AkzoNobel’s state of the art paint manufacturing facility in Ashington has now officially opened. PROjEN were involved with several aspects of the design, build and commissioning of the plant over a 6 year period and are now delighted to see it in operation.
PROjEN are pleased to announce their second award in the RoSPA category ‘Order of Distinction’, following 16 consecutive gold awards for Health and Safety excellence.
Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now in its 61st year.
The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.
Lyndon Workman, PROjEN Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, said: “We are delighted that we have been awarded our second Order of Distinction by RoSPA for 16 consecutive gold awards. We are very proud of the hard work and diligent approach of everyone at PROjEN that helped us to win this award for the 16th year running. This award and our safety performance highlights our responsible approach to doing business and shows that health and safety forms a fundamental part of our operational excellence.”
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PROjEN hosted a Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 30th September which was a great success. The morning consisted of various Cakes, Bakes, Raffles, Games and Prizes, resulting in some generous donations as well as some expanding waistlines. All together, we managed to raise over £225 for a fantastic cause.
We would like to give a special mention to Kim Hough and thank her for organising this event, rallying the troops and making us dust off our aprons.
Prize for the Best Baker went to Tanya ‘the’ Baker
The Spot the Cake winner was Gaynor Wenborn
The raffle winner of the Marvellous Malteaser Cake was Rob Mason.
Thank you all again for your contributions and hopefully it won’t be too long until the next Macmillan Coffee morning!
PROjEN were finalists for 3 prestigious awards this year at UK AD Biogas Trade Show. The trade show is one of the largest Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Shows in the world and held annually at the NEC Birmingham over 2 days in July. The trade show is part of ADBA (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association).
At this year’s show PROjEN were awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ as close runners up in the category ‘Best AD Support (Technical) and winners in the category AD Hero of the Year. The award recognised the contribution to AD by our Dr Les Gornall, Lead AD Consultant at PROjEN.
“Les has contributing significantly to the anaerobic digestion industry since 1980 through detailed knowledge, enthusiasm and positive attitude. Les has been a mentor to many of the new practitioners ensuring a legacy for the future generations.”
PROjEN 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 2016.
The Order of Distinction (following 15 consecutive gold awards) was presented to Lyndon Workman, PROjEN’s Health, Safety & Environmental Manager at a ceremony at held at the ExCel, London, on Tuesday 21st June.
The RoSPA Awards is celebrating 60 years of presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.
Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.
“This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.”
Lyndon Workman, PROjEN’s HSE Manager is delighted with PROjEN’s achievements:
“We are delighted that we have been awarded the Order of Distinction by RoSPA for 15 consecutive gold awards. We are very proud of the hard work and diligent approach of everyone at PROjEN that helped us to win this award for the 15th year running. This award and our safety performance highlights our responsible approach to doing business and shows that health and safety forms a fundamental part of our operational excellence.”
This year’s Chemical Northwest Awards took place on Thursday 10th March at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.
The Awards were open to a vast range of North West based companies, and this year saw a record number of entries with over 30% more entrants. This year we were short listed in three categories:
- Operational Excellence
- Health & Safety
- Engineering Supplier to the Chemical Industry
We were announced the winners of the Health & Safety Award, in recognition for our outstanding work in the field of process safety, (DSEAR/ATEX, Functional Safety, HAZOP & HAZID). This award was sponsored by FMC Chemicals and was a tough category as we were up against a number of specialist Health & Safety service providers.
PM PROjEN’s Business Development director, Shane Pugh said “We are both surprised and delighted to win this award, it is great to receive recognition for our skills and application of Process Safety across all of the market sectors we operate in. It is also a tangible recognition of the expertise and efforts of our highly skilled engineers.”
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 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 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
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 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.