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February 2015

Issue 35

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SCHEME ADVOCATES

AssociateMembership

Case study: Bolt and Heeks Ltd

So much so, that it has registered

over 70 of its sites with the Scheme

since 2005, going the extra mile

in 2012 to become an Associate

Member and firmly embedding its

ethos as a considerate constructor.

Commenting on the value of its

long-term commitment to the

Scheme, Bolt & Heeks’ Business

Development Manager, Paula

Garsden said: “The directors

recognise the importance of the

Scheme, both in terms of the

industry as a whole and for the

benefits registering brings to sites.

“The company’s objectives are to

deliver high quality schemes on

safe sites and with respect for the

communities in which we work,

all of which are mirrored in the

Scheme’s objectives.”

Outlining how its long-term

association with the Scheme brings

added value, Ms Garsden said:

As a privately owned construction company with over 50 years’ industry experience, Bolt &

Heeks takes great pride in delivering an outstanding service.

“Clients can have confidence in Bolt

& Heeks being a good employer

who cares about its workforce,

safety, the environment and quality.

“Associate Membership has

reinforced this perception further;

the directors understand the

importance of the Scheme in terms

of the company, and the industry as

a whole.

“Associate Membership made us

raise our game to maintain above

average scores and hopefully,

occasionally, tip the balance on

award of contract.”

Proving its credentials as a

considerate constructor, Bolt &

Heeks scooped a Bronze Award

in the Considerate Constructors

Scheme’s National Site Awards

2014.

It was awarded for its considerate

practice on its Long Lane Primary

School project in Tilehurst,

Berkshire which received excellent

scores for consideration for the

community, workforce and site

appearance.

In terms of respecting the

community, Bolt & Heeks issued

a regular newsletter to the

neighbourhood and had its own

dedicated page on the school

website, entitled Contractor’s

Corner.

Asked how the Scheme’s Code of

Considerate Practice has had a

positive impact on Bolt & Heeks

Ltd, Ms Garsden said: “The Scheme

reassures clients that their projects

are being externally monitored.

“Associate Membership further

reassures clients that Bolt & Heeks

go the extra mile in following the

Code of Considerate Practice.”

Enhancing the community – a colourful Bolt and Heeks hoarding decorated by pupils at Oakington Manor Primary School