Steve Frankham MBE
Our 41st year in business has been incredible on so many levels. As a group of companies, we have just produced our best ever financial year and our forecast for 2023/2024 continues to strengthen. This performance is very much down to the fantastic people we have working at Frankham. The commitment and hard work of all involved in people management here has been recognised and rewarded with the Gold Investors in People status, a very proud moment for us all.
Developing the next generation of young professionals remains a priority. Our first ever architectural apprentice joined us this year alongside 6 other graduates and apprentices across our teams. All these individuals will benefit from the support of their qualified and experienced colleagues whilst they obtain the necessary qualifications. It is a privilege that they have chosen to begin their careers at Frankham.
Earlier this year the women of Frankham joined together to form our first Women’s Network. The network has 3 broad themes: Recruit, Retain and Raise and operates with the aim of further supporting the careers of women within Frankham and the wider construction industry.
Mindful of our community responsibilities, we have continued to support our chosen charity – the brilliant Chandran Foundation. The Foundation offers much needed opportunities to children across a variety of programmes that they would otherwise be unable to access. To add to the company fundraising, many of our staff have ran, swam and cycled miles to raise even more money. On our doorstep, we make ongoing donations to Thresher’s Day Nursery and further afield our hearts continue to go out to Ukraine who have endured too much for too long. Staff have also made significant donations to purchase essential items to the many people facing devastation due to the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Finally, we cannot thank our clients enough for giving us the opportunity to work with them, the fantastic Frankham team and the supply chain that support us. The outlook is bright, but we take nothing for granted and we will continue to challenge ourselves and the efficiency of the services that we provide to our very wide client base. We genuinely welcome your feedback, warts and all, as we strive to be your first choice.