This year an incredible 1109 riders took part in the Cycle for Cynthia event held at Lamport Hall in Northamptonshire on Sunday 24th September in aid of Northampton’s Cynthia Spencer Hospice. The Briggs & Forrester Group had a team of 19 taking part and in total they raise an impressive £667!
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Congratulations to Phil Homewood, Chis Crockford, Rory Sarjeant, Ewelina Kolakowska and Sarah Hamilton from our Birmingham office who completed the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run last month.
‘The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run is now established as the second biggest half marathon in the UK, as the city comes alive with thousands of runners pounding the streets as they tick off 13.1 miles, encouraged by on course bands, entertainment and cheering crowds.’
A grand total of £1,553 (+ Gift aid) was raised for their chosen charity, the Rainbow Hospice.
The Liverpool Regeneration Contractors Group is a voluntary meeting of contractors working in the Liverpool City area. The aim of this initiative is for group partners to work collaboratively for the creation of jobs, apprenticeships and to maximise project opportunities for companies in the local area. The LRCG is seen as "a trailblazer and is focusing on developing a blueprint for others to follow, which can be replicated in other areas of the region."
As the colder months set in, follow these tips to save energy and money over the Winter period.
- Open your curtains during the day and make the most of the heat from the sun.
- Cover up drafty windows with plastic sheets and tape to keep the cold air out.
- Schedule a service for your heating system to keep it running efficiently.
- Reduce heat loss from your fireplace by keeping it covered when not in use.
- Swap your old Christmas lights for energy saving LED’s.
Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services have secured their fourth contract with Willmott Dixon Construction and the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Facility Support Building (FSB) project on the Harwell Campus.
This collaborative partnership with main contractor Willmott Dixon began with the successful delivery of the R100 building to STFC just over two years ago, and the subsequent fit-out of the Southern offices in the same building a year later.
Ashley Young, Senior Electrical Estimator for Briggs & Forrester Special Projects will be taking part in a charity boxing match this Sunday for Cancer Research UK.
The match is being held at the Park Inn, Northampton with over 60 people taking part, and a total of 1000 tickets sold! Those taking part in the event are aiming to raise £10,000 for the charity.
Ashley has been attending training twice a week for the past eight weeks with additional ‘CrossFit’ strength training in preparation for the match.
This Saturday Kelly Moss, Technical Trainee for Briggs & Forrester Special Projects is taking to the stage for ‘Strictly Northampton 2017’, in aid of the Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
The show takes place on Saturday, 18th November at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton, and Kelly has been training hard in preparation.
The Briggs & Forrester Group has recently been made a corporate member of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, one of the most ancient of the livery companies of the City of London.
Duncan Benedetti, Corporate Liveryman for the Briggs & Forrester Group said, “It is an honour to be permitted into the Worshipful Company and it allows us to both support and benefit from the work it does in developing the next generation of plumbers and public health engineers.”
Briggs & Forrester Living are currently working with Multiplex on the new build Principal Place project in the heart of London.
The development consists of 3 buildings, a 50 storey residential tower, affordable apartments and a link building which will provide a flexible space.
Designed by architects Foster & Partners, Principal Tower features floor to ceiling windows with curved corners providing every apartment with a panoramic view. Standing just over 530 feet high, it will be one of the tallest buildings in London.
Congratulations to Curtis Castledine who won two awards last Thursday at the BESA National Awards Gala Dinner. Curtis was awarded Building Services Engineer Apprentice of the Year and also the Alfred Manly Management Award.
This follows Curtis’s success at the regional finals, where he won BESA London and South Apprentice of the Year.