Author Archive: Sarah Cole
Posted by Sarah Cole on August 30, 2017 in Awards, Company News
SWH has achieved the President's Award and the Fleet Safety Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This is given to companies who achieve a Gold award for 10 or more consecutive years.
Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now in its 61st year.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said:...
Posted by Sarah Cole on May 02, 2017 in Apprenticeships & Training, Awards, Company News
SWH Group has been awarded the Apprenticeship Development Award at this year’s Plymouth Herald Business Awards.
The ceremony, which took place 20 April at Plymouth Pavilions, saw more than 500 attendees gather to celebrate businesses that have helped shape the city’s success over the past year.
The awards had 17 categories and were presented by Paul Burton, Editor of The Herald and Sarah Pullen, regional managing director for The Herald's parent South West Trinity Mirror plc.
SWH was shortlisted in the ‘Apprenticeship Development’ category for its work in employing and promoting apprenticeships in Plymouth and the wider region. SWH has been shortlisted for...
Posted by Sarah Cole on April 25, 2017 in Apprenticeships & Training, Awards, Company News
Anna Cooper (shown far right), SWH’s Project Skills Co-ordinator, has been shortlisted for Constructing Excellence South West’s ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ Award in the Image of Construction category.
Anna has worked for SWH for more than three years promoting construction related careers, training and apprenticeships to people throughout the south west. Anna has developed strong relationships with a network of schools and further education colleges during this time. More recently, Anna has expanded her work to help hard to reach groups such as the long term unemployed, NEETs (those not in full time education, employment or training), ex-offenders and former...
Posted by Sarah Cole on April 06, 2017 in Awards, Company News
SWH Build is delighted to have won several awards for a range of projects in the south west.
It has been announced that the COACH Taunton scheme, on which SWH Build was the principal contractor, has won three Local Authority Building Control (LABC) awards in the categories of 'Best Public Service Building', 'Best Educational Building' and 'Best Commercial Building'. The COACH Taunton facility provides a range of outdoor activities for the community, along with a café. The building was designed to blend into its surroundings and has been used by a vast number of community groups since its opening.
Posted by Sarah Cole on April 04, 2017 in Company News, Highways
Left to right: Anthony Payne (Strategic Director for Place at the Council); Richard Towl (Managing Director of SWH); Councillor Steve Ricketts; Glynn Bramwell (Commercial Director of SWH); David Binding (Chairman of SWH) and Adrian Trim (Head of Highways, Parking and Marine Services at the Council).
Plymouth’s road maintenance services have now transferred to SWH.
SWH is carrying out all day-to-day construction and maintenance works on the highway and will manage the winter roads service (which runs from the beginning of October to the end of March).
All other functions are being managed by the Council, to ensure greater control over which works are carried...
Posted by Sarah Cole on March 29, 2017 in Awards, Company News
SWH Build’s COACH Taunton project has been shortlisted for the ‘Leisure & Hospitality Project of the Year’ category in the Michelmores Property Awards 2017. The awards celebrate outstanding property and construction projects in Bristol, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall, across ten categories.
COACH, or the Centre for Outdoor Activity and Community Hub, is the exciting result of a vision to provide access for youth, sport, education and community in the heart of Taunton. SWH Build was the principal contractor on this scheme which called for the construction of an iconic, functional and sustainable building. The facility has a café with outdoor seating,...
Posted by Sarah Cole on March 23, 2017 in Apprenticeships & Training, Awards
SWH Group is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Apprenticeship Development category at the Plymouth Herald Business Awards 2017.
The shortlist, announced yesterday, lists SWH Group alongside several prominent and prestigious organisations within the area.
Anna Cooper, Project Skills Co-ordinator said: “It is very exciting to be nominated for an award in such a competitive category. As a company we work hard to champion and develop construction apprentices and it is an honour to have been recognised.”
The awards ceremony takes place at Plymouth Pavilions on 20th April, where the winner will be announced.
Posted by Sarah Cole on March 06, 2017 in Company News
SWH has donated a record £916 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) following its annual campaign to improve health and safety across the business.
SWH has pledged to donate £1 for every Safety, Health, Environment or Quality (SHEQ) event (otherwise known as ‘near misses’) reported by employees. SWH recognises the link between the number of SHEQ events reported and a reduction in health and safety incidents and issues monthly updates to employees and reminders to continue to report events throughout the year.
SWH has been supporting DAAT as its chosen charity since 2008. Employees have repeatedly selected DAAT as the charity they...
Posted by Sarah Cole on February 14, 2017 in Awards, Company News
SWH Civils’ project to construct Plymouth Coach Station’s new car park has won the prestigious Devon & Cornwall Concrete Society’s ‘Civil and Structural Concrete’ award.
SWH Civils was appointed as the principal contractor under a design and build contract by Plymouth City Council to construct Plymouth’s Coach Station. A new car park facility was also required as part of the project.
The development of the design was focussed on offering cost savings, where possible, and to ensure the project’s tight deadline could be met. SWH Civils was able to suggest solutions that were more cost effective, time efficient, durable and to provide...
Posted by Sarah Cole on November 09, 2016 in Apprenticeships & Training
SWH Group has teamed up with The Royal Marines Charity to support Royal Marines.
One of SWH’s objectives as a National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfC) is to provide Taster Days for under-represented groups. This month, we offered a Taster Day to The Royal Marines Charity in Lympstone.
The Royal Marines Charity is an organisation that supports Royal Marines who face leaving, or have left the service due to injury, in their transition to civilian life and to help them to pursue challenging and enduring careers.
Ten Royal Marines attended and the event ran from 10am - 1pm, beginning with a site safety induction, followed...