Incorporation of HEDI Group

October 21, 2015

Incorporation of HEDI Group

October 2015 – registration of HEDI Group based on the merger of different fields-oriented partner organisations working in construction and home improvement industries in the UK since 2000.

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FMB Insurance Certificate

October 22, 2015

Certificate received and the coverage values of FMB insurance were: £10,000,000 (employers’ liability), £5,000,000 (public liability), £250,000 (liability under the contract works).

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Office and Website

October 25, 2015

Office and Website

Establishment of the office in London and launch of the corporate website.

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Howdens

October 27, 2015

Howdens

Beginning of cooperation with Howdens, one of the largest kitchen furniture businesses in the UK.

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Procurement of kitchen units from Poland

October 27, 2015

Procurement of kitchen units from Poland

Beginning of cooperation with BRW and Estima, both Polish kitchen unit’s manufacturers providing delivery to UK.

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Increased number of leads

October 29, 2015

Increased number of leads

Registration on leads’ generation platforms Bizzby, Mybuilder, Findatrade, Findagoodone, Find-a-builder, MyWorkman, Myjobquote. The total number of platform’s visitors is more than 2 million per month. Findabuilder is a commercial platform that provides customers with access to the database of all construction and home improvement companies in all fields of expertise. Customers have the opportunity to leave work requests or to contact the construction company directly. The platform’s ability to obtain new leads by postcodes covers all areas of London. The company’s profile page to attract new customers. The possibility to choose those high work volume leads we are the most interested. The platform provides the customers’ feedback option. The average projects budget was £17,000. The platform is visited by 4000-10000 users monthly. 25 new contacts for different project types with the average project budget of £17K were gained in the first quarter.   Findatrade – is a commercial platform providing HEDI Group with the possibility to obtain leads by all postcodes of London, notifications received are in compliance with service categories we previously claimed. Separate personal webpage with company’s profile for attraction of customers. The opportunity to choose the leads with high volume of work we are interested in. Customers’ feedbacks accumulation on the platform’s website. Total amount of platform’s hits figures up to 40 thousands of users. We are free to use Findatrade logo also on the promotional products website. We gained 38 contacts for different types of projects over the period of the first quarter. The average project budget was £ 25.000. My Builder provides a possibility for companies to construct their own reputation online and offers up-to-date service to house owners. It exists from 2004. It’s a website promoting customers attraction with the feasibility to choose the leads with considerable budget and high work volume. More than…

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£40.000

October 31, 2015

£40.000

The overall turnover of the company was £40.000 at month end.

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Registration on Trustrader platform.

November 2, 2015

Registration on Trustrader platform.

Registration on Trustatrader platform. The capability to work in accordance with official state standards was confirmed. We got an opportunity to insure deals of home improvement and construction, providing fully insured services. Basic advantages of registration: – The platform was visited by 189 964 persons seeking their construction projects realization over the past 30 days. – The number of HEDI Group webpage visits is 54 over the course of current month, and 1716 from the date of company registration; – Up-and-doing PR and platform promotion contributing to increase the amount of clients. The platform advertisement is broadcasted by 60 radio stations and national television channels; the publicity of the platform is heard by millions of clients monthly; – The number of potential contacts is 5 and more per month; – An average project budget is £30,000.00.

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Project Managers department

November 11, 2015

Project Managers department

Increase in the number of back office staff to 4 project managers.

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NFB

December 1, 2015

NFB

Registration on National Federation of Builders platform. NFB is national platform granting clients an access to strictly verified constructing organizations. It is non-profit organization. Established in 1896. More than 500.000 persons referred to the platform in order to find verified builders. The platform provides a wide range of services among which are insurance, financial planning, construction safety requirements, updating the amendments to the legal framework and other kinds of support. Since the first day, the platform has checked and verified more than 1,400 construction firms. The amount of contacts relevant to HEDI Group outnumbers 30 per month. An average project budget is 30.000.  

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Fairtrades

December 15, 2015

Fairtrades

The certification achieved and inspection passed in Fairtrades Association. National platform providing customers an access to strictly verified construction firms. It functions from 1983. Executed and current works were tested by independent quality-control inspectors, recommendations collected, legitimate company status and staff clearance confirmed. The key advantages of the registration: – More than million persons referred to the platform with the aim to find constructors. Also the number of clients applying for construction insurance exceeded 2 million. As of today, the company has insured constructive works up to a figure of £3 billions, including works at the value of £500 to £500.000 for a term of 5 and more years (Insurance Backed Guarantee) – The amount of persons to visit the platform fluctuates from 25.000 to 50.000 per month. The company allocates more than 400.000 customer feedbacks.

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£60.000

December 31, 2015

£60.000

The overall turnover of the company was £60.000 at the end of December.

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Opun

January 6, 2016

Opun

Opun is a new start-up platform which came into operation on June 2, 2015. It holds itself out as a company offering to clients complete home improvement service, completely liable for the whole work process and provides monitoring and support throughout a project. Executed and current works were tested by independent quality-control inspectors, recommendations collected, legitimate company status and staff clearance confirmed in course of HEDI Group verification. Every employee which will have meetings with ordering customers and will provide estimates of costs has passed separate accreditation (CRB form). The attraction of new customers is conducted by means of all postcodes of London and suburban districts, the data on new projects is granted to the only Partner. Support and assistance, management throughout the project till the closure including customer’s payments control. The access to Opun Club grants discounts of such companies as Trade Point, Travis Perkins etc. Opun itself does marketing, enlarging the database of our potential clients. We obtained more than 50 contacts for different types of projects over a period of the first quarter (refurbishment / extension). The average project budget is £50.000.

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Association of Master Tradesmen

January 6, 2016

Association of Master Tradesmen

Registration on Association of Master Tradesmen platform. Association of Master Tradesman is a national platform with representatives all over England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It grants the clients access exclusively to examined construction companies. It’s main principle is protection of consumer’s rights of clients, consulting throughout the project, delivery of high quality construction services only. Therefore construction firms are being tested strictly and in detail. The platform was established in 2010. HEDI Group gained an opportunity to obtain new leads, the annual turnover of more than £ 400,000, the right to use the logo of Association, the certificate, we are recommended to the potential customers as completely verified company with proven recommendations. Master Tradesmen offers assistance and project management support on all stages of works. The platform also does marketing, google website promotion and uses other resources (advertising brochures, works with architects) for customer base enlargement. We are offered more than 10 new projects monthly (by the postcode NW6 = 20 Miles), the average project budget exceeds £45,000 (extension & conversion). We obtained 7 new contacts for extension and conversion works during the first quarter.    

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Checkatrade

January 8, 2016

Checkatrade

Registration on Checktrade Platform. Examination for compliance with Checkatrade Standards passed. The key advantages of registration: – Increase in a number of potential clients of company. – In span of the last year the platform was visited by 6 000 000 persons seeking their construction projects’ realization. The number of published references is 2 282 382. – The number of HEDI Group webpage visits in current month is 204 and 1031 from the moment of company registration. – HEDI Group is found in Checktrade search service around 5000 times per month. – Up-and-doing PR and platform promotion contributes to the attraction of customers. – The number of potential contacts for HEDI Group is 5 and more. -The average project budget is £30,000.00.

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Increase of staff members

January 11, 2016

Increase of staff members

Increase in the number of back office staff to 5 project managers. The total number of staff is 11 employees. Decision to launch an office in Kyiv (Ukraine) was adopted.

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HEDI BuildVisor

January 18, 2016

HEDI BuildVisor

The decision to get to the next level was made. The conception of separate platform creation was built up and a tender for contractors declared.

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Which?

February 4, 2016

Which?

HEDI Group becomes a Which? Trusted Trader. Which? was established in 1957 initially as a product tester, in the process of time it turned into the construction companies’ tester sui generis. • All the employees of company, their work experience and qualifications were examined; • Our terms and conditions checked; • Checked the information on contractors and suppliers; • Public Liability Insurance; • VAT registration; • Payment samples, cost sheets and bills checked; • Work guarantees; • Certificate of Incorporation; • Certificates affirming our membership with different associations and platforms; • Discussions held with clients for the last year; • Besides the documentation, a meeting with certified expert of Which? was held to check the conformity of the provided documentation with the quality standards. • Data on the turnover for 2015 provided by HRMS was examined • Which? Trusted Trader Agreement was signed. HEDI Group managed to attain the increase in potential client number by means of longstanding platform which had earned confidence long before. Very active advertisement of company contributes to the attraction of customers. – A huge amount of platform visits per day – The average project budget is £10,000.00  

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Trustmark

February 8, 2016

Trustmark

Registration on Trustmark platform. A test on conformity with state construction standards of Great Britain was passed. Trustmark is a national platform possessing very high level of construction companies’ test in course of verification. Executed and current works tested by independent quality-control inspectors, recommendations collected, legitimate company status and staff clearance confirmed. Upward of 1 million persons referred the platform to find constructors during the last year. 12, 696 companies licensed in total. The number of users visiting the platform is between 100.000 and 500.000 per month. Construction companies’ details were shown 733,282 times over a period of several last months. HEDI Group webpage was visited more than 184 times for the last month.  

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HomePro Insurance

February 11, 2016

HomePro Insurance

Inspection passed and insurance guarantees were granted by leading insurer in construction sector of Great Britain. HomePro exists since 1999 and provides Insurance Backed Guarantee for the number of construction works exceeding the number of 1 million, in the value from £500 to £500.000 for the period of 5 years and more. .

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IKBBI Certification

February 15, 2016

IKBBI Certification

HEDI Group was certified by IKBBI – The Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathrooms Installers – sole govern institution dealing with furniture assembly and installation.                                                                                                                                                                                                          .                                                                                                                   .

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Houzz

February 22, 2016

Houzz

Registration on Houzz platform. Houzz is a platform concerned with home repair and design, uniting housing owners and experts in the unique virtual forum. More than 2,7 millions of trained and amateur interior designers and architects from all over the world are registered on the website.

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BathStore contract

February 24, 2016

BathStore contract

Set up of the cooperation with Bathstore – major chain of shops retailing baths, furniture and accessorize for bathrooms. Inspection of the conformity with internal standards of bathroom equipment installation and repair was passed.

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HEDI BuildVisor

February 26, 2016

HEDI BuildVisor

Algorithm of platform’s future operation, CMR, monitoring systems and standards were developed, technical enquiry written and the contractor chosen.

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Office in Kiev

March 3, 2016

Office in Kiev

The representative office was established in Kyiv (Ukraine).

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1st Showroom in London

March 24, 2016

1st Showroom in London

Opening of HEDI Group first showroom located on central London street at 517 Finchley Road, London, NW37BB.

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Site Inspectors

March 29, 2016

Site Inspectors

Quality control inspectors were recruited to exercise supervision and control of the construction and home improvement projects.

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HEDI BuildVisor

March 30, 2016

HEDI BuildVisor

Launched works of HEDI BuildVisor platform creation.

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£95.000

March 31, 2016

£95.000

The turnover of the company reached £95.000 at the end of March.

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Interactive control.

April 12, 2016

Interactive control.

Introduced interactive control over the performance of works on project exercised by wireless video cameras via an application and a website.

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Financial planning

April 19, 2016

Financial planning

Financial planning instruments, accessible for all Partners, were brought in with the aim to increase the group’s works transparency and to improve effectiveness.

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Estimators

April 19, 2016

Estimators

In order to accelerate and computerize the process of costing issue, the program HBXL EstimatorXpress was bought as well as 2 estimators were recruited and trained.

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3D designers.

April 29, 2016

3D designers.

3D designer-architect was hired to increase the level of services offered to the clients and extend the list thereof.

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Own Quality Standards

May 3, 2016

Own Quality Standards

Construction and maintenance performance quality standards, to be signed both by client and executor, were brought with the aim to improve the quality of services delivery and to simplify potential disagreements which can rise at the moment of project handover. Full description “The right way to do” with illustrations and margins of errors was provided for every type of work.

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Trainings

May 10, 2016

Trainings

Decision to hold skills development workshops for the staff of group, Partners and construction professionals was adopted in order to improve the quality of services delivery.

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Launch of HEDI BuildVisor v1.0

May 18, 2016

Launch of HEDI BuildVisor v1.0

Setting up in-house HEDI BuildVisor v1.0 platform, advertising on exhibitions, in the Internet and social networks. The number of high-quality clients sharply increased.

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3D design.

May 23, 2016

3D design.

Introducing 3D design service, free of charge for “interesting” projects.

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Marketing & PR department

June 1, 2016

Marketing & PR department

Organization of Marketing and PR department for brand recognition improvement and Groups’ products merchandising; starting of the intense promotion of platform and website, publishing the advertising articles in field-oriented and media sources.

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E-store

July 3, 2016

E-store

E-store of kitchen furniture, building suppliers, “Smart House” systems, lighting equipment, stretch ceilings was launched.

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HEDI BuildVisor v2.0

August 5, 2016

HEDI BuildVisor v2.0

Improved HEDI BuildVisor v2.0 version launched; it includes CRM, cost estimating automatic control system, computerized system for payments, staff movement monitoring system etc.

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London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

September 23, 2016

London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

HEDI Group participates in the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2016 exhibition held in the largest exhibition center of Great Britain. The platform HEDI BuildVisor and furniture were exhibited on separate stands. Contacts with the majority of leading architects, designers and developers will be concluded. Fast growth of the “expensive” projects amount. Beginning of concentrated kitchen furniture trade.

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Financial planning department

October 3, 2016

Financial planning department

Financial planning department will be organised.

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Grand Designs Live

October 11, 2016

Grand Designs Live

HEDI Group will exhibit on Grand Designs Live  2016,    

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Ideal Home Show 2016

November 20, 2016

Ideal Home Show 2016

HEDI Group will take part in Ideal Home Show exhibition with its proper platform. Establishment of contacts with the majority of leading architects and developers. Entry into the market of new house-building.

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Coverage of whole London

December 1, 2016

Coverage of whole London

The amount of functioning self-directed groups of workers and those held by Partners increases, therefore HEDI Group has the possibility to deliver services in all areas of London. The quantity of project coordinators reaches the number of 15. The amount of architects-estimators is 4. The number of website inspectors is 6. The overall staff number is 42 persons.

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Certification

January 2, 2017

Certification

HEDI Group obtains certificates for New Build, Gas Safe, NIC EIC.

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2nd Showroom in London

February 1, 2017

2nd Showroom in London

Second showroom HEDI Group in the center of London will be launched with the area amounting to 150 sq. m. The assortment of offered products will be extended.

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Expansion to global market

March 1, 2017

Expansion to global market

The amount of functioning self-directed groups of workers and those held by Partners increases, therefore HEDI Group has the possibility to deliver services on the whole territory of London, including home counties. HEDI Group is ready for work in other cities in the UK.

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