DGP Logistics was pleased to donate gloves, underwear, sanitisers and a range of essential foods to the local homeless shelter, Gravesham Sanctuary, on Christmas Eve.

Gravesham Sanctuary is a ‘first point of contact’ to those who are homeless. They provide a winter shelter between November and March, a hot meal; showers; and a safe, warm place to sleep 7 nights a week. They also help out with paper work and liaison with other charities and statutory bodies who can help them get back to living a more normal life.

Such a worthy cause and pleased we could help at this time of year. The delivery was made by our Storeman, Lee Goodrum, seen here on the right.

It’s an absolute honour that the Ty D Sites children’s book has been launched by a dear friend and industry heavyweight, Paul Flexney-Briscoe, Construction Director of SELLAR, the developers of The Shard.

When releasing, Paul said “I’m delighted to be releasing the Ty D Sites – Clearing Floors and Fixing Doors children’s book and I hope it manages to inspire some of the next generation to talk about construction and explore it as an exciting career option from a young age.

The roles highlighted in the book elegantly show how diverse our industry is, and are crucial in the construction of all kinds of projects including the Shards, NOVAs and Paddington Squares of this world.

I’m sure the book’s characters will inspire more girls and children from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in construction and the wider opportunities within the industry.

It’s a great read, and fantastic that any money raised from sales of the book will go to support construction related charities.”

The book is now available to purchase in the UK from www.tydsites.com with further options coming up soon on other platforms for worldwide delivery.

Celebrating excellence – Congratulations to DGP Fire Marshal, Imtinan Maqsood, who, following a request from Hunter Safety Solutions Limited at the Birmingham Airport VCC1 project, carried out a socially distanced Tool box talk to all site operatives on hot works and fire procedures.

This is a service DGP Logistics offer with its fire marshals service, along with checks and full back up for the Principal Contractor.

Imtinan is seen here being presented with a certificate by Adam Clowrey of Hunter Safety Solutions.

Hot off the press!!! Literally!

Managing Director Saheb Dhesi has written a construction related children’s book! It’s called ‘Ty D Sites – Clearing Floors and Fixing Doors’, and will be releasing later this week.

All the illustrations are done in-house by Simon Rees, a Project Manager in the DGP Logistics PLC team as well. And Mark Reynolds, Group CEO of Mace, has been kind enough to write the Foreword.

The book is about a construction site Logistics Manager called Ty D Sites and his team. It highlights a variety of often forgotten roles and how they enable the site in fulfilling a particular order of fixing doors in this case. It encourages a conversation with young readers about construction related terms and themes; on-site safety; road safety; the environment; fire safety; equality, diversity and inclusion.

Hopefully it will inspire the next generation to be drawn towards a welcoming construction industry open to all regardless of circumstances and background.

If you’d like to preorder a copy, please follow the link below. All money raised will go to a construction related charity.

www.tydsites.com

Road Safety Week – Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road. Each crash is a tragedy, each crash is preventable.

Safety is part of DGP’s culture and this applies both on and off construction sites. Road Safety week is a focus for everyone to engage and make a difference.

Celebrating Excellence – Congratulations goes to the DGP Logistics team at Birmingham Airport, for attaining a safety milestone of 10,000 project hours with no loss time accidents, whilst working safely through Covid on the TE Project.

Simon Rees, DGP Logistics Contracts Manager said, “This award is testament to the robust systems in place and the effort put in by our team, working in these difficult times.”

Do one thing – Whether it’s going for a walk, learning a new skill or doing something creative, taking the first steps to getting support for yourself, or reaching out to someone else; take the opportunity to do one thing this World Mental Health Day and download these excellent ‘How to’ publications:
• How to… Looking after Mental Stress
• How to… Support mental health at work
• How to… Manage and reduce stress
• How to…Overcome fear and anxiety
• How to…Look after your mental health using mindfulness
• How to…Look after your mental health using exercise

The link to downloads are below:
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications

Embracing Black History Month – DGP are posting a series of Black History Educational Posters across their UK sites. The theme is famous quotes from inspirational Black leaders combined with a short biography – from the early 1800s through to the present day.

DGP Logistics is pleased to have started work, providing Security, Welfare and Waste Management services to Mace on the Paddington Square Project, commissioned by SELLAR and Great Western Railway (GWR).

Set to complete in 2022, the project includes a new concourse for the Bakerloo line, 1.35 acres of public realm improvements, 360,000sq ft of office space over 18 floors, 4 levels of retail and West London’s highest rooftop dining experience.

Our Contracts Manager, Karanjit Binning, said, “It’s great to work alongside Mace, Sellar and GWR, on one of the busiest connecting stations, giving many visitors their first impression of London.”

Celebrating Excellence – We are pleased to see DGP’s CPCS Hoist Operator, Mark Vernege, receive this well-deserved Service Excellence award from Joe Bowden, for his ongoing commitment and hard work on the Mace N06 project.