Wirral Life October 2017 - Page 74

IN BRIEF B&M WASTE SERVICES CONTINUE TO SUPPORT CLAIRE HOUSE Wirral-based B&M Waste Services have continued to show their support to their nominated Wirral charity, Claire House Children’s Hospice through a series of challenges and volunteering throughout 2017. The team cycled both the Liverpool to Chester Bike Ride and the gruelling 100 mile Ride London Challenge over the summer raising £2120. A group of willing B&M volunteers helped clear a mountain of rubbish out from the new development at the new Liverpool site being set up for Claire House. Battered and bruised the team meticulously volunteered and cleared an area to ensure it was safe and usable by those visiting Claire House in the future. And just recently a team of non-runners took part in the Splash Dash for the charity in Sefton Park, raising over £500, with sponsorship money still coming in from that. Graham Curtis, Director at B&M Waste Services said: “Raising awareness of the fantastic work the charity does is something we’ve always tried to do. We’re proud to be associated with such an important charity, and have, for a number of year’s now helped raise awareness through promoting the charity on the side of our ‘big yellow trucks, as well as volunteering and taking part in challenges. It’s so important to the children and families across the region to have the support in terms of not just respite but enjoying the time they have together, then of course end of life care too. We are genuinely immensely proud to work with Claire House, it’s such a special charity.” NEW RECRUITS MARK EXPANSION FOR AUGER Auger, the market-leading independent drainage and water supply pipe specialist, based on the Wirral, has taken on a team of new employees, expanding every pa rt of the business. The Wallasey company, which serves the UK-wide insurance industry, has made a significant investment into its business in recent months, with a move to a new £1.2million headquarters. Now Auger has announced it has taken on eight new staff, both office and site-based, to continue its expansion plans. It is also currently recruiting for an additional 11 external engineers. Four water mains engineers have been recruited; Carl Clare, Stephen Shaw, Mark Shead and Peter Clark. Adam Lofthouse also joins as an assistant water mains engineer, with Alex Smith as an internal technician. Meanwhile, two account managers have joined the business – Tom Carter and Chris Simons. The news comes just months after Auger previously announced six new recruits to its team as part of an expansion plan which aims to double the size of its claims department to more than 40 staff. Nicola Lyon, Auger’s head of recruitment and staff development, said: “As the business continues to grow, we are seeing a real need to recruit new team members – based both here at our headquarters and engineers who will spend their time on-site carrying out repairs for customers. We are proud to be building an unrivalled direct labour force which can respond quickly across the UK and we’re planning to continue this growth for some time to come.” APPLICATIONS FOR SHELL SPRINGBOARD ARE OPEN Applications for Shell Springboard are now open and close on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5pm. A total funding amount of £350,000 will be available to six winning companies in 2018. the use of your product/service) and indirect emissions (which occur when carbon emission savings can be associated with the use of your product/service but do not arise directly from its application). It does not have to be a technical discovery but your enterprise should have the potential to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy. You will be asked to describe how your project will lead to a reduction in direct emissions (which occur when carbon emissions are avoided by For more information, visit www.shellspringboard.org. 74 wirrallife.com