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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 named as Princess Royal Training Award winner 2018

Princess Royal Training Awards

City & Guilds Group has today released the names of 48 businesses commended by the 2018 Princess Royal Training Awards. Other companies given the prestigious award included River Island, John Lewis, RBS, and the Royal Air Force in recognition of their outstanding training and development programmes, which have directly resulted in commercial success.

From apprenticeship schemes, to gamified e-learning, to health and wellbeing programmes, each of the recipients had to display a unique dedication to developing their workforce.

The full list of recipients includes public and private sector businesses of all sizes, from areas including hospitality, banking and financial services, retail, education, manufacturing, not for profit, and healthcare. The Award recipients, who were all subject to a rigorous assessment process, will receive their Awards from HRH The Princess Royal at a ceremony in October.

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

Congratulations to all 48 organisations who have achieved the Princess Royal Training Awards standard of excellence this year. Once again, it is evidence of the very real benefits that investing in staff development can bring to employers, large and small, private, public and not for profit. At a time of increasing economic uncertainty and reduced investment into workforce development it is great to see critical business issues being addressed through impactful L & D. Through the Awards we highlight excellent examples of training that have already proved to be effective and we encourage others to build on their success.

Commenting on being awarded Steve Gelder, Chief Executive Officer of Gelder Group said:

At Gelder Group we believe in training staff from within and progressing them through the organisation, we have a very established and successful apprenticeship programme which has been created to train and develop our staff. Myself and the rest of the Senior Management Team are thrilled that this has been recognised by such a prestigious award.

My hope is that this award will further highlight the apprenticeship programmes available in the construction sector, which is so needed.

For more information about our apprenticeships, visit our dedicated apprenticeships page.

Jack secures ‘Bricklaying Student of the Year’

Jack Jarvis

(Left to Right) Steve Gelder – CEO Gelder Group, Jack Jarvis – Apprentice Bricklayer, Mark Locking – Managing Director Lincoln College

Gelder apprentice Jack Jarvis has been awarded Lincoln College’s ‘Bricklaying Student of the Year’ award for his work during the past 12 months.

Jack (18) was one of Lincoln Colleges Gainsborough Construction Career Colleges‘ first students and secured himself a position at Gelder Group in November 2017. Since starting with the Group he’s worked on a wide variety of contracts broadening his horizons and skills and is excelling at his chosen career path.

The Gelder Group (a founder member of the Construction Careers College, which was the first in the UK) have trained over 350 apprentices since it was formed in 1988, and has set itself a target of recruiting a further 70 apprentices during the course of the next 3 years.

Jack receives a certificate of merit and £100 of vouchers for his efforts and comments

I am delighted to receive this award and am thoroughly enjoying my apprenticeship at Gelder Group.

For further information on Gelder Group and it’s apprentice opportunities visit our dedicated apprenticeships page.

Major Contracts ISO success

Handover of ISO certificates. Paul Jackson and Stacy Williams.

Handover of ISO certificates. Paul Jackson and Stacy Williams.

On February 2nd, the Gelder Group Major Contracts team were awarded certification for a successful transition to ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) as well as maintaining governance to the OHSAS 18001:2007 (Health and Safety). There are currently 6,000,000 companies with certification to these standards but only 17% of these (as of 15th January 2018) have been certified to the new standards.

In addition to this great news, Major Contracts is the 1st to gain the ISO 14001:2015 accreditation within our auditing company, which is a great achievement. If you would like to know more about our professional certifications, please get in touch.

Gelder Group recognised amongst Lincoln businesses for its contribution to education

EBP Award

Steve Gelder being presented with the EBP Award.

The EBP (Education Business Partnership) recently recognised businesses from across Lincolnshire for their exceptional work with schools and young people at its annual Investors in Education Awards, held at Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham on 28th November.

Each year The EBP invites schools to nominate organisations to receive an Investors in Education award. Gelder Group was one of the employers that stood out and went the extra mile to help the young people it worked with.

According to judges’ comments:

Gelder Group received the award for their fantastic support in making sure students gained knowledge of the construction trade at Lincoln Construction Week – a three-day interactive event held in October, organised by the Lincoln Group Training Association and supported by The EBP.

CEO of Gelder Group, Steve Gelder, said:

It’s well known fact that there is a huge skills shortage in the construction industry and at Gelder Group we are committed to increasing the number of people within the industry and to training the next generation.

We are honoured to have received this award acknowledging our contribution to education in the region and look forward to continuing our work in 2018 with young people who have an interest in construction.

Steve Gelder was presented with a trophy and certificate at the awards by The EBP’s chief executive, Elaine Lilley, and James Pinchbeck, marketing partner at Streets Chartered Accountants.

Elaine Lilley, chief executive at the EBP, said:

Our work would not be possible without the support of the local business community. We thank all of the organisations who have supported The EBP this year and are pleased to celebrate those that have been recognised as making a significant difference to schools, young people and the community.

Gelder Group is a multi-award-winning construction company based in Lincoln which works across a range of sectors including education, health, retail, insurance, leisure, commercial and residential building projects. The firm, which employs 300 staff and is a founding member of the Gainsborough Career College, has trained 300 apprentices since its formation as a two-man building outfit in 1988, 37 of those in the last three years alone.

If you would like more information about our work with schools and young people, please get in touch.

Cromford Mill Building 17 wins European Award

Kevin Manterfield - Major Contracts Director Gelder Group and Duke of Devonshire - photographed by Ashley Franklin

Kevin Manterfield (Gelder Group Major Contracts Director) and the Duke of Devonshire at the award ceremony. Photographed by Ashley Franklin.

Thursday 19th October saw the unveiling of the prestigious award given to Cromford Mill Building 17 by the European Union prize for Cultural Heritage. Kevin Manterfield was there on behalf of Gelder Ltd and welcomed the Europa Nostra Award to our portfolio.

Building 17 is an incredible property filled with many historic values and we are delighted to have been involved in this project.
— Kevin Manterfield (Major Contracts Director)

Children wearing traditional period clothing at the award ceremony.

Children wearing traditional period clothing at the award ceremony.

For more information about the Cromford Mill project, see our case study, or get in touch.

Success of Vision 2017 leads to ‘Drinks all round!’

Bottle Bag

Each member of staff will be presented with a bottle as a thank you from the Senior Management Team.

Every member of the team at Gelder Group has, or will soon receive a bottle of appreciation from the Senior Management Team as a ‘thank you’ for both their individual contribution to Vision 2017 and for earning the Group the title of Lincolnshire’s fastest expending company.

Work on the Group’s next Vision is now underway and this will be launched early in the New Year and will coincide with the companies 30 years in business celebrations.

Long service awards celebrates 205 years

Length of Service Awards

Staff with their Length of Service Awards

Presentations to 19 staff for a combined 205 years service took place on Thursday 28th September 2017.

All staff are recognised for milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25 years service, although as the company enters its 30th year of business the 30 year milestone will soon also be recognised.

On the presentation CEO Steve Gelder commented:

It is always a very humbling experience for me to make awards. We are blessed with an abundance of talented people at Gelder Group that I am extremely lucky to be able to call friends and colleagues.

If you’re interested in starting a career with the Gelder Group, check out our careers page!

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