Having worked solely on local domestic projects in our early years, Cooper Weston broke into the commercial market in 2012 thanks to a partnership with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home; the most famous re-homing establishment in the heart of London.
It was always our aim to undertake larger-scale industrial and commercial ventures and by building strong relationships through our local clients, we were able to grow Cooper Weston’s reputation and expand our businesses’ potential.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home takes in, on average, 13 dogs and 9 cats every single day and employs more than 365 full-time members of staff alongside 1,000 volunteers. In short, it’s the largest cats and dogs re-homing facility in the country and so Cooper Weston were honoured to be the electrical contractor of choice for the charity’s £20million+ redevelopment.
The work that our highly skilled and diligent team of NICEIC-certified specialists have undertaken is extensive; from assisting in the design and implementation of the core fibre infrastructure to the installation of CAT6 data cabling throughout the entire main London site. What’s more, Cooper Weston have been a key influencer in the design of a brand new, innovative fibre-optic network for a seven-storey site that’s due to be completed in 2016.
Challenges we faced
Working on such a large-scale project, and gaining preferred contractor status for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, has not been without its challenges. The sheer size of the scheme was an eye-opener for our team having worked purely on smaller, local domestic jobs in the past. It was very much a case of our team becoming a small fish in a big pond compared to the early years where Cooper Weston were, without doubt, a big fish in a very local pond.
It was a learning curve but our highly professional team worked hard to ensure any challenges were overcome and three years later, we’re still Battersea’s first choice when it comes to electrical contracting.
Our relationship with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is testament to our team’s diligent nature and fantastic work ethic and is proof that small businesses have the potential to grow exponentially into the seemingly-unobtainable commercial world.
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