Bowmer + Kirkland
BOWMER + KIRKLAND IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL PRIVATELY OWNED CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT GROUPS IN THE UK.
Bowmer + Kirkland have grown into one of the largest and most successful privately owned construction and development groups in the UK. Over the past five years, they have secured projects with a value of almost £3 billion and 63% of these were for returning clients. We had a catch up with Mike Hammill – IT Technical Manager to see how he has found using our service on their sites.
Why did you want to give Trench Networks a try?
After many years of struggling with connectivity at construction sites, using a variety of products, fixed lines, satellites, 4G Routers, nothing could provide us with what we needed for our site teams. We came across Trench Networks and initially trialled them on a number of our sites.
How has using Outpost on site helped the teams at Bowmer + Kirkland?
The speed of deployment, increased capacity and flexibility of their solution quickly revolutionised our approach to construction site IT. We can now have a construction site of any size fully functional within days, which means our site teams can hit the ground running from day one. We can provide them full network capability, telephony and access to centralised network resources from the start, and right through the full lifecycle of the project. Cabin moves on site are no longer an issue as the system is not reliant on fixed lines, so can be moved with the cabins and their solution is much more scalable and cost effective.
How have you found the experience of working with Trench Networks?
We work closely with Trench to innovate new IT technologies at the construction site, allowing us to extend any new technology initiatives right to the network edge. This allows us to include the construction site in any new IT system developments and deployments, network security and monitoring being just a few of the quick benefits we’ve had using their system.
Finally, is there anything else you would like to add?
Trench Networks are not just about the product being supplied, they provide engineering expertise to assist IT Teams in providing a solution for any situation.
Their staff have been incredible to work with, and have fast become an extension to our own IT Team at the site network edge. I can’t recommend Trench Networks highly enough.
“We are thrilled to be working with Bowmer + Kirkland. Having worked with them for over a year now we have developed a close and trusted relationship with their teams and are looking forward to continuing this for many years to come.”
Claire Hollyman – Operations Director, Trench Networks