Our Volunteer Garden Project at Frimley Park Hospital in February was a huge success! Work got underway at 7:30 on Thursday 25th and finished at 17:30 on Friday 26th. It was a non-stop full on operation with Mace, Nicholas Hare Architects, Peter Brett Associates, Colour Urban Design Limited, Realtime, Full Electrical Services, Arc Construction, Glassolutions, Rainsford and BriggsAmasco working extremely hard to transform the garden.
Andrius Jurevicius, Project Manager at Mace, says “We thank all those who were involved and all those who will make a donation! It has been a great effort and we should all be proud of what we have achieved. Please carry on tweeting and raising the profile of what we have done. We would like to say “Special Thank You!” to Realtime for procuring materials and plant; R. Collard for providing a skip; Nicholas Hare Architects for their design intent; Colour Urban for choosing the garden plants; Frimley Park Hospital for their hospitality. Great job – well done”
Since finishing his studies at the Warwick School 13 years ago, Ben Gosling is a regular guest in career events organised by the school.
After finishing studies in Warwick school Ben joined Hadlow College in Kent, where he obtained a BTEC Diploma in Countryside & Fishery management, but he soon realised it wasn’t for him and went on to pursue a different career path. Later on Ben decided to apply for a job in the construction industry, where he had the opportunity to attend various training and development programmes.
Ben managed to gain experience and skills and decided to join BriggsAmasco 3 years ago, where he now works to produce detailed drawings for constructing buildings as well as overlooking and co-ordinating roofing designs.
Ben is looking forward to progress his career with BriggsAmasco, who is committed to on-going training and development of its staff.
On the 28th July 2012, Mark joined the other riders including former footballer Colin Hendry as they set off from beneath Blackpool Tower. Sporting his brand new cycling apparel supplied by BriggsAmasco, Hyflex and Aperture, Mark was one of 14 riders who completed the entire route riding his way down through England and over the English Channel, before arriving at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday 4th August.
The group cycled between 70 and 100 miles every day, with the hard and sometimes painful work rewarded with a celebration meal in Paris on the final night. The event raised needed funds for various charities including the Denise Hendry Foundation and main charity Challenge 4 Change.
“As soon as I heard about the cycle challenge I was determined to get involved and raise as much money as I could for the Challenge 4 Change charity,’ said Mark Knowles. ‘While the ride was hard going at times, especially on the day I managed to have six punctures, I felt great pride in the achievement knowing that my efforts would contribute to raising much needed funds for the charity.’
Left to right: Chris Wintely, Challenge4Change Director and Mark Knowles
With the aim of raising £100,000, beating last year’s total by some £20,000, more than 150 competitors from across the roofing industry who on the 22nd and 23rd September will take part in the Virgin Active London Triathlon 2012. This includes a team of five ‘athletes’ from BriggsAmasco completing the 750m swim in the River Thames’ Royal Victoria Dock, 20km cycle and 5km sprint finish.
“This is the sixth year in a row that we have put forward a team,” said Dave Maginnis, Managing Director of BriggsAmasco, “and I am thrilled to be competing in the 5km run as part of the relay team. These events always help to raise vital funds for extremely worthwhile causes and so we are delighted to continue to help in any way we can.”