Welcome to the first edition of One Vision, Thomas Johnstone's quarterly e-newsletter to update you on our news, images and announcements. To ensure all subsequent newsletters will be delivered straight to your inbox, please add this address to your anti-spam “white list”. Please circulate the newsletter to your colleagues and most importantly check out our website www.tjl.com which will be updated regularly with news and case studies.
Looking back on 2008
Expansion We introduced our own decorating division at the beginning of 2008. The guys have been working well at both aligning with our other internal divisions as well as creating relationships with external clients such as Abbey and British Transport Police. Click for more info on our decorating division.
New Appointments Peter Queen was appointed as our Sales and Marketing Manager in August, and will be heavily involved in developing the relationships with our clients and realising opportunities in the marketplace. Peter has worked in the industry for a number of years, and we are already benefiting from his undoubted expertise.
Scotland, a Changing Nation
We recently carried out works at the National Museum of Scotland, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Our 12 week project included the manufacture and installation of interactive displays, which required close collaboration with designers and museum staff to ensure all exhibits were transported and arranged systematically on site. The exhibition “Scotland, A Changing Nation” opened in July 2008 and showcases the story of Scotland its land, its people and culture. Click to read the case study.
The Skyhub is taking off at Glasgow Airport
Through successful projects with BAA in the past at both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, we were thrilled to get involved in the biggest investment at Glasgow Airport since 1990s. Works included formation of the shell layouts and the internal fit out to deliver a World Class search and retail facility within the Airport. This £2.7m project was handed over in November to a delighted client who was keen for our team to follow on with the third phase. Phase 3 will involve fit out to the ex domestic search area, International Departure Lounge (IDL) Ramp and existing IDL area, and should be finished in time for your Summer holidays this year. Click to read the case study.
Our very first crane in Edinburgh, for Hotel du Vin
This 56 week project started at the beginning of 2008, and it was an exciting time for us, as it became the location of our very first tower crane. This site, originally a lunatic asylum, has been transformed into a stunning boutique hotel boasting 47 bedrooms and suites, as well as its own bistro and bar. Hotel du Vin began trading in December with phased handovers and completion at the end of January.
The Education sector worked hard in 2008 on renovations and refurbishments, and we are pleased to have been, involved with a number of projects in campuses across Scotland:
- University of West of Scotland, Barbour, Elles and Brough Buildings
- Glasgow College of Commerce, Charles Oakley Building
- James Watt College, Finnart Street Campus
- Glasgow University, Graham Kerr and Davidson Buildings
- Glasgow School of Art
- Edinburgh University, Visitor Centre
Looking forward to 2009
Thomas Johnstone Ltd has naturally grown every year, without sales and marketing from £15m in 2003, to £19m in 2004, to £24m to £32m to £37m to £43m in 2008.
Our strategy for 2009 now has some focus on sales and marketing but comes away from growth to focusing on our relationships and working in partnership with our clients, suppliers and subcontractors. We are confident that Thomas Johnstone Ltd will remain a leading player in the marketplace.
If you do have any feedback on the new website format or our company newsletter, please contact Jennifer MacFadyen firstname.lastname@example.org).