We are thrilled that one of Thompsons of Prudhoe’s most experienced Demolition Supervisors is one of only four people to be shortlisted by the Demolition Industry’s Trade Body – the NFDC – at its annual Awards this year in the Category “Demolition Supervisor of the Year”.
Grant Gibson’s supervision and delivery of several gasholder dismantling projects over the last year was recognised by the NFDC, on the back of the outstanding Considerate Constructors Scheme scores achieved on his sites and for the satisfaction with his work shown by our client Northern Gas Networks.
The Awards will be held on 8th March in London.
On Saturday 15th December, Thompsons of Prudhoe Directors, staff, their families, former employees and local people turned up at the Tyne Riverside Country Park to take part in the “Walking Home For Christmas” campaign in aid of the “Walking With The Wounded” Charity”. They were joined by Prudhoe South’s County Councillor Gordon Stewart and Walking With The Wounded’s Regional Operations’ Manager Tommy Watson – also a Prudhoe resident.
The weather was on the fresh side but it stayed dry and made for a great morning outdoors – ideal for clearing a few cobwebs from those who had been a the Thompsons’ Christmas Party the night before!
Between the online funding page, a collection bucket kept at Thompsons of Prudhoe’s Head Office for the last few weeks and buckets brought on the morning by Walking With The Wounded’s Regional Operations’ Manager Tommy Watson – which included donations from some generous souls taking part in the Prudhoe Park Run – the amount raised was £355 – 33. The Thompsons of Prudhoe Board of Directors had already agreed to at least match whatever was raised from the Walk and so a further £375 was donated by Thompsons of Prudhoe making a grand total of £730 raised for the wonderful charity.
Thompsons would like to thank everyone who donated and helped raise this fantastic amount. Anyone wishing to make a further donation can do so by following the link: http://www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/users/william-thompson
In Support Of
On the MORNING of SATURDAY 15th December
Thompsons of Prudhoe are organising a Charity Walk of approximately 3½ Miles Starting and Finishing at the Tyne Riverside Country Park (Station Rd, Prudhoe NE42 6NP – Prudhoe side of Ovingham Bridge) along the route shown in blue below.
We would encourage as many people as possible to take part and to bring their families / dogs for a walk. Please wear wellies / supportive footwear and be ready for all weathers.
We do not have any specific target but ask that people taking part make a donation of whatever they wish by bringing cash and donating on the day – We will have collection buckets at the start and finish and in the Thompsons’ Transport Office during December.
Whatever we raise on the morning will be matched by Thompsons of Prudhoe
Parking is limited at the Riverside Country Park so Parking will be available at the Thompsons Depot and a Mini-Bus shuttle will run throughout the morning between the Depot and the Country Park.
You can donate HERE
We have issued our GDPR Statement following extensive review of our systems to ensure compliance with the GDPR rules that came into force on the 25th May, you can find our statement here.
Thompsons of Prudhoe’s HR Director Helen Hillary and Training Co-Ordinator Sandra Lee attended Prudhoe Community High School’s Career’s Talk and Jobs Fayre on 22nd January, aimed at students in Year 9 and above, to provide information on a wide range of career options in the construction industry and to promote the Apprenticeship scheme available at Thompsons. The Thompson team thoroughly enjoyed their evening and were impressed with the positive attitude of its students.
Thompsons Head Office has won a Gold Award in this Year’s Business Section of Prudhoe in Bloom competition.
Well done and a big thanks to Joy Richardson, Ronnie McGrouther and Mick Helm who help keep our front area looking so smart.
Thompsons of Prudhoe has made the shortlist of two for the NFDC’s Annual Award for the category “Demolition Training Commitment of the Year 2017”.
It is a great achievement to be recognised by the demolition industry’s sole trade body and reflects the Company’s ongoing commitment to our training and apprenticeship programmes.
The winner will be announced at the NFDC AGM and Demolition Awards on 31st March in London.
Huge congratulations are due again to Chris Dobson, our Group Health, Safety & Quality Manager, for satisfying all the criteria and interview requirements of the Asbestos Removal Management Institute – ARMI. Chris was accepted as a Member of ARMI on 20th January 2017, following his interview held at Hemel Hempstead on 18th January.
To add to Chris’ membership of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, and Chartered Quality Institute, Chris can now add the letters MARMI to his extensive credentials.
John Thompson, Joint Managing Director of Thompsons of Prudhoe, said of Chris on hearing the news:
“I am very pleased for Chris, and his enrolment as a Member of ARMI is totally deserved – but no surprise because he is a very talented person. He has kept on top of the daily demands of his operational role at Thompsons whilst making the time to study for professional exams to add to his qualifications. This reflects Chris’ ability to get things done in his usual calm and efficient way. The Asbestos Removal Management Institute is enhanced with Members of Chris’ ability.”
In order to achieve MARMI status, a person must have an approved asbestos competency qualification as well as a leadership or management-related qualification at, or equivalent to, NVQ Level 4, and pass an interview to demonstrate not only their detailed knowledge of asbestos removal, but also their commitment to professionalism in the industry.
As at 30th January 2017, there are 11 Fellows, 19 Members and 3 Affiliates of ARMI.
Chris Dobson MSc, BSc, CMIOSH, MIDE, ACQI, MARMI
The deconstruction of Merrion House in Leeds by Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd has been selected by the judges as a finalist in the Project under £1Million category of the 2017 Construction News Specialists Awards – the only national awards that recognise the best specialist contractors from across the whole of the UK. Continue reading “Thompsons of Prudhoe Shortlisted For The Construction News Specialists Awards 2017” »
Congratulations to Chris Dobson, our Group Health, Safety & Quality Manager, on becoming the very first person in the UK to be awarded the ARCA ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management in November. Continue reading “Congratulations to Chris” »