We hear from our latest apprentice…

We have always been focussed on hiring apprentices and giving them the opportunity to develop their skills through a proper training plan giving the them the opportunity to have a long career if they choose that path with Laird. Michael joined us in November 2015 as an Administration apprentice within the In-House Engineering team.  We…

Does a 6 hour working day increase productivity?

At the beginning of February we introduced a 6 hour working day within our In-House Engineering team.  This came off the back of our Engineering Manager, Lee Baty, watching the ITV tonight show Shirkers or Workers? The premise of the show and the theory is that working less hours will increase the productivity of staff…

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Laird Wear It Red for Rainbow Trust

Laird Wear It Red for Rainbow Trust Laird have been participating in the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity Wear It Red day for the last 3 years and this year was no exception. We donned our red outfits and baked our cakes in order to do our bit for such an incredibly important charity. We were…

Awards time!

Awards time! We’d like to say a huge congratulations to Kayleigh who joined us just over 3 months ago in our Logistics team.  She fitted in immediately and is part of the family already! Aron, our Logistics Manager, set-up a little award ceremony for her probationary period completion!  She has surpassed her KPI’s regularly and…

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Laird introduce 6 hour working day…

Laird introduce 6 hour working day… Following on from ITV’s programme ‘Workers or Shirkers’,  and the dramatic increase in productivity seen by those firms implementing a 6 hour working day – Laird have decided to trial something similar within 2 departments. “Productivity expert, Graham Allcott is the the founder of Think Productive, and author of the…

Laird Internal Communications Survey

Laird Internal Communications Survey We recently sent out a survey to see how engaged and happy our staff are working here.  We pride ourselves on being a fun and flexible place to work with various different schemes put in place to ensure our staff are happy but it’s always good to hear it form the…

Brunch on the Boss!

We’ve done a monthly brunch on the boss here for the last year give or take but we’ve recently decided to mix it up!  We are now doing it weekly but instead of for everyone, one team per week will be chosen based on their achievements that week. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean hitting targets…

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National Pothole Day 2016

National Pothole Day 2016 We have supported Mr Pothole here at Lairds since inception in their bid to make our UK roads safer. They have recently announced National Pothole day which takes place on the 15th January.  Read their latest press release here: National Pothole Day Press Release

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A Huge Thank You

A Huge Thank You Woweee! What an amazing staff Christmas party we had on Friday night. All the office staff were in attendance plus the majority of our Engineers from South & North.  We piled into Franklins in Heswall at 7pm, and in true Laird style, carried on until the early hours! The evening began…

A year on….

  So today’s the day! It’s our Christmas Party this evening and annual Christmas Engineers Meeting this afternoon. We thought we’d take a look back at the last year in photos. What a year its been….here’s to many more. Thank you to every single person who has contibuted to making Laird the special place it…