Saturday 15th July 2017, is World Skills Day. An initiative set up by WorldSkills and the United Nations to champion education and training for young people, with the aim of improving their life prospects. WorldSkills day raises awareness of the importance of youth development skills and highlighting how important these skills are in achieving economic growth and personal success.
Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.
Over the last month, One Angel Square has welcomed the first of its staff from over 10 council office sites across Northampton, to their new place of work.
Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have worked closely with Galliford Try, BDP and Lendlease to complete the new Northamptonshire County Council Head Office, which is centrally located in the town’s regenerated Cultural Quarter.
The team at our Briggs & Forrester Warrington office have been ‘actively’ fundraising in support of a very good friend, Andrew Mason, who was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer.
Andrew has spent the last 28 years fundraising for various charities, so they were eager to help Andrew with his own very worthy cause. They completed a 258 mile run in 24 hours, which is the distance from the B&F Daresby office to the B&F Northampton Head office…and back!!
Stuart Collis, Mechanical Estimator for Briggs & Forrester Special Projects, has recently taken part in the renovation of the Bletchley Rugby Club.
He led a team of volunteers who helped to complete the works on the pitch side barriers. Local companies BSS and Huggins & Squire supplied equipment, tools and materials to get the work done.
There were extensive repairs required to the pitch side bar, which was subject to an arson attack last year. These included the clearing of dead ground, removal of various waste and painting.
Congratulations to the Briggs & Forrester team who recently won the Multiplex Charity Football Tournament!
They played against the Multiplex supply chain and won three group games, conceding no goals in the process. The team then went on to the play four rounds in the knockout stages, finally defeating the Multiplex team on penalties to secure the Multiplex Charity Football Tournament 2017 trophy.
Phil Cassidy was named player of the tournament, Phil said: “A great day was had by all and we look forward to defending the trophy next year!”
Curtis Castledine, Assistant Mechanical Design Engineer, will embark on his expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Cancer Research UK this Saturday, 17th June.
This is a huge physical challenge and the trek will take 7 days from start to finish. Mount Kilimanjaro stands 5,895m tall and is the highest mountain in Africa. In preparation, Curtis has climbed Mount Snowdon and walked the Kinder Scout. He has also established a training regime which includes working on his cardio for 2-3 hours a day!
On Saturday 10th June, Susan Metcalf (right) and Roz Gregory (left) from our Exeter Office volunteered at the Rainbow Run Exeter in aid of the Children’s Hospice South West.
The Rainbow Run is a 5k run of colour explosions! It’s not a competitive race but a great fundraising event for hundreds of adults and children to run, jog or walk around Westpoint in Exeter, while enthusiastic volunteers and sponsor’s throw powder paint from locations along the route. Susan and Roz were situated at the yellow paint station, and they had a great time!
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Our Special Projects team will be working with Blenheim House Construction on a £2.3m mechanical and electrical installation at Phase 2 of the redevelopment of Walker’s Court in London.
We are excited to announce that Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services plumbing apprentice Dan Martins has been selected to be part of TeamUK at the WorldSkills finals in Abu Dhabi this October.
Dan achieved a Medal of Excellence at the EuroSkills event in Sweden in December 2016. The two-year (or more) competition process has seen competitors take part in regional heats and national finals before the European event in Sweden. Last month the potential hopefuls had to pass highly testing international standards for the final team selection.