Episode 21: Biense DijkstraFirst aired: Tuesday, 2 February 2016 at 18.00 hours
The Frisian Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma run Biense Dijkstra. "In our region, we are pretty well known."
According to the director, the construction sector has forever changed by the crisis. "There is a new reality, with new contracts and business models," says Dijkstra. "We go to a provider of contractor, more service-oriented and less winding down and run away." According Dijkstra his company more flexible. "A chameleon who can adapt quickly."
But the margins are still small against big risks. "The times are hopefully better," says the leader of the family business. Brother Jan is now more ended up in the role of shareholder. Also educating construction workers changed according to Dijkstra, as evidenced by the changing funding and training for it. "We train our own professionals and be less dependent on the industry associations." The Bouwgroep fans out ever further from the Netherlands and focuses more on innovation. "Outside of Friesland is for us all to cross the border, so we stay in the Netherlands."