A joint project to provide training
This time when we invited Brian over to certify our team, we joined up with Acol Ltd, a fellow Irish company specialising in the cleaning and restoration of stone and masonry. Acol have, like us, been working in this field for many years. They recently carried out all the cleaning and restoration work on the Shelbourne Hotel, one of their biggest projects to date.
Our founder, Peter MacNamara, and Dermot Collier, MD of Acol, decided to collaborate on this project. They also decided to open up the event to any interested clients. We invited architects and interested parties from the OPW and Irish Rail and were astounded at the interest in the subject. The response we received was overwhelming, so much so that we ended up running three sessions in the one day to accommodate demand.
It was a great collaboration between two competing companies. Lists of architects and interested parties were drawn up and invitations sent out. We contacted the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, who recognised that the seminar would qualify as a CPD course and valid for 2 CPD points for all professionals who attended.