The Family Tree!

The Oliveti Group’s joinery workshops operate differently to other businesses!

And we are not just talking about the products which Oliveti manufacture – but the people who make up the skilled workforce.

Grandad Tony Cross, (66) his son and Workshop Manager Adam Cross, (43) and grandson Liam Cross, (23) all work together at the Company’s joinery manufacturing unit at Enderby.

The Oliveti workshop was originally founded in Willoughby, Leicestershire in 2003 and Adam and Tony – at the time both fully qualified and experienced joiners – started work there together. The workshop – Oliveti Cubicles – was originally set up to service the joinery requirements of the parent building company, Oliveti Construction.

As both Companies grew, so did the need for loyal staff, so it was a natural place for Liam to carry out his work experience. Since when Liam has never really looked back – with himself, his Dad and Grandad even manufacturing washrooms for their former school, Rawlins Academy!

Liam now has his own family with partner Zoe – (Finlay 4, and Evie 3.)

In September 2018 the workshops were relocated to Enderby, conveniently close to Oliveti’s office HQ at Meridian in Leicester. A workbench is kept spare for when Liam’s son Finlay – Tony’s Great grandson – starts work!

Oliveti Cubicles manufacture washrooms, hospital furniture, windows, reception desks, shopfitting products and many other bespoke items.

Left to right, Tony Cross, Liam Cross, Adam Cross

Delivering bespoke projects at our workshop

At Oliveti we are proud to deliver every service imaginable when it comes to construction. Going above and beyond for all of our clients is a given, which is why we have our very own workshop facility that enables our team to complete bespoke projects with a quick turnaround time, bringing everything together under one roof.

The idea of creating our own workshop facility came from not wanting to rely on third parties to create bespoke joinery. It gives us the chance to be flexible and really take all of our client’s needs into consideration, ensuring each task is completed without fault.

Our workshop supplies bespoke and purpose made joinery and has a team of long-serving craftsmen whose attention to detail and finish is one of a kind. All types of joinery are completed in our workshop from doors, windows, stair cases and furniture, to architectural designs and shop or bar fittings. Only sustainable hardwoods are used, ensuring that we are always kind to the environment, these woods include Oak, Beech, Maple, Walnut and Cherry, but glass and metal can be incorporated upon request.

Most recently our workshop facility proved to be instrumental during a project at De Montfort Hall which was requested by Leicester City Council. The project included the bars being replaced, a powered rig system and an external 3-phase electrical supply installation. The original tender to complete the job was over our client’s budget, so we saved time and cost by utilising our own workshop to design and manufacture the bars after negating the lead-in time and extra costs for external manufacturers. You can read all about this project here.

 Our team are very proud of the workshop.

If you want to know more about our workshop, or have something bespoke in mind, then get in touch!

Our CITB Training Centre

At the end of 2018 we opened our CITB Training Centre, which provides training to local businesses and construction workers to create and maintain a skilled workforce. The centre enables workers to refresh their training and to stay compliant with health and safety regulations.

What is CITB?

CITB stands for Construction Industry Training Board, it is a scheme which encourages training to allow workers to gain the necessary qualifications within the construction sector. When attending our CITB centre, workers will have the skills of their workforce assessed so that potential employers can check and confirm that the desired skills and competence are available for the job.

Our centre also provides a Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test, this is important for workers to ensure that themselves and their colleagues are safe on site.

Helping the Workforce Supply Chain

Our aim for the CITB training centre is to support the workforce supply chain by making it easier for them to keep up to date with the latest health and safety regulations.

Skill Shortage Issues

There is an array of factors which threaten the skill shortage in the construction industry that we are currently facing. The CITB revealed that there has been a decline in the number of young people entering the construction industry. Our ambition for our training centres is to have a positive impact by giving existing workers and apprentices the skills they need. We want to encourage young people to choose a career in construction, and we are hopeful that our CITB Training will make the construction industry more appealing, thus inspiring young workers and apprentices to further their career opportunities within the trade and encourage young people to choose a career in construction.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about our CITB training centre, then please get in touch!