A team of 12 cyclists (and 1 support driver) from UKPN, Amec Foster Wheeler, McNicholas and Arcadis completed their 300 mile cycle challenge from London to Amsterdam and back over the weekend of 12th- 15th May, with a grand departure from Kings Cross on the Friday morning.
In 2016, a team from McNicholas working on the Phoenix Natural Gas contract in Northern Ireland took on for the first time the challenge of the Cutters Wharf Viking Boat Race, only to be declared winners against a line-up of dedicated Viking Boat Racers!
Taking the decision to defend the title on the 30th April, this year they had competition from their colleagues working on the Firmus contract as well those Viking Boat Racers seeking revenge at the start line. The challenge was well and truly set with more than a winner’s trophy at stake….
The Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) is a supplier pre-qualification service used by buyers of products and services throughout the British rail industry. The scheme enables McNicholas and other contracting organisations to both buy sub contracted services with confidence from other organisations which have undergone the rigorous third party assessment and to offer our services to Network Rail, Transport for London and other major contractors. The scheme helps suppliers by providing an open, fair and transparent way for them to be formally assessed and recognised as capable providers of products and services and in so doing helps facilitate the management of supply chain risk.
McNicholas’ Glasgow office held a charity day on Friday 28th April in aid of Guide Dogs Scotland.
In support of Mental Health Awareness Week running from the 8th – 14th May 2017, McNicholas have taken this important Health and Wellbeing subject onto the road, as part of our annual Lookout for Safety roadshow, to raise awareness about mental health and its role in our Wellbeing. Our interactive presentation includes sharing an understanding of what mental health is, why it is important, what influences our mental health and where to turn to for advice and guidance if need be.
McNicholas has been selected as a finalist in the category Sustainable Contractor of the Year in the 2017 Construction News Awards. This year the Construction News Awards are celebrating their 21 years of commending the very best contractors in the UK.
The energy and utilities sector requires 221,000 new recruits by 2027, in order to provide the essential services its customers seek and the infrastructure the UK needs for its economic growth. Industry leaders have come together, as the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, to build and launch the first ever joint Workforce Renewal and Skills Strategy for the sector.
We are delighted to announce that in 2016, for the second consecutive year, we achieved more than 4,000,000 hours safe working, further extending our record in 2015 of working to avoid any harm to members of the general public, our supply chain and our employees.