Sunday, February 24, 2013

New boss aims to grow businesses drainage Corbridge

A FAMILY business ownership drainage has taken on a new boss who wants to expand the company's work in Northumberland construction and civil engineering industries. Corbridge-based Joyce Construction and Civils (JC & C), drainage specialist, Groundworks and external works, has appointed Mark Gibson as the new managing director. A second-generation family business, the roots of the company lie in Northumberland drainage for agricultural communities, but in recent years has expanded in other markets. Bringing 20 years of experience in engineering and project management company, Gibson, 36, from Sunderland, putting the skills and expertise to good use in the further development of the construction and civil works business, securing large contracts and increase brand awareness. Gibson said: "These are exciting times for the JC & C for further expansion into new markets will exhibit new contracts and opportunities. My task is to ensure that the opportunities and maximize the company's reputation for top-class service continues to grow. "I have extensive knowledge in project management and soil and sub-structure works to help take the JC & C to the next level, making it the market leader in solutions for the construction and civil engineering. I love being part of a team of motivated and ambitious and hope my future here. ' Joyce Construction and Civils, who recently moved into a new office and a purpose-built workshop in Corbridge, proud of the highly skilled workforce and many, many of them in the company for over 20 years. Gibson began his career at age 16 as an apprentice to Sir Robert McAlpine, one of the UK's largest construction and engineering company, and remained there for 20 years. He rose to become a senior project manager in there and continue to learn and gain a number of qualifications including BSc Construction Management and membership of the Chartered Institute of Building. It was there that he first came across the company, then known as the drainage Joyce, when he worked at a number of major projects. When there is an opportunity for a new managing director in rebranded JC & C, a wealth of industry knowledge and business experience makes it the perfect candidate.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

North East vision of waste as a valuable resource

THE East Sustainable Resources Board (NESRB) was established to provide leadership and vision to promote and develop the concept of waste as a resource, as well as to maximize the commercial opportunities of the resource. The concept for the board came after study assessed the partnership, working on sustainable resource management and waste projects in the region. Despite a strong network of institutions and organizations, the report found a lack of leadership in the sector and the Council was formed to guide and influence policy in the North East. NESRB held its second annual conference on May 17 - Building a sustainable economy: waste as a resource for the North East. One of the main goals of NESRB hierarchy is to promote resource for businesses and households alike. So the event is an opportunity for anyone, whether they are from developing, retail or public sector, to come to hear and share ideas on how to overcome the obstacles regarding waste management. One speaker line up Geoff Hunton development of Merchant Place, the developer of the planned Intercity Express Programme Hitachi (IEP) to Newton Aycliffe. Geoff will share his views on the management of waste sites as well as provide an update on the interesting IEP and what does it mean for the region, not a few thousands of jobs and contracts worth more than £ 4.5bn to regional suppliers. As well as this facility is potentially important for the region - combining world-class facilities of various green initiatives technologies and materials - speaking from NESRB updated with some other interesting wiling projects in the North East. Created NESRB to encourage stakeholders in all sectors in the region to share ideas, pool resources and promote retention, and to take a leading role in influencing the collection of waste and recycling practices, the problems both businesses and households alike can not afford to ignore. The event takes place on Thursday, May 17 at Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

New laws on equality development welcomed

The Journal Exam prospective employer to work on their health, or pay employees less when based on their sex, could fall foul of the new legislation, warns lawyer Latimer Hinks. Latimer Hinks Lawyers, based in Darlington by Priestgate, recently noted above the law guide Chambers UK and Legal 500. The company has a team of over 50 people serving private and corporate clients. The Equality Act 2010, part of which will come into force on 1 October, aims to harmonize discrimination law across age, disability, sex changes, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation . However, employers should now be familiar with the new elements in the legislation, including a ban on pre-employment health questionnaires, warns Nick Poole, Latimer Hinks Attorneys lawyers, one in Darlington County Durham and longest established law firms. Nick said: "The question of occupational health candidates' banned in Equality Act 2010, with the exception relating to such things as the ability to perform the necessary functions of the papers. "This part of the law also applies to health-based questions on the job application or pre-employment references, and referral of prospective health. Ignoring these changes give employers liable for claims of discrimination from unsuccessful candidates, so real care must be taken. "There is also a section of the Act relating to equal pay. "An employee previously needed to highlight the 'comparator' of the opposite sex to claim they were paid less for the same job on the basis of gender. From when the change will come on October 1, if there is no real comparison exists, employees now make a 'hypothetical comparator', or highlight an alternative to posting. "Clauses in the secrecy, or similar action to stop employees from discussing their wages with co-workers, they have to believe there is discrimination, it is also now prohibited under the Act." Latimer Hinks expertise and range of services covering legal issues surrounding residential property, wills and enduring power of attorney, trusts, estate planning, long term care, tax planning, commercial law, alternative and renewable energy, property and disputes, business Salvage and recovery of debts, separation , retirement, employment, and land ownership. A variety of services, among others designed to cover up the fact that business owners as well as individuals from time to time, require legal assistance in matters such as Wills and inheritance tax planning. In Chambers UK, Latimer Hinks, ranking second in the North East to agriculture and rural affairs section, with partners personally Anne Elliott noted. At the local Estate Estate, Nicola Neilson partners also mentioned. The latest Legal 500, a reference book in the world's largest independent law cited expertise Latimer Hinks' in corporate and commercial, agricultural commercial litigation, and estate, personal tax, trust and probate and commercial properties.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Glitz and glamor as the stars named

Given to the staff of the NHS Business Services Authority, left, and More Than named the winner in the evening Eight individual and team awards evening will also include: Contact Light Centre Leads - Diane Breen, Northern Rock PLC Call Center Sales Stars - Tracy Clavering, Northern Rock PLC Contact Centre superstar - Lise Watson, NHS Business Services Authority Heroes People Development - Emma Vinter, RBS Insurance Churchill Contact Centre Team of the Year - Telephony Premier, Barclays Bank PLC Best Training Program - Track Training Program, SITEL UK Best Use of Technology - Business Connect, Barclays Bank PLC Contact Centre Team Dream - Tim Sunderland Fraud, More Than, RSA.