Allan Brothers looks to the future

Allan Brothers employees enjoy a company day out.
Allan Brothers employees enjoy a company day out.

Allan Brothers has brought together all staff at its first ‘away day’ in an attempt, it says, to focus on the “future development of the business”.

The company day followed a summer restructure which resulted in the loss of 65 jobs at the woodyard in Tweedmouth.

All UK employees, plus members of the Inwido senior management team attended the ‘away day’ at Marshall Meadows Hotel. Allan Brothers became part of the Inwido group in 2007.

A spokesperson said: “Following the recent re-structure managing director Danny Hughes and his senior management team felt it was important to bring everybody together and focus collectively on the future development of the UK business.”

The day involved a number of presentations focused on the firm’s future plans for market and sales growth within the UK.

However, the majority of the day was spent in workshops where mixed groups were asked to work together and express their views on how the business could improve to support these strategies and make Allan Brothers a ‘great place to work’.

The company spokesperson added: “It was a very positive day.

“As the weather was fine, it was concluded with a barbecue in the hotel grounds, which allowed staff to mingle with both UK and International colleagues in a less formal atmosphere.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Marshall Meadow for their hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble and their ‘can do’ attitude was a breath of fresh air.”