If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it is that anything can happen. With this in mind, the group have invested in a Defibrillator kit which has been installed at our main reception. The kit is so easy to use that no pre-training is required and while we hope it’s never called upon, it’s added some peace of mind to our Head Office.
Gelder Group have received planning to substantially increase its Head Office complex with an additional 11,000 sq. ft. of warehousing along with additional compounds, external storage and car parking.
CEO, Steve Gelder commented:
We are absolutely delighted with the Local Authority planning Department for granting us this permission which will see us further expand and create additional jobs at our Sturton by Stow Complex.
Planning has been granted for B1/B2 & B8 uses.
The Major Contracts department welcomed their new Apprentice Administrator, Kyra Elston. Kyra will be working in the department as well as studying for her Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship.
Work on extending the car parking spaces at the Gelder Group’s Head Office (Tillbridge Lane, Sturton-by-Stow) are well underway. The new permeable paving system will allow the grass to grow through interlocking honeycomb plastic grids to provide a sustainable, free draining parking area that will predominantly be used to store plant, machinery and vans. The new extension will free-up many existing car park places.
We have once again been successful in creating the right environment for the barn owl and kestrel population to thrive in our environmental park. This year we have recorded two barn owlets and six baby kestrels. All of the birds have now been ringed by licensed bird ringer, Steve Wain.
With a total of 55 years service, several members of the Head office staff were recognised today for their ‘Length of Service’ to Gelder Group. The recipients were from several areas of the business including Insurance, Maintenance, Major Contracts and Accounts. The awards were presented by Steve Gelder CEO, who commented:
We have a fantastic staff team and I’m very happy to hand out these awards along with a token gift of appreciation.
These awards are given out annually to staff members who have achieved length of service of 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years.