Wingate Charity Golf Day 2023

We would like to thank all the members of our supply chain who attended our Charity Golf Day last week at Sandford Springs.  This is a very important day to us as we continue to raise much needed funds for the fantastic Naomi House & Jacksplace who provide hospice care for life threatened children and young adults from all of central southern England.

With your participation and support we have raised another £8,300 which takes the total for our recent golf days to over £57,000

Congratulations to the John F Hunt Power Team consisting of Rocky Sivell, Stuart Davies, Darren Borg and Tony Taylor on their comfortable Victory.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Naomi House Jacksplace

Abird Power Solutions, AJG, Aggreko, Anixter, AT&T GB Ltd, Batt Cables, Blakley Electrics, Cleveland Cable Company Ltd, Critical Power Solutions, Edmondson Electrical, Jocawa, John F Hunt Power, KEW Electrical, KES, Project Power, Ramtech, Rexel, Rullion Build Ltd, Star Platforms & Wolseley

New Operational Office in The East of England

Due to our continued growth and recent success within the Region we have opened a new branch in the East of England.

Conveniently located on the boundary of Stansted Airport it is ideally situated to service our existing projects within Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedforshire, Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk.

If you have any requirements for temporary construction services within these areas please don’t hesitate to contact Joe Butler (Joe.butler@www.wingate.co.uk) or Tony Giudice (tony.giudice@www.wingate.co.uk)

 

James Higgins Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce the Winner of our Annual James Higgins Health and Safety Awards for 2022. Named in memory of the late and much-loved Jim Higgins who was our Health and Safety Manager for many years the awards mean a great deal to our business and the nominations are carefully reviewed to reach the award winners.

We would also like to congratulate all of the nominees for their valuable contribution to maintaining the high standards associated with our operations.

Individual Award £500   Darren Sandy Has been a constant inspiration to those around him whilst running major projects with a focused approach to Health, Safety and Wellbeing of our team and those working alongside him.

 

Apprentice Award £250   Freddie Roberts for his attitude to Health and Safety over the last 6 months working on the Drylining Factory Avon-Mouth there is a significant amount of working at height involved. His maturity and ability to understand and contribute to the daily briefings has been noted by the site team.

Team Award £500              HS2 Euston Station The team has worked tirelessly to contribute to and improve the Health and Safety culture on the projects which has the added challenge of interfacing with the public at many workfaces. A special mention going to Ryan Cresswell for his continued efforts.

Special Award £250              Jonathan Coates for saving a lady’s life (her words) when she started to choke whilst returning to her office on the HS2 Project Acton. Jay used his first aid training and should be commended for his actions

Other Nominees of note were Matt Wetheridge, William Noble, Najeem Adediran and Kieran Ives. Not to mention the two teams from Manchester Darrell Wood & Matt Brown and Richard Fowles and Joe McCole.

Filip Rojek was also nominated for the Apprentice Award and was unlucky not to win it this year.

We continue to recognise our workforce for great ESH achievement and attitude. We look forward to watching them achieve great things in 2023.

Birmingham Office Movember Fundraising 2022

Movember is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, all to raise awareness and funds for mens health.

Congratulations to our Birmingham office who raised over £1,300 for Prostate Cancer UK, an extremely important charity.

It was a great effort despite some very poor moustaches! Well done guys.

Wingate are pleased to match the donations raised by our Birmingham Office for the Movember challenge.

London Office Looking to the Future

Our Regional Director Darren Borg  from Wingate London today welcomed the 2022 London apprentices to the company.

They received their new tool kits today which were kindly donated by Jamie Ribbons Regional Director from AT&T.

We look forward to watching them achieve their goals and wish them a safe and happy future with us.

Quick Thinking and Knowledge Saves a Life

We are extremely proud that the immediate response from our Plumber  Jonathon Coates working on the SCS HS2 Project has been heralded as ‘life saving’ after he performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a colleague who was choking.

This has earned him a Health and Safety Award and high praise from Elwira who said “I was eating an apple and it got stuck in my throat and was not coming out, I needed help if it had not been for Jonathan it could have ended really badly for me, he did not hesitate to come forward and I owe him everything”

Congratulations on your quick thinking Jonathan.

Dial Wood Charity Support Work

Our team at Wingate in Leeds have supported Willmott Dixon at a local charity site.

A new external bib tap was installed to assist the charity with providing water for the horses they look after.

 

Willmott Dixon’s feedback:

“I would like to thank you again for your kind donation of labour and materials for Dial Wood on Friday 23rd September. When your guys (Paul and Archie) left, I stayed with Audrey for a short while and she was very emotional and grateful for the support. They have been there 24 years and been struggling ever since.

You have changed how this centre operates on a daily basis now by something we probably all take for granted these days and having this tap much closer to where it needs to be benefits the ponies as much as it does Audrey’s back!”

 

Thanks to our lads, Paul Godfrey and Archie Bonass who completed the project.

Wingate Charity Golf Day 2022

Wingate are proud sponsors of Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices for children and young adults.

Our Wingate Charity Golf Day this year was played at Sandford Springs Hotel and Golf Club in Kingsclere on Wednesday 26th May and raised a massive £7,474.05p

Congratulations to Anixter who were the winners on the day.

Thanks to everyone that attended:

Abird Ltd; HSS; Aggreko; AJG; BATT Cables; Blakleys; Critical Power Solutions; Cleveland Cables; Edmundsons; JOCAWA; John F Hunt; Project Power.

KES; Kew Electrical; Ramtech; Rullion; Rexel; Wolsley; Star Platforms and of course our Wingate Directors.

We hope to see you all next year!

Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Fundraiser

Wingate would like to congratulate Darren Kinsley from our London Office who took part in white collar boxing on  Saturday 27th November in aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Regional Director Darren Borg said:

“Congratulations to London Contracts Manager Darren Kinsley on his efforts in his white collar boxing bout on Saturday night at the Circus Tavern in Essex  , after months of hard work and dedication Darren stopped his opponent in the 2nd  round for a fabulous win on the night .

Darren also raised a tidy sum for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital who will be delighted with that.”

Darren Kinsley said:

“Thanks to everyone for the support and donations, it was a great night and a pleasure to raise money for Great Ormond Street in the process.”

 

Willmott Dixon Annual Charity Dinner Fundraiser

Having had a year off in 2020, Willmott Dixons annual charity dinner was held on 23rd October 2021, to raise vital funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association – a charity who need help more than ever due to the challenges of the pandemic.

They have supported Willmott Dixons Ian Waterland and they fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND – Motor Neurone Disease Association

Willmott Dixons event in 2019 raised over £3000, but only through the continued support from their valued supply chain.

Brendan Maude, Wingate Electrical manager in our Leeds office, kindly donated to the raffle, a day inside his professional race car with a professional coach as a prize.

Wilmott Dixon raised over £4,000 which has been split between three charities:

Christie
Tiny Lives
Motor Neurone Disease Association