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  1. BROWNS Tree Management is looking for a team leader / Arb manager at a small but busy firm based in kings lynn, Norfolk. Competitive salary available along with potential for a profit share scheme. Applicants must have minimum 5 years experience in Arb, arb qualifications essential / degrees preferable. Must have full driving licence, CS30/31/38/39/40 B+E desirable, We are looking for an experienced, and qualified individual who is ready to move onwards and upwards from the climbing game and into business running, management and growth. You will need excellent comms, be highly motivated, very literate and seeking some challenge. Please email your CV directly to Ben at BROWNS Tree Management Ltd [email protected] Suitable candidates will be invited to interview and asked to attend paid trial days to determine suitability. Any questions please call for more details: 07738379991 www.bigbrowntree.com
  2. Thanks to all and sundry for feedback and thoughts, it’s really helpful to add into the melting pot. I think selling the business is not viable, finding someone to manage and run it might be. Can people share ideas on where to hunt for the right candidate - I’ve tried advertising jobs on arbtalk before with zero success. Arbjobs is a given, but any other places where I might get a bite?
  3. Hello folks, I have been reading some old threads on this scenario but was hoping to pick some brains , and ask for some up to date advice regarding the selling of a business. I am keen to know if other owners have packaged up and sold an Arb outfit, and really to get a handle on how realistic the idea is, or not - as the case may be.... My situation - The business has been running in the East of England for 6 years, there are 4 members of staff on books, and a subbie climber and bookeeper / admin person. 4 x Vehicles, 8 " chipper, AVANT loader, tipping trailer, 2 x Red diesel bowsers, Telehandler JCB 531 - 70, 3 x 40 ft shipping containers, 1 x 20 ft container, 1 x workshop, 22t log splitter, GRCS, rigging kits, climbing kits, 3 top handled saws, 4 ground saws assorted sizes, 3 climbing kits, 2 sets hedgecutters, 1 polesaw, backpack blower, handheld blower. Logs and chip regularly sold for biomass. Large customer base, but no contracts in place of any kind, numerous facebook and google 5 star reviews, professional website, and all advertising bases covered locally. At time of writing, circa 18.5k worth of work booked into diary, diary remains busy year round with at least 3 - 4 weeks in at all times. Turnover is looking to be in excess of 200 k this year. Last year profits before tax were approx 90k. 20k in business bank account at all times. I have spent years and blood, sweat and tears building the business, but have reached a point at which I no longer want the pressure and would like to capitalise on the hard work invested. I feel that the business has some worth to somebody, but wonder quite how to go about extricating myself from the business model. At worst, I could dismantle and sell in component parts, which would generate some coin, BUT it would be a shame to see the company fizzle out. In an ideal world, I would sell the business as a going concern to an interested party - it strikes me that another tree surgeon looking to walk into a well oiled and fully running set up would be the way to go. If any one has advice, or has been in a similar position and could share their experience, I would be appreciative. Thanks in advance.....
  4. @agg221 Alec, Thanks for your thoughts, insightful stuff. I think perhaps having a progression roadmap in place so that personal / professional development goals can be reached and then rewarded might be useful. I know that ad hoc bonuses are really valued too - and arent prone to becoming an expectation. We had a bumper week last week and I gave the lads 50 quid each for a beer, I wasnt prepared for how grateful they were!
  5. Its tricky, as you have all already outlined there appear to be pitfalls that need to be carefully avoided. I havent got the answer yet but I feel there must be a system that can be introduced to keep them working hard and progressing. @benedmonds I wonder if profit share is the way forward? I read an interesting article on John Lewis staff who own shares in the business and get dividends and bonuses, they are invested in the business and benefit directly from consistently good work
  6. Hello All, I wanted to pick some other business owners brains on ideas surrounding performance related pay and the incentivisation of staff. I employ three gentlemen and am considering some sort of schedule whereby as they earn the company more money, so they access more money in return. I wanted to know if others employ similar schemes successfully - there must be pitfalls to avoid, like a drop in quality of finish in order to knock out more volume etc Any help, advice, or just sharing of experience would be much appreciated, thanks in advance.... Ben
  7. Tream Leader / Manager required at a small but busy firm based in kings lynn, norfolk. Must have full driving licence, CS30/31/38/39/40 B+E desirable. Looking for an experienced and qualified addition to the team to lead and help with the running and growth of the business. Minimum experience 5 years, must be highly capable, motivated and looking for some challenge. Full time spot available with a salary of 30K Please PM for details or call 07738379991 for more details www.bigbrowntree.com
  8. Climber wanted. Great opportunity to work for a small but busy firm based in kings lynn, norfolk. Looking for a lead climber to fill a gap that has just opened up. Must have full driving licence, CS30/31/38/39 preferably rigging tickets too. Experience is the key, I need someone sensible who has a few years under their belt and is confident in all situations, utilising own initiative and able to think on their feet. Must be capable and willing to work to high standards and adhere to health and safety and environmental requirements, a good understanding of all relevant processes. Full time position with good rates of pay for the right candidate. Please PM for details bigbrowntree.com
  9. Climber wanted. Great opportunity to work for a small but busy firm based in kings lynn, norfolk. Looking for a lead climber to fill a gap that has just opened up. Must have full driving licence, CS30/31/38/39 preferably rigging tickets too. Experience is the key, I need someone sensible who has a few years under their belt and is confident in all situations, utilising own initiative and able to think on their feet. Must be capable and willing to work to high standards and adhere to health and safety and environmental requirements, a good understanding of all relevant processes. Full time position with good rates of pay for the right candidate. Please PM for details bigbrowntree.com
  10. Hi folks, Im looking for an experienced SUBBY climber for a few days climbing a week for a small but busy firm based in north West Norfolk. Good rates of pay are available for experienced / talented operators. Preferably looking for someone with 5 years under their belt and able to tackle anything. For more information, please call 07738379991.
  11. Hi all, Picked up my first chipper last week - a 10 year old bandit xl65. Am in desperate need of the operators manual and am struggling to find online, any help much appreciated....

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