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Cartergate Wins Best Large Commercial Project Award

David Baines collecting the Best Large Commercial Building award for the Cartergate project.

David Baines (second from right) collecting the Best Large Commercial Project award.

We are proud to announce that our Cartergate Office Development took the prestigious award of Best Large Commercial Project at the recent LABC awards at Forest Pines, Scunthorpe. The evening was attending by David Baines (Contracts Manager) as well as the team from ENGIE and Wilkin Chapman Partners, whom gave great praise to the Gelder team for their successful work.

Congratulations to everyone involved. If you would like more information about our involvement with the Cartergate project, please get in touch.

Tori’s Tough Mudder is No Obstacle

Tori with her sister after successfully completing the Tough Mudder course.

Tori (right) with her sister after successfully completing the Tough Mudder course.

Well done to our Design Assistant, Tori for completing her Tough Mudder Half last Saturday in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK. She completed the 5 mile, 13 obstacle course with her sister in under two and a half hours. On the event Tori commented:

I’d just like to thank everyone who has donated so far! If you haven’t already and would like to make a contribution, Tori’s Just Giving page is still welcoming any spare pennies towards a fantastic cause.

If you would like to support Tori and her chosen charity (it’s not too late), please visit her JustGiving fundraising page. All donations are gratefully received!


BBC Filming at Lidl Construction Site in Gainsborough

With the UK General Election looming, Sharon Edwards (Political Reporter for the BBC) contacted Gelder Group to ask if we could help with filming a piece for the BBC. We arranged to meet Sharon and her film crew at our Lidl construction site in Gainsborough, where we were joined by some students from the Construction Career College in Gainsborough. The students had generously agreed to help out by saying a few lines to the camera — stating each political party’s policy with regards to housing and construction.

The filming was a success, despite the torrential rain and muddy construction site. The students performed admirably, although a couple of them did get cold feet when faced by the BBC film crew. Luckily, we had Alan Smith (Gelder Group Site Manager) close by and ready as a substitute. Ever the consummate professional, Alan agreed to stand-in at the last minute and had his lines recorded by the film crew.

Hopefully, the piece will be aired on the BBC soon. If you would like more information, please get in touch.

Congratulations Jenny and Andy on your Wedding

Jenny on her last day at work, before getting married.

Jenny Davis (Head Receptionist) on her last day at work, before heading off to get married to Andy Brown.

All the staff gathered around a very embarrassed Jenny Davis (soon to be Brown) on her last day at work before her wedding to Andy Brown. The couple are to be married on Saturday 20th May 2017 at Washingborough Hall. Steve Gelder (CEO) presented Jenny with a card and gift from the whole staff team and wished them a wonderful honeymoon in Maldives.

Team of Champions Cup Awarded to IT Department

Gelder Group Team of Champions

Gelder Group Team of Champions. (Left to Right) Nick Adkinson (Software Developer), Brad Wright (IT Technician), Dave Gladwin (Construction Director), Steve Gelder (CEO), Philip Newborough (Web Developer), Richard Stringer (IT Manager), Arran Fullwood (Financial Controller).

The ‘Team of Champions’ cup was established in 2011 to recognise and reward exceptional performance by a person or department within the business. Today, the surprised winners were the Gelder Group IT Department who were nominated for the innovation and consistent service they continue to provide to the Group.

On the winners performance Arran Fullwood (Financial Controller) commented:

The innovative and industry leading IT solutions produced by Philip Newborough and Nick Adkinson for the new website and new bespoke claims management system along with the consistent IT support provided by Brad Wright and the Head of IT, Richard Stringer are the reason this cup was established. I’m delighted to have been able to present my team with this award.

Students Visit Multi-Million Pound Development in Gainsborough

Students Visit Lidl

Students visit Lidl

Working in partnership with Lincoln College, Gelder Group helped launch the UK’s first Construction Career College in Gainsborough. Since the launch, we have worked closely with the college in shaping the curriculum, including teaching an Architectural Design class. The latest collaboration project sees the students at the college doing field work at the Gelder Group’s £3.1m Lidl construction site in Gainsborough. Over the next few months, students will visit the site at different junctions of the build in order to see and learn about the different stages of the build process.

If you are interested in a career in construction, please see the Construction Career College website.

Xeric Speak at the Naze Tower Education Day

The Hanoverian tower, more commonly known as the Naze Tower.

The Hanoverian tower, more commonly known as the Naze Tower (photo by Tee Cee)

Dave Stainton (Xeric Manager) and James Pickering (Xeric Team Leader) gave a talk on the drying and climate control works Xeric carried out at the Naze Tower in 2015.

Accompanying Xeric, there were a series of speakers throughout the day representing a varied section of the Building and Restoration Industry, which included Historic England and The National Trust.

Dave Stainton commented:

Overall it was a rewarding and fascinating day, learning about the geology of the area along with historical works carried out at the Naze Tower. There were over 30 people in attendance at the Essex Wildlife Trust Centre, and felt very proud that the Xeric team had played a part in the works to remove the Naze Tower from the ‘At Risk List’ of Historic England.

If you would like more information about Xeric’s involvement with the Naze Tower, please get in touch.

James Roberts runs the Boston Marathon for Charity

James Roberts

James Roberts at the finish of the Boston Marathon (second from right)

Gelder Group has had a charity fund in place for 3 years and only supports the charities nominated by our staff. So, when James Roberts (Senior Architectural Technologist) decided to run the Boston Marathon in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Research the group supported him with a £250 donation towards the charity. James successfully completed the Boston marathon on Bank Holiday Monday and with his team raised £1420 for the charity. Congratulations, James.

If you would like to support James and his chosen charity (it’s not too late), please visit his JustGiving fundraising page. All donations are gratefully received!

Gelder Group attain SafeHire Certificate

SafeHire Certification Logo

Gelder Group attain SafeHire Certification.

Gelder Group has recently been audited by The Hire Association Europe to gain SafeHire accreditation. To gain the accreditation, we had to show evidence that we operate to very high standards in Health & Safety, procedures and processes, and maintain equipment to a high standard. We are very pleased to announce that after three months of hard work by the whole team, we achieved the SafeHire standard on our very first auditor visit.

The auditor commented:

I wished all of my audits were as good as this.

Congratulations to everybody involved. Our commitment to being the best means we are constantly looking to improve with memberships and accreditations from the industry leading bodies. If you would like to know more about our accreditations, please get in touch.

New Gelder Group Website Launched

Screenshots of the Gelder Website running on various devices.

The new Gelder Group website.

After months of work and contributions from all areas of the company, we are proud to announce the launch of the new Gelder Group website. The new website has been completely rebuilt to help showcase what we’re working on and what we can do, and also to provide a useful resource for our existing and potential customers.

Amongst its new features, the website has improved security, navigation, structure and search, making it easier to get to the content you’re interested in. The website has also been designed to work across multiple device types, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones. Our IT team assures us that the website has some serious engineering behind it, making it super-fast and very easy to keep up-to-date.

Initial feedback about the new website has been extremely positive, so thanks go to all who contributed, particularly Philip Newborough, our talented Web Developer. If you would like any further information about the new website, or its underlying technologies, please get in touch.

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