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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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Gelder Group’s Dave Wass wins Charity Fishing Competition

All anglers arriving well before the set meeting time to a sound and smell of a campfire cooking bacon and sausages.  The Children from Wild in the Woods called a very loud and confident ‘’TIME’’ at the all-in. We further understand a match started early in Gainsborough ,such was the volume of the very polite youngsters!

Dave Troop was off to a great start and didn’t give anyone any time to settle in, putting 3 nice carp in the net straight away. Phil Middleton and Dave Wass were also off to a great start but alternatively to Troopy targeting the smaller silver species. As the morning went on both Anglers were building a good rhythm with small silver fish being swung regularly to hand at an impressive pace.

It was Keith Mychajluk and our Bird Ringer –  Stephen Wain’s first Match on the Lake. Both anglers fished hard for some very nice skimmer bream. Keith unfortunately had a brush with Oscar mid-match, with rod bent double he was literally brought to his feet to stand up and fight with the unseen underwater tear away. After a brief tug of war, Keith gasped as he parted company with our resident delinquent monster fish who yet again had evaded capture, bending Keith’s hook nearly straight. Will anyone ever catch this terror? Good luck to you if you wish to try!

Jim had set his stall out adopting the rock solid, go big or go home approach. Simon started fairly well setting rods and rigs to cover several options, but quickly became a jack of all trades , master of none on this occasion.

With less than an hour to go an all too familiar clink of glass and the sound of bottle tops being removed was heard coming from the top of the Lake, as Troopy and Coxy got stuck into the ice box early….perfect timing as the sun shone down following a wet and cloudy morning.

By 1300hrs time was called and plenty of fish had been caught by all.

The usual Banter continued, and anticipation grew from peg to peg as the weights and measures were recorded. Upon studying the nets literally hundreds of fish had been caught with the anglers providing the children with a valuable insight into all the fish species we have in the lake.

The match finished with the 3 heaviest nets going:

  • 3rd David Troop – 3lb 14oz
  • 2nd Gary Cox – 4lb 11oz
  • 1st David Wass – 5lb 1oz

Well deserved and well done to Dave Wass who fished his socks off from the start of the match to the finish amassing just under a 100 fish! Possibly the largest bag of fish we’ve ever recorded for a 3 hour match!

Extended well done to Coxy and Troopy with nets of nice carp and another very busy of silver fish and bonus carp for Coxy.

The day raised over a £100.00 for charity.

Huge thanks to our Dawn and the Wild in the Woods team for cooking breakfast on the camp fire for everyone and running tea, worms and sandwiches from peg to peg all day!

The Rick Paton Memorial Match will be held in September 2021.

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(Left)Winner Dave Wass with his catch (Right) Dave Troop – 3rd place

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2nd Place – Gary Cox


New 18 tonne vehicle added to the fleet

The 18 tonne lorry has now been added to the fleet to enable us to keep up with deliveries to sites all over the county and beyond.  The DAF LF 260 is fitted with a HMF1210K2 RC Crane lifting capacity of 930kgs @ a 9.5metres reach and MTE bespoke built tipping Body with Harsh lifting gear. For extra safety we have fitted fall arrest protection around the body.

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Community Projects given assistance in Hartsholme

Community Projects Hartsholme Community Trust and Hartsholme Cricket Club reached out to Gelder Group via their local councillor to ask if we could assist them in creating fences after large Leylandii Trees had been taken out as they became a danger of falling in high winds. Gelder Group supported them with timber and the manpower to be able to install the fences.

On the Project Cllr Biff Bean commented:

Big thank you to Gelder Group for helping us with our community project on Hartsholme.



Sam Gelder’s ‘7 marathons in 7 days’ raises £49,475.20 for charity

During the 2nd week of March Sam Gelder achieved the incredible feat of completing ‘7 Marathons in 7 Days’.  The aim was to raise £12,000 for charities Cancer Research and The Gelder Charitable Trust.

Just Giving pages were set-up and people were extremely generous with their donations with £49,475.20 raised in total, £9,687 for Cancer Research UK and £39,678.20 for ‘The Gelder Charitable Trust’.

The Gelder Charitable Trust was set-up to provide support, financial or otherwise for construction workers and their families when they become incapacitated through illness or accident with three people/families already having received support.

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New Digital Transport and Logistics Academy completed at Boston College

The £1.6m contract to add additional facilities to the College has now been completed. The new two-story building comprising of workshops for practical skills development, teaching laboratories and offices space for staff and amenities. Whilst the project was slightly delayed in completion due to the National lockdown, construction soon re-commenced once manufacturing and other key suppliers re-started having gone into temporary closure. Feedback from the clients has been very positive and commented ‘Excellent performance and outstanding quality’. Additional contracts for almost £1m were also completed on site included the demolition and alteration of existing bedroom accommodation, formation of new classrooms, workshop and associated office/administration/welfare accommodation and the replacement of existing windows, doors and external render.

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Development at Knaith Park is SOLD OUT

The last property was sold last week to Mr & Mrs Shephard who are delighted to be moving into Knaith Park. They instantly fell in love with Heynings Court and although it was a stressful process with frustrating solicitors, Ken says “it’s definitely been worth it”. They are looking forward to opening their bottle of champagne & celebrating the beginning of their new life in Knaith Park.

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Gelder Living Secure £1.6m New Homes Contract with ACIS Housing Association

Over 10 years in the making, Gelder Living has secured a £1.6m order to develop a redundant garage site in Sturton by Stow which will deliver 14no 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed homes and much needed affordable semi-detached bungalows in Sturton by Stow.

The scheme originally started life in 2009 but many legal, planning, drainage and funding issues needed to be overcome.

Work on the 52 week project will start immediately and will also deliver several local apprenticeship opportunities.


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