It is with great regret that our fundraiser event planned for 16th March at Newbury Racecourse has had to be postponed due to unforeseen organisational issues, however we will be publishing a new date for the event very soon and re-advertising tickets. We will announce our new plans via our FB page and this website. Thank you for all the support so far and we will aim to re-organise the event in support of this great cause later this year.
At Correct Contract Services we value our client partnerships and our relationships with their end users such as housing residents in all the projects we work on. One of our highly valued partnerships is with Radian and we were delighted to have the opportunity this year to sponsor the 2017 Radian Annual Resident Awards celebrating the fantastic hard working people in their communities.
The awards were presented at a ceremony on 14th December. There were eight categories and the following winners were presented with awards recognising their contributions to Radian’s communities:
- Volunteering – winner Shirley Watts
- Involved Resident of the Year – winner Kelly Lucas
- Good Neighbour of the Year – winner Joyce Evans
- Personal Achievement Award – winner Lisa Cursley
- Young Resident of the Year – winner Jacob Lucas
- Community Champion Award – winner Shanie Clarke
- Residents Association or Community Group of the Year – winner Mansbridge Residents Association
- Customer Inspector Award – joint winners Anne Bartlett, Jennifer Upton, Maureen Shillam, Susan Leach, Rosemary Yuatt and Geoff Walker
CCS is delighted to have been awarded a framework agreement with Westworks, a major purchasing consortium serving the property maintenance needs of local authorities and housing associations throughout the south and west of England.
There are over twenty authorities and associations using Westworks frameworks, opening up major new markets to us without having to negotiate with each individual procurer. Some of the users of Westworks are already customers of CCS but the new frameworks will also enable us to deal with their procurement processes across a wider range of services in a more streamlined way.
An extensive range of services is offered within the Westworks framework, allowing us to widen our range of services offered:
1. Kitchen Installations
2. Bathroom Installations
3. Electrical Installations
4. Electrical Testing and Remedial Works
5. Gas Heating Installations
6. Window Installations
7. Door Installations
9. Damp Proofing
10. General Building
11. Flat Roofing
12. Pitched Roofing
13. Cavity and Loft Insulation Cleaning and Reinstatement
Danny Gladwyn, CCS Managing Director, said “Putting together our bid for this major framework has taken weeks of preparation but we have been able to demonstrate our proven track record in delivering a quality service in many parts of the Westworks area. As the winner of a number of awards in the industry as well as dealing already with some Westworks clients, we were able to prove our ability to deliver”.
The Awards were set up to recognise work being carried out in the energy efficiency sector under the Green Deal scheme and the Energy Company Obligation Scheme. CCS nominated their Dodgson Close solar thermal project where existing homes with oil fired central heating were retrofitted with 2 panel solar thermal systems and new unvented hot water tanks and control systems.
CCS provided the client Stonewater with an assessment of various renewable energy options. Solar thermal was found to be the most appropriate for reasons of space and existing system infrastructure.
In the nomination Stonewater stated: ‘We and the residents are very pleased with the outcome and service received and feel the project has been a great success’. Dodgson Close residents Mr and Mrs Sewell added ‘We found the workmen to be very tidy, polite, and they always kept us informed. The system which has been installed has given us much better hot water and we have begun to notice the difference already’.
CCS Managing Director Danny Gladwyn said ‘Winning this award has been a great recognition of the integrated design and installation service offered by CCS across a wide range of renewable technologies. We also take great pride in ensuring our staff treat existing residents with care and consideration during retrofit work. We think the award shows how we really deliver on both technical skills and customer care’.
There will be a major fall in feed-in tariff payments made by the government to encourage investment in renewable energy systems on 1st January 2016, with further cuts likely to come in beyond then. There’s still time to get a system installed and approved for feed-in tariff ahead of the that date though. Installations signed off before 1st January will be locked in to the current rates, plus inflation, for the next 20 years. It’s essential to act now to secure your payback.
Call us to arrange a free of charge survey and no-obligation quote. Remember, the timescale is getting short and installations will be carried out on a first come, first served basis. Call us today.