Wingate investing in the future

Wingate Electrical PLC welcome our recently appointed Apprentices.

In line with our long-standing Apprenticeships Programme which has been running since 1973, we look forward to working with our new recruits and to them completing their apprenticeships and becoming part of our already extensive team of qualified Electricians and Plumbers throughout the business.

Wingate investing in the future

Wingate charity golf day – Thursday 22nd June 2017

Wingate Charity Golf Day

Wingate are proud sponsors of Naomi House and Jacksplace Hospices for children and young adults. www.naomihouse.org.uk

In support of this we recently held a Charity Golf Day at Basingstoke Golf Club on Thursday, 22nd June.

Congratulations to Ramtech who were winners on the day.

Thanks to the following companies who attended:-

Abird; Aggreko; Batt Cables; Blakeley Electrics; boee; Cleveland Cables; Drain Center; Edmundson Electrical; El-Bjorn; EC; JLT; KES; Meridian; Rullion; WES; WF Senate.

Also, thanks to the following Companies who were unable to attend but kindly donated to the day:-

HSS Hire; John F Hunt Power; KEM Edwards; Mather & Stuart; Nationwide Platforms; Nexxian; Slaters Electricals; Star Platforms; UK Cables.

See you all next year.

Wingate Charity Golf Day
Left: Matthew Cummings, Wingate Board Director, alongside Ramtech team winners

Training for the future

Apprentices - Wingate

Apprentices:

We have an established commitment in bringing young people into the Electrical Contracting industry and have a proud record of success through to the very top in our company. In 2016 we recruited seventeen new apprentice electricians across our UK Business.

We would like to congratulate five of our London based apprentices who recently completed their apprenticeships to become qualified electricians, we now look forward to their progression into supervision and possible management roles throughout their career.

Pictured outside our London office are (L-R) Tom Knight, Archie Dady, Darren Borg (London Contracts Director) Jack Murray, Edward Walker and Max Cooper.

Apprentices - Wingate

Electricians:

We continue the development of our electricians and carry out regular Health, Safety and Skills training. Pictured below is a recent ‘Safe Isolation’ refresher training session carried out within our London region. Over the next two months this will have been rolled out across all our operating regions.

We would like to thank Martindale for the training and expertise offered during these sessions.

Electricians

The James Higgins memorial safety awards 2016

James Higgins was the Company’s Health & Safety Manager for 18 years before he sadly passed away in February 2015. He was not only a highly valued colleague but a true friend to us all.

In honour of James’ memory, we created an incentive where members of staff were nominated to receive prizes for promoting Health & Safety initiatives and improvements within the Company.

Terry Taber, our Director for Health & Safety presented the winners with their prizes.

First prize went to Joe Puertollano from our Ashford M&E Operating Centre who received £500 in vouuchers and the winner’s trophy. In joint second place were Rick Fowles (Manchester Operating Centre) and William Fox-O’Brien (London Operating Centre) who both received £250 in vouchers and the runner’s up trophy.

The James Higgins Memorial Safety Awards 2016

Recent Project Success

Recent project success

Our nationwide Operating Centres continue to win prestigious projects, achieving our planned growth year on year. Examples of our recent awards are detailed below:-

Ashford Airports
Heathrow Terminal 5 Baggage Project, Mace/HAL
Reclaim Facility (BRF), Mace/HAL
Screening Machine Upgrades, Mace/HAL

Ashford M&E
SWIP Lot 4 Framework (Station Works & Improvement Programme), London, London Underground
Ilford Depot Upgrade, London, Bombardier Transport
Bank London Underground Station Upgrade, Atkins

Basingstoke
Southall Waterside, Ealing, Berkeley Homes
HMRC Croydon, Surrey, Como
Hinkley Point, Somerset, Premier Modular
Gloucester Energy from Waste, UBB

Birmingham
A14, Cambridge, A14 Integrated Delivery Team
One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, Carillion
Unite the Union, Birmingham, Flanagan Contracting

Glasgow
Edinburgh and Midlothian Waste Facility, HZI
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Robertson
Balfour Beatty New Offices Eurocentral, BB
Kelvinhall Phase 2, Glasgow, McLaughlin & Harvey
Carnoustie Golf Club, Nr. Dundee, Ogilvie

London
Angel Court, London, Mace (Shell & Core) and Como (Fit-Out)
The Wardian, London, Ballymore
20 Grosvenor Square, Multiplex

Leeds
FM2, Ferrybridge, HZI, together with Large Slipform Works, PJ Carey
Iport Building, Doncaster, Buckingham Group
Cloth Hall Court, Leeds, Overbury

Manchester
Owen Street, Manchester, Renaker
Lime Street, Liverpool, ISG
Omega Domino’s Pizza Warehouse, Warrington, Buckingham Group

Newcastle
Lynemouth Power Station, Ashington, Northumberland, Sir Robert McAlpine
The Urban Science Building, Newcastle, Bowmer & Kirkland

Electrical Project Managers wanted for our Building Services Division

We are hiring

Due to the continued growth of our Building Services Division they are looking to recruit Electrical Project Managers to oversee our new and existing projects. Experience working on LUL or railway projects would be of interest to us. If you are hard working, ambitious and want to be part of a growing business please contact Kevin Neill – Kevin.neill@wingate.co.uk and put Electrical Project Manager in the subject. No agencies please.

We are hiring

The James Higgins memorial – safety awards

James Higgins memorial

James Higgins memorial - safety awards

James Higgins was the Company’s Health & Safety Manager for 18 years before he sadly passed away in February 2015. He was not only a highly valued colleague but a true friend to us all.

In honour of James’ memory, we created a competition where members of staff were nominated to receive prizes for promoting Health & Safety initiatives and improvements within the Company.

The prize giving event took place on Friday 19 February 2016 at the Belfry Hotel and Golf Complex in the Midlands. Terry Taber, our Director for Health & Safety presented the winners with their prizes.

First prize went to Steve Voke from our Birmingham office who received £500 in vouchers and the winner’s trophy. In joint second place were Ian Brierley and Neil Marshall who both received £250 in vouchers and the runner’s up trophy.

Danny Ayrton (Regional Director for North and Midlands) and David Brierley (Health & Safety Manager) also attended this event.

The James Higgins memorial - safety awards