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The Annual Pattonair Autumn Ball is on Friday, October 4th, 2019
The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby

It’s the black-tie event with one aim – to raise money for charity.

This is the third Autumn Ball, which will be raising money for Dementia UK, to help provide a dedicated specialist Admiral nurse for the Derbyshire area. All funds raised will be donated to Dementia UK.

The Pattonair Charity Ball will include the following fun and entertainment on the night;

  • Reception drinks
  • 3-course dinner – View Menu
  • Auction
  • Live music – View Band
  • Entertainment throughout the evening
  • Guest speakers
  • Dancing
  • Prizes

You can purchase tickets directly from Eventbrite – booking fees apply.

BSP Consulting - Green Apple Award

East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting has been awarded a prestigious Green Apple Award for an innovative sustainable drainage system created at a Leicester school.

The Green Apple Environment Awards recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. Launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation, they have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world.

BSP Consulting has been presented with a Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage, achieving a civil engineering silver award, for the exciting and educational Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) the company installed at Birkett House School.

The SuDS scheme includes a drainage system, play gardens, a wetland site and wildflower grassland at the Wigston school, which caters for pupils with special educational needs.

BSP Consulting business development director Jef Todd said: “We are so proud to have been awarded a Green Apple Award – one of the most high profile environmental awards in existence. The Learning with Water: SuDS at Birkett House School is a truly inspiring and educational drainage scheme, which has provided a safe, life-enhancing outdoor educational facility for pupils, while at the same time has created a sustainable, extensive and effective drainage system for the new school buildings and site.

“It’s an honour for BSP Consulting and the rest of the team that the project has now been given a Green Apple Award.”

BSP Consulting, which is based in Nottingham and has offices in Leicester, Derby and Sheffield, was the main designer for the drainage and worked closely with Nottingham company DSA Environment + Design. The firm used its engineering and drainage expertise to transform the DSA vision of a biodiverse, learning space focused around water into a viable, effective and impressive sustainable drainage infrastructure scheme.

Other members of the team involved in the Birkett House School project for Leicestershire County Council included Willmott Dixon and A+G Architects.

As well as creating an effective, attractive, low-cost maintenance sustainable drainage system of non-foul water for the new school, it was also designed to become a fundamental part of the educational experience of the school’s pupils. The aim was to get water right into the heart of the children’s daily life – providing stimulating experiences and interesting ways of learning about the environment, nature, science and other subjects.

The Green Apple Award was presented to BSP Consulting during a carbon neutral presentation ceremony at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. A donation was made on behalf of BSP Consulting to the Green Earth Appeal whose planting in emerging nations not only helps the environment and wildlife, but also creates job opportunities for the local populations.

Last year the Learning with Water: SuDS at Birkett House School won a special innovation prize at the ProCon Leicestershire Awards.

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

On Wednesday 31st July a team of young people will be at Derby Pride Academy where they will be cycling the distance of 4500 Derby County football pitches!

They are working hard to promote this event, which will be live-streamed by social media accounts and available for all to watch! The team is made up of fifteen 16-year-olds and our team leader Lauren, who will be aiming to secure £30 sponsors per person.

The team is looking for the support of local businesses who may wish to sponsor our event or give donations which we can use to support our charity raffle on Tuesday. Their Hub is based at pride park we would be willing to meet with any businesses that may require voluntary labour in return for a donation to our charity.

The event will raise funds for a local charity called The Laura Centre. The charity works to supply counselling and support for children who have lost parents and parents who have lost a child. The centre is funded solely by donations from the public and the event is set about to raise £1000 for this chosen charity. 70% of these donations to help renovate the waiting and counselling rooms at the centre and giving a 30% cash donation directly to the charity.

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.

 

Reopening of slip road

The westbound off-slip road on to the Wyvern is due to reopen on Monday 9th September.

 

Also, to make you aware, there are provisional dates booked in for surfacing works on the A52.  These are currently scheduled as follows:

 

2nd – 13th September

Overnight closures on the westbound carriageway, from Raynesway to Pentagon Island.

 

16th – 27th September

Overnight closures on the eastbound carriageway, from Pentagon Island to Raynesway.

 

The closures will run from 8.00pm until 6.00am each day.  Diversions will be in place, and more details will be issued once these works have been confirmed.

 

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.

 

New parking offers are available at the Park and Ride parking facility, which is situated next to Derby Arena on Pride Park. Not only do they offer parking for people working in the Pride Park area, but the Park and Ride service offered by Derby City Council is also a fantastic way to get to the city at a low cost. The Park and Ride service allow up to seven people to travel on the bus on one ticket.

We are now offering heavily discounted costs for Season tickets when compared to paying for a daily or weekly ticket. With a 12-month season ticket, you can park for as little as £2.07 per day. Further discounts are available for bulk purchases upon application.

If you have limited parking space for your employees, the Park and Ride car park would be an ideal place for them to park, with the car park being in a central position within the Pride Park area.

The car park is open from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

The Park and Ride service works in partnership with Arriva who operate the Pride Park, Park and Ride bus route.

If you are interested in purchasing a season ticket or would like further information, please get in contact by sending an email to businessdev@derby.gov.uk with the subject P&R.

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.

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“.