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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    new direct access route to the site The primary school will cater for 420 pupils and 52 nursery children when it opens in September 2015 Eamonn Burns Regional Director for the Midlands from Seddon said It is exciting to be able to add this flagship project to our ever growing list of recent education schemes for Staffordshire County Council We have significantly increased the amount of work we have secured in the education sector often as result of local authorities needing to increase the number of primary school places This year alone we have been awarded 30 million of education construction projects Seddon hopes that education as a market especially in the Midlands where we have been appointed to a number of frameworks will form a growing part of our workload including that of the ongoing relationship with Staffordshire County Council Veritas Academy is being built in response to growing demand for primary school places in the town ahead of the move of hundreds of forces families to Beaconside when soldiers transfer from Germany to Stafford next year The school has been designed by Entrust a joint venture company set up between Staffordshire County Council and Capita and will be run by Reach2 Academy Trust The scheme involves the refurbishment of the existing library on the site as well as the construction of a purpose built timber framed nursery This is the fifth school Seddon has built through the four year development framework which will see the construction of new schools and sports facilities as well as extensions and refurbishments of existing buildings Staffordshire County Council s Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills Ben Adams said Stafford is growing fast particularly with the MOD moving a Signal regiment from Germany to Stafford With this in mind we have to act

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-to-build-55-million-stafford-school-project (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    ground work James who is from Talke Pits and in the second year of his apprenticeship as a ground worker with Seddon scooped the National Skills Academy for Construction Apprentice Award He said This is the first award I have ever won I can t believe it there are lots of apprentices working on the site so I am over the moon to have been given the award My parents will be so proud Lewis took home the 2nd Year Apprentice of the Year award while Malcolm Walasiewicz Senior Site Manager at Seddon was awarded the National Skills Academy for Construction Special Recognition Award for his work in supporting apprentices and those on work placements on the Slater Street site The Slater Street development was given National Skills Academy for Construction status in 2014 by the Construction Industry Training Board CITB which has allowed Seddon to work with local communities to offer opportunities of work experience and employment on the site CITB Chief Executive Adrian Belton took to the stage during the ceremony to hand out the awards Cath Jordan National Development Manager for Sanctuary Group said We are committed to creating employment and training opportunities on our development sites across the country and Slater Street is no different Two out of the four apprentices awarded with trophies at the awards work on the Slater Street development where they are gaining valuable on the job experience in construction trades which will benefit their future career As well as taking on 35 apprentices as part of the work they are carrying out for us Seddon has also provided 155 hours of work experience giving invaluable experience to those looking to get back into work or on to the career ladder Eamonn Burns Seddon s Regional Director for the Midlands said Seddon

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/apprentices-working-on-slater-street-regeneration-honoured (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    chief executive of the Construction Industry Training Board CITB Adrian Belton all took to the stage to hand out the awards Daniel is no stranger to awards having already been shortlisted for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and UK Contractors Group Apprentice of the Year gongs this year This is by far the best event I have ever won or been shortlisted for said bricklayer Daniel who is from Smithhills in Bolton I am incredibly proud to work for Seddon and can t believe they have named me as their apprentice of the year My parents will be over the moon Daniel was given his award by Managing Director Jonathan Seddon whose family company has taken on apprentices for the last 80 years Jonathan said This awards ceremony was a chance to reward the hard work apprentices put in every day They are the company s future and without their dedication we would not be able to deliver the high standard of work Seddon is known for across the UK Many of our senior members of staff started their careers as apprentices and I can see Daniel and his fellow winners rising to the top of the company if they continue to dedicate themselves to their craft Seddon has strong ties to Salford where the event was held having established in Little Hulton 117 years ago Now based in Bolton the national firm boasts a turnover close to 200 million and trains 57 apprentices across the UK Hazel Blears the Labour MP for Salford and Eccles said Apprenticeships are a great way for young people to earn while they learn and it was fantastic to see the hard work of so many talented apprentices being celebrated here in Salford We need more companies like Seddon to work with the

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/manchester-apprentice-honoured-by-seddon (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    the last 80 years lobbied for plumbing and heating apprenticeships to be included in the flagship Trailblazers project One of the 76 new apprenticeships to be designed by employers from across the country as part of the national scheme Seddon will join nine other companies as they shape the new apprenticeship programme Robert Moss Head of Mechanical Services and chair of the group said We have a once in a lifetime chance to be able to design shape and implement an new apprenticeship programme for heating and plumbing apprentices It is a great honour to be able to work with likeminded organisations to see our visions come to life as part of the Government s Trailblazer programme Job opportunities across almost 40 sectors will be designed by more than 700 employers as part of the third phase of the Government s successful apprenticeship Trailblazers scheme Skills Minister Nick Boles said I congratulate Seddon for the key role it is playing in developing new top quality apprenticeships Through the trailblazers initiative companies like Seddon in collaboration with their industry partners will give people the skills they need to thrive and our businesses need to compete As part of the new focus group heating and plumbing companies are being encouraged to give their recommendations through a survey designed by the group of employers We are reaching out to those working in the sector with their opinions helping to form the future of this new apprenticeship programme said Robert Moss of Seddon who will chair the group of employers taking part in the scheme The decision making process on the reform of plumbing and heating industry apprenticeships will be carried out by the group of leading plumbing and heating companies SummitSkills will be secretariat with APHC providing development consultative services For more information

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-helps-to-shape-apprenticeships-as-part-of-government-programme (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    Apply Apprenticeships Our Approach Apprenticeship Options Success Stories How Do I Apply News Contact Us You are here Home Media Centre News Go back 28th Oct 2014 Seddon wears it pink for breast cancer charity Builder and developer Seddon raised more than 250 for Breast Cancer Campaign as part of Wear it Pink day Staff at the company s headquarters in Bolton donned pink clothing and donated a pound to fund research into breast cancer as part of the national awareness day It is the 10th year Seddon has supported the event with donations raised funding life saving research Nicola Hodkinson Director of Business Services at Seddon said We have raised more than 4 000 for Breast Cancer Campaign since 2004 and hopefully raised awareness of the disease This year was no different lots of members of staff dressed up in their pink glad rags for the cause The most imaginative costumes were rewarded with a Best Dressed prize on the day an accolade awarded to the accounts department s Rachel Knight and Meghann Ritchie with James Orrell of the plant department scooping second place News List News Archive News News Archived News Video Library Media Contacts View Nine Acre

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-wears-it-pink-for-breast-cancer-charity (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    of the year Builder and developer Seddon is inviting its staff suppliers and people it does business with to vote for its charity of the year for 2015 The company with offices in Bolton Stoke Birmingham and Bristol raised more than 77 000 last year for a number of charities making each vote cast worth more than 100 The national firm s 700 staff across its regions will go to the ballot box on Friday October 24 with visitors to its offices on the day also having the opportunity to influence the decision Voters will have eight charities to choose from Help for Heroes Alzheimer s Society Shelter RSPCA Age UK Scope Cancer Research UK or Barnardos Jonathan Seddon Managing Director of Seddon said Every single vote cast on the day counts and could see the charity nominated receive thousands in donations over the course of the year We wanted to put that incredible power back into the hands of our employees suppliers and the people we do business with as we work as a team to raise funds and support our charitable partner for 2015 The company s annual Wear it Pink event will also be held on polling

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/cast-your-votes-seddon-offers-chance-to-vote-for-its-charity-of-the-year (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    by Withington Girls School to deliver a 2 8 million extension Construction work has commenced to create a new Junior School and social hub as part of the Manchester school s expansion plans The development expected to be complete by early August 2015 comprises a suite of eight classrooms and ancillary rooms as well as a light and airy hub which will link the Junior and Senior departments The contract win comes shortly after the company was appointed to a 875 million Government framework to refurbish existing and build new schools in the Midlands The extension to Withington Girls School will see the use of pre fabricated concrete walls and planting of a wildflower grass roof with much of the work being carried out off site to reduce disruption to students and teachers The precast concrete frame and the hub will be constructed using glulam columns and steel beams This latest investment follows a decade of improvements at the fee paying school which caters for pupils aged seven to 18 including the addition of a 1 2 million science block in 2004 which was also delivered by Seddon Andrew Slaney Operations Manager at Seddon said It is a testament to our previous work at Withington Girls School that we have been asked back to help the school expand following exemplary A Level results this year As a company we have carried out hundreds of school refurbishments and new build projects over our 115 year history We are currently on site and look forward to delivering this inspiring and innovative new building Withington Girls School s Headmistress Mrs Sue Marks commented The new Junior School and Hub will help to ensure that Withington remains at the forefront of girls education nationally offering exceptional opportunities for personal development academic cultural sporting and

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-appointed-to-deliver-28-million-school-expansion (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    the project s Twitter account promoting the scheme designing the logo overseeing the project s finance and designing and coming up with the Renov8 brand Bolton Lads and Girls Club which was established in 1889 was given the keys to the house by the charity s Vice Chairman Nick Hopkinson MBE who purchased it through The Hopkinson Foundation a trust set up in memory of his late father Peter Hopkinson to provide educational opportunities for youngsters Once complete the charity hopes to sell the house on Bolton Road in the Kearsley area of Bolton and will reinvest the profit into the club to help more young people get on the career ladder Philip Burke Enterprise Delivery Manager at Bolton Lads and Girls Club who thought up the scheme in reaction to high youth unemployment in Bolton said This project is about giving young people in long term unemployment with multiple barriers an opportunity to work alongside construction experts Seddon whilst learning valuable trades and gaining qualifications For us opportunities should be given to those with enthusiasm and drive to achieve and we can do this by offering this helping hand to their future whilst raising valuable funds for the club Lee Gaskell is one of the young people taking part in the project At 21 he has sent out more than 1 000 job applications since leaving college three years ago Bolton born Lee who lives with his parents and two brothers completed a diploma in construction in 2011 but has been unable to secure a role in the industry as he lacks the qualifications he needs to work on a live construction site Lee was referred to Bolton Lads and Girls Club by the local Job Centre and jumped at the chance to take part in Renov8 He said I have sent out thousands of applications in the last three years and it s really demoralising you re always told there s so many people going up for the job and that you aren t the strongest candidate I have always wanted to work in the industry my older brother is a painter and decorator and I used to help him at work when I was younger But when I left college there were no jobs in the industry This project will help me turn my life around and get into construction I would love to get an apprenticeship after the project and eventually set up my own business that s the dream anyway Thanks to this project I will have everything I need to work on a construction site and make something of myself Lee and six other young people will refurbish the house under the watchful eye of skilled tradespeople from Seddon The company which has its head offices in Bolton will train the budding construction workers for free and will ensure the building site obtains health and safety certificates and building regulations Tony Costello Training and Development Manager at Seddon said The young people taking part

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-helps-youth-club-rebuilds-lives-with-refurbishment-project (2016-02-11)
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