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Pride Park print firm confirms new signings as part of an expansion plan.
Based on Pride Park in Derby, print “evangelists” Essential Print Services, are continuing their expansion plan by taking on a new “Print Angels”.
Fran Ellis, Emma Hough and Stacey Barradell are amongst the latest three signings for the firm. The new trio joins the squad of Print Angels at Essential Print Services, which – now in its seventh year of trading – is continuing to grow from strength to strength.
The company was set up in 2011 by Yvonne Gorman, who trained initially as a graphic designer over 20 years ago; “having the right people in your business is crucial. You need employees who understand that outstanding quality and amazing customer service is paramount. Printing is hard work and can be technically challenging so, what is also important to me, is that I have a team who can fun in the office and enjoy what they do – the space hoppers certainly help with that.”
“The new additions to the team is yet another step in the right direction. Our expansion plan is coming to fruition. I’d like to thank all the Print Angels for all their hard work and support – I’m excited and energised about what the future has in store for us,” Yvonne concluded.
“You have to be a certain calibre of person to be a Print Angel. You must have high standards, attention to detail and have the client’s best interests at heart, at ALL times. I’m confident that my new colleagues have all these attributes and more!” said Kate Aldridge, who has been with the firm now for over two years.
Yvonne herself is already a renowned business figurehead; named as one of a handful of “Leading Ladies” in the local press, appearing on ITV Central News, visited No. 10 Downing Street and is continuing her appointment as Small Business Saturday UK Champion. Her most recent accolade is the confirmation of her appointment as Non-Exec Director of the Inward Investment Agency; Marketing Derby, which is a supporter of PridePark.net.
Civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting played a key role in the design and build of a new style of accommodation for family short break provider Center Parcs.
The East Midlands-based company acted as the civil and structural engineer for the steel platforms of three new Waterside Lodges at Elveden Forest, Suffolk, which have just been unveiled.
The Waterside Lodges are the first type of Center Parcs accommodation to be situated on the water’s edge of the main lake – providing stunning lake-side views and giving families the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife in the forest and on the water.
In addition, BSP also provided engineering services for the foundations of 51 new Waterfront Apartments and nine new three-bedroom Executive Lodges at Elveden Forest, which have also recently been completed.
The schemes at Elveden Forest were the latest undertaken by Nottingham-based BSP Consulting for Center Parcs, with previous projects including Treehouses at Sherwood Forest, built in 2010, and the construction of buildings at the newest village, Woburn Forest, such as the Arrivals Lodge, as well as the Cycle Centre, some of the activity facilities, together with buildings for Technical Services, Housekeeping and Ground Services.
Associate and chartered structural engineer at BSP Consulting, Monika Anszperger, said: “The Waterside Lodges were an interesting and challenging project, in engineering terms, as they were built on steel platforms that jut out over the lake and have a spectacular aspect.
“BSP Consulting is proud to have played a role in this new style of accommodation for Center Parcs, and to have continued our relationship with Center Parcs which has stretched over eight years – helping the company to provide incredible accommodation and high quality facilities at its sites across the UK.”
Built by Cocksedge Building Contractors, the lodges offer large open plan living areas, scenic views from private balconies, plus a decking area for dining and relaxing. Each lodge has been built to perfectly complement the forest’s landscape through the use of natural materials such as timber and stone.
Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce the introduction of our latest innovation to the exciting range of accommodation available at Center Parcs. The lakes within our forests are a place families spend lots of time, be it to enjoy leisure activities on the water or simply to spend time relaxing on the beach. We believe that families will love spending their holiday time in our new, unique Waterside Lodges, with the added advantage of the beautiful waterside setting.”
The new accommodation at Elveden Forest is part of an overall reinvestment by Center Parcs across five UK villages including accommodation, leisure facilities, restaurants and the introduction of some new activities.
BSP Consulting, which, along with its head office in Oxford Street, Nottingham, also has branches in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, provides 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. It was founded in 1999 and operates across the UK.
The Waterside Lodges are available to book now at www.centerparcs.co.uk
For more information, please contact Monika Anszperger on 01332 374880.
About Center Parcs
Center Parcs UK has been a completely separate company to Center Parcs Europe since 2001.
Center Parcs UK has five villages across the UK; Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire. As the leader in the UK short break holiday market, Center Parcs UK regularly achieves average annual occupancy in excess of 97%.
Offering weekend (Friday to Monday) or midweek (Monday to Friday) breaks, Center Parcs UK welcomes more than 2.2 million guests each year, with 96% of guests expressing an intention to return.
From Tuesday 17th April, work commenced to create the new narrow lane arrangements on the Eastbound and Westbound carriageways, ready for the next phase of widening works. Temporary barriers will be in place on both carriageways.
To complete this phase of work, there will be eastbound road closures on Friday 20th April and on Monday 23rd April, between 8.00pm and 6.00am. The A52 Eastbound carriageway will be closed from Pentagon Island to Raynesway, including Wyvern Way slip road on to the A52 Eastbound. Signed diversion routes will be in place.
There are no further planned road closures on the A52 for April. I will send out a further update if there are any road closures in the future. The A52 scheme webpage will be regularly updated and messages will be sent out on social media.
A52 road closures – 16th to 20th April 2018
Nighttime works will continue next week on the Eastbound and Westbound carriageways of the A52 Brian Clough Way between the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions. Both carriageways will be closed from midnight on Monday 16th April and on Wednesday 18th April. All lanes will be open each day by 6.00am.
Work will take place to create the new narrow lane arrangements on the Eastbound and Westbound carriageways, ready for the next phase of widening works. The widening works, taking place mainly in the daytime from 23rd April, will be offline works with two narrow lanes in place on each side of the carriageway.
The planned closures are shown on the attached table. Plans and details of the diversion routes are on the scheme webpage. Times/dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
An article on Derby City Council News dated 12th March 2018 gives advanced notice of the next phase of work on the A52 Brian Clough Way, between the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions.
The current phase of works being carried out, on midweek nights between 8pm and 6am, continues until 23rd March. The A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound, between Eastgate/Pentagon Island and Raynesway, will be closed overnight. There will be no access to the A52 Eastbound from the Wyvern Way slip road. Lane 2 westbound will also be closed, from Raynesway to Pentagon Island, at the same times as the eastbound road closure each evening.
The next phase of works from 24th March includes the construction of a new concrete safety barrier in the central reservation. Due to the complexity of the installation process and safety concerns, it is essential that this work takes place during the daytime. One lane in each direction of the carriageway, between the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions, will be closed for 24 hours a day. The lane closures will be in place between Monday 26th March and Thursday 29th March and between Tuesday 3rd April and Friday 6th April.
More details about the next planned programme of works, from 24th March, are in the Latest News section on the A52 Scheme webpage. Further email updates will be sent out and will the webpage will be updated, along with Twitter and Facebook updates.