by Ethos public relations
Construction and regeneration company Emanuel Whittaker has recently achieved the Silver award in the Investors in People business standard. It is one of only a handful of construction companies in the UK to reach the Silver standard.
Clive Newton, Managing Director said: “We are delighted to have met such a significant milestone in this well respected quality standard.
“This business benchmark not only looks at our systems and best practice but also takes into account how our people operate - focusing on areas such as development and training which in turn allows staff to enhance the services provided to our customers across the North West.”
Working with Investors in People is proven to improve financial performance, productivity and profitability and around 26% of the UK workforce is employed by organisations that are Investors in People or working towards it. Will Kilby from Case Business Solutions was the auditor for Emanuel Whittaker. He said:
“Achieving Investors in People Silver shows a forward thinking and expansive approach to cascading best practice through every level of the organisation. It demonstrates a progressive approach to business improvement through people.”
HR Manager Anna Whittaker has been responsible for leading the Investors in People process. “We are absolutely delighted with the Silver recognition status and our thanks go to all the Emanuel Whittaker staff that have made this award achievable. I would like to thank everyone for their professionalism and dedication.”
Posted at 26th July 2012
by Ethos public relations
This week, residents living at Blackfriar Court in Salford witnessed an impressive feat of engineering as a massive ‘EcoPod’ was installed on the building.
Residents looked on from a great vantage point with refreshments provided by construction and regeneration company Emanuel Whittaker who are installing the pod on behalf of Salix Homes.
The EcoPod Heating System combines highly efficient cascade boilers with solar power and will result in considerable savings on utility bills of up to 43% a year for tenants at Blackfriar Court.
Ian McCune Site Manager for Emanuel Whittaker on the project said: “This is an impressive piece of equipment weighing around 6.3 tons. It takes around five hours to prepare and install (weather permitting) and we have had to hire a special crane to lift it into place 229 feet on top of the building."
Oldham based Emanuel Whittaker is working with Salix Homes to refurbish the 88 properties at Blackfriar Court as part of Salix’s £51.8 million decent homes investment programme. External work includes rendering, insulation and new windows. Once the EcoPod has been installed Emanuel Whittaker start work inside the building, providing residents with new kitchens, bathrooms, re-wiring, new front doors, and the new heating system.
Colin Goodall, Investment Delivery Manager at Salix Homes, said: “We are improving homes across Central Salford and making them more energy efficient through the Decent Homes investment programme.
“Once the EcoPod system is installed, Blackfriar Court residents can look forward to more affordable heating and hot water. The system is also more environmentally-friendly and will help reduce carbon emissions in the area.”
Local resident Paul Brodie said: “Finally, we see organisations working towards a greener future while reducing Fuel Poverty for current and future residents in high rise tower blocks.
“This is something that members of Vertical Villages, the local Residents Association, completely support and endorse. More projects like this should be the norm rather than the exception and we look forward to further partnership work to achieve even more!”
Posted at 17th July 2012
by Ethos public relations
Rukhsana Nabi, Business Development Manager for the company said: “We have already asked our 106 staff to clear out their closets to help support The Cash in the Closet charity shop in Prestwich which supports The Christie - and already the unwanted clothes are flooding in.
“Then we thought how National Recycling Week would be a great opportunity for everyone in Oldham to have a clear out. We can then take everyone’s unwanted clothing and shoes to The Christie for them.
“What’s more, as well as helping The Christie who keep the profit from any sales of the clothes, anyone who donates will also be supporting Oldham’s very own Dr Kershaw’s hospice. The clothes will be weighed and totted up and any money raised from the items we take to the shop will go towards both of these well loved charities – our nominated charities this year.”
People in Oldham who want to support the clear out are asked to put their unwanted clothing, underwear, shoes, boots, handbags, purses, belts, scarves, hats, jackets and coats in a bag and drop them off at Emanuel Whittaker’s head office on Rochdale Road (opposite the hospital), any time this week between 9.00 am – 4.30 pm.
Phil Geller, Charity Services Director at Recyclatex, said: “We just want to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Emmanuel Whittaker for supporting the Christie in this new and exciting scheme. Cash in the Closet shops provide a new way to donate your unwanted clothing and raise vital funds for cancer patients across the North West.”
The charities can’t accept torn, damaged, stained or damp clothing, soft toys, duvets, pillows, carpets, curtains or towels.
“We hope people living and working in Oldham will recycle this week and help raise money for these two great charities,” adds Rukhsana.
Posted at 18th June 2012
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