Alongside the investment, Tivoli’s CEO Darren Cunningham will lead the complete reorganisation of the company’s training, recruitment and community engagement programs. The goal is to expand the skill set of existing employees, while creating a solid career structure to encourage younger and more diverse recruits.
“We’ve got investors who are really keen to support the business,” says Darren. “They’ve got big aspirations to shake up the market and bring new approaches to the way we work. We’re also going to invest heavily in apprenticeships, work with some key clients, and try and get some people from disadvantaged backgrounds, among others, interested in what we do. This linked with ongoing career development with existing employees gives us a double win.”
The initial £5 million investment will consist of £3m for equipment, £500k for systems, and £1.5m for upgrading the fleet. The first new piece of machinery introduced to support the ever-expanding portfolio of works in the Midlands is a John Deere 6155R tractor, geared up for use with winter maintenance service delivery prior to the start of the grass cutting season.
Spencer Rock, Tivoli’s Chief Operations Officer, said:
“In the current climate, it is even more important that our customers find value not just in contracts being competitively priced but also our sustained investment in our colleagues via training and development, and capital expenditure by way of cutting edge kit.”