than £0.5million to firms in the tens of £millions and in one case over £100million.

But, whatever their size or specialisation, all our Buddies enjoy our unique cost effective support service that connects them up with our independent experts throughout the country in every specialism they need to support their business.

And our Consultants have been particularly busy solving every kind of problem from A to Z, quite literally from adjudication to Z Clauses (an onerous feature of NEC3 or NEC/4 contracts) and have recovered money for our Buddies, from a few £thousand to tens of £thousands, and amounting to £millions over our 10 years.

That’s £millions that would otherwise have been kept by Contractors, to bolster up their creaking balance sheets. And, yes I do know there are some profitable contractors out there, but think Carillion, Forrest and Lagan, to name a few of the fallen. Not to mention the fact that there are plenty more on the brink!

Our Purpose Is Clear

Our purpose is to “Improve The Lives Of Specialist Contractors” and I’m pleased to say that we are doing that in all sorts of different ways, by solving their problems for them.

And Here’s Our Christmas Treat

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a special Christmas treat and we have a cracker for you!

So, if you want to;

  • get your hands on £2,000 worth of manuals,
  • have our Consultants ready and waiting to help you (with 2 hours of their time free every month), and
  • enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your commercial and contractual interests are being protected, and that
  • your payment problems can get solved cost effectively.

Then you should treat your firm to Gold Buddy Membership now, and you can treat yourself with our two free gifts;

  • A personalised signed copy of my book The Streetwise Subby 4th Edition
  • 8 in 1 Bright LED Torch and Multi Tool

Because when you join as a Gold Buddy your benefits include as a minimum:

# Initial implementation session with our Consultants [contractual and commercial, sales and marketing and health and safety]

# Report identifying ways in which to improve your business

# Free Insurance audit.

# 2 x 1 hour free Consultancy every single month to use as you choose and worth more than your monthly subscription!

# 2 x Resource Manuals written by our experts to provide knowledge and guidance in commercial and contractual, and business development

# Regular updates with additional sections.

# Access to our websites knowledge bank of information

# Free Subcontracting Today – the Specialist Contractors news letter

# Unlimited access by phone and email to a wide variety of experts for whatever it is your business needs.

# exclusive discount on a truly amazing Lead Pro! access all areas Glenigan sales lead package.

If all this wasn’t enough we provide in-house and external training sessions, and hold regular conferences and seminars, giving your team opportunities to get together and discuss real business issues and hear from our experts about all sorts of practical solutions.

If Streetwise sounds like something that would benefit your business and would like to grab our Special Christmas Offer, please give us a call today on 01773 712116 or email us at info@streetwisesubbie.com.

Have A Great Christmas

I sincerely hope that you have a fantastic Christmas, but if you have any kind of business problem, and want some good honest no-nonsense advice then please don’t hesitate to call me on 01773 712116 or email us at info@streetwisesubbie.com.

We look forward to keeping you up to date and helping you to resolve all your business problems in the New Year.

Best regards

Barry

P.S. If you intend to take advantage of our Christmas Gift to you please action it now as our offer ends on Friday 21 December 2018.


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