“We have a great culture”, “we’re inclusive”, “we’re collaborative” – it seems that everyone is keen to promote a positive business culture as an indicator of their company’s success. The Oxford dictionary defines culture as “the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society”. Quite simply then, from a business perspective, culture starts with the people within a company and the behaviours they adopt. READ MORE...
Since the company was founded in 2002, we have designed and built many cleanrooms and laboratories, particularly for the pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotech markets. During this time, we have established a strong customer base including blue chip customers such as AstraZeneca, GSK and Smith & Nephew who require sophisticated facilities for the discovery, development and manufacture of drugs. However, cleanrooms and controlled environments are used in practically every industry including automation, aeronautical, healthcare and semiconductor and these industries are providing further opportunities to utilise our design expertise and construction experience to full effect....READ MORE
We are pleased to confirm that BES acquired the leading partition solutions provider, Norwood Group. Our teams work closely together to offer tailored architectural designs which meet specific needs of our clients for pharmaceutical, healthcare and semiconductor markets. Our clients can also benefit from the direct communication with the manufacturer, and the opportunity to influence the partition system at the early stages of the project....READ MORE
We recently put Lean principles into practice to create a new office area within one of our key client's facilities. The new area is to house a Lean Academy, recently created to support the client's 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
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
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...
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.
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.