While 2021 has certainly been a year of trials and tribulations, it has also been one of incredible growth, transformation, and inspiration for the team at Waterguard.
And as we gather to reflect on the past 12 months, we are brimming with pride over everything we’ve achieved as a collective – from a fresh look and feel to our website and branding, to enhancing our portfolio of projects and clients. We’ve got bold ambitions for 2022, and we’re feeling optimistic about what’s to come next year. Here’s why…
We’re well underway with the transition back to the office
A myriad of challenges were laid across our path during the pandemic and, like many businesses, we weren’t entirely sure how best to proceed.
However, slowly but surely, we’ve navigated our way around these obstacles and have now implemented a perfectly balanced, efficient working culture for our employees, with a 50/50 split between office and home-based work.
While the team are finally able to return to their office chairs, collaborating more heavily and maximising the resources at their disposal, we know that transitioning back to HQ will be daunting for many – hybrid working not only prioritises employees’ wellbeing, it also accommodates for those with young families and alleviates stresses at home. With this kind of motivation and empowerment, we’re ready to face 2022 head on.
Engineers are back on site
Here at Waterguard, we pride ourselves on providing unrivalled service and support for each and every customer – and our approved specialist installers enable us to do just that.
With our engineers now able to return to sites, we can continue to provide a complete solution from specification and installation, to operation and maintenance – ensuring everything is running as efficiently as possible.
We’re really proud of the specialist network of partners that we’ve build throughout the year, and are excited to continue to enhance our portfolio with new approved installers in the new year.
A fresh look and feel to the brand
Along with growth comes natural changes to the service we provide, to ensure a continually enhanced and coherent experience, while driving best practice across our various industries.
To meet our mission, and to foster collaboration between companies within the construction sector, an incredible behind-the-scenes effort went underway to deliver a website that was not only easy to navigate – with shareable news stories, accessible case studies, and easy-to-find product specifications – but also reflected our new brand image. What do you think of our transformation?
Innovation at heart
We take water seriously, and we’re constantly innovating to help our clients use their resources more efficiently to protect one of the world’s most precious resources.
Through continuous product development, and the constructive feedback from our customer base, we’ve been able to enhance our products significantly. Our water monitoring and leak detection systems, the Home and Solo, now boast a host of fresh features – including extended back-up battery length and automatic water isolation after a pre-set time of no water usage – to minimise the risk of leakage, and curb costs for our customers.
We’ve enhanced our project portfolio
We don’t like to blow our own trumpets, but we’re incredibly proud of the projects we’ve undertaken throughout the course of the year. Overcoming some significant challenges hasn’t been easy, but our case studies really do speak for themselves.
After our services were requested by Egan Project’s own clients, Unite the Union, in 2018, Waterguard solutions have been appointed on all five joint projects since. Being continuously approached by Egan Project and Unite the Union is a testament to Waterguard itself – and we’re really proud of the service and satisfaction we’ve provided.
But it doesn’t end there – we’ve mitigated the ever-increasing financial burden of large-scale water outages for West Point apartments in Leeds using our Home Solo Water valve, collaborated on a trio of projects with Damson Mechanical to install 25 BREEAM compliant units in various building projects, and have supplied a range of products to technical sales and distribution specialist, Western Automation, to create a single-source supply solution to meet the needs of their customers.
And there’s plenty more where that came from. Bring on 2022!