We had a great evening at the Rochdale Business Awards on Friday night! The annual event is organised and sponsored by the local business community and this year it took place on 9 November 2018 at the beautiful Rochdale Town Hall. We were delighted to be shortlisted in the category of ‘Employee of the year’, and although we were not fortunate enough to win, it was fantastic to see and support so many competitive and thriving businesses from Rochdale Borough.
As part of our campaign ‘Meet Our Design Team’, we’d like to introduce Marcus Francis, our Design Lead. Marcus leads a multidisciplinary design team from appointment to completion of a project, and is responsible for the designs technical and commercial success. Guiding the design team to produce a coordinated design solution with due regard to both design and construction programmes and budgetary requirements, he provides technical expertise and innovation through all stages of the project including Concept, Basic and Detailed design and ensures compliance with regulatory standards. In delivering projects for major Blue Chip Clients Marcus has been praised for his innovative approach and attention to detail. In his interview, Marcus talks about his approach to design of pharmaceutical and healthcare sophisticated environments and explains why he enjoys working in the industry.
Our Business Development Manager, Gary Horrocks is looking forward to attending the UK’s largest laboratory event, Lab Innovations. The event is taking place on 31 October at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Gary will join the top industry practitioners to share his expertise, learn and network.
With over 45 years’ experience working on a wide range of design and build projects specialising in HVAC, LEV and building services design for Cleanrooms and Laboratories in the Life Science sector, John works closely with clients, Mechanical Designers and Design Leads to advise on all areas of mechanical design. John carries out the technical review of mechanical designs. During his time at BES, John has led the design of sterile and non-sterile cleanrooms, drug research and QC laboratories, hospital pharmacies, toxic and non-toxic drug compounding suites; both in the UK and Middle East. Here, John reveals what he finds the most interesting about working in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, and explains his biggest professional challenges at the moment.
As we continue to go from strength to strength, we’re thrilled to welcome Suzy Smith to our Sales and Marketing team. Suzy joins BES as Business Development Manager. She will be working from the Milton Keynes office with the focus on developing relationships with clients in the Southern region.
Our BD Manager, Garry Horrocks discusses the importance of managing the financial and operational risk associated with hospital clean room and aseptic facilities, highlighting an example in the Middle East where lack of specialist expertise in the original design led to costly and time-consuming re-design, strip out and retrofit.
A key milestone has been reached in the design and construction of the new warehouse and packing hall for AstraZeneca in Macclesfield. Following the successful completion of works at high bay and low bay warehouse, we have now commenced the packing pall phase of the project. The packing hall at over 7,500m2 will make provision for 14no grade D primary packing rooms with common secondary accommodation.
With more than 20 years’ experience working within the pharmaceutical sector, Darren has played a lead role managing Architectural design and project teams throughout his career at BES. His appointment to Design Director in January 2016 allowed him to consolidate our multi-disciplined team and to provide a level of leadership and coordination that consistently delivers fully integrated design solutions. In the interview, Darren talks about his current role at BES and explains what he finds the most exciting and challenging about working in the pharmaceutical industry.
With a continued reliance on digital communication and more sophisticated planning software, project delivery needs real face to face interaction more than ever. The BES ‘Plan Do Review’ or ‘PDR’ process is a tried and tested forum which encourages communication and collaboration and is an integral part of our project delivery.
At BES, we are very proud of our designers, architects and engineers, whose individual expertise and talent combine to create an effective multidisciplinary team. In order to meet demands of constantly developing pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, our specialists are committed to an ongoing process of learning through research and training. As a part of our ongoing support to the personal development of our employees, we arrange regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars to keep our employees abreast of the changing technologies and provide insight to new products and solutions.