To discuss your CATERING NEEDS call Dean Lindsay, Snr Partner
As part of the arrangements for the workforce on the HPC Site we have a Social Covenant in place based on a set of principles that encapsulate our ambitions to deliver the safest, most competitive, productive and sustainable project in the UK, providing among the most desirable places to work and; to deliver major socio-economic benefits to the local and wider UK communities.
Given the scale, duration and legacy of our proposed Nuclear New Build Programme, it provides a great opportunity to achieve a step-change in the capability of the UK engineering and construction sectors including the associated Site Operations sub-divisions and in the case of Somerset Larder, the catering arrangements for the 5,600 individuals we expect on a construction site of 176 hectares at any time.
Dean worked on the HPC for almost 3 years, from the point that the first operations commenced in the form of the C Café providing basic catering services to a limited number of operational workforce, to the current position of a fully functioning restaurant service and barista bar, serving the current 1400 workforce on site. Dean was instrumental in developing the operational capacity of the service including a number of TUPE situations and the inevitable industrial relations relationships.
In fact, my first encounter with Dean was when I joined the HPC project in April 2015 at a time when we were significantly reducing the workforce on site as we entered into a period of care & maintenance in the phase leading up to the project final investment decision. Under Dean’s capable leadership, the management of the workforce reduction was executed faultlessly, always considering the individual impact and business impact. The successful delivery of this activity was in no small part as a result of the strong relationships he had built with the HPC trade union colleagues.Sharon Dommett
During the best part of three years that Dean worked with Somerset larder on the HPC Project, I would like to confirm his total commitment to the delivery of our services to EDF/NNB.
From conception of our offer to the practical operation including two major mobilisations, multi service points, Dean proved to be a true asset to the company.
Ability to prioritise, motivate and lead teams to ensure all aspects of client and site requirements were met and surpassed, was one of Dean’s key attributes.
His experience in senior positions within the Service Industry enabled us to move with pace through a challenging and demanding client landscape, drawing on significant knowledge of what was needed to structure our teams to best suit the changing requirements.
Relationships and their multi- faceted nature given the multi million pound turnover of our services within the multi billion turnover of the project were always managed with the utmost integrity and professionalism.
I believe we were able to set the right agenda, agree requirements and work through many challenging aspects of service provision to HPC together.Greg Parsons
I can confirm that during the start-up, mobilisation and ongoing service to EDF/NNB from Somerset Larder, Dean was instrumental in their successful delivery.
Committed, conscientious and able to work within a pressurised environment, we learnt to expect a professional solution based response to changing requirements from Dean.
His inter action with the various disciplines and his team management would ensure that the services provided met or surpassed expectations, thereby giving surety to our planned increase in requirement.
Dean’s leadership and understanding of what was required – with its complexities, would maintain progress and growth in the critical areas for the contractor organisation.Dave Peacop