*We are hiring!* Proline has two job vacancies available!

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We’re pleased to reveal, we have not one, but two new job vacancies available in two different areas of the business.

At Proline, we are looking to grow our talented team once more as we are on the hunt for a new full-time, permanent draughtsperson/CAD operator and Bench Joiner.

Draughtsperson:

Proline is looking for an experienced draughtsperson to join our drawing office team. For this role, you will be required to have experience as a draughtsperson in the manufacturing sector or experience within the industry. You will be responsible for drawing 2D manufacture drawings to be issued to our clients for approval and creating drawings based on customer specification through to manufacture.

The chosen candidate will report to the drawing office manager and you will be helping to relieve the pressure and assist with production drawings.

Key duties include

  • Producing detailed manufacturing fabrication drawings from project designs within the required timescales
  • Liaise with sales and estimating to ensure a detailed and accurate brief is developed.
  • Aiding the manufacturing and site installation team to fully understand the fabrication drawings and answer queries as they arise.
  • Feedback alterations to the designs that may have a cost or programme implication to the design team manager to ensure any variations are noted and dealt with accordingly.
  • Liaise with the structural engineer as required to resolve design issues.
  • Prepare drawings for approval and chase approvals where required.
  • Highlight any issues (e.g., design changes) that may impact the programme or cost budget.
  • Prepare manufacturing details, shop assembly drawings and installation drawings/instructions.
  • Produce drawings for shop floor to manufacture
  • Create 3D models

Qualification/skills required

  • 2 years experience ideally working within a design/drawing environment.
  • Experienced in the use of AutoCAD.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods including sheet metal, machining, welding and assembly

Salary – TBC

Bench Joiner:

Our second role available is for an experienced Bench Joiner/Carpenter who is well versed in working with wood and composites. The candidate must be skilled in cabinet building, drilling, using hand tools & power tools, cutting & sanding.

Key duties include:

  • Operating and setting CNC Machines
  • Bench Joinery
  • Woodwork
  • Must be confident in the use of hand power tools including large and small routers, jigsaws, powered and air compressed sanders
  • Able to work to tight deadlines
  • Creativity

Skills required:

  • Must be comfortable working in a factory environment with the advantage of travelling to sites in the future.
  • Must have a driving licence.
  • The ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Confident in their own ability
  • Attention to detail

Applicants should note this is a physically demanding role with manual handling and lifting involved.

Pay rate ranges from £13.03ph depending on experience

Both successful chosen candidates will expect to work between 8am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8am – 4.30pm Friday, with additional hours when needed to meet business demands.

For more information or to apply for either of the roles, please contact our Executive Assistant, Hannah Stanley, at Hannah@prolinecorp.co.uk

How Proline can help you convey your business niche/branding

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In the modern world, competition is fierce, so setting your physical store apart from others is important to make a lasting impression on your customers.

Here at Proline, we understand the importance of successfully conveying your niche/brand image through thoughtful designs and physical assets. Our understanding of this has been a key driver to our success over the course of 18 years. So, how do Proline counters help you convey your business niche/branding?

Functionality and Customer Experience:

Of course, the need for counters is usually due to functionality and the customer experience within a physical store. However, we at Proline go beyond the basics norms of functionality and customer experience and use our expertise to enhance these qualities.

We explore questions like, “How will our customer use the counter for visual marketing efforts?”, “Will our customers need extra space for point-of-sale marketing?” and “How will the counter have a lasting impact on the customers?”, just to name a few.

Whilst working in collaboration with others, we explore the full customer journey within your physical store and use creative artistic design methods which help set the ambience of your store, in order to make a big, lasting impression on your customers.

Exploring the answers to these questions in detail create unique projects every time, making for a truly bespoke counter that goes beyond traditional counters.

Artistic Design and Professionalism:

Proline counters help you convey your branding through a variety of artistic design elements.

With our state of the art facility in Liverpool, our professional designers take pride in paying attention to detail, asking a variety of questions to understand your business and what it stands for.

We can also include your brand logo within the counter to showcase your company name and brand colours. By creating a solid brand image you can deliver an instant recognition tool for your customers, as a brand identity also fuels a consistent and unified trademark.

We work with you to perfect these details in order to use your branding colours in conjunction with the right shapes, colours, materials, textures and patterns to reflect your overall image. The results are visually inspiring counters, that are unique to your overall brand image.

For counters that inspire your customers, contact us on 0151 548 1976 or email davidrussell@prolinecorp.co.uk

 

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What the Proline team been up to in 2021 so far…

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Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, everyone at Proline is hot on their heels with a series of projects – both at work and out of it. 

We’re proud to have a team of productive staff looking to enhance their personal development, help out others and give their all while at work. 

That’s why we have put together this blog to highlight what has been happening with our team so far in 2021. 

A charitable cause

Over the past few months, our very own Draughtsman Scott McCluskey has spent his time training for a charitable cause. He has been working hard to practise for the 4 x 4 x 48 challenge, a demanding test that requires participants to run 48 miles within 48 hours for Duchenne UK, a muscular dystrophy charity. 

And at the start of March, Scott and his friends took to the challenge, succeeded and managed to raise over £7,000 for the worthy cause. Well done Scott! 

A personal development

Over on our sales team, our Senior Sales Manager Dave Russell set himself a personal development task, to progress in his role and enhance his marketing skills. 

And this month, he did just that, after completing a QLS Level 4 Social Media & Marketing Course and has received his diploma! In the course, Dave participated in comprehensive social media learning, studying everything from blogging, an effective online presence, SEO, social media content and how this improves a business’s brand identity. Congratulations Dave!

A multitude of projects

A nationwide lockdown hasn’t stopped the rest of our team from working hard either, as they have already undertaken numerous projects in 2021 so far.

The team have worked on some impressive projects for schemes in central London, Manchester Dublin, Surrey, Slough and Crawley to name but a few and have manufactured counters and food displays for a stately home, garden centre, college and 5* hotels, among many others. 

This busy year is set to continue as the country starts to reopen soon, so keep following our blog page, emails and socials to stay up to date with what we’re up to on a regular basis! 

In need of a new counter or food display solution? Get in touch today on 0151 548 1976 or drop us an email at info@prolinecorp.co.uk

Proline’s promises to you, our customer

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When launching our specialised counter manufacturing business, Proline made several promises to ourselves and to our customers.

By committing to these promises, we have seen our client base grow across a multitude of sectors and now, we are proud to be recognised as one of the leading bespoke counter manufacturers in the UK.

Our core values are placed at the heart of Proline and are applied within all of our projects. These values include manufacturing high-quality products with premium materials, being innovative when it comes to counter design and all while implementing the highest levels of customer service.

Now we want to reiterate to our customers, the promises we indefinitely keep and what you can expect when collaborating with Proline for your very own, bespoke counter:

You will receive a truly bespoke product

You will never find a duplication of one of our counters. At Proline, we strive to produce innovative, bespoke solutions, to ensure you have exactly what you and your customers are looking for.

Our custom-made counters are unique and manufactured to suit our customers’ individual styles and venue surroundings.

Your satisfaction is our #1 priority

Our ethos is “you are only as good as your last job.” If you are not happy, we are not happy. We can guarantee that with our utmost attention to detail, we will work collaboratively to go above and beyond your vision and expectations.

We will always look to innovate and improve

Continuous innovation and product development are at the heart of what we do. Development and creativity in idea creations, methods of manufacturing, and sourcing advanced materials are all key to creating a truly bespoke product.

Proline welcomes every opportunity to be challenged physically and creatively, in order to manufacture the highest quality, bespoke counters available on the market.

If you’re looking for a bespoke counter solution, call us today on 0151 548 1976 or email us at davidrussell@prolinecorp.co.uk

Merry Christmas from Proline: A Year in Review

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We’re getting into the festive spirit here at Proline and have decided to take a look back over the unprecedented and jam-packed year we’ve had.

We have had an unforgettable year and we can’t wait to step into the next having achieved so much.

In March before the madness ensued, Proline attended the Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Show where we were able to network with our associates in the industry which was especially imperative considering the months that were to follow.

At the start of the pandemic the Proline team adapted to new ways of working, we put social distancing measures in place, added cleaning points in many areas, reduced the number of people in the office and spaced out meetings with fewer participants.

To help others in the industry, Proline developed and launched bespoke protective screens, for installation onto gantries and counters that could be used in an array of commercial environments.

We worked on a number of projects throughout the year for a range of clients, some of our biggest clients were Howdens Joinery and Seymour Hotels, among many others which will all be revealed on our socials in the upcoming months.

In September, we were fortunate enough to celebrate our 17th year in business, and this was commemorated with a front page feature in Catering Insight.

Proline also rolled out our latest back of house specialist fabrication service which was introduced just before lockdown, which allows us to offer complete highly-specified stainless steel fabrication in the kitchens and the front of house servery areas.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented difficulties faced, 2020 has not been the easiest, but it has been one of the most rewarding – seeing the team work together to overcome the year’s hurdles.

From everyone here at Proline, we’d like to thank all of our employees, clients and suppliers for all their support and we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ll see you all in 2021!

Over the festive period, Proline’s main office will close for Christmas on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen in the New Year on Monday 4th January.

Top considerations you need to make when purchasing a bespoke counter

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When it comes to counters and food display equipment, there are numerous varieties available on the market.

Styles and functionalities of counter equipment can be chosen to suit the needs and requirements of any operation, but there are a number of key considerations business owners need to make before purchasing a bespoke counter. Fortunately, Proline is here to help – as we have listed the three most important considerations you need to make…

Budget available

Arguably the most important consideration on the list is the budget you have in mind and it’s one thing a reputable counter manufacturer will ask before the project commences. The design process will then be centred around that budget.

When designing a counter for our clients, we ensure that we tailor the counter to the venue’s needs and the customer’s budget, working with them to create a high-valued food display solution.

Size 

Prior to the purchase, venue owners need to examine how much space is available in order to determine the size of the counter.

And while you may have room to accommodate a large bespoke counter, you also need to think about the number of food products you will be displaying, so that it correlates with the size of the counter – as this could lead to food wastage as some food products will perish if left on display for too long.

By working with a counter manufacturer like Proline, we can work with you to determine the best-sized counter for your venue and your food display requirements.

If you’re worried your requirements are likely to change down the line, e.g. if a menu/cuisine change occurs, that’s fine also. At Proline, we can often modify and refurbish our counters easily as our heated and chilled displays are sized the same meaning there is less cause to touch the worktop when replacing displays. 

Style

Are you looking for a grab & go display? How about a buffet-style counter? The dining experience you offer is key for choosing the style of your counter solutions.  

Once the type of food display counter is determined, then you can focus on the counters internal and external aesthetics, including the type of shelving and lighting being utilised within, plus the materials used and the colours featured on your bespoke counter solution.

We know that this can often be a lot to comprehend which is why we work with our clients to create a personalised showpiece that works for the client, the menu and the venue. 

In need of a new counter or food display solution? Get in touch today on 0151 548 1976 or drop us an email on info@prolinecorp.co.uk

Proline celebrates 17 years of success!

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Recently, there’s been lots to celebrate at the Proline HQ and none more so this month, as we toast to 17 years in business!

Since 2003, Proline has helped hundreds of clients with their front and back of house servery solutions.

Proline has carved out a business niche providing high-quality bespoke counter schemes for the foodservice industry.

Since our inception, we have always strived to make sure that the customer can choose from a wide range of options and possibilities with their requirements.

Although the counter finishes have changed considerably over the years, the quality still remains high: we have always placed our core focus on providing an excellent service to our customers.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented difficulties faced, our 17th year in business has not been the easiest, but it has been one of the most rewarding – seeing the team work together to overcome the hurdles.

As a team, we feel stronger than ever and we’re thrilled to roll out our latest back of house specialist fabrication service which was introduced just before lockdown.

This allows us to offer complete highly-specified stainless steel fabrication in the kitchens and the front of house servery areas.

From this, we believe this service assists our customers so that they can have one manufacturer accountable for all aspects of the scheme and we believe it also establishes a consistent quality throughout the project.

On our 17th year, we’d like to thank all of our employees, clients and suppliers for all their involvement. We look forward to continuing delivering outstanding service to our existing and new clients.

We truly appreciate everyone’s continued support!

The five best features of Dekton

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At Proline, we’re renowned for our bespoke, eye-catching counter designs – we pride ourselves in being able to offer our clients materials of the highest standard, using our manufacturing excellence and experience to guide our way to the right end result.

 But we wouldn’t be the leading company we are today, without the aid of the outstanding materials we use in our designs. Proline is fortunate enough to employ an array of premium counter materials and today, we wanted to place a spotlight on one of our favourites: Dekton.

 What is Dekton?

 Dekton is an ultra-compact surface, combining a unique composite of raw materials to offer the latest in glass, porcelain and quartz work surfaces. The surface adopts ‘Sinterized Particle Technology’, a process which duplicates an accelerated adaptation of the metamorphic change that stone endures when exposed to natural pressure and high temperatures over a great number of years: this makes for an organic style of worktop.

 Benefits of Dekton

 Durability

 One of the most advantageous features of Dekton, is its ability to resist abrasion and high compressive strength – making it one of the most durable worktop materials on the market.

 While many other worktop materials start to show deterioration over time, Dekton’s finish is durable and never needs to be re-surfaced – even when exposed to the most strenuous of activity.

 Scratch-resistance

 Although we love using Dekton for our worktop surfaces on our front-of-house counters, we especially love using it for preparation worktops, due to its resistance to scratches.

 Its unsusceptibility to scuffs makes Dekton a preferred material for chefs too. That being said, while a knife scratch won’t scratch the surface, we’d always recommend using a cutting board in order to protect your utensils.

 Heat-endurance

 Another reason why Dekton is a preferred choice for a preparation counter worktop is its ability to withstand heat. The Dekton surface can handle high temperatures without burning, searing or cracking: pans and pots can be placed directly on the surface without causing damage.

 Easy to clean

 Not only does Dekton age like a fine wine, but it is also an easy worktop to clean and maintain using any major cleaning product. Its non-porous and densely compact surface means it can also be used both indoors and outdoors.

 Range of colours available

 Dekton is a surface that can be placed in any environment, available in multiple textures and an array of colours which is why it’s a favoured choice for us.

 What’s more is Dekton’s unique manufacturing process means extra involvement can be had to control the pigmentation and decoration allowing for enhanced colour consistency, that won’t wear with age.

 Want to incorporate a Dekton surface within your project? Get in touch with Proline today on: 0151 548 1976

 

How we can help your business social distance with protective screens

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Here at Proline, we are showing our support for businesses looking to return to work, by developing and launching bespoke protective screens, that can be installed onto gantries and counters.

We are helping companies convert their premises into a safe space, with our glass screens, which can be used in an array of commercial environments, from foodservice to healthcare, through to retail and banking, to combat the spread of Covid-19.

The screens which are added to counters and gantries can also help employees communicate effectively with customers.

It comes as businesses across the country are choosing to reopen their doors, with the correct health and safety guidelines in place to safeguard both employees and customers.

We believe protective screens will play an active role supporting businesses in their safe return to work. In addition to shielding customers and workers from Covid-19, to reduce the spread of the virus.

We are offering a range of fixed and motorised screens that can be attached to new or existing counters. Our Proline engineers can also advise on and install the most appropriate solution for each venue.

Our solutions are bespoke, with the business’s venue in mind and they are also some of the more cost-effective solutions on the market.

The Proline team is available to answer any questions you may have and we will work with you to offer the best solution. Drop us an email at info@prolinecorp.co.uk or give us a call on 0151 548 1976 if you have any further enquiries.

We’re back and better than ever… take a look at some of our latest works

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The Covid-19 epidemic has changed the way businesses across the globe operate and Proline hasn’t been an exception. In line with the Government’s advice, we closed our factory for a few months and kept skeleton staff on to support existing projects.

But now, we’re back and the team are working better than ever. In the office and factory, we are learning to adapt to the ‘new normal’ with social distancing measures in place and we have also added cleaning points in many areas.

How we are adhering to guidelines  

The Proline team are adapting to new ways of working. For meetings, we have reduced the number of people in one given room, spacing out meetings with fewer participants.

We have also tried our hardest to keep the team’s spirits uplifted, which is why we have dotted around some humorous posters around the Proline HQ to put a smile on everyone’s face and remind them to keep their two-metre distance and Bruce Forsyth and Mr T have done a great job so far!

The projects we’ve been working on… 

It’s not taken a long time for us to get back into the swing of things! Our first job completed with RDA Limited, since lockdown was a bespoke coffee bar featuring Corian Light Ash as well as a mix of Egger laminates in Pistachio, Sandy Kentucky Chestnut and Black Pietra Crigia, culminating in a fantastic look and finish!

We have also recently completed a counter installation project at Stocks Hall Health Club and Spa, so they can reopen with style when they choose to.

Not only that, but the Proline team has been busy helping other businesses return to operation. In order to reopen to the public, many businesses need to alter their counters so customers and employees are guarded with protective screens. Proline is helping many companies convert their premises into a safe space by adding protective screens to gantries so staff can continue communicating effectively with customers.

We couldn’t be prouder of our team who have adjusted their working schedule with ease and without complaints during lockdown. Well done everyone!