Year: 2012

PROjEN celebrates success in the RoSPA Awards 2012

PROjEN, the Cheshire-based specialist engineering project management consultancy is celebrating yet another success by having its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012.

The President’s award was presented to Dave Elliott, PROjEN’s Business Support Services Director at a ceremony at held in the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Dating back to 1956, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme does not just look at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, awards manager at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity with a 95-year history, comments:

“The RoSPA Awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organisations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention. We congratulate PROjEN on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom line.”

Martin Seabrook, PROjEN’s Managing Director is delighted with 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 its second President’s award in recognition of our 11th consecutive gold award”

The headline sponsor for the RoSPA Awards 2012 is NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health). Sponsors of specialist trophies are: The Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy – Westinghouse Springfields Fuels Ltd; The International Dilmun Environmental Award – Gulf Petrochemicals Industry Company of Bahrain; The Managing Occupational Road Risk Trophy – Allianz Insurance Ltd; The SME Assistance Trophy – BHSF; and, The Astor Trophy (occupational health) – airsweb.

PROjEN Enjoys International Success after Securing Contracts

PROjEN Ltd, the Cheshire-based specialist engineering project management consultancy is celebrating after 18 months of expansion which has seen it successfully support a wide range of high-profile companies across the world.

The company, which has headquarters in Preston Brook, was established in 1978 and has developed a strong reputation as one of the country’s leading independent providers of engineering project management and managing contractor services. Its current clients include GlaxoSmithKline, Akzo Nobel, Cabot, McCains and Smith & Nephew.

News of PROjEN’s success is now reaching an international audience and over the last 18 months, the company has been sought out by a variety of overseas clients keen to benefit from PROjEN’s professional project management skills which are specifically tailored, results focused and consistently effective.

PROjEN teams have recently been involved in projects in Italy, Holland, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Liberia in West Africa. The markets associated with these territories are diverse and have ranged from flour milling, new anaerobic digestion facilities and the factory expansion of a major drinks facility.

PROjEN’s UK projects range from building a new £100 million manufacturing facility in the north east, through to the £5 million replacement of existing ozone depleting chillers with more efficient equipment and compliant refrigerant in the south. The company offers many market leading services such as DSEAR/ATEX and Functional Safety advice and it was the first to build a new fuel storage facility to comply with the recommendations put in place following the Buncefield oil depot incident in 2005. In addition to a blue chip client list with over 90 per cent retention rates, the company also boasts third party accreditations from significant organisations such as the European Construction Institute and from 11 successive RoSPA Gold Awards for their Health and Safety performance at client sites.

PROjEN Managing Director, Martin Seabrook, said: “Our growth in the UK has meant that we have never needed to target overseas projects and the work we have won has been on a pull-through basis from our existing UK clients.

“This continues to be the case, but we are now being asked by UK partners such as Motherwell Bridge and Clancy Consulting to provide our services to their clients. This new and exciting element to our business not only widens our expertise and knowledge but also increases our attraction to both clients who have overseas facilities and to our personnel who can widen their own professional experience. We look forward to working more overseas whilst still expanding our UK operations.”

PROjEN Boosts Workforce in On-Going Growth Programme

PROjEN, the specialist engineering project management company is celebrating after boosting its workforce by more than 15 per cent as part of its on-going recruitment campaign.

The privately-owned company which is based in Preston Brook, Cheshire, has bucked the effects of the current economic climate by taking on even more talent to help it meet the demands of new and existing contracts. And the success story doesn’t end there; PROjEN is on target to further increase its employee numbers by a further 15 per cent over the next few months.

PROjEN has a sound working relationship with many blue chip clients across the UK and beyond, including GlaxoSmithKline, Cabot, Akzo Nobel and Smith & Nephew. Scheduled work from these clients in addition to fresh work from PROjEN’s new BioEnergy Division has driven the recent recruitment process.

Many of the new roles will be based at the company’s Preston Brook site and others will be within client premises. PROjEN has a strong mix of project managers and project engineers who are supported by process, mechanical and electrical, control and instrumentation (E, C & I) design engineers and the new positions will be distributed across all disciplines.

Managing Director of PROjEN, Martin Seabrook, said: “We are extremely pleased to be in a position to recruit new people, especially during this challenging economic time. Our people, our business culture and our success in delivering projects for our clients are the major reasons why we continue to grow. However, the success of our new services in legislation compliance, factory relocation services and our new BioEnergy division, particularly anaerobic digestion and biogas facilities, has given us additional growth opportunities and helped us secure a healthy order book well into 2013.”

In addition to the recent project wins, PROjEN has enjoyed success across a number of other areas. In 2011 the company secured its tenth consecutive Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for Health and Safety performance and this year it will build on its ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation by applying for OHSAS 18001. PROjEN has also spread its wings overseas and successfully completed works in Holland, Italy, Nigeria and is currently in discussions regarding potential new work in the Middle East.

PROjEN Shows Generosity for Charity

A group of kind-hearted PROjEN employees raised an incredible £900 for charity during a Christmas raffle.

More than 70 PROjEN employees and their guests took part in the raffle during the project management company’s annual Christmas party. One of the prizes on the evening was to choose which charity would benefit from money raised during the festive evening.

This year, the chosen charity is Macmillan Cancer Care.

PROjEN continuously explores ways to help raise funds for worthwhile causes and is delighted with the level of participation and enthusiasm that employees demonstrate during charitable events.

PROjEN’s Managing Director, Martin Seabrook, said: “It is fantastic to see the level of support and commitment everyone at PROjEN shows when participating in fundraising events. Everyone is delighted to see that the money raised is going to support such a worthwhile cause.”
In contrast to the much publicised economic gloom affecting many businesses PROjEN has raised a substantial amount of money over the past year and will continue to do so, supporting a wide range of charities and good causes throughout 2012.

PROjEN Delivers Project with Absolute Precision

PROjEN, the UK’s leading project management and engineering solutions consultancy have successfully completed their first project in West Africa.

In association with Boulting Group Ltd, PROjEN were engaged to deliver a key element of a large project in Lagos, Nigeria.

The project entailed providing utilities to a new multi-million pound filling and packaging line and PROjEN was required to carry out site surveys of existing utilities and structures. The company, which is based in Preston Brook near Runcorn in Cheshire, had to create a detailed design of the new utilities pipework including the provision of general arrangement drawings, a stress analysis package and fabrication isometrics.

The laser survey data in the form of a 3D point cloud was used as the basis for the design of the new utilities pipework which had to be routed through congested existing pipe racks. This ensured a clash free installation of 1.5 kilometres of pipe work with no on-site modifications, thereby reducing cost and any potential delays.

Martin Seabrook from PROjEN, said: “We are very pleased with the results provided by our innovative laser scanning capability and the help we have given to this important project. This sort of work would have taken around six weeks if we’d used traditional methods but we were able to collect more than two gigabytes of data in one week which is a huge amount of data in surveying terms. This provided the client with an efficient and cost effective solution that caused minimal disruption to their normal functions.

“The laser survey, which was carried out using a Leica Geosystems HDS Scanstation C10 laser scanner, also provided increased accuracy compared to other methods.”