Celebrating a 25 year anniversary with Banyards!

Steve ChandlerCongratulations to our very own Steve Chandler on reaching 25 years with Banyards.

Throughout the past 25 years, Steve has consistently demonstrated commitment and professionalism. His passion for his work and his ability to navigate challenges has contributed to the success of Banyards. Please join us in celebrating Steve’s achievements and contributions as we express our appreciation for his dedication.

Steve commented: “Wow! Where did those 25 years go?

I started my journey with Banyards in February 1999, joining the building maintenance team. In 2008 I was invited to move to Banyard Consultants, where I assumed the role of a Commissioning Manager. Witnessing the company’s exponential growth since then has been truly remarkable.

Over the years, I’ve contributed to projects across diverse fields, from residential and office blocks to retail, hospitals, and hotels. Three projects stand out prominently in my memory: the SubSea 7 building in Sutton, The Shard, and St Giles Circus. The SubSea 7 building, designed to resemble the changing depth of the ocean and the hull of a ship, served as the European headquarters for an underwater pipe and cable laying company. St Giles Circus, a multifunctional building, earned recognition as the CSA Commissioning Management Project of the Year, featuring a small hotel, retail outlets, a nightclub, and an exhibition centre. As for The Shard, the breathtaking views from its heights were simply unforgettable.

Looking back on this incredible quarter-century journey, I’ve forged lasting friendships, collaborated with exceptional teams on challenging projects, and acquired valuable lessons along the way.

I can genuinely say that I still enjoy my role as a Commissioning Manager. However, I must confess, envisioning another 25 years in this capacity seems quite a stretch!”

Nick Till said: “Congratulations to Steve on reaching this incredible milestone of 25 years with Banyards! Steve has been a loyal, dedicated, and valuable member of our team. We appreciate his hard work and his positive approach to the various roles over the years. Thank you for being part of our success story.”

Dave Cocksedge said: “Well done Steve, 25 Years is a fantastic achievement and testament to your dedication and commitment. Seems a lifetime ago you made the transition from Maintenance to Commissioning Management! I really appreciate your hard work over the years across a multitude of projects and thank you for being a great member of the team.”

Our People / Written 21st February, 2024


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