Our Experience Visiting The Hive Youth Zone

The Hive

Our team took a trip down to The Hive, a mere 10-minute walk from our offices in The Foundry. Easy to find and get to and yet hidden away from the world at the same time, truly a remarkable place, a little gem in Birkenhead.

The building from the outside seems ordinary, other than the massive rock-climbing wall visible through the large windows along the front wall. On entry however everything changes, our jaws hit the floor. The building is so colourful and full of life, everywhere you look there was something new and interesting. We were given a tour by Catherine, she showed us some of the truly amazing things they had in the hive for the young people. From a cosy nook for recording podcasts and music to a large sports hall! There is truly so much to do in The Hive.

The Hive only charges £5 a year for membership and 50p per visit, and on top of this, for £1 the young people can get a hot meal! For some kids, this will be the only hot meal they have eaten that week. It’s truly a vital service for these people and thus we can’t afford to lose it. The Hive relies heavily on funding from companies in the local area, thus the creation of The Hive 100 scheme. The Hive 100 scheme in short is an ask of 100 companies to donate £1000 to help keep The Hive running and able to get in the specialist help they need for the young people in the area. That is why we are donating £1000 to The Hive, along with trying to raise a further £1000 from our suppliers. If you would like to donate to The Hive, either privately or through your company, you can do so by going to The Hive and donating there or helping us raise the £1000 by emailing

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MD Chris Wainwrights experience participating in the Doddie Cup 500!

Transporting the game ball from Edinburgh to Cardiff

Our MD Chris Wainwright recently undertook a tremendous challenge. As part of a 4 man team, he cycled from Edinburgh to Cardiff in under 48 hours, a ride which is a long 520-mile stretch! This was all in support of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. The team managed to raise over £10,000 for the charity!

While the event is over, you can still support this amazing charity. Here is some background on who the charity is and why you should support it

“Doddie Weir OBE is one of rugby’s most recognisable personalities. He earned 61 caps for Scotland during a successful playing career, represented the British and Irish Lions on their successful tour to South Africa in 1997, and won championships with his two club sides, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons.

A talented, committed and athletic lock forward, Doddie is now facing his biggest challenge. In June 2017 the Scot revealed he was suffering from Motor Neuron Disease. From the outset, Doddie has been driven to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research into this, as yet, incurable disease.

In November 2017, Doddie and his trustees launched the registered charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Our vision is simple: A World Free of MND.

The number “5” is a special number for the Foundation. It features in the Foundation’s name and is a reference to Doddie’s playing number for his clubs, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons, and the jersey he wore when he earned his 61 caps for Scotland.”

So if you would like to support this amazing charity, please either donate whatever you can or share it with your network, everything helps!

Chris had a chat with Charted One about his experience in the latest issue (32) of their E-magazine, you can read more about how the team got on there!

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors, The signbox, Document Direct, Progress Wrestling, Bathgate, Barron Financial Solutions, The Cross Foxes, Mersey Maritime, and Northgate Van Hire

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Recent Achievement

We are very proud to announce our recent achievement of becoming an assessed member of the scaffolding association! Yet another exciting advancement in our newest branch of the company. We are eager to see the progress the team can make in the future and the success we know it can become!
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Introducing Hollie Perkins

Beech Group would like to take this opportunity to introduce Hollie Perkins, our new office manager! Hollie will be taking over from Hattie as the financial controller whilst also incorporating HR/wages and assisting other departments such as fleet management. She has worked in management roles previously but will still be in training at Beech! She is a season ticket holder for Everton and also enjoys following the British Superbikes.
Welcome to the team, Hollie!

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Introducing Jake Mulholland

Beech Group would like to take this opportunity to welcome to the company, Jake Mulholland, our new digital marketing apprentice.
Jake is undertaking an apprenticeship program with us ran by Apprentify, which will teach him all the skills required to be an excellent digital marketer. With some work, we’re confident Jake will become a great success within the company.
Jake studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University and was a shift manager at McDonald’s for 5 years prior to coming to work for us so he is a natural academic, has some fantastic customer service skills and can make a decent burger in a pinch!
Welcome to the team Jake!

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Introducing Gareth Vaughan

Beech Group would like to take this opportunity to welcome to the company, Gareth Vaughan, our new Head of Consultancy.

Gareth has extensive experience in the safe management of Asbestos and Scaffolding, the design and control of Asbestos Remediation, Demolition, Land Remediation and Construction related works. In addition, Gareth has considerable expertise in the interpretation, duties, responsibilities and safe delivery of the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor roles in accordance with CDM 2015.

Beech Group and Gareth will continue to provide tailored solutions to Beech Group Clients and prospective Clients, ensuring a best-in-class solution to protect Client Brand(s) and People.

Welcome to the team Gareth!

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ARCA Gold Training Award

It has recently been acknowledged that Beech Group staff have achieved the Arca Gold Training Award. Our staff achieved an average scoring of 92.5%. This is a considerable achievement and we are all justifiably pleased. Arca write: ‘it is a testament to all your staff that have attained a higher than average score in training sessions to achieve this award’.

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Oval FC Chris Wainwright

We’ve Sponsored Oval FC

Jul 22, 2019

What have we done? We’ve gone and sponsored Joel McCann‘s football team Oval FC again… which in the past has always been the kiss of death. We’re always bringing things down – but isn’t that the sign of a quality demolition group?

At the end of the season Oval FC will be relegated and next year under the wing of a different sponsor they will rise again to success.

Good luck for the season, Oval!

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New Training Website Live!

Jul 1, 2019

After months of work with the brilliant H10 Marketing to get things exactly how we wanted them, Beech Group’s new training website has gone live. The site was built from the ground up with their expert advice and guidance about how to structure it, and we have to say the result is incredible.

It features comprehensive coverage of our courses and facilities, and thanks to H10 the design is slick and stylish. We’re proud to have the new site representing our training division, so follow this link to take a look and let us know what you think!

We’re constantly working to expand the range of courses we offer, so keep an eye out and subscribe to our newsletter for further updates.

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Wirral Business Awards

WBA 2019 Results

Jun 28, 2019

A great night was had at the Wirral Business Awards 2019 on Friday the 21st. Although we didn’t bring the award back to Beech HQ we would like to congratulate all the well deserved winners: particularly Stiebel Eltron UK, who took home the Energy & Environmental Business Award we were shortlisted for.

The event was astounding, with recognition given to some great companies around the Wirral and the surrounding area which all have the regions’ best interests at heart. Though we didn’t win, it was a joy to see so many fantastic companies coming together to celebrate each others’ successes and we look forward to more in the future. #wba2019

(Photo credit to @mills_media).

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