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Lincoln City Council grants Gelder Group Social Values Accreditation Certificate

Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter

Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter

The Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter has been launched by City of Lincoln Council to showcase star employers in Lincoln who go above and beyond to support their employees and the local community. Gelder Group have now successfully accredited for the scheme by registering the huge number of socially responsible activities they carry out every year.

Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of City of Lincoln Council, said:

We are delighted to introduce the Social Responsibility Charter to award our role model employers who go the extra mile to reduce inequality and enhance Lincoln as a place to work.

We’ve seen organisations doing all sorts of positive activities, including paying the Living Wage and granting leave for employees to engage in community activities around the city.

This charter is not only of benefit to the employee, but the employer receives a host of benefits such as a happy workforce leading to increased staff retention and happy customers, making it a fantastic opportunity.

All you have to do is sign up on our website and demonstrate what positive activities you are undertaking as an organisation.

We strive to become a more socially responsible city and look forward to welcoming more organisations on board.

The Gelder Group have dozens of initiatives across its group which directly benefit staff and the communities they work in. On the accreditation Gelder Group CEO commented:

Our Vision 2020 goal is to be ‘the company to work for’ and also ‘build strong communities’, I’m delighted to be amongst the other brilliant local construction companies who have signed up for the initiative. I hope we can all learn from each other and good practice.

To learn more about our vision please visit our Vision 2020 page.

Gelder Group shortlisted for East Midlands Property Dinner Awards

The shortlist for the East Midlands Property Dinner Awards have been revealed and Gelder Group along with Turner & Townsend, Maber Architects, Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service have been nominated in the category of Construction Project of the Year 2019 for the Newark Fire Station. The black tie extravaganza takes place on Thursday 12 September 2019 at De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

Ian Griffin, Insider business editor, said:

The high number of submissions for the Construction Project of the Year and Property Deal of the Year highlights the appetite for major development and big transactions in the East Midlands, despite concerns over Brexit.

Gelder Group CEO commented:

We are delighted to have been nominated in this category, the whole team who worked on this project deserve to be praised and I’m sure they will enjoy the evening and hopefully pick up the award.

Newark Fire Station

Newark Fire Station

10th year PASMA Audit passed with flying colours

Gelder Training achieves PASMA accredited centre status for 10th consecutive year!

All accredited PASMA training centres are audited annually to ensure that they continue to meet the stringent standards set by PASMA. On 14th August 2019, an external annual audit was carried out by George Lopez from PASMA and Gelder Training successfully passed the audit with flying colours.

Gelder Training are thrilled with the news and look forward to continuing to deliver our popular PASMA Towers for Users training courses. To celebrate we will be offering a 10% discount on upcoming training dates as follows 13th September, 27th September, 18th October & 25th October, to book please contact Katie Scott on 01427 788837, or email info@gelder.co.uk and quote reference 10THYEAR.

Attendees of PASMA course constructing mobile access towers.

Attendees of PASMA course constructing mobile access towers.

Gelder Group’s Lichfield office makes LV= news

Gelder Group’s Lichfield Insurance Repair & Renovation team have been recognised in Liverpool Victoria’s newsletter for its craftsmanship on this unusual claim.

An impact damage to a very ornate entrance archway, see pictures attached. Gelder Group Insurance Department works on around 6,000 insurance claims annually via its regional office network in Lincoln, Lichfield and Barlborough, few require the skills that this one presented!

LV= Newsletter

LV= Newsletter

Environmental park’s newest resident

Great Crested Newt

A fantastic new addition to the Environmental Park at the Gelder Group head office has been found recently with the discovery of the Great Crested Newts which have taken up residency in the fishing lake.

Having been found in the lake, quite by accident the newts which are legally protected are another rare find in the environmental park.

Find our more about our commitment to the environment and how we’re taking steps to reduce our impact, see our environment page.

Specialist Subsidence Team

Subsidence damage

Subsidence damage is on the rise.

With rainfall not yet returning to normal levels and coupled with 2018’s record dry summer, the UK has seen a 400% spike in insurance subsidence claims, the biggest surge in subsidence claims since 2013.

Having your major asset affected by subsidence isn’t much fun. It’s expensive and much like most flooding, properties are left with the stigma which leads to higher insurance premiums whilst at the same time making them less desirable to own. And as if this isn’t bad enough, monitoring to identify the underlying causes and the structural repairs can take years, all very very stressful.

Recognising this, Gelder Group’s Insurance Repair and Renovation division has set-up a team to handle these specialist claims. Head of the division, Louisa Sharpe comments:

“We recognise that subsidence claims are very stressful for the property owners so we’ve set up a team of very experienced individuals with the aim of not only supporting the policy holders emotionally, but also ensuring the repairs are specified correctly and delivered by the best tradesmen available using the most up-to-date methods that provide lasting solutions.”

If you would like more information about our specialist Subsidence Team, please get in touch.

Gelder Group secure top spot at Greater Lincolnshire Construction & Property Awards

Gelder Group along with the project architects & consultants Keir Group secured top spot for the development of the North Sea Observatory at Chapel Point, Chapel St Leonards.

North Sea Observatory, Chapel Point

North Sea Observatory, Chapel Point

The unique building secured the award for both its design, workmanship and for being delivered on budget despite a plethora of challenges, not least of which is its location on a very windswept sea front!

The facility offers all year round facilities for families and those enjoying a walk along the beach and the building includes a cafe, public toilets, exhibitions and is an impressive gateway to the coastal county park.

Over 350 people gathered to celebrate the Construction and Property Awards in Lincolnshire, which took place at the Doubletree by Hilton in Lincoln.

Guests arrived at these prestigious awards, sponsored by Fraser Brown Solicitors and were welcomed by guest speaker, Homes Under the Hammer presenter, Martin Roberts.

Construction & Property Awards 2019

Pictured: (Left to Right) Iain Cameron – Head of Major Contracts, Steve Gelder – CEO, Martin Roberts – Homes Under the Hammer

Gelder Group Apprentices gain vital experience on retirement flats scheme

Apprentices - Knaith

Pictured: Apprentices working on site at North Marsh Road.

A £3 million development scheme in partnership with Ongo Housing Association and West Lindsey District Council is enabling Gainsborough Construction Career College bricklaying students to gain vital on site experience.

Gelder Group’s Mission is to ‘Inspire a new Generation in construction’ and this scheme of 24 high-quality flats for the over 55’s being situated so close to the towns Gelder sponsored Construction Career College, gives the opportunity for the company to do just that.

Currently there are 6 bricklayer apprentices on site and this will shortly increase to 9. To apply for an apprenticeship with Gelder Group, visit our Apprenticeships page, where you can register your interest.

BBC Make a Difference Awards 2019

BBC Make a Difference Awards (Lincoln Cathedral image by Nick)

CEO Steve Gelder will be sitting with a panel of judges for the first BBC Radio Lincolnshire Make a Difference Awards. The closing date for the awards is fast approaching, so please get your applications in by 31st December to be considered.

The categories for the awards are:

  • Inspiring Young Person of the Year – Awarded to anyone aged between 13-25 who is an inspiration to both young and old.
  • Call of Duty – Presented to a member or team of emergency service personnel, NHS staff or the armed forces for commitment to their profession.
  • Carer of the Year – Someone who cares for an individual or group of people on a regular basis.
  • Good Neighbour of the Year – Awarded to an individual or organisation that helps make their community a better place to live or work, either on a regular basis or through a single act of kindness or courage.
  • Fur’ever Friend of the Year – An individual or group who goes out of their way to care for animals.

In addition “The Yellowbelly Award” will be presented to the overall winner who scores the highest marks out of the five category winners.

For more information and to apply click here.

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