We recently put Lean principles into practice to create a new office area within one of our key clients’ facilities. The new area is to house a “Lean Academy”, recently created to support the clients’ drive to build a sustainable, Lean capability. The project carefully reflected the lean principles by significantly reducing waste by reusing existing assets and materials, as well as ensuring the most efficient approach was always taken...... READ MORE
As part of our commitment to the occupational health, safety and wellbeing, all BES site based employees have just completed their annual health screening with accredited professionals. The occupational health assessment included hearing tests, skin checks, lung function testing and Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) assessment. On a construction site, there are many hazards which may present a risk to health. Therefore, it is important we monitor our employees through a health surveillance programme to provide early identification of any medical problems and undertake any corrective action required. The results also provide information necessary to effectively review our risk assessment processes and associated controls.....READ MORE
Following the completion of an initial design phase where the BES team have developed new layouts and established coordinated services for a new pharmacy and aseptic suite, we are now moving into the construction phase of the project. Over the next 4 weeks we will carry out demolition and strip out works to clear the 6th and 7th floor areas, enabling the required room configurations to suit the new layout. With our dedicated multidisciplinary design and construction teams working in collaboration, we have transitioned smoothly from design to construction, providing the continuity of service our client requires......READ MORE
Last week we held BES business review meetings in Rochdale office to update our full team on the business and give everyone opportunity to provide feedback on various aspects of the company. Great to share good news about the business being in good shape with turnover in excess of 40 million and many exciting projects ahead. Trading for 17 years and now employing 120 people we use these meetings and social events to build teamwork and maintain our collaborative culture......READ MORE
As a part of our commitment to sharing knowledge and engaging with clients and partners, we were delighted to attend the UK Semiconductors Conference. The event took place at Sheffield Hallam University City Campus on 10th and 11th July, and was well attended by the UK’s leading academic research groups and commercial organisations. During the event we showcased our cleanroom and containment expertise and highlighted the ways in which this experience can be used to full effect in the semiconductor market......READ MORE
Nothing announces the arrival of summer quite like a BBQ, therefore last weekend our team got together at the Manchester’s Dukes 92 Gallery Bar to enjoy each other’s company, a cold drink and delicious food. Joined by our friends and families, it was a great opportunity to relax and catch up at a lovely venue overlooking ‘lively’ Castlefield. We hold regular social events including race days, ten pin bowling and charity walks every year. It allows the employees and departments to meet each other in an informal atmosphere outside of the office and construction sites to build relationships with colleagues. Another way to say thank you to the team for their ongoing hard work. We all had a great weekend and can’t wait for the next event! ......READ MORE
It’s not often an opportunity comes along that allows you to use the experience and learning you’ve gained during a 35-year career and apply it in new ways as part of a multi-disciplinary team. That’s exactly what my new role as the new Design Lead for BES Milton Keynes has given me. Just a few weeks into my new role, I’m already part of a collaborative culture unlike any I’ve ever experienced, which has made transitioning from an architectural practice to a specialist in the design and delivery of complex pharma and medical projects much smoother than I’d expected....... READ MORE
A big thanks to BESA for arranging a fantastic awards evening at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Manchester on Saturday evening celebrating the achievements of the building engineering services sector in the North West of England. Fantastic to see the success of apprentices, who are vital to the future success of the industry and to the businesses in the region. I was really pleased that our investment in training was recognised too, winning the Employer Training Initiative of the Year. Read more...
The 2019 Rochdale Business Awards have been officially launched today! At BES, we have been part of this great celebration of local businesses for the last few years and we are looking forward to supporting this year’s event as well.
As our cleanroom and containment expertise can also be effectively utilised in the semiconductor market, today we are visiting the world’s premier Compound Semiconductor Cluster in South Wales. Our BD Manger, Gary Horrocks is attending Semiconductor Packaging Workshop at the Newport Wafer Fab facility to learn more about the complexities of semiconductor packaging technologies and network with leading technology experts.