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#Supplierinfocus- Nick Wiles, CFI Flooring

“I’d love to work on the Houses of Parliament, then I could give them my views on how to run the country!”

Each issue we reach out to our diverse supply chain and speak to members about what they do and what working with us means to them.

This time, we speak to Nick Wiles at CFI Flooring.

Job role: Contracts manager

Describe your day to day role/duties at CFI in a few words… Estimating, procurement, quantity surveying, contracts management.

How long have you/CFI worked with Hobson & Porter? We've worked with Hobson & Porter for 10 years.

Project you’ve most enjoyed working on with HP and why?
Haltemprice Leisure Centre in 2012, it was the first opportunity to showcase our services on a large scheme.

How did your working relationship with HP begin? We have worked on small jobs for 10 years or so. Delivering the Haltemprice scheme showed how we manage large projects, efficiently with high quality and on time.

Have you brought through any apprentices or new starters to the industry this year or do you plan to? We have brought through several who now supervise teams on site on very large projects.

What is the best thing for you about working on projects for Hobson & Porter?
Well organised, Knowledgeable and financially sound with fair and reasonable site teams.

What are your thoughts on the future of our industry? Challenges and opportunities? It's certainly getting more challenging, programmes are now tighter and finishing trades are having to deal with heavy trafficked sites.

Has working with Hobson & Porter helped CFI develop as in a business in any way? Yes, we have certainly grown in the last 10 years. We also service a lot of the end users from the projects we have worked on with Hobson & Porter.

When working, how do you take your brew? On the go!

How do you like to unwind outside of work? Hull City, unfortunately!

If you could be involved on any project it would be… (e.g. Humber Bridge, Crossrail, Channel Tunnel, Eiffel Tower…) I'd love to work on the Houses of Parliament, I could leave a nice message for them all under the carpet!

Best piece of advice you’ve received working in construction? Turn up when you say you're going to and do what you said you would do.