Considering the growing popularity of coworking spaces in India especially in Gurgaon, OFCSPC has seen an exponential rise in its member base. Being an important part of the success of OFCSPC, we have tried to make each of our coworkers feel connected with the company and bring forth their journey. We interviewed one of our coworker, Labahadur Gond, General Manager (Operations & Business) at a Vadodara based startup, Anand Electricals. Here are some bits of the conversation.
Before we begin to understand your company, can you tell us a little about your journey?
I started working as General Manager (Operations & Business) at Anand Electricals from June 2018. Before joining the company I had worked in the same field for approximately 6 years. I started my journey as a Site Engineer and have now finally at a reputable position in my new organisation.
Tell us more about the full story: your background/ passions/education, and how that led you to what you do today?
I was born and brought up in Kuwarpurwa Mau, a small village in Uttar Pradesh.
I completed my school education from the local school and later managed to get admission in Lucknow Technical University (Dr. APJ Technical University), from where I have obtained my Bachelors in Technology. Constantly striving to achieve the best, immediately after my graduation was complete, I started working as Trainee (Integrated Solutions) in Lucknow and completed a year’s training there. Later, starting as Site Engineer with Ganges International Pvt Ltd, a Delhi based organisation, I was promoted to the post of General Manager. For better career perspective, I decided to switch the organisation and joined Kingsun Infra Project Pvt Ltd as Associate General Manager (Project Agra) in 2016. Kingsun Infra is a solar renewable energy company. Later in 2018, I got an opportunity to associate myself with Anand Electricals, a leading company in India’s solar and industrial energy sector.
Tell us about your how you connected over your business idea and how you implemented it?
Having sound knowledge in telecommunication and solar energy, I connected with the company as solar and industrial power service provider. Delivering quality services within time limits has given a major boost to our startup. Also, we have implemented on roll 120 skilled manpower, located in different parts across the country. The work is monitored from head office in Vadodara, making the entire process cost-effective. We have already delivered 670 MW Ground mounted I&C work, 3MW Roof Top project and are working towards our goal for FY 2018-19 of 1000MW.
What kind of work does your team/co./startup specialize in?
Who are your ideal clients?
Although the company has now gained a wide client base, our top ideal clients include Tata Power Solar, Sterling & Wilson, Jackson, Schneider, Clean Max, Amplus Solar and Vikram Solar Limited.
What would you say are the unique and defining characteristics of your company, professional style, or business model?
Considering the quality of work we deliver, I would definitely categorise the company as having a professional style.
In what ways do you expect your company/profession to grow in the next 5 years?
We at Anand Electricals are striving to achieve our target to make the company an internationally recognised brand in solar industry.
Tell us about YOU, what do you like doing when you unplug from work?
As I am working at a plug and play workspace, the work environment here is itself relaxing. Still, as I try to maintain the utmost balance between my mental health and work life, I usually paint or go for long walks after the work. They help me stay motivated and active throughout the day.
And last but not least, how did you end up at OFCSPC?
OFCSPC has an array of coworking spaces to offer for its clients. I got to know about OFCSPC while navigating for the best coworking spaces in Gurgaon. The excellent customer support base they have had impressed me. Additionally, their coworking perks were what drove me towards joining their coworking team.