Year: 2015

PROjEN extends its Anaerobic Digestion and Waste Water Treatment Team

PROjEN is pleased to announce that Dave Auty joined our ranks at the beginning of November. Dave has a long history of working with anaerobic digestion across many sectors, but particularly the water industry and the waste industry. He has particularly in depth knowledge in the design and operation of AD plants and augments the well-established class leading skills already in-house at PROjEN.

PROjEN and Biogen together at ADBA 2015

PROjEN and Biogen are joining forces to design and deliver AD projects in the UK and will be appearing together at the UK AD and Biogas show being held from 1st – 2nd July 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Engineering and Project Management specialists PROjEN and Biogen, the UK’s leading anaerobic digestion experts, are working together to deliver proven, world class AD projects. Both companies have enviable reputations and a combined total of over 30 years’ experience in the AD industry.

Terence Brownhill, Business Development Manager, PROjEN said: “PROjEN and Biogen have always been complementary businesses that share the same culture and belief in what makes a successful AD plant. I believe that this collaboration will provide a new offering into the UK AD sector and we are really looking forward to working with our Biogen colleagues“.

Alister Veitch, Business Development Manager for Biogen said, “Biogen can offer decades of unrivalled skills and expertise in designing and constructing large scale AD projects and we are delighted to be working with PROjEN to deliver first-class AD facilities for our clients.”

PROjEN and Biogen are on Stand H305 at the UK AD and Biogas Show, NEC Birmingham.

PROjEN sponsored team wins the league

PROjEN have sponsored Barnton youth football since 2008/9 season when the
team were starting out and 7 years on and PROjEN renewed the sponsorship last
year by way of a contribution to the home and away kit for the then
under 14’s.

PROjEN believe that they have a responsibility to the local community that
they work in and have sponsored Barnton Wanderers under 15s, a local football
team, based near Northwich in Cheshire. PROjEN’S Head of Procurement Mark
Warrington, who is the Under 15’s FA Qualified assistant coach, said.. “Ian
Thornhill (Mgr.) and I thank PROjEN for the ongoing support as the
contribution from PROjEN for kit etc means that each week we can compete and
look the part.

This year has been another great year for the boys and with a lot of hard work
and dedication in all weathers we have come out on top as Division 2 champions
and will move on to under16’s in the First division next season. The Facts: 18
wins from 24, 56 points, a goals plus difference of over 50 and only 1 loss
and 1 draw against our top 5 rivals, so 20 points from 24 against the better
teams, and 1 defeat in the last 8 games.

With the heightened public awareness about the dangers of childhood obesity;
in combination with the social benefit of playing a team sport, it has become
increasingly important to engage children in sport at a young age. Barnton
Football Club provides opportunities for children and adults in the
surrounding area to participate in a football team and to enjoy their
involvement regardless of ability. Barnton FC view themselves as a family,
winning and losing as a Club, not just a team, however they rely on volunteers
to coach and manage the team as well as participate in fund raising efforts.
Barnton Football Club place a high value of fair play and respect and a few
years ago, were awarded the FA Charter Standard ‘Community Club’ Award, the
highest status that they could achieve under the FA Charter Standard Scheme.

PROjEN shortlisted for Leading Industry Awards

PROjEN has been shortlisted for the Chemical Industry Association (CIA) Engineering Excellence Award in a very highly contested category. The Annual CIA Awards Dinner will take place on the 18th June at the Newcastle Hilton.

The purpose of this Award is to recognise the contribution of engineering excellence in the chemical industry towards improved business performance. This Award also recognises engineering excellence that produces tangible business benefits such as contribution to improving safety and environmental performance, reducing engineering costs and improving plant output and operating efficiency. Our Information Management System (IMS) formed the basis of our entry and was also primarily responsible for us winning the Chemicals Northwest Engineering Business of the Year Award 2015. Fingers crossed we can go one step further at this prestigious Industry event.

PROjEN have been awarded the RoSPA President’s Awards 2015

We are pleased to announce that PROjEN have been awarded the RoSPA President’s (14th consecutive Gold) Award for Occupational Health and Safety excellence.

This award could not be achieved without the continued Health and Safety commitment from all parts of the business. We are very proud of the hard work and diligent approach of everyone at PROjEN that helped us to win this award for the 14th year running. This award and our Safety performance highlights our responsible approach to doing business and shows that Health & Safety forms a fundamental part of our Operational excellence.

Capita shortlisted for the IGEM Energy Efficiency award

Capita’s market-leading energy efficiency model has been nominated in the ‘Energy Efficiency’ category at the Gas Industry Awards 2015.

The bespoke model offers clients the opportunity to reduce their energy usage and includes the following features:

  • Holistic sustainable building energy analytics
  • Gas, Power, Water and assets mapped and tagged in one platform
  • Raise capital on existing and new assets to clients
  • Accelerated connection times and cost investigation
  • Road map maintenance and life expectancy to enable budget setting
  • Full multi-utility install and maintenance, including review of tariff charges
  • Renewable energy solutions including funding
  • Energy centres and storage of supplies
  • Bio Energy solutions
  • Cost reduction in meter management to asset abandonment
  • Safe, compliant and reliable energy source at the most effeicent operating cost

The model is the result of close collaboration between Capita’s design engineering and management team, which provides a wide range of products across the gas, electricity, water, power, nuclear energy and telecoms industries, and various partners/clients.

Martin Shannon, Capita, said: “Being shortlisted in the Energy category at the Gas Industry Awards demonstrates our ability to challenge and innovate within the utilities sector with some very tough competition. We are in a strong position to deliver the smart energy model across a number of sectors and will demonstrate that change approach comes with some real tangible savings. When an industry that is crammed full of talented people and exceptional network operators we consider it to be a huge honour to be nominated for these awards.”

The event is organised by the Energy and Utilities Alliance, (EUA) and the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers, (IGEM.)

Chris Clarke, IGEM President Elect and Chair of Judges, said: “Once again we have had the unenviable task of trying to pick just 28 nominees out of nearly 100 high calibre applications. The quality of nominations this year was stunning, and while our job was not easy, we are confident that the shortlist represents the absolute best and brightest the gas industry has to offer. With over 30 nominations in the Innovation category alone, this just goes to show how the gas industry is determined to advance itself in every way possible while delivering on its commitment to safety and customer service.”

Vic Tuffen, President of EUA, said: “When you have an industry that is crammed full of talented people and exceptional companies such as ours, no one can deny that it’s a huge honour to be nominated for these awards.On Behalf of EUA and IGEM, I would like to wish all of the shortlisted nominees the best of luck and we look forward to seeing them at the Park Lane Hilton on May 14th for what promises to be a spectacular event.”

The winners will be revealed on the 14th May at a ceremony at the London Hilton, Park Lane. The event will be attended by over 600 senior representatives of the gas industry and the keynote speech will be given by Ofgem Chief Executive, Dermot Nolan.

For further information contact Martin Shannon by emailing

PROjEN Wins Prestigious Award

This year’s Chemical Northwest Awards took place on Thursday 19th March at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester. The glamorous event was hosted by Lucy Meacock one of Britain’s longest serving news and current affairs presenters.

PROjEN were very pleased to have been shortlisted for more awards than any other business and were delighted to be presented with the most prestigious award of the night, the Engineering Business of the Year 2015.

PROjEN’s Business Development director, Shane Pugh said “We are delighted to win this award, it is always thrilling when someone else recognises the qualities of your business. Whilst we operate across the entire UK, it is great to be recognised as a significant business within our own region”.

Shane was accompanied on to the stage to receive the award by PROjEN’s Business Development Team Leader, Rebecca Shillito and Business Support Officer Kimberley Hough. As part of receiving the award, the PROjEN team were asked a series of probing questions by Lucy Meacock which focussed on how PROjEN’s internal Q.A. and I.T. teams had developed and implemented our class leading Information Management System. Lucy’s interview gave the PROjEN team a real insight on how it feels to be interviewed by a leading current affairs professional and were grateful that the questions were all focussed on a topic that the team are passionate about…..our business.

PROjEN shortlisted for prestigious regional awards

PROjEN are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in four categories at the 2015 Chemicals NorthWest Awards.

PROjEN have been nominated for the following:

  • Chemicals Northwest Innovation award
  • Chemicals Northwest Engineering Business of the Year award
  • Chemicals Northwest Chemical Services Provider
  • Chemicals Northwest Operational Excellence award

It is a fantastic achievement to have been shortlisted across a variety of award categories, highlighting PROjEN’s commitment to our people, our systems and our business processes.

The ceremony will be held at the Hilton in Deansgate, Manchester on the 19th March and is a brilliant opportunity to celebrate North-West business success.

The Business Development team are looking forward to attending the Awards Ceremony and meeting the fellow finalists at what promises to be a great occasion.