Building culture, reflecting on success and shaping the future of construction – Operance Retreat 2023

Our Operance Company Retreat 2023 took place on 9 and 10 November, bringing together everyone in the company (including our remote members from across the globe) for two days of networking, discussions and workshops.  

Ian Yeo Operance Retreat 2023

“The purpose of the retreat was to foster a stronger sense of community, share our collective achievements, and chart our course for the future,” Scott Pilgrim, Operance Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, explains.  

“The agenda has been packed full of opportunities to assess challenges, celebrate our accomplish share our plan for focussing and rapidly improving our Digital O&M, and continuously developing our world’s first purpose-built Golden Thread building safety solution.” 

Navigating with clarity and velocity

The theme for the event was “Navigating with clarity and velocity”, emphasizing the importance of moving purposefully in the right direction with a clear understanding of goals.  

In 48 hours, we highlighted the need to simplify processes, align with strategic objectives and ensure the team’s success. 

Tim Mutlow talks at Operance Retreat 2023

Operance at the Centre of Digital Innovation

The retreat took place at our Yorkshire headquarters, Hull’s Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI), where founders Ian Yeo, and Scott Pilgrim first set up to collaborate with game developers, UX/UI designers, server architects and more.  

Since then, Operance has grown into a fully-fledged building information platform, helping building owners produce a “golden thread” of building information and comply with the Building Safety Act, which aims to improve building safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Operance Retreat 2023 Scott Pilgrim talks to the team

Shaping the future of construction

The software is used by housing authorities such as Camden, Basildon and Harrow and construction firms including Kier, Higgins, United Living, BAM, Vermont and Rider Levett Bucknall. 

“We’re incredibly proud of our team’s dedication and innovation. And to see everyone come together as a united force to share the future of Operance has been really special,” Scott adds.