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Pride Park’s civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting has sponsored a boat used by Nottingham and Union Rowing Club to help train hopefuls aiming to join the GB Rowing Team.

The boat – named ‘BSP Structural Support’ – is currently mainly being used by two junior rowers who are in trials for the Great Britain Rowing Team.

BSP Consulting business development director Jef Todd said: “We are delighted to support a local rowing club and help nurture young talent in this exciting sport. We wish all the best for everyone who uses BSP Structural Support and hopes that it brings success for the two young GB hopefuls.”

The boat sponsored and named by BSP Consulting is an Empacher – a German make of boat favoured by many international crews, which is used for doubles sculling.

Club captain Trevor Rainbow said: “We are very grateful to BSP Consulting for the company’s generous donation to Nottingham and Union Rowing Club. It is always very welcome to receive support from local businesses and organisations.

“BSP Structural Support will be a regular sight during training practices on the River Trent and at events and competitions around the country.”

BSP Consulting, based at Oxford Street, Nottingham, and with branches in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, was founded in 1999 and is this year marking its 20th anniversary.

It is one of the largest independent civil and structural engineering firms in the East Midlands, providing a comprehensive range of consultancy services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents.

Further to the post last week regarding a two week midweek lane closure on the eastbound A52, this work has since been reviewed, and will now include some overnight road closures, resulting in the off-peak daytime closures being reduced to one week, which will now take place week commencing 12th August.

 

Monday 12th – Friday 16th August

Off-peak lane closure on the A52 eastbound carriageway, from 9.30am to 3.30pm each weekday, from Monday 12th – Friday 16th August.

The inside lane will be closed between Pentagon Island and Wyvern whilst safety barrier works continue.

 

Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August

There will be the following overnight closures on the westbound and eastbound carriageways, to allow for the installation of the safety barrier and signage works.

 

8.00pm – 6.00am – Westbound closures (from 11.00pm on Tuesday 20th August, due to DCFC game)

Westbound carriageway will be closed from Raynesway to Pentagon Island

Diversion route – Raynesway, Derby Road, Nottingham Road.

 

10.00pm – 6.00am – Eastbound closures (from 11pm on Tuesday 20th August, due to DCFC game)

Eastbound carriageway will be closed from Pentagon Island to Raynesway, including eastbound on-slip at Wyvern

Diversion route – Nottingham Road, Derby Road for eastbound closure, and Derwent Parade, Pride Parkway, Holmes Bridge, East Gate, Pentagon Island, Nottingham Road, Derby Road for the on-slip closure.

 

The road will be re-opened earlier if works are completed ahead of the scheduled times.

 

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

 

Friday 19th July 2019 (9.00am to 12.00pm) @ Derby College Roundhouse.

Learn, share and discuss new approaches to recruiting your talent.

The labour market in Britain is currently very tight, with record employment as well as unemployment at its lowest since 1975. With job creation outstripping the number of available workers, employers are having to compete harder to attract the right talent to sustain and grow their business. At this event, employers will hear from businesses who are already adopting innovative approaches to recruit their talent, as well as providers who are funded to support.

The event will provide an opportunity to find out how to:
– Meet Your Future Workforce Needs
– Adopt Innovative Approaches to Recruitment
– Reap the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion

The event offers high-profile speakers and interactive informative workshops.

To find out more and book your FREE place visit: https://recruiting_talent_2019.eventbrite.co.uk.

Pride Park’s Derby Pride Academy has once again been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. This amazing news follows a one-day inspection, which took place in mid-March.

“I am thrilled that Ofsted has recognised the determination of staff in ensuring ‘pupils achieve their full potential’ The inspectors noted how we have maintained ‘the outstanding quality of education’, and have been successful in increasing the amount of outstanding teaching since our last inspection in April 2014,” said Karen Hayes, Principal of Derby Pride Academy.

The report also recognised how well the academy staff know pupils and have attentive staff are to their needs.

Mrs Hayes added, “we would not have achieved this without the support of our parents and carers, their fantastic children and our dedicated staff for their hard work and commitment. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all. Derby Pride Academy is a wonderful place to learn, work and succeed.”

A full copy of the can be viewed here

“I am extremely proud of everything that we have been able to achieve here at Derby Pride Academy. I look forward to the academy continuing to help all of our pupils fulfil their potential and aspire to be the best they can be,” Karen concluded.

A52 Eastbound off-peak lane closure – Week commencing 22nd July 2019

Please be aware that there will be an off-peak lane closure on the A52 eastbound carriageway, from 9.30am to 3.30pm each weekday, from Monday 22nd July until Friday 2nd August.

The inside lane will be closed between Pentagon Island and Wyvern whilst the safety barrier is installed.

The lane will be re-opened earlier if works are completed ahead of the scheduled times.

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage. This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

 

Careers at Shapcotts Accountants

An exciting new opportunity is here!!

Shapcotts Accountants are recruiting for recent graduates looking to take their first steps into the world of accountancy within the Property Sector.

We are recruiting pro-active and motivated team members to join our Property Tax and Accounts Team. This is to join our new and expanding team in this exciting developing area of the business.

The role will include:

  • Accounts Preparation,
  • Preparation of Corporation tax,
  • Personal Tax Returns,
  • Bookkeeping on Online Bookkeeping Software for Property Businesses,
  • VAT Returns preparation,
  • Advise Clients on Accounts and Tax Matters for property investors,
  • Tax Planning for their Property Portfolio and other business interactions.

We are looking for team members who have the following skills and work ethics:

  • Proactive and takes responsibility for their work,
  • Motivated, efficient and organised,
  • Works well as part of a team or as an individual,
  • Is accurate with the work they complete and can work to tight deadlines,
  • Appreciates what it is to provide good customer service and support clients needs to the best of their ability to provide a WOW service,
  • Computer literate to operate our paperless office system and to assist the business with their aim of continuing to move forward as technology advances,
  • A relevant degree with a 2:1 or greater classification.

What can they expect?

  • Competitive Package including training for a top tier accountancy qualification,
  • Generous holiday allowance,
  • Paid overtime, TOIL and Flexitime available,
  • Company Pension,
  • Modern Offices,
  • Become part of a Great team,
  • No Parking available on site, Park and ride bus stop is available.

Is this the opportunity for you?

The Recruitment Afternoon for the roles will be held on Wednesday 31st July from 2.00pm to 5.30pm. All applicants will need to be available to attend this afternoon.

All applications to be made to vacancies@shapcotts-accountants.co.uk by Friday 19th July. Please include a covering letter and your C.V.

For more information about us check out our website here: –

http://www.shapcotts-accountants.co.uk or Social Media channels

on Facebook – /shapcotts; Twitter @shapcotts; and LinkedIn “Shapcotts Accountants“.

Emergency road closure – Thursday 4th July 2019

 

The A52 Eastbound carriageway, between the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions, will be closed from 8pm until 6am on Thursday 4th July 2019

This closure is needed for us to carry out some emergency pothole repairs on the carriageway.

 

The road will be closed from Pentagon to Raynesway, including the Wyvern Way slip road onto the A52 Brian Clough Way. Diversions will be put in place and vehicles travelling out of Derby from Eastgate/Pentagon Island will be diverted along Nottingham Road/Derby Road, Chaddesden.

Vehicles travelling to and from the Wyvern will need to follow the diversions along Derwent Parade/Pride Parkway (A6).

The road will re-open earlier than 6am if the works are completed early.

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

Wyvern – A52 Westbound on and off slip road closures

Recent work to demolish Meadow Lane Footbridge, which links Chaddesden to the Wyvern and Pride Park areas, was completed successfully and ahead of schedule. Now that the footbridge has been demolished, the next phase will involve works in the area near the Derwent Parade roundabout. As well as needing the space to build the replacement footbridge, work will also take place to realign the slip roads between Wyvern and the A52 Westbound. There will also be changes to the roundabout at the junction of Derwent Parade and Wyvern Way, with temporary traffic lights on Wyvernside, Wyvern Way and Derwent Parade.

From Monday 3 June 2019, the Wyvern/A52 – Westbound slip roads will be closed. Vehicles travelling to and from Wyvern/Pride Park will need to follow the signed diversion routes.

Wyvern Way off slip from A52 westbound (towards Derby city centre) – closed from 3 June 2019 for 13 weeks
Vehicles travelling to Pride Park/Wyvern from the A52 Westbound should continue on the A52 towards Pentagon Island, taking the second exit onto Eastgate and Holmes Bridge (A601), turning left at the traffic lights and then keeping right onto Station Approach and Pride Parkway (A6), turning left at the second roundabout to Derwent Parade.

Wyvern Way on slip to A52 westbound (towards Derby city centre) – closed from 3 June 2019 for 13 months
Vehicles travelling from Wyvern/Pride Park will be diverted along Derwent Parade to Pride Parkway (A6), continuing along Station Approach to Cock Pitt, turning right at the traffic lights to Holmes Bridge (A601) around Darwin Place to Eastgate and Pentagon Island.

The roads will be re-opened earlier if works are completed ahead of the scheduled times.
Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage. This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates as the scheme progresses. You can read the news announcement about the Meadow Lane footbridge and associated FAQs on our newsroom.

An article on Derby City Council News today gives details of the next phase of work to be carried out on the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme –https://news.derby.gov.uk/work-to-commence-on-the-next-phase-of-a52-scheme

 

The footbridge that links Meadow Lane, Chaddesden, with the Wyvern Retail Park has now been demolished and works will continue on Wyvern Way in the area near the Derwent Parade roundabout. Demolition of the footbridge has provided the space needed to carry out work for the replacement footbridge and to allow works to take place to create the new slip roads both off and on to the A52 westbound. This means we will be closing both the A52/Wyvern Westbound off and on slip roads from 3 June 2019. Signed diversion routes will be provided once these closures come in to effect (as on attached plan).

Wyvern Way off slip from A52 westbound – closed from 3 June 2019 until late summer 2019

The signed diversion route will be:

To Pride Park/Wyvern – continue on A52 westbound to Pentagon Island, Eastgate, Holmes Bridge (A601), Pride Parkway (A6), Derwent Parade.

Wyvern Way on slip to A52 westbound – closed from 3 June 2019 for approximately 13 months

The signed diversion route will be:

From Wyvern/Pride Park – Derwent Parade, Pride Parkway (A6), Holmes Bridge (A601), Darwin Place, Eastgate to Pentagon Island then onto A52 eastbound.

 

The roads will be re-opened earlier if works are completed ahead of the scheduled times.

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates as the scheme progresses. You can read the news announcement about the Meadow Lane footbridge and associated FAQs on our newsroom.

The first phase of these works involved demolishing the Meadow Lane footbridge last weekend.  The next phase will involve works in the area near the Derwent Parade roundabout.  As well as needing the space to build the replacement footbridge, work will also take place to create new slip roads both off and on to the A52.  To keep businesses up to date with what is planned, Derby City Council is holding a drop-in session on 28 May.

Wyvern and Pride Park businesses are invited to join Derby City Council officers to discuss the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme.

Drop in Information Event
Tuesday 28th May 2019
Corolla Lounge, Pride Park Stadium
Drop in anytime between 9.00 am and 11.30 am

Please confirm your attendance by email to traffic.management@derby.gov.uk

Further details about the scheme are on the A52 Scheme webpage which can be found at www.derby.gov.uk/a52-improvements.