Arke celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer by hosting an evening for employees and their families on a boat trip around the Bristol waterfront. The journey took in some of the famous local landmarks and watering holes; Bristol did not disappoint.
From humble beginnings in 2006, we have grown steadily; the greatest contribution to this coming from our staff whose energy, professionalism and dedication are quite simply the best. Coupled with the exciting and challenging work we do and an excellent working environment, we attract and retain forward thinking individuals. It therefore follows, that skill and personal growth continue to be our number one priority. This focus on people and service delivery has gained our staff and correspondingly Arke an enviable reputation around the industry.
Whilst the company has enjoyed success and growth we reflect that it has not always been plain sailing. The changing landscape of customer re-organisation, Defence priorities, multiple framework contracts and of course the ever-present budgetary yo-yoing has required Arke to adapt continuously. These factors have on occasions led to some dark moments of business uncertainty. However, through all of this, our self-belief, adaptability, commitment to our customers, and continued independence has served us well.
A notable shift in our business culture over this time has been to embrace collaboration. Arke has teamed up with some of the best organisations in the Defence and Academic sector to both win and deliver business; long may this continue. An important result of this shift now sees Arke active in all Defence domains where, unsurprisingly, we have found many similarities and challenges exist. Our adaptability and knowledge gained from both collaboration and wider domain experience brings, we believe, a wider perspective and benefit to our customers.
Looking ahead to the next 10 years, we anticipate continued evolution and challenge in Defence business. Irrespective of any change, timeliness and quality of service delivery will continue to be our maxim.
Posted on 22nd August 2016