It is with great pleasure that we announce Isabelle Hessey has won a highly commended award following her nomination as CIBSE Yorkshire Apprentice of the year. Although she did not win the category over all, the decision was too close to call and the judges felt it necessary to acknowledge her achievements. Richard Oadley and Darren Jones have been mentoring Isabelle on one of our largest projects to date in Barnsley Town Centre.
“Isabelle has certainly made the project team working alongside her very proud and is very much a credit to the company. She is dedicated, conscientious, hardworking and helpful; gaining the best practice and industry knowledge on offer to her on every job. It has been a delight to mentor her through her HND/HNC at Leeds College of Building and I have no doubts that she will be very successful in the construction Industry.” – Richard Oadley, Contracts Manager
Well Done from all at H E Barnes!
Yes, we know. Christmas on the agenda already. However, it is certainly worth mentioning this early for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. This year H E Barnes has sponsored a Snowflake as part of their “National Elf Service” Appeal which will be illuminated from 5th December.
After a great turn out of some of H E Barnes’ Best Bakers, we are please to announce we raise over £150 in one morning thanks to the much appreciated donations of our staff and suppliers on Macmillan’s Coffee Morning.
The Ball, held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, raised over £30,000; which could enable NSPCC visit over 3,600 children through the NSPCC Schools Service, to talk to them about abuse, help them to recognise that abuse is wrong and show them where to get help. H E Barnes hosted a table of esteemed guests from Blakemore alongside their own directors and sponsored the table pens for the event.
A ChildLine supervisor said about the Schools Service, “We took a call from a young person who is being physically abused at home. She has been trying to find the courage to tell someone for a long time, but after the NSPCC Schools Service visited her school earlier this week, she plucked up the courage to call us. ‘having someone from ChildLine visit her school helped her to realise that it’s OK to tell about what is happening to her.”
It has been a delight to be part of such a worthy cause.
Working alongside Henry Boot Construction, H E Barnes are proud to help St Wilfrid’s Centre provide safe, fixed term accommodation for clients most in need.The project will include a unit containing 20 self-contained flats with communal space, based a short walk from the existing day centre, putting into practice 24 years’ knowledge about vulnerable people, their needs and how these are to be met, breaking the cycle of homelessness and exclusion. H E Barnes will be providing the electrical and mechanical services for the buildings. We have also sponsored their fundraising “Bishop’s Walk” to raise funds for the project.
H E Barnes has been donating team kits, providing free testing for exterior lighting and giving sponsorship contributions to youth teams across Sheffield and Derbyshire to support young people in our community. We have worked with Young Owls, Dronfield Town FC, Tinsley Juniors, Top Club FC, Brunsmeer AFC and Hallam Rangers U18s this year alone and see it as a brilliant way to put back into the area round us.
Pictured above being presented his team shirt by Alfie Rogers, H.E. Barnes has sponsored Jamal Campbell-Ryce for the 2014/15 season with Sheffield United. Proud to support grassroots and professional football, the Managing Director sent along his grandson Alfie to pose in his full SUFC training kit, spending a full morning in the SUFC training ground amongst other corporate sponsors and fans.
H.E. Barnes has helped support the Lord Mayor’s Charity fund for Roundabout Youth Housing Charity by raising £1000 for a charity event at Woodseats Working Men’s Club. The evening in December 2014 boasted acts such as Steve Del Rio and Chesterfield Rock and Roll Radio Presenter Andy Barker. The Lord Mayor Peter Rippon, along with many members and visitors, attended the theme night to support this fantastic cause. H.E. Barnes employee Jordan Wathall was delighted to present the charity with such an impressive fundraising sum and was glad to see everyone pulling together for the less fortunate young people of our community.