Bambu is short for Bambuseae which is the tropical woody bamboo that is used for a variety of common reasons including scaffolding, building houses and also furniture. Bambu is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, it can grow 3 feet per day and up to 100 feet! it is also 99% of the Giant Pandas diet, which we love. We feel that the name, brand and synergy between the plant is closely aligned with our vision. We aim to maintain the growth of Bambu, we want to develop our people, our brand and value added service offering. Like Bambu we aim to be strong, reliable, versatile and quick to develop. We are committed to identify the best raw and untapped talent in the market place, we will work with them, develop their skills, mindset and potential. We believe there are many future business leaders that we can assist and we want to build a strong team and brand that our people and communities can be proud of.
We intend to leave a positive legacy in the communities in which we work.
Bambu have invested into Rob Porteous Roofing and will now trade under the Bambu brand offering Scaffolding and Roofing services from the 1st of September. Having worked together for a number of years on various roofing and solar projects the demand from Bambu clients for more services ‘under one roof’ has led to them merging their service offering. Rob has recently secured his SMSTS qualification and has decided that having ran his own business for 17 years in Northumberland it is time to bring his knowledge and experience to Bambu. Rob Porteous served his time in Hull starting in 1981 at 16 years old with a major roofing contractor. Rob said ‘’ It will be great to offer opportunities to be trained under the successful Bambu brand as well as working alongside a strong management team. We will bring a fresh and professional approach to roofing and ensure the scaffolding and roofing packages compliment each other’
Bambu Managing Director Alex Hall said ‘Having worked with Rob over the last 10 years and his family relocated to Hull it was a no brainer to strengthen our service offering and look to increase the order values on the existing scaffolding projects. Since forming in 2003 we have trained dozens of electricians, plumbers, renderers, scaffolders and will look to to the same with roofers via our unique business system’
Alex Hall is the founder and managing director of Bambu. Alex is an electrician by trade, and initially began his journey in business by founding Halltech Electrical Services. He later decided that the electrical industry was not for him and moved on to bigger and better things. Halltech has since re-branded as Bambu, the exceptional scaffolding company we know today.
Alex is an avid rugby fan and an innovative entrepreneur who thoroughly enjoys developing people and helping them become the best they can be.
Since Josh joined Bambu in 2018, he has proven himself an invaluable member of the team. He prides himself on his work and the gathering of knowledge in the industry. Quick to adapt and hard working, Josh has managed to quickly work his way up to be a highly valued and trusted member of the team.
In his spare time, Josh is an advocate of mental health amongst men and is a member and facilitator of Andy's Man Club Hull. A place for men to speak about their problems amongst friends and other like minded people. He also recently passed his qualification in mental health.
Andy Watts has strengthened the commercial team and brings 10 years of experience running businesses within the hospitality sector. Tasked with developing customer services and improving safety and quality across all areas of Bambu. The key to this is managing human performance across the business.
Craig Dibb or "Dibb" has worked with Alex for 3 years now, starting his career with Halltech Electrical Services and then moving to Bambu after it was founded, he met Alex whilst playing for "Halltech FC" and got to know Alex well which is how he began his career here. He started at the company as a labourer and has worked his way up to be a CPC qualified class 2 driver which was paid for in full by Bambu, he wants to eventually move up to a class 1. Craig is hard working and enjoys a challenge and is always willing to help the gangs when they need it. He mentioned that he is appreciative of the current innovation that is underway in the company.
Craig was a part of the Bambu charity boxing event held last year and was the main event fight for the evening.