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New Commercial Department complete Thonock Park Refurbishment

Thonock Park

New Entrance Hall at Thonock Park Golf Club

After recently completing work to create eight guest rooms at Thonock Park in Gainsborough, Gelder Group are now undertaking further refurbishment works to the main building. The extensive works are being undertaken within a very tight schedule of four weeks, ensuring all work is complete in readiness for the club’s busy, winter events calendar. The works include a new storm lobby, refurbishment of the ground floor and first floor and a new reception area.

Contracts Manager for the project, Joe Allmond, commented:

With the timescales involved, there is no margin for error in this project. Thonock Park is still open and our workforce is mindful that the club is constantly in use, so health and safety is at the forefront of each section of the refurbishment. We are on schedule to complete on time and deliver the facilities the club has requested.

New Commercial team secure Boston College Contract

Boston College

Image supplied by CPMG Architects Ltd

The Commercial Team have successfully been awarded The Digital Transport and Logistics Academy project within the Rochford Campus at Boston College which is planned to open in November of this year. The two-storey 1.6 million build will focus on developing port skills such as crane operations, fork lift truck driving, steel erecting, stevedoring, leadership and management, as well as improving digital skills. The project will welcome many new students to the college and will be led by Senior Contracts Manager Gavin Parker and Project Manager Matt Turner.

If you would like any further information, please get in touch.

Work begins at Louth County Hospital to build an MRI Suite

Design of converted laundry to MRI Scanner

Design of converted laundry to MRI suite at Louth County Hospital

Gelder Group have been appointed as main contractor to transform a former laundry building into a £850,000 MRI suite at Louth County Hospital following a long-running community fundraising appeal. The suite will include a £465,000 MRI scanner, clinical rooms and waiting areas for both outpatients and inpatients. The project will due to be completed by the end of March and it is expected that 8,000 patients a year from Louth and the surrounding rural areas will use the scanner at the hospital, rather than having to travel further afield.

ULHT’s MRI Service Lead Chris Bilton said:

The scanner will provide us with much more detailed and faster scans. It will also help to improve cancer treatment as patients can be scanned earlier, leading to a quicker diagnosis and therefore being able to start treatment sooner.

If you would like more information about this project, please get in touch.

Gelder Group secures City of Lincoln Council contract

Gelder Group secures contract with City of Lincoln Council

Gelder Group secures contract with City of Lincoln Council

Gelder Group’s Facilities Management & Building Division have secured a contract with City of Lincoln Council to carry out planned and responsive maintenance repairs to the city council’s commercial property portfolio.

The Group is also signed up to the council’s Social Responsibility Charter which has been launched to showcase employers in the city who go above and beyond to support their employees and local community.

Paul Staines, who runs the repair & maintenance side of the business at Gelder comments:

We’ve been working closely with City of Lincoln Council for a number of years and have a great relationship with them, so I’m delighted that we’ve secured this contract. All the work will be carried out using local trades and local suppliers so this is also good news for the city’s economy.

The council’s contract with Gelder Group is for an initial period of two years, with options to extend for a maximum of a further six years.

Linkage students complete work experience at Head Office

Linkage Students in the Environmental Park

Linkage Students working in the Environmental Park

Gelder Group Community Vision launched in 2017 set out to ‘Build strong Communities’ has taken another big step towards that goal and is now working with Linkage College.

Linkage is a Lincolnshire based learning disability charity which provides a range of services including a further education college, care, day services, and employment support to help people with learning disabilities get into work. Students from the college have visited Gelder Group Head office over the course of the year and its students, who are studying City and Guilds Practical Horticulture/Skills for Working Life, have been working in the 16 acre environmental park to keep pathways clear, tending the planted areas, planting new bulbs and creating habitats for small mammals and insects.

Helen Spencer, (Horticulture Lecturer/Work Experience Team Leader) from the college commented about the initiative:

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Gelder Group and hope this relationship will continue and develop, I know our students love coming here.

If you would like more information about this collaboration, please get in touch.

Optimism event sees Gelder Group fly the flag in London

The Optimism Advantage

The Optimism Advantage

In the wake of Brexit gloom Gelder Group and Streets Chartered Accountants teamed up with motivational speaker and founder of the organisation ‘Live Big’ Stuart Baldwin to deliver an inspiring London event based on ‘The Power of Optimism’.

The event took place at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London and was attended by 100 invited politicians and leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment and sports.

Steve Gelder, Gelder Group CEO comments:

I just felt like some of our customers and associates seemed a bit low.  Everyone I speak to is sick to death of Brexit, as well as our politician’s petty arguments and inability to work together as a team.  We therefore joined forces with Streets, hired a great venue and got Stuart to give us all a pep-talk based around ‘optimism’ in an effort to cheer us all up.  We achieved that as well as lifted the profile of our respected companies.

Stuart Baldwin has a remarkable ability to galvanise and lift the spirits of virtually any audience and has teamed up with Invest Gainsborough & Team Lincolnshire to host a similar free event in Gainsborough on 18th November 2019.

Networking at the Live Big event.

Tickets to this event can be secured by emailing

Gelder Living Secures new Development Site

Littleborough Lane

Littleborough Lane, Marton

Gelder Living has secured a further development site. This latest acquisition is on land off Littleborough Lane, Marton where it will develop 9 bungalows for sale on the open market.

Despite an ageing population and high demand, just 2,418 bungalows were built in the UK during 2018. In line with our Vision of ‘creating high quality affordable homes that inspire communities’ Gelder Living intends to improve on that statistic.

Gelder Living currently has 49 properties under construction at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Knaith, and Gainsborough with a further 7 sites and 70 plots under consideration. For more information about Gelder Living, please get in touch.

Gelder Living commences work at Kirton Lindsey

Kirton Lindsey

Commencing work at Grayingham Road, Kirton in Lindsey

Work has started on site at Grayingham Road, Kirton Lindsey where the company is delivering 16 new properties in a joint venture with housing provider Ongo.

The £2m development consists of 6 semi-detached two bedroom houses and 10 two bed semi-detached bungalows.

The first properties will be ready for occupation during the Autumn of 2020 and a large proportion of the work will involve the further development of the Groups growing intake of career College Construction Apprentices.

Rick Paton Memorial Fishing Competition

The Fourth Rick Paton Memorial Charity Match took place on 8th September 2019. It was a cool start to the Day with Gary Cox even having to scrape ice from the windscreen! Eight ‘’coiled springs’’ were in high spirits full of banter as per usual! The draw was tense (LOL) with the low numbered pegs and Rick’s peg being the hot favourites. The efforts the travelling Barbarian’s made, battling fire,  ice and wind paid off with all three gents drawing very favourably and saw Big Alan sat comfortably in Rick’s Peg.

Start time was called early, such was the excitement to get fishing with the War Cry coming from defending champion, Gary Cox.

Yet again the sky line looked like a scene from Braveheart with a torrent of feeders, leads, floats, bait and carbon fibre poles being unleashed. Dave Troop’s feeder was so big , the splash resembled a Snap On Tool Cabinet going in. The suave as ever Jim Smith, clearly not being happy with how deep his swim was and was raising the bottom gradually throughout the match with Boilies, Tiger Nuts and Kilos of particles. Dave Wass was off to a good start with a flurry of small fish, at least securing some valuable weight early doors. The match continued at a steady pace with fish steadily coming throughout. The fish seeming to push out to the deeper water as the match went on. Ex Gelder employee – Andy Wright putting in another solid shift and produced a real gem of mirror carp, just showing the quality of fish we have in the Lake. A hairy battle with an unseen power house was a highlight, with Big Al having to use pure skill to free a large Carp from the weeds in the dying seconds of the 3.5 hour match!

Bright conditions made the fishing difficult but the weigh in saw plenty of fish of all sizes and colours returned safely.

The highly skilled Barbarians secured third and second place, Big Al taking third and winning biggest fish of the Match, Phil the power Middleton putting a quality bag of hard earned silvers and carp together with the consistency he is well renowned for. Bald Blaydes took first place with a mixed bag of Carp and Orfe caught from various other pegs around the Lake (LOL). Jane Blaydes made a Chocolate cake to mark the occasion that was won in the raffle by Top Rod – Jim Smith.

As always the real winner was the event itself with 65.00 pounds raised for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Thank you to all that attended the match, including the staff and visitors, in particular the Paton family who very kindly gifted a bottle of Champagne for the largest fish of the Day.


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