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Gelder sponsored analysis of timber to Lincoln Guildhall finds timber dating back to the 10th Century

Gelder Group have sponsored ‘tree ring dating’ to timber within Guildhall which is situated above the Stonebow on the pedestrian High Street with has been site of a gateway into Lincoln since Roman times.

Analysis was completed by the Nottingham Tree-ring Dating Laboratory who carried out analysis of 12 samples.  Whilst the building itself dates back to the later 15th Century the earliest piece (taken from under the stair cupboard) showed it was felled in the late 12th or early 13th century with the ring sample showing that it began growing in the late 10th Century.

The fascinating report of 12 samples taken shows timber ranging in age from 1160 to 1780 and copies are available by emailing dawn.peel@gelder.co.uk

Stone Bow

The Guildhall and Stonebow, Lincoln, has been the meeting place of the Lincoln City Council from Medieval times to the present.

Lincoln City Council grants Gelder Group Social Values Accreditation Certificate

Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter

Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter

The Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter has been launched by City of Lincoln Council to showcase star employers in Lincoln who go above and beyond to support their employees and the local community. Gelder Group have now successfully accredited for the scheme by registering the huge number of socially responsible activities they carry out every year.

Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of City of Lincoln Council, said:

We are delighted to introduce the Social Responsibility Charter to award our role model employers who go the extra mile to reduce inequality and enhance Lincoln as a place to work.

We’ve seen organisations doing all sorts of positive activities, including paying the Living Wage and granting leave for employees to engage in community activities around the city.

This charter is not only of benefit to the employee, but the employer receives a host of benefits such as a happy workforce leading to increased staff retention and happy customers, making it a fantastic opportunity.

All you have to do is sign up on our website and demonstrate what positive activities you are undertaking as an organisation.

We strive to become a more socially responsible city and look forward to welcoming more organisations on board.

The Gelder Group have dozens of initiatives across its group which directly benefit staff and the communities they work in. On the accreditation Gelder Group CEO commented:

Our Vision 2020 goal is to be ‘the company to work for’ and also ‘build strong communities’, I’m delighted to be amongst the other brilliant local construction companies who have signed up for the initiative. I hope we can all learn from each other and good practice.

To learn more about our vision please visit our Vision 2020 page.

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