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!

Our Ionut has won the N06 Monthly Safety Award for July, seen here being presented his certificate by George Denaro from Mace.

DGP Operations manager Heinrich Fick said, “I am pleased DGP have received this award, yet it made me even happier that it was Ionut who has personally received it. He has made a significant contribution to safety on the N06 project.

Ionut is and always has been a team player, he is passionate about his work and sets a shining example. I have faith that he will continue to excel in the years to come. This is the first Safety Award we have won on N06 after successfully completing the N08 project.”

Congratulations to Aurel Harlea from DGP Logistics, for his hard work managing logistics, maintaining the visual standards of the site and safety of the public. Aurel (left) receives Mace’s Monthly Site Safety award for July, at Marshall Building Project site.

DGP Logistics Operations Manager, Heinrich M. Fick, added, “Aurel is an extremely good operative and I’d like to ensure he remains at the site for the duration of the project.”

Let’s all get behind the Cycle to Work Day – it’s tomorrow! This is a national event aiming to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day to promote active travel and healthy living.

To find out more about this event visit:
www.cycletoworkday.org

Cycle to Work day is coordinated annually by Cyclescheme.

Congratulations go once again to Christopher Hitches team at Lancer Square. The DGP Logistics team won the Mace Team Monthly Health and Safety Award for June.

Singled out for her continuing excellent performance is Christine Page, she won the Service Excellence Award, again for the month of June. Christine is seen here being presented her award by Mace Construction leader Sam Yell.