OL & Edward Limited is a leading London contractor. The company provides interior design solutions as a second service for properties across the capital and beyond.
Over the years, the company has built up an impressive portfolio of wide-ranging design and build projects, for both commercial and residential properties. OL & Edward’s turn-key solutions offer a complete start-to-finish package, taking care of everything including planning permission applications, master planning and briefs, community research, HMO consultation, interior design execution, and more.
But for clients to hand over the reins to a company like OL & Edward, reputation is key – and quality is king.
One of the main challenges the company currently faces is recruiting specialists who can live up to the company’s high-quality standards. “Our goal is to be recognised throughout the UK for being a company with highly-skilled employees and therefore brilliant project executions”, says Livia Kudina, Project Manager.
For Livia, succeeding in this vision means prioritising employee retention. “We really believe that work should be rewarded, and our employees’ mental health is looked after”, she adds. Initiatives such as retention bonuses go some way to solving the problem, but for Livia, improving internal methods within the business has made a real difference.
Partnering with SafeContractor has enabled OL & Edward to refine internal methods, particularly around health and safety. The company is now more ethically aware as a business and can easily stay up-to-date with industry standards. This is the benefit of a SSIP and PAS91 contractor accreditation scheme that ensures her business meets the requirements around health and safety, equal opportunities, diversity, and environmental management practices.
Thanks to the partnership, OL & Edward can now tick more boxes when they fill out tender documents than before. The SafeContractor badge provides additional reassurance and confidence for clients, which means they are more likely to choose OL & Edward over competitors. As a result, OL & Edward has seen a boost in client attraction and contract signing.
As Livia says, “We are here to stay and we believe getting into membership with accredited bodies proves to our clients and potential partners that we stand by our word”.