Name: Rob Whitfield
Role: High Voltage Cable Jointer
Base: Head Office, Warrington
“I was proud to do all the cable jointing work on Matrix Networks’ biggest project to date – East Midlands Gateway.”
Rob has been a Jointer for 20 years, working in the UK and overseas. He’s been directly employed by us for the past five years, but was one of our subcontractors before that. And he’s one of the best at what he does – winning New Zealand’s National Cable Jointing Competition in 2007. We’re proud to have him on our team!
Although based at our Warrington office, Rob works all over the country on construction sites, in substations, in holes in the road and in the middle of fields: “I love working outside, working under my own initiative and appreciate the variety my job gives me. Although my title is Cable Jointer, my work includes installing switchgear, testing, electrical and fitting work.”
Rob has seen a fair amount of change in the ICP industry over the past 20 years – the impact of privatisation and the changing reputations of independent operators: “This industry is heavily audited now with thorough quality standards and checks in place. We’re working hard to shake of the negative perceptions which some people still hold – and from what I’ve seen, our clients are very happy with the service we provide. I think Matrix Networks has a bright future ahead of it.”