2021 Challenges – 100 Miles Plus – The Winner!

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The results are in, the mileage checked and a clear winner has emerged after the expected burst of effort during the end of month Bank Holiday weekend. Just to remind everyone, the challenge was to see who could walk the most miles over 100 miles in the calendar month of May. A financial incentive for the winner was the added carrot.

With one week to go Tracy Stedman from Accounts was a clear leader but an amazing surge over the last few days by Tom Bond, also from the accounts team, saw him achieve an incredible total of 321.71 miles walked in the thirty one days of May. A remarkable average of 10.38 miles per day. Tracy ended up in a clear second place with an equally outstanding 294.92 miles completed while Alisdair Kelly, our Security Manager, trundled in third with an admirable 142.81 miles completed.

Congratulations to everyone who took part.

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Concept’s 2021 Challenges

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After months of lockdown and an inevitable air of uncertainty as to what the summer months will bring this year, the Directors at Concept have set a couple of friendly challenges for all those who are interested within the company. They say friendly because the advantages of these types of events enhances team building and at the same time stimulates individuals to get out and about after months of restrictions and that can be great for morale….……..but, we all know that life isn’t quite that clear cut. Where there is a challenge, there is competition, and where there is competition, there will be a winner!

Dan Small, the Assistant Managing Director, has set the 5K running challenge while Gill Alexander the Financial Director has set the 100 mile walking challenge.

At first, both could be viewed with either an element of skepticism or apprehension. 5K run, easy, I could jog that? 100-mile walk, that’s a long way and imagine the blisters after that distance! So, two interesting sets of parameters were stipulated.

Saturday 1st May – Monday 31st May – using the ‘Map my Walk’ App on their phones. Whoever achieves the highest mileage above 100 miles for the month will receive £100 from the Company and £100 for the winner’s charity of choice. Ten members of the Accounts and Administration teams have phones charged, walking boots and backpacks stocked and Elastoplast’s at the ready. Being a Bank Holiday weekend, both at the start and the finish of the challenge, inevitably there will be a surge of effort at both ends by the competitors; but will the consistent steady walkers win the day? Tuesday 1st June will see the outcome.     

Sunday August 1st – Brighton Marina. A flat 5K from the Marina to Brighton Pier and back again. The winner is who can get the closest to completing the course in under 20 minutes! Yes, who could run sub 4 minutes a kilometer for five of them. Fourteen guys are currently in training and there certainly seems to be an element of sand bagging on times in some quarters already. Watch for the results later this year!

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Impressive Waste Management Results for 2018

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Concept recently received its annual waste report and are extremely proud to announce that for the duration of 2018 we had an incredible recycling rate of 98.58% with only 1.42% going to landfill. This equates to a total of 878.16 tonnes recycled and 12.66 tonnes to landfill.

DEFRA reports in their February 2018 edition of UK Statistics on Waste that in 2014 the UK generated 202.8 million tonnes of waste. Construction, demolition and excavation (CDE) was responsible for 59% of that number. However, the recovery rate for non-hazardous construction and demolition rate in 2014 was 89.9%, placing us ahead of the EU target of 70% by 2020. So, while the construction industry is still amongst the largest contributors for waste, we’ve come a long way with our recycle and reuse habits. We’ve also made a small improvement in the area of hazardous waste. In 2010, CDE was responsible for 4.8 million tonnes of the UK’s hazardous waste. In 2014, that number had gone down to 4.3 million tonnes.

They have set a target of 70% for 2020 and with Concept being at 98.58% we are already setting a standard. A big well done to all involved in helping Concept remain ever proactive in waste management and conscious about the environment.

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Concept completes car park project for Highways England

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Concept recently completed another successful contract for the new car park resurfacing at Woodlands in Bedford for Highways England. The works included new drainage, attenuation, line marking, tarmacking and rearrangement of existing services.

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Eastleigh College ‘Young Entrepreneur of The Year’ Award

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Students at Eastleigh College have been recognised for their outstanding achievement during an exclusive awards ceremony this month. Nominees were invited to East Avenue, the student-run restaurant currently rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor, for a gourmet meal and celebration of the learner’s achievements over this past academic year.

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Concept Receives ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 Advanced Certifications

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Concept Building Services (Southern) Ltd are proud to announce that our business Quality Management and Environmental Management systems have been approved to the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards by a UKAS accredited Certification Body, Advanced Certification.

This is in line with our ongoing policy to continually improve our business for the benefit of our customers, our employees and contractors, also others that we associate with during our work activities.

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Help us crack prostate cancer

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Prostate Cancer Charity Golf Day

On Tuesday 29 April 2014 the Royal Engineers (DCRE) based at RAF Brize Norton organised a charity golf day in aid of prostate cancer. It is a popular twice annual event, attended by staff and contractors working on the station.

Concept supported the event by providing prizes for the after golf presentation. Dan Small and Paul Phillimore were there on the day representing Concept.

The day was a great success, with nice weather and a really fantastic dinner carvery. We look forward to the next event!

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