Year: 2010

PROjEN Support Noise Action Week

PROjEN, a specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is supporting ‘Noise Action Week’ which will take place on 26th – 30th April.

What we are doing to support the campaign:

  • The company will be displaying posters to promote the campaign both in the office and on sites in order to raise awareness of the impacts of noise and to promote the simple measures that can be taken to prevent noise problems. In particular PROjEN have focused on the following phpects for the campaign:
  • The Health Effects of Noise at Work
  • The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
  • How Noise is Measured
  • Noise Levels
  • How You Can Reduce NoiseBackground:

Noise Action Week is an annual initiative organised by Environmental Protection UK, the environmental protection charity supported by pollution control professionals, which has been working for a cleaner, quieter, healthier world since 1898. This year, Noise Action will coincide with International Noise Awareness Day (28 April) – a global campaign which raises awareness of the impacts of noise pollution on individuals and communities – so there has never been a better time to promote noise awareness.

Campaign Aims and Objectives:

The campaign aims to raise awareness about neighbourhood noise and the solutions available to tackle it. It gives everyone involved in managing noise problems the opportunity to focus public and media attention on the difficulties excessive noise can cause for us all – at home, at work, at study and at leisure.

What you can do to promote the campaign:

During Noise Action Week everybody is urged to:

  • Consider the noise they make and the effect it has on others
  • Consider the noises that disturb them
  • Use practical solutions to everyday noise problems

How it affects you:

Noise can cause disruption and distress to everyone – at home, at leisure, at work and at study. National research1 shows that two fifths of the population say noise affects their quality of life and in 2008 around half a million people (1%) said they had moved home because of noisy neighbours. This was more a problem in the private rented sector, where 4% said they had moved because of noisy neighbours.

Why PROjEN support the campaign:

PROjEN’s Managing Director, Martin Seabrook comments:

“PROjEN’s support for this campaign is testimony to the company’s ability of raising awareness of the affects of noise both in the workplace and in our personal life. PROjEN’s exceptional Health and Safety record is a welcome recognition of the hard work that has been made over recent years to raise the levels of Health and Safety across the sites and our business in general”.

PROjEN Celebrate winning the Gold Medal

PROjEN, a specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is celebrating winning another prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Award in 2010.

The Gold Medal (following 9 consecutive Golds) award will be presented to PROjEN at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 12th May 2010. The ceremony will take place alongside the Safety and Health Expo 2010, Europe’s leading annual health and safety exhibition.

The RoSPA Awards scheme is not only about reducing the number of accidents and cases of ill-health at work; it also encourages organisations to develop robust health and safety management systems.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager comments:

“PROjEN has shown a commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others. Organisations which do this deserve to have such dedication recognised and that’s where the RoSPA Awards come in.

As well as there being clear ethical reasons and legal requirements for good health and safety management, there is also a strong business case. RoSPA is delighted to publicly honour organisations which have demonstrated their work to improve performance in this sphere”.

Martin Seabrook, PROjEN’s Managing Director is not surprised by PROjEN’s achievements:

“This award is testimony to PROjEN’s exceptional Health and Safety record and is a welcome recognition of the hard work that all our employees show in maintaining this high standard. Although anyone can talk about safety I know it takes a lot of work and team effort to ensure everyone is involved in the process. I am delighted to see PROjEN gain this 9th consecutive award”

Photo: Lyndon Workman (PROjEN’s Health and Safety Manager) receiving the award.

PROjEN and Axion form strategic alliance

PROjEN, one of the UK’s leading industrial project management companies has joined forces with Axion Group in a strategic partnership to develop business opportunities in the biofuels, advanced thermal waste processing, specialty chemicals and mineral processing sectors.

PROjEN’s joint venture with Axion, the UK’s specialist in innovative resource recovery, brings together the complementary skills of two highly-experienced and professional consulting companies, as well as providing both firms with exciting possibilities for growth.

Through this alliance, clients can access a broader portfolio of expertise that combines PROjEN’s proven project management strengths with Axion’s strong process design and development capabilities.

The two companies forged links several years ago when Axion helped Greenergy Biofuels to select PROjEN as its preferred supplier of project management services for its fuel storage facilities and large-scale biodiesel production plant.

PROjEN’s Managing Director Martin Seabrook comments…. “At PROjEN we have a set of values and culture that we all share. Our success has been built on working closely with our clients and by “doing what we say we will do”. As such it is vital that when we align ourselves with a partner they must share our business ethos. After many years of working with Axion on an informal basis it became totally logical to progress to a more collaborative way of working”.

Axion’s director Roger Morton says the collaboration brings benefits to the clients of both businesses with the ability to offer a wider range of specialist skills, best practice business processes and increased resources – particularly for larger or more complex projects.

“We have complementary skills, therefore it made perfect sense to develop this strategic alliance in carefully defined areas with PROjEN; a company we already know well and trust through our existing work,” says Roger.

Founded in 1978, PROjEN is a multi-disciplined professional project management company geared to providing best value, low-cost solutions for industrial projects. Its core business is the successful delivery of projects from feasibility, capital justification, front-end engineering and detailed design, through to full turnkey project completion across a wide range of industries. For more information, contact PROjEN on 01928 752502 or visit the website www.projen.co.uk

Axion Group develops and operates innovative resource recovery and processing solutions for recycling waste materials. The Group works with a wide range of clients, from Government agencies and local authorities to companies in diverse commercial sectors, on the practical development of new processing and collection methods to recover value from waste resources. For more information, contact Axion Group on 0161 426 7731 or visit the website – www.axionconsulting.co.uk

PROjEN Promotes Healthy Lifestyles

Specialist Engineering Project Management company PROjEN, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is proud to announce a further development in their care for the health and wellbeing of employees and support for the local business community.

PROjEN has recently come together with local business Nviron to join the corporate leisure membership scheme at The Daresbury Hotel and Leisure Club in order to promote the well being of their staff. In choosing the Daresbury this naturally will also help to support the local business community.

PROjEN already offer their employees a generous benefits package including an impressive pension and profit share scheme, private medical and dental insurance, extra holidays for long service, flexi-time and help with childcare to boost employee well-being. PROjEN’s Managing Director- Martin Seabrook comments:

“Investing in the health and all round care of our employees underscores our commitment to our people, who are integral to the success and growth of PROjEN. A healthy and positive workforce is well positioned to better serve our existing customers and potential clients”

As part of PROjEN’s sustainability commitment to support local businesses PROjEN was happy to subsidise the membership for employees.

PROjEN are extremely proud of their support for charities and the local community and will continue to work with local businesses whilst promoting the health and wellbeing of its employees in future years to come.

Employees at PROjEN raise money for Sports Relief 2010

PROjEN, the specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is proud to announce raising £230 for Sports Relief 2010. The money was raised by employees who sponsored PROjEN’s Finance Director Marcus Royle to wear ‘The Shirt of Hurt’ – i.e. the kit of their club’s fiercest rivals!

Marcus Royle is a Liverpool fan and wore an Everton Shirt for the day to raise money for the worthwhile cause. The money raised will be spent by Sport Relief and will go towards helping to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people, both at home and across the world’s poorest countries.

PROjEN’s employees always demonstrate a high level of participation and enthusiasm when raising money for worthwhile causes. PROjEN’s Chairman John Taylor (surprisingly an Everton fan) commented:

“I would like to thank all employees at PROjEN for taking part in raising money for Sports Relief and to Marcus for “agreeing” to take part and looking like he enjoyed every minute!. It is excellent to see the continued high level of support to charities amongst our personnel”.

PROjEN’s success on a major pharmaceutical project

PROjEN, a specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is proud to announce further success on a project completed for a leading supplier of advanced alginate-based wound care solutions.

The project included the design and build of an Acetone and Industrial Methylated Spirits (IMS) Tank Farm. A spokesman for the client expressed his praise on how the project has been managed through to completion:

“Following the project handover we would like to pass on our thanks to everyone who has been involved in the project and particularly to those involved during the site phases. The standards of working have been very high and we have been particularly impressed with the safe way the work has been undertaken, also the cooperation given to our staff contacts has been excellent and this has made the project proceed very smoothly”.

PROjEN’s success in the pharmaceutical sector spans back 30 years and includes repeat business from a number of major pharmaceutical companies. A high percentage of PROjEN’s business leads come from client referrals which in itself demonstrates their commitment to sustaining long-term business success with both their current and prospective clients.

Following the success of this pharmaceutical project the Operations Director recommended PROjEN to another leading medical supplies company who has already engaged PROjEN on DSEAR/ATEX Compliance work and expressed potential involvement for the long term. Martin Seabrook, PROjEN’s Managing Director comments:

“I am extremely proud of the professionalism and commitment of our personnel in maintaining PROjEN’s excellent standards. The success of this project is testimony to PROjEN’s ability to deliver best value, low cost solutions for industrial projects”.

Employees at PROjEN raise money for the BHF

PROjEN, the specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is proud to announce its support for the British Heart Foundation. A number of staff in the office took part in both the National Wear Red Day and a sponsored walk to raise money for the worthwhile cause.

The £80 raised will go towards funding the British Heart Foundation’s aim of reducing cardiovascular disease in the UK so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death.

PROjEN’s Managing Director Martin Seabrook is delighted with the level of participation and enthusiasm that PROjEN’s employees demonstrate when raising money for charity:

“I am overwhelmed by the high level of support and commitment employees at PROjEN show when participating in fundraising initiatives. It is great to see the money raised going to support such a worthwhile cause.”

In 2009 employees raised a total of £1500 for charity and will continue to support whatever worthwhile causes they can into 2010.

PROjEN highlight their continued success with unrivalled H & S

PROjEN, a specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is proud to highlight their exceptional Health and Safety record which now shows zero accidents to PROjEN’s personnel for 5 consecutive years. This record is one of the factors why the Company has been successful in receiving the ROSPA Gold Medal award for the last eight years.

The outstanding Health and Safety statistics are testimony to the company’s ability to raise Health and Safety awareness on the projects they manage. PROjEN’s Managing Director Martin Seabrook is delighted with the company’s success:

“PROjEN’s exceptional Health and Safety record is a welcome recognition of the hard work that has been made over recent years to raise the levels of Health and Safety across sites”.

PROjEN have a proven track record in delivering complex projects and have demonstrated their ability to complete projects on time, under budget and most importantly with excellent safety performance levels. PROjEN’s Health and Safety Manager Lyndon Workman is delighted with the company’s outstanding record:

“These statistics demonstrate PROjEN’s commitment to raising Health and Safety Awareness on the projects we manage. All site personnel are committed and focused on maintaining PROjEN’s excellent standards”.

PROjEN has a diverse client base which includes a substantial number of large blue chip organisations. The company’s record for client retention is exceptional and the outstanding Health and Safety record highlights PROjEN’s commitment to sustaining long-term business success with both their current and prospective clients.

PROjEN raise money for the National Blind Children’s Society

PROjEN, the specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook is proud to announce raising another £60.00 for charity through employees taking part in a fundraising game.

A number of staff in the office took part by each donating £1 to participate in the game and the money raised will go towards enabling children and young people with a visual impairment to achieve their educational and recreational goals.

The aim of the National Blind Children’s Society is to create a world where children with a visual impairment have an equal opportunity to the provision of education, which is adequately supported with sources of information provided in a suitable format for their needs and where there are no barriers to sports and recreational activities.

PROjEN’s Managing Director Martin Seabrook is delighted with the level of participation and enthusiasm that PROjEN’s employees demonstrate when raising money for charity and worthwhile causes:

“I am overwhelmed with the dedication and commitment that employees show when participating in fundraising events. In 2009 alone employees raised a total of £1500 for charity through both donations and taking part in fundraising events”.

PROjEN successfully complete a £1.6 million client project

PROjEN, a specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is proud to announce further success on a recent client project involving the replacement of 230 bursting discs in the Stevenage Chemistry Pilot Plant.

Not only was the project delivered to the client’s requirements for time and quality but PROjEN successfully completed the £1.6 Million project £165,000 under budget. Material selection contributed to the on-going cost savings for the project, whilst PROjEN’s expert project management techniques ensured that the project was completed on time with ZERO delays to chemistry.

PROjEN are justifiably proud of their unrivalled Health & Safety record and the Health and Safety performance on this project was excellent. The health and safety of employees, customers, suppliers and surrounding communities is of PROjEN’s highest priority. This project consisted of 9,200 construction man hours with ZERO lost time accidents, injuries and environmental impact. PROjEN’s Managing Director Martin Seabrook is delighted with the company’s success:

“The health and safety statistics from the project are testimony to PROjEN’s ability to raise health and safety awareness on the projects we manage.”

An event took place at Stevenage on Wednesday 20th January to celebrate the projects’ success where GSK Programme Manager Russ Harvey praised PROjEN on their achievements:

I am extremely pleased with what PROjEN have achieved on the project. PROjEN have a proven track record of delivering complex projects and have shown the ability to complete this project on time, under budget and most importantly with an excellent safety performance. The project was managed in a professional manner and exceeded all our expectations.

PROjEN continue to support local and national charities. On this particular project PROjEN are proud to announce £250 which been donated to SANDS (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity) & The Special Care Baby Unit at Lister Hospital. This cheque was presented at the event during which PROjEN expressed their delight and support in donating to such worthwhile causes.