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The 190 Club

During 2018, Beech set up a fund called the 190 club aiming to attract 190 companies or individuals to donate £190 in return for being incorporated in a raffle every month for three prizes of £500, £300 and £200.

 

Every single penny raised would go to Feeding Britain: a charity seeking to try and solve the problems of hunger, homelessness and cold in a constructive way. Along with many other important projects, Feeding Britain raise much-needed funds for people in the Wirral struggling to buy food and recently opened the Number 7 cafe and supermarket in Birkenhead. Frank Field is a massive supporter of this charity and its methods, as are all the members of the Mersey Maritime Group.

 

It raised £18,220 in its first year and the Johnson Foundation amazingly stepped in and doubled that! This effort has resulted in Beech being shortlisted for the Positive Impact Award at the Mersey Maritime Business Awards 2019.

 

If anyone reading this news item would like to join the 190 club, the new year has started and the draws commence in early February. Contact Chrisw@beech-group.co.uk for more information.

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Training Division Launch

Day 1 and they’re off. The new training facility started up yesterday, one day before the Companies 55th birthday landmark. The first booked customer was impressed as was the tutor for the course which is the five day counter balance novice course. the photo shows the training manager and brain child James Millward and the instructor Damian Jamieson. There is a continuous stream of courses available.

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Happy Birthday John Beech Limited

Sep 25, 2018

Today marks the 55th Anniversary of the Companies founding back in 1963. The Companys’ hand written minute book, recorded meticulously by the late Norman Fishwick in attendance,  shows that Midland Bank were appointed to handle the banking, the Company Seal was adopted and an impression of it made in the minute book and Dolby & Son were appointed as the accountants. The rest is history as they say.

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Our Tough Mudder!

Our very own MD recently completed the 5 mile Tough Mudder challenge for charity, along with his wife Ali and a few of their close friends. 2 weeks later, he is still finding mud! We’re just glad we weren’t doing the washing!! Well done Chris & Co!

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Getting Fit for Charity!

Apr 26, 2016

Our Beech Boy Dave from the Civil division of the company, together with his team, cycled 170 miles from Morecambe to Bridlington over a period of 3 days!  In his words they ‘smashed it’ Well done Dave and team!

Getting fit and making money for charity are a common theme at Beech at the moment. On 14 August MD Chris is doing the swim leg of the Liverpool triathlon in the company of Rob McKay, MD of Sherrington Associates (run) and Charles Gray MD of Armitt Group (bike).

Meanwhile, Chris might get some practice for swimming on 8 May when the Beech Group have entered a team in the charity dragon boat championships at Manley Mere. The day is organised by Saughall Rotary and is their second Dragon Boat Event. They are raising money for Claire House and The Hospice of the Good Shepherd.Why not come and make a day of it? It starts at 10am!

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Asbestos, Asbestos, Asbestos!

Feb 24, 2016

Following a very thorough audit from the HSE two weeks ago, we are please to announce that we have been awarded another three year Asbestos Removal Licence.

It would be an understatement to say that this is a little more than useful as we are exceptional busy working on exciting asbestos projects with our new blue chip client based in Liverpool.

We completed the first of what is to be many Asbestos removal projects last month,with our highly trained and experienced operatives working day and night over a weekend. Much to the satisfaction of the client, the work was completed on time and in budget and thus securing lots of future projects.

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