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JMS reveal the business philosophy that has led to their incredible recent national expansion

March 19, 2019 News

We are big believers in regional distribution, backed up by national support. That is why our offices are dotted all over the country, from Ipswich to Manchester, with overseas outposts based in Greece and Cyprus. It is about being in the heart of the action, so we can manage development projects regionally, with engineers who have local knowledge, an understanding of the needs of their area, and an ability to visit project sites in person. Meanwhile, they are supported by a network of technically skilled people on a national level. That way, we have the powers of a major resource and the eyes and ears of a local professional team.

Marginal gains

Sir Clive Woodward explained this concept best when he called it ‘the art of doing 100 things 1% better.’ In practice, this means analysing every design process, and seeing where it can be automated as far as possible. This ensures the JMS design team can make the most efficient use of their time.

To do this we use a bespoke ProTrac cloud-based automation service. We use the time this process frees up to understand, review and resolve potential problems. But most importantly, this also gives our people more time to operate face to face with clients, suppliers and other project collaborators.

Innovation & Creativity

When it comes to our staff, we are more interested in the skills a person possesses than their credentials. And the skills we really value are innovation and creativity. We encourage our team to innovate, think outside the box, and be different. We really want to see a project approached with originality. That is what stands us apart from the competition. Many architects build their reputations through ambitious ‘wow factor’ creativity in their designs. We engineer the structures that deliver those architectural dreams.

Nurturing skill

We have always got our eye on the next generation of talent coming into the industry. We are involved with education and employment support organisations, such as STEM, and regularly offer work experience opportunities.

Whilst we want to see someone’s technical skill, we also look for people with the right personal aptitude and attitude. And when we find them, we will mentor, nurture and grow their talent from the recruitment stage onwards.

As a people-focused business, we are eager to empower our staff. Our people do not just deal with parts of a project, which is usually the case in this industry, they are involved throughout, and we like them to build a rapport with our clients right from the start. It makes a big difference to our client’s confidence in us, and that has given us a huge competitive edge over the years.

For more information, take a look around the JMS website.

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