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Augmented Growth
I wrote a blog almost two years ago and although we have more than quadrupled in size since writing this, I believe it is even more relevant today, please take a read: Is your company’s...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Molly Chadwick
We are delighted to announce that Molly Chadwick has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Project Assistant. Molly joins us having recently completed a Geography Bachelors at the University of Birmingh...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Charlotte Jeffs
We are delighted to announce that Charlotte Jeffs has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Project Coordinator. Charlotte will work for Developer Eyes Utilities, working within the project managem...
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Self-lay water mains & service connections
Cost Effective Flexible Great Service These are the three main boxes you need to tick when you appoint a utilities provider on your new development sites and Develo...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Ben Gluyas
We are delighted to announce that Ben Gluyas has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Project Engineer. Ben joins us from Infrastructure Gateway and brings with him a wealth of Multi-Utility knowledge an...
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Together We Can Achieve More
Hello 2017. Time flies when you are having fun and if you don’t enjoy what you do, the years can seem very long indeed. It is important to me that every member of the Developer Eyes team enjoys com...
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It's Christmas
What a busy year and an even busier December, work is great and long may that continue.  To the whole Developer Eyes team, everyone that has worked with us and everyone we have had the pleasure...
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Do Not Accept Poor Service
I wrote a blog earlier on this year and I believe it is even more relevant today, please take a read: How many of you procure the services of consultants and contractors out of habit or you ar...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Liam Jackson
Developer Eyes continues to grow; which is testament to the hard work and dedication each and every member of the Developer Eyes team commits every day. One of the new contracts Developer Eyes has rec...
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Developer Eyes 3rd Birthday
On 21st November 2016 Developer Eyes will be 3 years old. We are no longer a new start up and we can officially call ourselves an established multi-disciplined provider of services to the top national hous...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Anna Winter
We are delighted to announce that Anna Winter has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Project Coordinator. Anna joins us from a project administration background, most recently, having worked for the la...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Rhonda Fosbrook
We are delighted to announce that Rhonda Fosbrook has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Finance Administrator. Rhonda joins us from an administration and accounts background, having worked for the las...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Luke Coles
We are delighted to announce that Luke Coles has joined the Developer Eyes Utilities team as a Water Mains and Service Layer. Luke joins us with a wealth of water mains installation experience; earned w...
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Gold Medal Service
Exceptional people doing exceptional things. The culmination of 4 years’ sacrifice, dedication, early mornings, late nights, setbacks and successes – the Olympics Games. You have to admire e...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Christopher Tiney
We are delighted to announce that Chris Tiney has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Project Coordinator. Chris will work within our Utilities side of the business and joins us from Infrastructure Gate...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Darren Pratt
We are delighted to announce that Darren Pratt has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Construction Manager. Darren has over 20 years’ experience within in the water industry having started o...
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Brexit – we owe it to ourselves to be positive
No matter what side of the Brexit fence you sit on and let’s face it, this is a divided and very emotive issue, what we need now is; to not let our reactions spiral out of control. Unity is the way f...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Thomas Knights
We are delighted to announce that Thomas Knights has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Landscaping Operative. Tom joins us from a local landscaping company who undertake landscaping and grounds mainte...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Kimberley Walton
We are delighted to announce that Kimberley Walton has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Project Coordinator. Kim joins us from a background in education. Previously a teacher, Kim wanted to move away...
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Stacey Poole – Operations Director
It is with an immense sense of pride that we promote Stacey Poole to the position of Operations Director. Stacey has spent the last year working closely with the rest of the Developer Eyes team to firml...
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Case Study - Adoptions, Landscaping & Grounds Maintenanc
Developer Eyes are appointed by Taylor Wimpey to manage the adoption process on a large strategic 850 plot development in Buckinghamshire. We are managing the on-going adoption of highways, public open spa...
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Jerry Maguire had a point.
‘Who had I become? Just another shark in a suit? Two days later at our corporate conference in Miami, a breakthrough. Breakdown? Breakthrough. I couldn't escape one simple thought: I hated myself...
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People don’t plan to fail... they just fail to plan
The importance of planning cannot be underestimated. From issues that get missed, mis-specified or mis-calculated - all at the detriment of feasibility and profitability. Developer Eyes Planning Services L...
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Utility Services provided by Developer Eyes
We are a company that understands the importance of being the best in all that we do.  Our team of industry experts provide a portfolio of services to support the delivery of your construction project...
TAGS: self-lay, utilities
Developer Eyes Landscaping & Grounds Maintenance
Developer Eyes is a company that aims to excel at everything we do. Our team of industry experts provide a portfolio of services that ranges from pre-development planning, management of development sites a...
TAGS: Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance
Developer Eyes Welcomes Sarah Yeung
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Yeung has joined the Developer Eyes team as our Administration Team Leader. Sarah joins us with significant experience in administration management, data control,...
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Limitless
I work with many of the top housing developers in the UK and over the past year everybody I speak with is getting busier and more is being asked of them. How can they do more? What is your limit? Can yo...
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We can promise you this
How many of you procure the services of consultants and sub-contractors out of habit, simply because these are the companies you regularly use? In order to improve the quality of the services you procur...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Lee Hancock
We are delighted to announce that Lee Hancock has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Landscaping Operative. Lee joins us with a wealth of experience of landscaping, horticulture and forestry; earnt whi...
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Reflect and learn
Hello 2016. 2015 was a great year, but out with the old and in with the new. Nobody wants to start a new year wanting to stagnate and fail, so start off as you mean to carry on and set some time aside t...
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Time well spent
Christmas is nearly here and another year-end is fast approaching. I am sure that each and every one of you will agree that this year has been a whirlwind. Timescales, lost time, not enough time. Time is p...
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CHAS Accreditation
 It is with great pleasure we announce Developer Eyes has been awarded The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) accreditation. CHAS is a nationally recognised scheme that demonstrat...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Hannah Weston
We are delighted to announce that Hannah Weston has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Project Coordinator. Hannah joins us from Corby Borough Council and brings with her a wealth of Local and County C...
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Developer Eyes 2nd Birthday
On 21st November 2015 Developer Eyes will be 2 years old and as per last year, what a year it has been. As with all new businesses, the first year is always systematic. Market research, planning, unders...
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WIRS Accreditation
It is with great pleasure that we announce Developer Eyes has been awarded Lloyds Accreditation for the Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS). This accreditation allows Developer Eyes to become an accr...
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Lucid Cognition
The evolution of understanding, born out of the search for an answer. Answers. Big, serious, life changing answers to issues we struggle with are vapour, suspended, of no form, until inseminated, born,...
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Are You On Autopilot?
Whether you have heard of Jack Canfield or have taken the time to listen to some of his insights or read his books, the chances are that what he has to say will resonate with you in some way and make you t...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Simon Atkins
We are delighted to announce that Simon Atkins has joined the Developer Eyes team as a Project Coordinator. Simon joins us from Corby Borough Council and brings with him a wealth of Local and County Cou...
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Take what you have and be more
‘How does Usain Bolt run so fast’ was the headline of a recent BBC News editorial that examined the difference between the 11 time world champion, other professional sprinters and everyone else...
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Developer Eyes Welcomes Nickala Bennett
We are delighted to announce that Nickala Bennett has joined the Developer Eyes team as our Office & Administration Manager.   Nickala joins us with an analyst and administrative background, bri...
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Adoption of Highways, Open Spaces and Play Areas
Developer Eyes are fast becoming the preferred Adoptions Manager for a growing number of top national developers. The route to adoption of assets is never a straightforward one. Identifying the best tim...
TAGS: Adoption of Highways; Open Spaces; Play Areas
Developer Eyes Welcomes Stacey Poole
We are delighted to announce that Stacey Poole has joined the Developer Eyes team. Stacey joins us from Corby Borough Council and brings with her a wealth of Local and County Council planning and adopti...
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Opportunities Aren't Gift Wrapped
I loved watching the Rocky movies when I was a kid, so when my son was flicking through the TV channels last night and said that he wanted to watch Rocky, I jumped at the opportunity. It wasn’t un...
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Management Companies and Managing Agents
In an industry that is so reliant on exemplary customer service, why is it that so many of our clients report instances of poor service, which led them to seek solace from Developer Eyes in the knowledge t...
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Making proactive decisions are the actions of a confiden
Is your company’s decision to recruit based upon pushing your team to the nth degree before finally making the decision to hire? "Providing the service your clients demand should be the sin...
TAGS: recruitment, confidence, decision making
Work hard to gain the respect of those around you
To feel good about one’s self and acknowledge that you have accomplished something or have done a good job is the quintessential accomplishment in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Abraham Maslow...
TAGS: Grant Morgan, Maslow, Developer Eyes, Respect
Making better decisions
"Although we appear to have free will, in fact, our choices have already been predetermined for us and we cannot change that." - Francis Crick, Neuroscientist. In business, as in everyday li...
TAGS: decisions, Grant Morgan, success
Travel Plans, Sustainability & the new Apple Watch!
The need to encourage communities to make more informed decisions about how they travel is very real. A transference of knowledge is required to help encourage people to make better choices about how they...
TAGS: Travel Plans, Sustainability, Grant Morgan
Client Feedback
We make time to listen to our clients and work very hard to ensure we are the best at what we do, as such I am very proud to share some of the positive feedback we have recently received:   ‘T...
TAGS: Client Feedback, Grant Morgan, Customers, Service
A good idea is a good idea
What differentiates a good idea from a bad idea? This is a difficult question to answer and is the focus of many studies and much research. A product or service that provides a unique benefit, that some...
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Travel Plans & Coordination
I see an increasing amount of Travel Plans that end up costing Developers more than they should. Generic documents are rolled out for exorbitant fees with costly and unrealistic implementation measures....
TAGS: Travel Plan, Travel Plan Coordination, Grant Morgan, Sustainability
Setting your sights
With 2014 now fading into obscurity, we set our minds to the year ahead. I was fortunate enough to be able to take the time off between Christmas and New Year, which allowed me the time and space to gather...
TAGS: Grant Morgan, 2015, New Year, Planning
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Time to recharge the batteries. I have 2 wonderful children who ensure I am kept just as busy outside of work as I am at work and I am fortunate enough to be able to take the time off between Christmas...
TAGS: Grant Morgan, Christmas, New Year, Recharge the batteries
Do not waste valuable time worrying
It’s been a bit of a muted couple of weeks in the Morgan household due to the passing of my wife’s Auntie Jean last week. In times like these it is difficult to find the right words to offer so...
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Value those upon which we rely
These words open our Mission Statement and they apply to the people and companies we are fortunate enough to work with and also the team that makes up Developer Eyes: Mission Statement Value t...
TAGS: Grant Morgan, Investors In People
Where has the service gone
With Year End fast approaching for many of our developer clients, more so than ever before will they be aware of those delivery mechanisms that are not providing them with a good service and the problems t...
TAGS: Service, Grant Morgan, Year End
Movember - Top Lip Adornment
I’m having another go at raising a few pounds for charity by taking the Movember challenge and growing a moustache in aid of men’s health. A Mo Bro takes action by changing their appearance...
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Developer Eyes 1st Birthday
On 21st November 2014 Developer Eyes will be 1 year old and what a year it has been. Developer Eyes inception was the result of meticulous market research and planning. We concentrated our effort in under...
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Go Sober for October
Every year following the excesses of Christmas and New Year I, along with the majority of people, visit the gym (a couple of times) and detox for the month of January, which also includes a month of sobrie...
TAGS: Sober October, Grant Morgan
We're Moving On Up
We’re moving on up. This year has seen the start of our journey and we are very proud to announce that we have now outgrown our existing offices and moved to:- Developer Eyes 16 Brooklands Cou...
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Practicing what we preach!
We are always looking for ways to improve our service and better fulfill our client’s needs, in fact it was one of the first principles we decided should form the foundations upon which Developer Eye...
TAGS: Residents Management Company, Company Incorporation, Company Set Up
Developer Eyes is evolving
We make time to listen to our clients and it seems to be paying off; so I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about some of the good things that are happening at Developer Eyes. Follo...
TAGS: Grant Morgan, Services
Section 38 Agreements
Are you getting value for money from your Section 38 agreements? Developer Eyes is working with a number of developers who feel the Section 38 adoption process is not working for them. They are coming up...
TAGS: Section 38, Grant Morgan, Section 37, Highways
Kalgoorlie and Boulder
For those of you that have read my first blog, you will know that the first half of this year has been a hectic one.  I have been busy setting up the new business with Grant and the rest of the board....
TAGS: Becky, Social
Inspiration
Inspiration comes in the most unlikely of forms and in the most unlikely of places. When you are responsible for running a business; inspiration and motivation are all important to ensure your decisions...
TAGS: Grant Morgan, Inspiration, Motivation
Fair Water Connections
Hello, Grant here again, welcome to my latest blog. My career has seen me manage, run and own various businesses within the Property Management, Engineering, Construction and Utilities Sector. As such I am...
TAGS: Social, FWC
First Blog from Becky Wilcox
Hi there, my name is Becky Wilcox and I am Developer Eyes’ Projects Director.    When I was asked to write my first blog for our website I wasn’t sure where to start as things have...
TAGS: health, safety, myths
Paintballing
Grant here again. I wanted to write another blog update, but following a very busy period for us I thought it would be a nice change to write about something non work related and less serious. This blog is...
TAGS: Paintballing, Social, Family
Travel Plans & Travel Plan Coordination
With 22% of UK domestic carbon emissions coming from transport, there is a real need for people to travel differently. The government is keen to encourage a modal shift towards greener travel and promote s...
TAGS: Travel, Plans, Coordination, Travel Plans
Hello, and welcome to our new website.
Hello, and welcome to our new web-site. My name is Grant Morgan, I am the founder and Chief Executive of Developer Eyes. I believe that communication is fundamental to providing a great service, so I de...
TAGS: Welcome, Blog, Introduction