Hobson & Porter receives RoSPA Gold Medal for outstanding health and safety performance

Hobson & Porter is delighted to announce it has been awarded a Gold Medal at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.

The Gold Medal is presented to companies achieving five or more consecutive gold awards through the prestigious annual initiative by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

To be successful in the scheme, entrants’ overarching health and safety systems are judged, with best practice in areas such as leadership, learning and workforce involvement considered.

They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the ExCeL, London on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.

Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now in its 61st year.

Richard Hunter, managing director at Hobson & Porter, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Gold Medal from RoSPA, which is one of the most sought after health and safety accolades a business can receive.

“It is a testament to the hard work our people put in day in day out to deliver our works to the highest health and safety standards possible, and I’d like to thank everyone for their efforts. Special thanks must go to our health and safety managers, Joe Rymer and Paul Barker, who make it their priority to ensure everything we deliver follows our stringent health and safety procedures.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year”.

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. For the first time in 2017, the Patron’s Award has been presented to those organisations that have achieved consecutive gold awards for 25 years or more.

Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire-based construction firm makes new appointments to support division’s impressive growth

Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire-based construction firm Hobson & Porter has continued the impressive growth of its Minor Works division with two key appointments in 2017.

A new estimator and quantity surveyor have been appointed to support the division’s rapidly increasing portfolio of contracts across the region. Adam O’Gara and Katy Slunker both joined Hobson and Porter in early 2017, and will be supporting teams on various projects.

The firm’s Minor Works division currently provides services to several high-profile organisations in the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire regions, including Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The longstanding division has seen a considerable rise over the last few years, with business wins, ongoing portfolios and repeat business contributing to its success. 2016 saw the completion of a £500,000 refurbishment of The Pocklington Arts Centre and the £630,000 JCT600 Volkswagen showroom refurbishment in Hull, both of which received excellent feedback from clients.

The division has a diverse range of contracts taking place in 2017, with works already underway including refurbishments projects at Bransholme Fire Station and Hull Royal Infirmary, new toilets and a reception area at the Guildhall and multiple properties for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Jon Craven, Minor Works Director at Hobson & Porter, said: “This is a very exciting time to be part of the business as we seek to invest in our people and develop our growing portfolio of clients.

“Since formation, the Minor Works Division has been involved in many small and medium value contracts in a diverse range of sectors, from health and education to retail and commercial. Much of our work has been repeat business from clients who have been delighted with our approach to working and delivery.

“The appointments of Adam and Katy reinforce our vision of becoming the leading provider of minor works in the region for businesses and organisations. They both have the skills and expertise needed to drive our work and build on our current portfolio.”

On joining Hobson & Porter’s Minor Works Division, Katy Slunker said: “I’m very happy to have joined Hobson & Porter and feel this is an excellent opportunity to develop my skills and further my career.

“The business is experiencing an exciting period of growth in both Yorkshire and my home county of Lincolnshire, and it is great to be part of this. I hope I can use my skills and experience to benefit the division and help the team achieve our goals.”