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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.

Gelder Group recognised for ‘Outstanding Training and skills development’

Princess Royal Training Awards

CEO Steve Gelder accepted Award from HRH The Princess Royal

Gelder Group is celebrating after being amongst just 46 recipients of the 2018 Princess Royal Training Awards granted for their commitment to training and skills excellence by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London on the 31st October 2018.

CEO Steve Gelder, who accepted the award on behalf of the company commented:

I am grateful for everyone at Gelder Group who made this possible, it is a great honour.

I’d urge other organisations to enter in 2019, not just because the feedback helps you improve but the auditing process is so thorough. So many awards ranging from the Times Top 100 to regional awards have become too commercialised, this award is completely free to enter, the auditing process is unbelievably intense and the judging is very challenging, so I’m delighted we made the 2018 cut.

The Princess Royal Training Awards are delivered by the City & Guilds Group, to highlight the value of training and employee development and celebrate examples of best practice. Applications are assessed against three Hallmarks of Excellence by the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission, which comprised of HRH The Princess Royal and seven leading figures in the business and training community. For the full list of recipients and their training schemes, please see the link here.

Commenting on this year’s recipients, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group said:

It’s fantastic to celebrate the third annual Princess Royal Training Awards and honour Gelder Group. In an ever changing world, it continues to be important for Britain’s businesses to invest in training to boost their productivity, address skills gaps and further develop their teams. I congratulate all of the 48 organisations who have achieved the standard this year and presented examples of the innovative, inspiring and impactful training that’s taking place across the UK today. They are truly worthy recipients of this rigorously assessed royal award and we are delighted to be able to honour their achievements.

Gelder Group secure £3m retirement homes project

Lea Rd, Ongo

Left to right: Steve Gelder, CEO Gelder Group, Martin Philips, Development Manager ONGO, Diane Krochmal Housing Strategy and Supply Manager West Lindsey DC, David Bishop, Founder DBA

Gelder Group is to develop 24 retirement flats on its site at North Marsh Road in Gainsborough in a partnership with Ongo Housing Association.

The project, which has been a number of years in the making, will deliver much needed retirement properties in the town and also employ students from the Gelder sponsored Construction Careers College.

On the project Group CEO Steve Gelder comments:

Thanks to everyone involved for getting this scheme over the line, negotiations begun back in 2014 despite hold-ups at every turn we are now on site and delivering a major local project in the town.

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

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