Next up in our Meet the Team series, we caught up with one of our longest standing teammates, Tommy Mellon. Tommy has been with Sigmat for over 17 years, recently working across our Scottish projects.
What did you do prior to starting at Sigmat?
I started as an apprentice joiner when I left school, a long time ago. Working in various aspects including but not limited to; Shopfitting/Refurb/Housebuilding. I then progressed through a supervisor role within various companies and then went back to college. After that, I started in a role at XCL as site Manager.
Can you tell us a little about your current role and history of working at Sigmat.
I started with Paul at XCL , around 17 years or so ago, then onto PAW and working as Contracts Manager, covering Scotland, and on occasions the London area and now of course Sigmat, where my Contracts Manager role sees me currently looking after the Scotland projects from Estimating handover to completion, as well as delivering the projects, in a safe environment, and maintaining a relationship with clients.
I have developed my career through working closely with my colleagues and building knowledge for our product as we go. Whilst also gaining SSSTS for Site management/ CPCS for Appointed Crane Duties and an NVQ level 6, and progressing toward completion of Level 7, both in Construction Management.
How would you describe Sigmat’s culture?
Sigmat has a good culture in welcoming individuals into the workplace and assisting in developing them within the group. There is always someone to ask anything or lend an ear if required. For a group who are spread over the country and beyond, people are always willing to assist, or even a catch up to ask how things are!
What do you like about Sigmat?
I think the length of time I have been here says; a lot to like! My teammates that I have daily contact with are friendly and willing to discuss any issues openly to resolve.
Sigmat are always striving to be at the top of what we do, in delivering what the client wants in an ever-changing market, whilst also being competitive and profitable, in turn, offering a long-term future for the employees.
What would you say to a prospective candidate?
I would say, great place to work, with opportunities to progress.
How do you like to spend your spare time?
Having 2 grandkids, 2 boys aged 5 & 6, takes up some weekend time, but in an exhausting and enjoyable way. The spare time I do have is spent between some Gardening, which I grow some Chillies, Tomatoes, Potatoes &Carrots etc on a very small scale and taking my wife out for a very well-earned dinner to relax.