The year in review

This past year has been a strange one to say the least, but for Glider it has also been full of opportunity.

Over the past 12 months we have made significant changes, as we have seen our team expand and grow and won some pretty fantastic awards, not to mention having the honour of working with and continuing to support many outstanding businesses, who are doing some amazing things in the built environment. 

As we close the chapter on our fourth year in business, we are grateful that we are in good shape and ready to take on 2021.

Throughout the year Glider has secured significant contracts with several UK Government departments and publicly funded organisations as part of the G-Cloud Framework, blue chip asset management funds, one of the world’s leading technology companies and many of the UK’s largest T1 contractors.  

Glider’s flagship product, gliderbim®, is an end-to-end asset information management platform connecting projects and teams with real-time data from design through to operation – minimising risk and generating profitable outcomes. It is these very aspects which have led to the success of the product. Glider also couples these operational benefits by providing assurances to our clients that their data is secure, we best demonstrate this with our re-accreditation of ISO 27001 – the leading Information Security standard. We’re proud of this. Security is a critical part of a Common Data Environment. 

At Glider we have some of the AEC industry’s most talented, consultants, managers, developers and thought leaders, shaping the future of the digital built environment. And this year we strengthened our team with the addition of a new Business Operations Manager, a new Head of Sales and several Digital Delivery Managers and Software Engineers. These key roles have been instrumental in our growth and support for all stakeholders. 

Another pretty cool fact about this year is that our equally talented Head of Product, John Adams continued to support the Centre for Digital Built Britain and UK BIM Alliance in the further development and wider industry understanding of the international BIM standard ISO 19650.

In everything we do, we do it with a social conscience and have taken giant steps to not only be a responsible business, but to ensure the safe keeping and wellbeing of our magnificent team. Which is one of the reasons why we have implemented a new set of internal policies that support our people and introduced a new Continuous Professional Development programme, so that our people continue to lead as experts in the AEC industry. 

Looking ahead to 2021, we will be celebrating our fifth anniversary and have plans to continue our expansion of the team and entry to new markets. As well as being instrumental in introducing new technology to the industry to safeguard its future. It has been amazing to reflect on everything we’ve been able to do this year, especially considering the unpredictable circumstances we have all been in since March. But now it is time to look forward and we can see the future is bright for Glider.