UK Enterprise Awards 2018

SME NEWS / UK Enterprise Awards 2018 147 , UKE18141 Best for Mechanical & Electrical Services 2018 – Scotland & Best Renewable Energy Contractors 2018 - Scotland WMQ Building Services Company: WMQ Building Services Contact: Gordon McArthur Address: McArthur House, Netherton Cross, Wishaw, ML2 0EF, UK Phone: 01698 372113 Website: “To achieve this, we do everything we can to have this instilled into all our operatives and for them to give the best service we possibly can to all our clients. This is driven from myself, as Managing Director, down through all the managers right down to the apprentices that we train. Quality of service is at the forefront of all of our thoughts at all times, and this translates through to quality of service for our clients.” As part of this focus on quality, WMQ constantly adapts its solutions around the trends and technological developments it sees in the engineering space, as Gordon is eager to emphasise. “Operating in such a fast-paced, technology driven market, we With more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, WMQ Building Services is a Lanarkshire family business committed to offering trusted mechanical, electrical and sustainable energy engineering solutions. Managing Director Gordon McArthur provides us with an overview of the firm’s service offering and how it works to ensure excellence for every client it has the privilege to serve. are always looking at our IT infrastructure and what else we can bring in to help benefit ourselves and clients. We have recently upgraded our broadband and servers in order to create our own virtual cloud so we can better serve all our county wide project as operatives can gain access to all systems etc remotely. We also brace technology and have started rolling out tablets etc onto site so that we can produce and submit reports etc quicker and easier to sub-contractors, clients, internally etc which will benefit everyone in this ever-evolving industry. BIM is also a hot topic, and as such we are currently reviewing where we are in being able to provide this service fully, integrating it into our solutions so that we continue to provide our clients with the support they need.” As it looks to the future, WMQ will continue to build upon the success it has already achieved and looks forward to a further 40 years of excellence, as Gordon proudly concludes. “Over recent years, at WMQ we have exceeded our business plan in terms of turnover and profit. This success can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of everyone within the business all striving to give as best a quality of service and product that we can. “Thanks to these dedicated staff, the future of WMQ is very bright. We are again aiming for an improved turnover and profit target and so far, we are on track for hitting this. We are looking at improving our head office with a full upgrade internally and also building a mezzanine level within the warehouse area of the premises to accommodate the operatives needed in services the goals of the business. These developments will offer us the chance to further enhance our success and support an even greater range of clients.” Established in 1979, WMQ has blossomed over the years from a handful of employees to a workforce of over 200. Gordon shares an insight into the firm’s vast service offering. “Here at WMQ, we carryout mechanical and electrical services within new build and refurbishment projects within the industrial and commercial sectors. we also offer renewable technologies and have a proven track record in solar PV. To ensure that these services are provided to the highest possible standard, our mission statement is: ‘excellence is at the core of WMQ Building Services. We will reflect this in our craftsmanship and in our service’. Electrical loop testing device