From 2013 to 2014 only 3.4 per cent of those applying for engineering apprenticeships were women. National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) takes place on June 23, celebrating female engineering role models. Here, Martina Antalova MSc in Building Services, and lead mechanical design engineer at cleanroom and laboratory design and construction specialist, Boulting Environmental Services, explains how we can encourage more women to become engineers.
BES have been working with this major pharmaceutical company over a period of 12 years providing a full turnkey services as part of a Term contract across two of the client's sites in UK. Throughout this time strong working relationships have been developed and the projects delivered by BES have demonstrated our flexible and adaptable approach, exemplary health and safety standards, a commitment to providing value-for-money services and a clear understanding of working in highly regulated GMP environments.
We are celebrating after winning two categories at the 2017 Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) awards. We won the Staff Driven Improvement of the Year and Employer Engagement with Training Development of the Year award for our in-house 'Personal Effectiveness' scheme. This programme has been devised to help staff to further develop their communication and team working skills. We offer this training programme in addition to our technical, quality and health and safety training.
Graham Drew and Dave Greaves of BES recently picked up the AstraZeneca's UK Engineering Award for Safety, Health & Environment on behalf of Boulting Group.
In our continued strive for improvement of our BIM processes we recently attended a BIM Masterclass course organised by Cadline. The course provided a high level overview of implementation strategy which was particularly useful to our Associate Design Director Darren Lewis and Principal Architect Neil Pulman. In addition, it aligned specific integration processes for a Common Data Environment (CDE) by following the BS1192 procedures which was beneficial for our Revit MEP Coordinator Mike Robinson.
BES have been awarded the contract to carry out the design, construction and commissioning of a new 6000m2 Packing facility, together with the coordination and management of a new build 30 meter High Bay Warehouse.
We are excited to announce that BES officially opened its new office in Sandbrook Park, Rochdale on February 6, 2017. This impressive new facility, with excellent links to the motorway network, enables the business to continue its sustained growth. Furthermore, the introduction of collaborative work areas will further enhance the teamwork based culture of the company.
We are extremely delighted and proud to win the Business of the Year with turnover above £5 million category at the Rochdale Business Awards hosted at the Rochdale Town Hall on November 4, 2016. We were commended for our growth, employee development and overall business performance.
BES have recently completed the concept and scheme design of a flagship production facility for one of our key clients, who specialise in research, development and manufacturing of a broad range of treatments worldwide.
â€‹For the third consecutive year we are pleased to be a premium sponsor at The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) UK Affiliate Annual Conference, which will be held in the vibrant city of Leeds on the 10th of November. The event will bring together pharmaceutical engineering professionals from all across the UK for industry focused conferences and networking. With a comprehensive programme focusing on â€œTechnologies for the 21st Centuryâ€, the 2016 ISPE UK Affiliate Annual Conference is one of the key industry events to attend this year. This is a great opportunity for industry experts to share best practices and further develop their supply chain knowledge through meeting exhibitors. We look forward to meeting conference affiliates and dinner attendees!