This year an incredible 1109 riders took part in the Cycle for Cynthia event held at Lamport Hall in Northamptonshire on Sunday 24th September in aid of Northampton’s Cynthia Spencer Hospice. The Briggs & Forrester Group had a team of 19 taking part and in total they raise an impressive £667!
As the colder months set in, follow these tips to save energy and money over the Winter period.
- Open your curtains during the day and make the most of the heat from the sun.
- Cover up drafty windows with plastic sheets and tape to keep the cold air out.
- Schedule a service for your heating system to keep it running efficiently.
- Reduce heat loss from your fireplace by keeping it covered when not in use.
- Swap your old Christmas lights for energy saving LED’s.
Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services have secured their fourth contract with Willmott Dixon Construction and the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Facility Support Building (FSB) project on the Harwell Campus.
This collaborative partnership with main contractor Willmott Dixon began with the successful delivery of the R100 building to STFC just over two years ago, and the subsequent fit-out of the Southern offices in the same building a year later.
Get the kids involved and make a game of it. There are many easy ways in which you can encourage children to help save energy around the home.
- See how many unused appliances they can find that are on standby and wasting energy!
- Encourage them to play outdoors for the day rather than sitting indoors on their electronics.
- When leaving the house see who can find the any lights or appliances that have been left on.
This Saturday Kelly Moss, Technical Trainee for Briggs & Forrester Special Projects is taking to the stage for ‘Strictly Northampton 2017’, in aid of the Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
The show takes place on Saturday, 18th November at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton, and Kelly has been training hard in preparation.
The Briggs & Forrester Group has recently been made a corporate member of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, one of the most ancient of the livery companies of the City of London.
Duncan Benedetti, Corporate Liveryman for the Briggs & Forrester Group said, “It is an honour to be permitted into the Worshipful Company and it allows us to both support and benefit from the work it does in developing the next generation of plumbers and public health engineers.”
Some appliances use more energy than others, and the more energy they use the more they cost you to run.
Look out for energy efficiency labels on 'white-goods' and other household appliances and aim for A++ratings.
Congratulations to Curtis Castledine who won two awards last Thursday at the BESA National Awards Gala Dinner. Curtis was awarded Building Services Engineer Apprentice of the Year and also the Alfred Manly Management Award.
This follows Curtis’s success at the regional finals, where he won BESA London and South Apprentice of the Year.
Congratulations to Briggs & Forrester apprentice Dan Martins who won a Bronze medal in Plumbing and Heating at the WorldSkills final in Abu Dhabi last night.
Dan said: “I’m over the moon I never expected to get a medal, it’s more than I could ever have imagined. Thank you for all the support from the start, I’ve had so many people come out to Abu Dhabi and support me, I can’t thank them enough”.
A massive congratulations to Briggs and Forrester Plumbing Apprentice Daniel Martins, who has just completed his heating and plumbing piece at the WorldSkills 2017 competition in Abu Dhabi.
At 1pm GST, Dan’s WorldSkills competition drew to a close after four days of hard work.
Dan said: “I’m really pleased with my overall performance, it’s been a really tough four days I’m absolutely shattered now! I’m pleased that it’s finished and I’m happy with my work.”
There will be a closing ceremony tomorrow night, where the winners in each category will be announced.