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CES Updates

25th April 2018

For a number of years Combined Energy Solutions has been working with Places for People; a leisure Centre chain operating throughout the entirety of the UK. Since the start of 2018 CES have added a further six centres to their current portfolio, building on an already strong relationship.

With the inclusion of these six new sites, CES now provides PPM services and reactive works for 80 Places for People centres across the country. CES oversee the provision of specialist combustion, refrigeration and associated plant and controls maintenance services at each site.

24th April 2018
H&V News Awards Winners 2018

The Briggs & Forrester Group has won three coveted awards at this year’s H&V News Award.

The results of the H&V News Awards were revealed on 19th April at the esteemed Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, where over 1,000 of the HVAC industry elite came together for a night of recognition and celebration of the sector’s achievements.

10th April 2018

On the 22nd April, Matt Dickerson Special Projects, is running this year’s London Marathon for Northampton’s Autism Concern charity.

His longest run of 23 miles has recently been completed and he’s clocked up a total of 300 miles since January.

Matt said, “I am running the London Marathon to help raise awareness of autism and to provide more exposure of this Northampton based charity. I have two nephews on the Autistic Spectrum so know first-hand what fantastic support Autism Concern provides, not just to them but to the 1000's of other people affected across the county.”

28th March 2018

Last week, one of Combined Energy Solutions resident technicians, Steve Blake, won the annual Sport Relief bake-off at the Volvo HQ in Maidenhead.

Entries included, shortbread biscuits, orange drizzle cake, Pina Colada cupcakes and Steve’s Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Easter fruit cake.

Against stiff competition, Steve came first place, having been scored by only one Judge on taste - as the other didn’t like fruit cake! Only 0.5 points split 1st and 3rd place so it was very close but Steve came out on top.

8th March 2018

Kelly began with Briggs & Forrester Special Projects 5 years ago as a purchasing administrator. After working in the position for two years, Kelly was offered a technical apprenticeship.

“As a purchasing administrator I would be inputting codes day to day and wondering how the parts that I was ordering worked within a building. As part of my training I was offered a 3 day placement at BSS and this is where my interests peaked and I knew that I wanted to pursue a career within the construction industry.”

7th March 2018
National Apprenticeship Week - Trainee Energy Assessors

Sam Harrison began his apprenticeship with Briggs & Forrester Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) in 2014. He discovered LEC through a local careers office.

“I was keen to receive paid practical on-the-job training in combination with classroom-based study which has allowed me to acquire new skills whilst being rewarded financially.”

He always had a strong interest in construction, which was influenced by programs such as Grand Designs.

5th March 2018

Curtis Castledine, Intermediate Design Engineer, began his career in Construction four years ago through the Briggs & Forrester Technical Apprenticeship programme, and qualified at the end of 2017.

Curtis said, “I’d always enjoyed and been interested in maths, physics and design technology. However apprenticeships were not something that was highlighted to me at school; students were encouraged to go to university.  The opportunity to be able to learn a trade whilst earning a living really appealed to me.

23rd February 2018

2017 was another positive year for the Briggs and Forrester Group’s health and safety record. Even with increases in project turnover, number of man hours worked and number of workers, the company has seen a year on year reduction in accidents and lost time injuries.

The Briggs & Forrester Group, and its workforce, completed in excess of 8 million man hours and achieved a 5% reduction in accidents across the group compared to 2016.

15th February 2018
Building Services Specialists Briggs & Forrester Group CEO Paul Burton

The Briggs and Forrester Group is anticipating significant growth during 2018 which will see the Groups revenues jump 24% to £225m whilst expanding its specialist operations across the UK.

“The Group has celebrated another successful year with a pre-tax profit of £5.7m (3.1%) on revenues of £182m generating a strong year-end balance sheet position and a cash balance of £32.5m. The Group was fortunate not to suffer significantly from Carillion’s demise and moves forward positively without any material financial impact to the business,” says Group CEO, Paul Burton.

8th February 2018

An energy or sustainability statement is a report document that confirms a development will meet and how it will meet any regional set energy targets or sustainability policies.  The document is used to support planning applications as evidence and to aid a successful approval.  The documents are now more commonly a mandatory requirement rather than an optional requirement.