Celebrating Excellence – Congratulations to DGP’s Paul Samu for winning supervisor of the month for September, at Mace Greenwich Square monthly safety awards. This is one of a number of safety awards DGP have received recently and demonstrates our continuing commitment to safety on all sites.

Paul is seen here receiving his award and Amazon voucher from Paul Oates, Senior Construction Manager at Greenwich Square.

Sharleen Houston recently joined the DGP Logistics head office team in Kent, as our new Business Operations Support Manager. Sharleen will be working on a range of special projects in the coming months.

DGP Logistics provides professional digital deliverables including; Swept Path Analysis and Vehicle Management; Traffic Management and Signage Planning; Office and Welfare Space Optimisation; Site set-up and Accommodation; Site Security, CCTV, Perimeter and Access solutions; and Temporary plumbing & electrics.

Our Team provides logistics scope definition, coordination, planning, value engineering, concept design and constructability reviews ensuring all works are executed safely and efficiently.

Last week saw the topping out ceremony on the Mace, Lancer Square Project. Christopher Hitches, Project Manager for DGP Logistics said, “We were the first people to set foot on the project back in June last year and pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of Logistics on site. It has been a privilege to be part of this project.”

DGP is providing a full logistics package including: Traffic Management; Welfare Operatives; Waste Management; Hoists; Security; General Operatives; Temporary works Including Handymen, as well as full temporary Welfare accommodation.

Sam Yell, Construction Lead at Mace commented, “Albeit traditionally the topping is about our super structure contractor, what gets missed is the Hard work and dedication of our Logistic Contractor and support teams, DGP have provided a fantastic service here at our Lancer Square Project right from the very beginning so we must thank them, also not forgetting Christopher Hitches.

DGP Logistics joined in Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ charity fundraising event. The event focuses on getting together to have a chat and a cup of tea and inviting people to make a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support. A good time was had by all, with some overdosing on the fantastic selection of cakes brought in by various members of the team. In all, we raised £117.50. Well done team, a grand effort.

A big welcome to Hartej Sehmi who recently joined the DGP Logistics team as a Digital Construction Engineer, producing 2d and 3d planning for a range of pre-construction layouts. These include office and welfare as well as swept path analysis. Hartej will be increasing the use of mixed reality and digital capabilities in the business.

 

It’s amazing how a few old plastic boards left over from a project can find a new life inspiring people suffering with mental health issues. DGP Logistics were pleased to donate the boards to a local National Citizen Scheme Centre, where a group of young citizens, including our Louise Down‘s 16 year old daughter, turned them into inspirational boards to help people with mental health issues.

The teenagers researched the quotes and then painted them on the boards, now proudly displayed in the youth centre to inspire local children. The idea came after conducting a survey and discovering how many youngsters suffer with Mental Health issues. The group have kindly donated a board for our yard as a way of saying thank you.

 

Thank you so much to everyone who helped raise over £2,500 for ME/CFS by kindly sponsoring us.

Just under 11 hours after leaving Eastbourne pier and 25 miles later, all six of our DGP team who took up the challenge arrived at Brighton pier. The walk included the scenic Seven Sisters and the South Downs walk. Our just giving page is staying open for 1 month after the event, so any further donations will be appreciated: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/louise-down1

This walk was also to raise people’s awareness of ME/CFS. People suffering with M.E. experience debilitating pain, fatigue and a range of other symptoms associated with post-exertional malaise, the body and brain’s inability to recover after expending even small amounts of energy.

Please spare a few minutes to learn more about this little known and misunderstood condition by visiting the links below:

https://youtu.be/JvK5s9BNLzA
https://www.meaction.net
http://millionsmissing.meaction.net
https://www.meassociation.org.uk

12 men in the UK die by suicide every day, a hard hitting fact and one to take in on this day, World Suicide Prevention Day.

Whilst WSPD is an excellent initiative, people suffering with various mental health issues are around us 365 days a year.

At DGP Logistics we have made a commitment to support our people by our Mental Health First Aiders making regular site visits throughout the year. They will make their presence known and be there should anyone request advice or a confidential talk.

Turning old pallets into a bug house, our Harry’s handiwork proved a real hit with the children at Just Imagine Nursey in Wickford. Harry also made a Mud Kitchen from the old pallets as well as a seesaw from old scaffold planks and tyres, being careful to give all the wood a good sanding to avoid any splinters.

After a further request from the school Harry made a smaller Mud Kitchen for the younger children. The icing on the cake was the miniature DGP hard hats, the children just love wearing them!