Monthly Archives: March 2011

Jewson recognised for making sense of sustainability at climate week awards

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events, Sustainability | Posted on 31-03-2011

The recent Climate Week Awards in London recognised our Sustainable Building Guide in the ‘Best Initiative by a Large Business’ category. The Climate Week Awards celebrate the UK’s most innovative, effective, and ambitious organisations, communities and individuals and their outstanding efforts to combat climate change. Our pioneering Sustainable Building Guide was shortlisted at the prestigious ceremony.

The 64-page guide helps put sustainability into practice for both new builds and the refurbishment of existing buildings. It provides advice on current and upcoming legislation, Government incentives as well as a comprehensive overview of sustainable products and practices.

 “Jewson has long pioneered issues of sustainability in the industry and we are absolutely delighted that the Sustainable Building Guide has been recognised in the Climate Week Awards,” commented Malcolm Gough, our Market Director of Sustainability.

Gloucester triumph over Newcastle to win LV Cup

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community, Sponsorship | Posted on 24-03-2011

It took our proudly sponsored Gloucester only six minutes to put points on the board, and a 10-0 lead at half time set the rest of the game up nicely for the cherry and whites. Although the second half started slowly, Gloucester went on to outclass Newcastle and extend their winning streak to 11 matches, winning 34-7 at the final whistle. This victory not only means the first piece of silverware of the domestic season but also a precious place at Europe’s top table in next year’s Heineken cup.

Jewson customers take a gamble to help charity

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 22-03-2011

Our Flitwick branch recently held a casino night for customers to raise funds for our ‘together’ charity partnership. Over 70 people came to the evening event, which raised £500 for Help the Hospices, the leading charity supporting hospice care in the UK.

 Held at the Ampthill Rugby Club, the guests enjoyed a casino, disco, food and drink. The £500 was raised by bidding for a number of prizes including a round of golf at the Belfry, a Gloucester Rugby shirt and two VIP tickets to a Gloucester Rugby game.

Mike Palfreman, Director of Fundraising at Help the Hospices, said, “Most hospices are small charities rooted in the communities they serve, and provide their services free of charge to patients and their families – but hospice care is not free to provide. The money that Jewson has raised will add to the precious funds that allow local hospices to care for more than 170,000 adults and children with terminal and life-limiting illnesses each year, as well as their friends and families.”

Gloucester fan scores with Jewson

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community, Sponsorship | Posted on 16-03-2011

Jewson Cross Bar ChallengeOn the 5th of February Kevin Mizen got more than he bargained for when he went to watch Gloucester Rugby Club play at home. The lucky spectator of Headley Park in Bristol won £1600 cash and £600 of vouchers to spend with us when he won the Jewson Cross Bar Challenge at half time. Kevin is the first person to win the challenge in over a year.

Our Cross Bar Challenge gives the lucky owner of a ticket drawn from a hat three attempts to hit the cross bar from the 22 metre line. After having his ticket called out, Kevin stepped out onto the pitch to take part. With the crowd behind him, Kevin hit the cross bar on his third and final attempt.

Gary Little, Gloucester Rugby’s Community Manager said, ‘The Cross bar Challenge has become a regular part of our half-time entertainment at home games. The prize fund has been building all season and, as such, the excitement has been growing too each week.  Congratulations to Kevin!’

Sustainable Building Guide shortlisted for award

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events, Sustainability | Posted on 07-03-2011

Our recently launched Sustainable Building Guide has been shortlisted for the inaugural Climate Week Awards in the Best Initiative by a Large Business category. We are one of four finalists in this category; but we will remain hopeful until the winner is announced on 21 March at the official Climate Week Launch event.

Malcolm Gough, our Market Director of Sustainability commented:

“We are absolutely delighted that the Jewson Sustainable Building Guide has been recognised and shortlisted in the Climate Week Awards. It has proved hugely popular with customers and it will continue to play an integral part in Jewson’s drive to promote and support sustainable building.”

Celebrating 175 years of Jewson Success

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Expertise | Posted on 02-03-2011

A clip celebrating 175 years of Jewson success; highlighting the key developments in the company’s history, and put in perspective alongside other major worldwide historical events.

Greenwork Training Academy

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events, Sustainability | Posted on 02-03-2011

We are very excited to announce the opening of the Green Works Training Academy. The facility, which is the result of a £500,000 investment from both Jewson and our sister companies; Graham, Minster, and Pasquill, will focus on training staff and professional tradesmen about sustainable solutions and renewable technologies.

Our academy is equipped with a multipurpose open plan space, allowing integration between staff and customers in training. The facility offers products and solutions demonstrated in real life settings, including areas for wet and dry work, a low level roofing rig, solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems, elevated pit drainage and rainwater harvesting systems, a replica sales counter, and also two training rooms with IT and internet access.