The Ghyll Head is an outdoor centre predominantly for school children from the Manchester area. The objective of the centre is to give children the experience of living away from home and the opportunity of experiencing outdoor activities and tasks relating to the local rural environment.
The vision behind the project came from a defined need to provide easier access onto the lake for people with restricted mobility in order to raise their self esteem and personal confidence whilst in an outdoor environment. The centre is managed by One Education working in partnership with Manchester City Council. Following a Framework Event involving the construction partners to the city, the partners decided that by working collaboratively they could provide a successful solution to the need identified above.
Each partner offered to bring their own expertise and specialism to the project in order that the construction could provide added value at no direct cost to the end user. In order to do this it was determined that each separate company would need to come together as a single entity led by a strategic working group responsible for successful delivery.
57 companies gave their time, resources and financial support to achieve a successful project. We believe this to be the finest example of collaborative working.
The company held its annual Fylde Supplier Day at the Parkside Stand at Fleetwood Town FC. The Parkside Stand is one of three recent projects the company has undertaken in Fleetwood, of which many of the suppliers who attended the event helped to create.
This important local event aimed to provide attendees with a brief overview of what projects the company was currently undertaking, what the future holds and how we can help each other moving forward within the industry.
The event was well attended by over 45 companies whose offices are located on the Fylde Coast, it also generated some great, positive feedback, see below;
“I very much enjoyed the event, and especially the opportunity to hear first hand, the very clear message being sent to your supply chain.”
“I would like to say thank you for such an excellent event in which you and your team delivered a most impressive message i.e. you care about this area and want to support the local chain.”
Site Operative Communication Workshops
Training afternoons have taken place in all three regions during 2011 and were a great success.
Presentations were given by various members of the company as well as Edenred and Westfield Health who provided information on the childcare voucher scheme and healthcare benefits available to all staff.
Speakers from within the company gave brief updates on all aspects of the business including; current and future projects, marketing activity, Health and Safety update, our commitment to the Considerate Constructors Scheme and the company business plan.
These afternoons also provided an opportunity for site staff to ask any questions they may have in an informal environment and their chance to put forward any suggestions for the company Business Plan.
Should you have any queries regarding any of the staff benefits please contact HR Manager, Harriet Whiteside at the Blackpool Office.
Promoting Best Practice
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