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Episode 3: Winning the competitive edge with early technology adoption with Matthew Ayres

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Matthew Ayres
Matthew Ayres

Group Managing Director
The Bennie Group

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Matthew Ayres

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Matthew Ayres

Group Managing Director
The Bennie Group

Matthew is Group Managing Director at Bennie. He is the 4th generation of his family business which operates in the Construction, Shoe Making and Equipment industries. As a family business he has been involved at Bennie since childhood, joining full time in October 2018 as Operations Director where he set about creating and restructuring all the businesses central functions in Finance, IT, Facilities, Marketing & HR. He took over the Group MD role in July 2020.

Peter Haddock
Peter Haddock
Host 
Construction Talk

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Peter Haddock

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Peter Haddock
Host 
Construction Talk

Peter Haddock is a journalist, influencer content creator and communications professional with over 16 years' experience in the construction sector.

He runs Content With Media and is a correspondent for Construction Manager, Earthmovers Magazine, Plant and Civil Engineer and other titles in the industry.

Time-stamped highlights:

[00:46] Matthew, a young leader at 30 years old

[01.13] How The Bennie Group started and who they are now

[02.50] Taking on the MD role during a pandemic

[04.10] Investing in the business and views on the diesel change

[06.04] Doing your bit for the environment

[07.01] Investing in people and bringing in youngsters

[08.04] Gravitating naturally towards technology

[09.58] Ripping things out to align and centralise systems

[11.14] Data doesn’t lie

[13.57] It can’t be data for data’s sake

[16.32] Business is all about testing and seeing if things work

[18.32] The advantage to using tech and business intelligence

[20.19] Questioning whether bespoke tech is needed

[20.59] Early adopters of Causeway Ermeo

[22.28] Matthew, a leader in diversity and inclusion

[25.09] The three Ps – People, Planet and Profit

[27.55] How Matthew has taken action for diversity and inclusion

[28.53] Keeping the family element while investing in skills and environment

[31.59] Working with the Department of Pensions to train youngsters

[32.32] Kids have been starved of connections because of the pandemic

[33.14] Roles are going to be more technical, so new talent is vital

Links mentioned in today's episode:

The Bennie Group
www.bennie.co.uk/

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