Congratulations to our Dyke McKenzie who completed the Scottish Half Marathon Edinburgh in 1 hour 46 minutes on Sunday 23rd September 2018 to fundraise for Alzheimer Scotland!
A big thanks from Dyke to everyone who sponsored him, and a big well done to Dyke from everyone at TJL!
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This edition focusses on exciting changes within our manufacturing division, the handover of multiple sites which have received excellent feedback and examples of our bespoke work being publicly showcased. Plus, there is a chance to win a bottle of champagne!
As Thomas Johnstone Ltd celebrates its 150th year, our milestone is also shared with the renowned Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. To commemorate his incredible work, an exhibit was created at the Mackintosh Club building in Helensburgh for which we manufactured 150 individual roses in the Mackintosh style to hang from the ceiling.
This project is a fabulous example of our manufacturing team’s work as well as a wonderfully artistic and intricate tribute to an acclaimed Scottish designer.
As we conclude our focus on our manufacturing division’s restructuring, we look to the future and our diverse team of employees who will continue to drive our success. Billy Hynes, our much loved Manufacturing Director who retired last month, helped to build the strong foundations of our successful manufacturing division and now the reins have been handed over to Michael Hillman, Manufacturing Manager, and Ross MacLeod, Workshop Manager. Both young managers have already had significant input into driving the division forward, but now they have a chance to work together to bring their vision to life with a brilliant team backing them:
‘’There is more drive than there has ever been. We are all one team - from the guy sweeping the floor all the way up to Michael - we are all working towards the same goal.’’
"I think TJL’s manufacturing is the best kept secret in the industry and I feel this is something we should uncover"
Continuing with our focus on the current restructuring of our Manufacturing division, we discuss the role of Linda Whittington, the Manufacturing Quantity Surveyor who has joined Thomas Johnstone Ltd during this period of adjustment and development.
Linda joined the company in November 2017 and has been building her portfolio of skills and abilities around the Thomas Johnstone ways ever since. Previous to TJL, Linda has had a wonderful career full of excellent achievements and brilliant working opportunities. Graduating from University as a trained Quantity Surveyor, Linda started her career with a contractor firm where she spent time building her knowledge base and gaining hands on experience. After exploring the domain of private practices, Linda missed the ‘’buzz’’ of working for a contractor and the ‘’pressure of deadlines’’ as this type of working environment is something she feels she thrives off of. From here Linda began working as a commercial manager with a reputable company for around six years. When Linda came into this business it was struggling and underperforming and with her input they restructured and streamlined the business to ensure it was operating successfully and efficiently. This situation shows Linda’s well equipped skill set and ability to work extremely professionally in a team and so when an appropriate position became available last year, Linda was the perfect fit for TJL and TJL fulfilled exactly what Linda was looking for.
‘’I had always heard brilliant things about Thomas Johnstone Ltd when I had come into contact with their employees on other job sites previously.’’