Here at Phoenix Brickwork/Drywall/Scaffold, we are proud of every member of our team. Whether they're in the office or on-site, everyone works tirelessly to ensure that the overall stability and success of Phoenix is always at the highest level.
Last week, Managing Director Christian Watson gave us an insight into how Phoenix has become the successful company that it is today.
Up next is BMH Commercial Director Sam McSpadden.
How long have you been at Phoenix for, and how have you progressed in your time here?
I’m relatively new to the Company, I joined Phoenix in 2021 as Scaffolding Director. In my time here we have already started to see growth and some small milestones to achieve our Business strategy.
What was your background in the industry before Phoenix?
I was a Scaffolder for four and a half years before moving into a management role for a further five years, where I worked for a large Scaffolding Contractor. My initial role was in Health and Safety and then I moved into a Senior Operational role. I've been a Director for around five years.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy boxing, playing football and watching Arsenal FC. A lot of my free time is also spent socialising with friends and enjoying a red wine!
What's the best project you've been part of?
I'd say the DNRC at Loughborough. It was the biggest and most demanding project but for a great cause as it is a Military Hospital for wounded servicemen and women.
We are about to begin work on one of BMH’s largest ever projects in Birmingham which will present us with several exciting challenges, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it develops. The program commands large volumes of scaffold in a short period of time, so planning this well is essential.
Do you have any funny stories on-site that you'd like to share?
Yes, but I’m not too sure if they are appropriate, so may be best keep to myself!
Although it was not so funny for me; a few years ago, I worked one weekend to help push a project along and then had 2 swollen wrists for weeks afterwards, I haven’t heard the end of it since! (Being out of practice is my excuse).
What would you say to those looking to get into the industry?
Work hard, be willing to work outside your remit for the greater good and that will always be recognised and rewarded. Learn as much as you can in your spare time!
And finally, what does being part of #teamPhoenix mean to you?
I've joined at an exciting time of expansion, so being part of the team means that I can be part of setting the foundations for the future! We have some exciting plans for the group that I am pleased to be a part of.