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Gelder Lake Restocked with Fish

500 more fish have now been added to the lake at the Head Office site in Sturton by Stow. The fish consist of Crucian Carp, Mirror Carp and Common Carp. The lake will now welcome fishers to the annual Rick Paton Memorial Fishing Competition held on Sunday 12th September. This competition includes special prizes for any fisher who wins from ‘Rick’s peg’.

To book your place at the competition please contact simon.blaydes@gelder.co.uk, places are limited!

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New Properties Taking Shape at Queensway

After a few difficulties with sourcing materials, development at our Queensway development in Sturton for Acis Housing is now gathering pace with two properties now roofed in, four more ready for roofs and six sets of footings complete.

Gelder Group are working with Acis Housing to offer work experience/apprenticeship opportunities, on this CEO Steve Gelder commented:

It’s great to see so many budding and newly qualified tradesman on site.

For all job opportunities at Gelder group please visit www.gelder.co.uk/careers/

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Gelder Group recognised by Princess Royal Training Awards

Gelder Group has been recognised by The Princess Royal Training Awards for its continued commitment to training during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Gelder Group along with other previous award winners from all over the UK including IBM, Legal & General and the Royal Navy.  30 alumi have been recognised for how they had responded to the challenges of Covid-19 in continuing to invest in and develop their employees.

For more information, please click here.

Princess Royal Training Awards

Record Numbers of Children attending ‘Wild in the Woods’ courses at Gelder Environmental Park

Up to 100 children a week are now connecting with nature on ‘Wild in the Woods’ courses at Gelder Groups 17 acre environmental park. Sessions cover skills such as den building, cooking on a campfire, mini raft building on our lake, bird watching, pond dipping, art and much, much more.

For further information on ‘Wild in the woods’ courses visit https://www.wildinthewoods.org/

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Defibrillator Kit Installed in Head Office

If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it is that anything can happen. With this in mind, the group have invested in a Defibrillator kit which has been installed at our main reception. The kit is so easy to use that no pre-training is required and while we hope it’s never called upon, it’s added some peace of mind to our Head Office.

Student Project Completes

Gelder Group have achieved Practical Completion on a complex student accommodation block for the University of Lincoln ready for the intake of students in September/October. The much needed accommodation will help to house part of the huge influx of students to the Universities new Medical School. Motorist will also be happy as the left filter lane on Newland, which has been used for access throughout the build, has also been opened back up.

On the development Ben Martin from Jackson and Jackson Developments commented:

The site has been an extremely challenging site due to the site constraints, neighbouring properties and the ongoing issues the building industry faces with Covid and Brexit. Gelders have been a great team to work with throughout and we are delighted to have now completed the project.

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The Gelder Charitable Trust Registers with Amazon

The Gelder Charitable Trust which was set up to assist the families of people in construction in need of financial support through bereavement or ill health has now registered with Amazon to receive donations from people as they shop on-line. The Charity will receive 0.5% of the net purchase cost of any items bought on Amazon, at no additional cost to the purchaser.

To make The Gelder Charitable Trust your designated Charity please copy this link into your browser and search for The Gelder Charitable Trust.

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1188742-0

Gelder Group Restore Pavilion dating back to 1920’s

In 2019 the Parker’s Piece pavilion in Derby was destroyed in an arson attack which left the building severely damaged after a fire was started outside the premises just before 4am on June 1. The pavilion, dating back to back to 1924, was built over the top of a historic Roman bath house has now been lovingly restored to its former glory.

Angie Brown, Landscape Officer at derby City Council commented:

 Just to say how pleased we are with the fantastic work you’ve all put in on this project to refurbish the pavilion. It looks great and it’s been a pleasure working with you all… It wouldn’t have been possible without the collaborative working and expertise shown by the team along with dedication to provide the best outcome possible for the money. Can’t wait to see it occupied in the coming months and brought back to life.

 

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Local Contract win leads to record apprentice intake at Gelder Group

With a full order book Gelder Group plan to double their normal September intake of apprentices. Known for its work with young adults, ex-apprentice and company CEO Steve Gelder comments:

The construction industry already has a national skills shortage of over 200,000 with an ageing workforce this will only get worse so we all need to do our bit.

There is nothing more rewarding then seeing young people without much sense of direction or ambition join us, become fitter, healthier, learn a skill whist at the same time gaining a real sense of purpose.

Pictured are a selection of new starters, newly qualified tradespeople and apprentices with CEO Steve Gelder on a housing site of 14 units at Sturton by Stow that is being developed in partnership with ACIS Housing Association.

 

Gelder Group secures EN:Procure New Build Housing Framework

With an anticipated pipeline of £200m over its 4-year lifetime, the framework will offer a leading-edge supply chain for the construction of social housing for Efficiency North’s social housing landlord members. The newly secured framework is for the regions Midlands & Yorkshire & Humber is predominantly for social housing but may extend to other public buildings such as schools and offices and other areas of the UK.

Emma Mottram, EN:Procure Head of Operations, commented;

I’m very pleased that the framework has achieved such an excellent offer, with a diverse range of small and large contractors operating across Northern England. It provides an intelligent procurement solution for new build schemes with maximum flexibility via the range of contract options and scheme development processes. We very much look forward to working with our landlord membership and the appointed contractors to develop schemes through the framework to help them meet demand for cross tenure new build housing throughout the North and Midlands.

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