Wallace Whittle & Xeretec - A Technical Relationship

Xeretec Ltd, our IT tech providers, recently filmed a case study in our Glasgow Head Office.

They spoke with Raymond Kelly, our Quality & Standardisation Manager, about how our high-spec HP kit allows us to deliver on our goals of quality & standardisation, as well as hearing from Paul Cooper, Director, on how it makes the working lives of our team even more efficient.

The Wallace Whittle Way is all about Quality of Product, Quality of Service and Standardisation. Xeretec have helped us upgrade and standardise our tech across all our offices which enables the team to deliver quality. In particular within the offices, our large curved screens allow multiple window working and have streamlined productivity. Our laptops are also recycled by Xeretec after three years, allowing us to ensure we’re up to date with technology without impacting the environment.

You can read their full case study, which includes a video chat with our IT Manager, Sukhpreet Kaur, about the benefits of the tech and our ongoing relationship.

If you’d like to discuss further, we’re happy to chat – email [email protected] 

Away Day 2023

This year, our company Away Days took us to the vibrant city of Manchester, bringing together staff from all six of our offices across the UK. These few days give everyone an opportunity to meet fellow staff in person, not through a screen, and take time to really relax and bond. We encouraged everyone to stow away their laptops and stay off their phones, enabling them to take a well-deserved break and fully immerse themselves in the experience.

At our first stop of the trip, Brooklands Sports Club, we welcomed our staff with lunch while unveiling the exciting itinerary for the next two days. To kick off the festivities, we organised a game of rounders, forming teams that combined individuals from different disciplines and locations. In the evening, we mixed groups up once again, treating our staff to dinner and an evening filled with fun over at our second stop of the trip, Sale Rugby Club. The drinks were flowing, games were played and the dance-off got heated – who knew engineers could break dance?

The second day commenced with a focus on staff development and business sessions. Our Managing Director, Allan McGill, took the stage to share insights into the company’s vision, growth and future plans and answered everyone’s burning questions. We followed this up with a seriously competitive quiz on Quality & Standardisation from our Academy Manager, Paul Hargreaves and our Quality & Standardisation Manager, Raymond Kelly. Congrats to the winning teams on the day – you must have had the fewest sore heads on your tables!

Photos: Away Day 2023

We ended the day with an old-school Sports Day in the beautiful Sale sunshine. Lathered in suncream and clutching ice lollies, the teams go-karted, bungee-ran and sack-raced. Not only was it a fun nostalgic experience, but it tested everyone’s communication and teamwork skills. Congratulations to the Purple Team for winning the final tug of war and taking the title of Away Day Champions 2023.

Feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly positive, affirming the value of this time away from our desks to relax and build relationships across offices and departments. At Wallace Whittle, we are committed to being market-leading, which includes investing in our employee’s well-being and fostering their professional growth. Our initiatives include opportunities for learning and continuing professional development through our Academy, access to healthcare and well-being support services, an annual allowance for branded clothing and accessories and support for hybrid working.

A big thank you to Brooklands Sports Club and Sale Rugby Club for hosting us.

Check out our highlight video below!

WWe can’t wait for next year's Away Day already! 🎉