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Works begins at Dhollandia

Concept drawing of the Dhollandia building.

From conception through to completion. The Dhollandia project started life as a concept drawing by Design Space Architecture’s  Simon Blaydes (Design Co-ordinator). Subsequently, our Major Contracts Division won the £2.5 million (3,300 Sq m) project to bring the design to life. The project also brings with it new Site Manager Paul Hughes who we welcome to the team.

The project commenced on the 26th June and will be completed late February, allowing market leaders in Tail-Lifts to expand their business significantly. Everyone involved is excited to see the progress of the building take shape. If you would like any further information about this project, please get in touch.

Newark Fire and Rescue Station sod cutting ceremony

Sod cutting at Newark Fire Station.

Marking the start of groundworks for Newark’s new fire station are (centre, with spade) the chairman of Nottinghamshire Fire Authority, Brian Grocock, and (right) Newark station officer Seth Armstrong. They are with (left to right) Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service head of procurement and resources Ian Pritchard; Major Contracts director for Gelder Group, Kevin Manterfield-Ivory; site manager Ian Keogh and contracts manager Gavin Parker.

Newark Fire and Rescue Station will start to take shape now all demolition works have been completed. A traditional sod cutting ceremony took place last week to mark the next phase of the project.

The ceremony was attended by Kevin Manterfield, Gavin Parker and Ian Keogh along with the chairman of Nottinghamshire Fire Authority, Brian Grocock, and Newark station officer Seth Armstrong.

And the winner is… Mathew Kane

Mathew Cane - Boxing

Mathew Kane – Gelder Group employee

Huge congratulations to Mathew Kane who won his fight in the ‘Ultra White Collar Boxing‘ event on Saturday 24th June 2017. Mathew has been training for this fight for 8 weeks and commented:

This is not enough time to prepare anyone for battle, I trained at least 4 times a week as the thing to remember is the harder you train the easier you fight. If you want to win, you have to train harder and smarter than your opponent.

Colleagues who witnessed Mathew’s fight described it as one of the best fights of the evening. Mathew and his opponent fought 3 fast-paced rounds and traded punches for the entire match. At the final bell, the judges came to a split decision, but Mathew’s technical abilities and aggressive/attacking style gave him the edge.

Mathew raised £475 for Cancer Research through donations and ticket sales.

New Equipment Donated to Greenbank Under 11’s Football Team

Greenbank Under 11's Football Team

Greenbank Under 11’s Football Team with their new equipment.

In 2014 the Gelder Group launched its 2017 Vision and as part of that Vision made a conscience decision to only support charities and requests for donations that came directly from its own staff. Since that time the company have donated over £12,000 to forty charities.

The latest donation followed a request from staff member Stewart Loughton (Quantity Surveyor) to support the Greenbank Under 11’s Football Team and we were delighted to assist with a donation of equipment.

On the donation Stewart Loughton commented:

Just wanted to say a massive thanks for the extremely kind donation by the Gelder Group which has provided the team with some much needed new training equipment. The kids were chuffed to bits with it all last night at training so it is very much appreciated.

Gelder Group Competes Against Itself at the LABC National Award Finals

Cartergate House, Grimsby

Cartergate House, Grimsby

After scooping first prizes at the regional LABC East Midlands and LABC South Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards, Gelder Group will be competing against itself in the LABC National Award Finals. The event takes place on Friday 10th November at the Westminster Plaza, London.

Gelder Group workmanship on the re-development of Kenwick Spa & Leisure Centre complex at Louth following a devastating fire was voted the ‘Best Large Commercial Project’ by East Midlands building control officers. The company’s workmanship on Cartergate House in Grimsby secured first prize from South Yorkshire and Humber Building Control Officers, again for the category of ‘Best Large Commercial Project’.

Kenwick Spa & Leisure Complex

Project teams at Cartergate included ENGIE and CR Parrott. The project teams at Kenwick Park were LK2 Architects and the Kenwick Park Estate.

On the awards, Steve Gelder (Gelder Group CEO) commented:

I am absolutely thrilled, we’ve secured many LABC Awards in the past which is great as it’s fellow industry professionals recognising you, but we’ve never secured the same award in two regions before. They are both great projects so let’s hope we can be recognised nationally and promote the region at the same time.

Fastest Growing Company in Lincolnshire Announced

HRH The Princess Royal

HRH The Princess Royal attending the launch of the Vision 2017

The East Midlands Top 200 Report produced by Grant Thornton, in conjunction with the CBI, shows that the region’s businesses have grown profits by an average 30% and employment by 39% over the last three years. The Report ranks businesses by the percentage growth in profitability over the last three years and includes both established and up-and-coming businesses. This year’s report has placed Gelder Group 21st for the whole of East Midlands which is the highest ranking company in Lincolnshire.

On the report, Steve Gelder (CEO) commented:

July 2014 saw us, with some assistance from HRH The Princess Royal, launch a 3 year, 2017 Vision for the Gelder Group. We are now at the conclusion of three years hard work which has re-energised the business and transformed our fortunes. Numerous local and national awards for customer service, the quality of our product and the amount of apprentices we employ have been secured and now we learn that we are Lincolnshire’s fastest expanding company – it’s been a remarkable period. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our hard working staff, committed Senior Management Team and customers, it’s been a great past 12 months, thank you!

Design Exhibition at William Farr School

Lamp created by Students

Lamp created by students.

Our Design Department were delighted to be invited to the Art & Design and Design & Technology Exhibition at William Farr School on 15th June. Simon Blaydes (Design Coordinator) and Tori Norval (Apprentice Design Assistant) attended the event and were impressed by the standard of work. There were many art mediums on display and the exhibits were of an incredibly high standard. The event hi-lighted some of the skills that the students of William Farr will have when entering the workplace.

Talking of entering the workplace, if you’re looking for, or know of anyone who is looking for an apprenticeship opportunity, please take a look at our apprenticeships page. We’re currently advertising for a couple of apprenticeship positions, but we update it frequently, so visit often! You can also register your interest for any future positions.

Kenwick Park Spa Development heads for National LABC Awards

LABC Award - Kenwick Park

(Left to right) Gavin Parker (Senior Contracts Manager) and Kevin Manterfield (Major Contracts Director)

We are delighted to announce that Gelder Group’s Major Contracts department have won the LABC Regional Awards for the Kenwick Park Spa project, along-side LK2 Architects. The Award means a place at the National Finals on the Friday 10 November 2017 in London and well-deserved recognition for the teams at Gelder Group who were responsible for delivering the project.

The LABC awards recognise some of the high quality work being carried out by our Building and Design teams, who focus their attention on the innovative solutions the Project teams have put in place. The professionalism of these teams with regards to building control considerations is what helps to produce safe, energy efficient, award winning construction projects.

If you would like more information about our involvement with the Kenwick Park Spa project, please get in touch.

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