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.
We're looking forward to exhibiting at the PHSS - Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Sciences Society Sterile Products Manufacture Conference 2019 on the 6th June in Knutsford, Cheshire. Suzy Smith and our process partner will be there to provide expert advice and discuss any relevant projects.
Lots of companies complain that it's hard to find good talent and in our specialist sector, it's certainly true that recruiting ready-made experienced staff can be tough. Consequently, at least part of the answer is to grow your own talent as part of your growth and succession planning strategy.
Yesterday our BD Manager, Gary Horrocks attended the Bionow Pharma Manufacturing Conference in Darlington. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the challenges and enablers for biopharma manufacturing from the perspective of our potential clients. The presentations of the day were very useful and informative. We are looking forward to attending similar events in the future.
We have been awarded a £1.75 million design and build contract for a new pharmacy and aseptic suite for chemotherapy and clinical trial/emerging therapy at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield. We will take on the role of principal designer and principal contractor for the project, which builds on our formidable track record in designing, engineering, building and commissioning complex healthcare environments. This includes previous NHS facilities at London's Guy's & St Thomas' and a sterile services department in the North West, along with a major hospital scheme in Qatar.
We are looking forward to attending Making Pharmaceuticals Conference on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 1st May. The exhibition will be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, and you can visit BES at stand 714. Suzy Smith and Gary Horrocks will be there to provide expert advice, showcase our portfolio and network.
Our project team recently celebrated over 1 million hours worked on the Macclesfield Packing & Logistics Project. We wouldn't have achieved this without the great effort of all staff on site, maintaining a great safety record with a fantastic level of quality. Following a site tour, everyone was treated to lunch to recognise all of the hard work that has helped us to achieve this remarkable milestone. Congratulations!
Over the years, we have assembled an innovative and experienced design team who specialises in front end and feasibility studies for pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare projects across the UK. Our team excels in providing regulatory compliant and aesthetically pleasing solutions that are always scrupulously tailored to the budget, time line, and ultimate goals for the project. BES's front end capability is led by our Principal Architect, Neil Pulman who works with our clients to establish the outline scope and feasibility of a project prior to embarking on the relevant design phases.
2019 has got off to a bumper start for BES, with new contracts won by our Southern office alone totalling £6.7 million. It shows that our expansion in Milton Keynes, where our clients, team and delivery partners in the South can collaborate in a shared space at our offices while tapping into our national capabilities, is already building on the success of our Rochdale HQ across the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical sectors.