Mar 27, 2020

Birthdays and Bazinga!!!

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We’ve been working hard in partnership with Wates, where we are official innovation partners and approved suppliers of theirs - this status is no mean feat and has led to some blinking exciting stuff! It is positioning us in a breadth of weird and wonderful places, with a real mix of clients, no day is the same here at MKL! We pitched to Mott MacDonald (large construction consultancy PLC) who are committed to reducing their energy use and on our birthday we received the go ahead to run a proof of concept with our energy management system. Get in!!!

(We did an awesome unboxing video of our EMS on twitter recently - go and check it out if you haven’t seen it!!) We are installing this kit tomorrow with Mott MacDonald and could not be more pumped! We can’t wait to show them the power of the data that they’ll have through their dashboard.

In a similar vein to Wates, we have also had Capita checking us out; they must have recognised that we are indeed hot-stuff, as we are in talks with them about becoming a scaling partner which would give us strategic access to their blue chip client base, who would receive our innovative tech solutions (win win obvs!!)

Other new relationships we are forging - the University of York - we have met with them to sniff out some serious brain power in the form of their physicists to develop our technology offering, and in turn to provide the students with some real world experience in the world of work and our AWESOME culture. It’s all give and take with us.

Talking about culture, we’ve had two new amazing people join our team!! The lovely Aimee has joined us in our office, she has brought a different dynamic- now its not all blokes!! It has been a breath of fresh air having Aimee join, she makes us all laugh when she kicks off to her family in her home language on the phone, occasionally dropping in the odd English words (we were able to catch that she thinks John and Mark are ‘super cool guys’ which made their day!). Matt The Looker (okay engineer!) has also joined us with his iron abs and model looks, he brings a certain something to his installs which has all the ladies swooning. We tease him that to keep his ripped look he has to do squats and plank between jobs… if you see this then lucky, lucky you!!

In honour of the intellect from the York physics students, that we are adding to our resident brain-box Mark’s brainpower (MBA and Masters from Cambridge -have you SEEN the pinky ring?!!) we felt that signing off with quotes the God of Geeks physicist Dr. Sheldon Cooper was needed (from The Big Bang Theory. If you are one of these weird people who don’t know who he is, google him quick and don’t own up to it to any of us. Cool?)

  1. ''Penny, While I Subscribe To The Many Worlds Theory…which posits the existence of an infinite number of Sheldon’s in an infinite number of universes - I assure you that in none of them am I dancing.”

  2. ‘‘Oh, On The Contrary. I Found The Grinch To Be A Relatable, Engaging Character, And I Was Really With Him…right up to the point that he succumbed to social convention and returned the presents and saved Christmas. What a buzzkill that was.’’ (ha ha ha buzzzzzkill!)

  3. Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors

  4. What computer do you have an please don’t say a white one?

  5. Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur, happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr (we couldn’t not include this one could we?!!!)

  6. ‘‘I Think That You Have As Much Of A Chance Of Having A Sexual Relationship With Penny…as the Hubble Telescope does of discovering that at the centre of every black hole there is a little man with a flashlight searching for a circuit breaker.’’ (Come on we had to end with an electrical one!!)

And in the words of Sheldon - I’ll be back before this banana hits the ground. Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom! Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom!