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Stew & Cocoa S3 Episode 2: Toni talks with Roy Smith FCIOB, Construction and Board Director at BECK - Stew & Cocoa Podcast

Toni Camisotti
about 2 years ago by Toni Camisotti

Stew & Cocoa S3 Episode 2: Toni talks with Roy Smith FCIOB, Construction and Board Director at BECK - Stew & Cocoa Podcast

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In our latest episode of the Stew & Cocoa podcast, we speak with Roy Smith FCIOB, Construction and Board Director at BECK, about how the company has adapted to the changes caused by the pandemic. 

Roy virtually sits down with our host Toni Camisotti, Group Operations Director at Granite Search, to discuss in detail what exactly BECK’s solutions are to the issues raised by the pandemic. 

Roy explains that for the construction industry as a whole, adaptability has been the answer to the majority of the problems they’ve experienced. By creating solutions to each challenge presented to them, they’ve been able to cater to individual needs with ease, suggesting that collaboration is key to guarantee the best possible outcome in every scenario.

Despite the premise of future challenges such as the impact of IR35 and a material shortage, Roy explains how BECK is fortunately well equipped to deal with the changes. 

If you want real insight into how a company has stayed strong throughout the pandemic and possibly emerged stronger, then you won’t want to miss this one. Listen to the episode in full here.

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A lot’s changed in Construction recently. The IR35 deadline’s been and gone. The whole world's emerging out of lockdown all at once. Demand is booming, materials prices are rising exponentially and wage inflation is on the horizon. Whilst the social world returns to something resembling normal, are we walking back into a totally different workplace to the one we left? 

As we enter our third season of the Stew & Cocoa podcast, we've got a lot to look forward to. 

The show features lively conversations with a hand-picked roster of construction industry leaders. We'll explore how their roles have changed over the last year, the challenges they've faced, the creative solutions they've had to employ to overcome them and how the new working environment will continue to evolve. 

  • How have they dealt with the pandemic? 
  • What challenges have they faced and innovations offered to meet them over the past year? 
  • How has the combination of the demand for post lockdown flexible working and new IR35 legislation influenced their talent attraction strategy? 
  • What can we do to make work better than it was before? 

We know now that good candidates are already in short supply. Our aim is to help the market back on its feet as quickly as possible, at the same time showcasing businesses leading the way in their return to work strategy, boosting their employer branding credentials in the process. 

Our goal is to inspire our audience with real stories of growth, adversity, success and failure. We aim to be entertaining, informative and motivating in equal measure.