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#BESWorkingTogether

#BESWorkingTogether

06/05/2020

Now, more than ever, we are drawing upon the strength of BES’s collaborative culture to help us navigate through the current challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic presents a number of challenges on both personal and professional levels that we must learn to adapt to and cope with. We’d like to share with you some thoughts of our team members who currently work on design and construction projects, supporting our clients in healthcare and pharmaceutical markets. In brief interviews, they talk about their current projects and how they are finding themselves in this new reality. READ MORE

What's involved in creating an in-house aseptic drug preparation facility?

What's involved in creating an in-house aseptic drug preparation facility?

01/05/2020

Gavin Statham, Regional Director at BES, a specialist in the design and construction of cleanrooms, aseptic facilities and other sophisticated environments, discusses the demanding requirements for hospital aseptic facilities and how the healthcare sector can benefit from the experience of the pharmaceutical industry. High-specification, specialist facilities for the preparation of aseptically-prepared drugs need to provide a sterile environment that safeguards the purity and accuracy of the formulation. Such facilities are frequently built into pharmaceutical manufacturing environments where GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines ensure compliance to recognised standards. READ MORE...

Supporting the sectors at the frontline of covid-19 response

Supporting the sectors at the frontline of covid-19 response

22/04/2020

At BES, we’re used to mission-critical project timelines. With so many of our projects in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors providing the specialist assets that form part of a wider strategy, every project is delivered to a critical path that makes sure we achieve the client’s objectives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, answering our clients’ requirements is more important than ever. We are supply chain partners for NHS Trusts who are on the frontline of caring for patients and preparing for increased demand on services. We’re also a key element in the pharmaceuticals delivery chain that will provide medical equipment and medicines during this challenging time, and are working with biotech organisations that are investing their expertise and resources to develop a vaccine. READ MORE...

Will digital transformation be the positive legacy of covid-19?

Will digital transformation be the positive legacy of covid-19?

09/04/2020

For all of us, these days of social distancing and self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic are tough. Not only are we dealing with the commercial challenges of maintaining business continuity at a time when change is constant; we’re also trying to come to terms with a new definition of ‘normal’ across all aspects of life. We’re fortunate here at BES that the technology and agile working practices already embedded in the business are enabling us to work from home and continue collaborating with clients. The platforms we use to design and engineer specialist facilities are enabling our inter-disciplinary team to work together and share documents as normal to progress projects at design phase. READ MORE...

Making Cell & Gene Therapies Scalable and Commercial

Making Cell & Gene Therapies Scalable and Commercial

05/03/2020

These are exciting times in the life science sector. Advances in biotechnology mean it’s now possible to create bespoke treatments for an array of life-threatening conditions, providing tailored and rapid-action therapies that often combine faster and improved outcomes with less invasive treatment. This shift in science, from chemical formulations to cell and gene therapies using advanced biotech processes, is calling for a new generation of innovative cleanroom, laboratory and aseptic facilities. These facilities will enable scalable, commercial production of advanced preparations. READ MORE...

Culture and Communication

Culture and Communication

30/10/2019

“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...

New Markets

New Markets

24/09/2019

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

BES acquired the leading partitioning solutions provider, Norwood Group

BES acquired the leading partitioning solutions provider, Norwood Group

02/09/2019

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 all need someone to lean on...

We all need someone to lean on...

15/08/2019

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

The Occupational Health

The Occupational Health

05/08/2019

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